August. Lots of weddings in August. What you do get for the happy couple? Maybe something sexy and intimate like satin sheets. If you like the happy couple and you truly want them to be happy, I want you to think twice about that gift choice. Let’s discuss.
Satin is a weave. The weave satin has largely been taken over by polyester fabric. Polyester is man made. It’s made in a lab. It’s a compound of chemicals.
Now, don’t get me wrong. Polyester is amazing and used in so many applications these days that we’d lament its absence. I’m just not sure that you want the happy couple to sleep on polyester sheets.
You’ll be happy because satin sheets will be surprisingly affordable. Polyester is cheap. The price will a plus to you. But polyester doesn’t breathe. It sleeps hot. This will be a minus to the happy couple.
Yes, there are silk sheets that come in a satin weave. They will be clearly labeled as silk satin. Therapie Silk and Bamboo Pillowcases clearly state that they are made out of silk charmeuse. Charmeuse is a weave.
Even with silk satin sheets, you need to be careful. There will likely be polyester blended in. This is a common practice. It keeps the price down for you. But it keeps the comfort level way down as well.
So, if the happy couple is really close to you and you want to give them the very best, aim for pure silk satin sheets. Expect to pay around $900 CDN for a queen set. If the happy couple is close but not $900 close, buy them a gift card to a travel agent. They can get away for a hot vacation in the winter. They will still sleep hot but it’ll be a hot sleep that they are happy about.