With Thanksgiving just behind us, it’s high time to set our sights on holiday festivities. That means the simultaneously dreaded yet entertaining task of finding Christmas, Hanukkah, or New Years’ gifts for friends and family.
Even with all year to brainstorm, come December many of us are still in the “what do I get for them??” phase. That’s okay! It’s a real challenge to pick out an item that you’re sure the recipient will use. In fact, Time reports that most people — up to ¾ of them — don’t actually like their holiday gifts!
The best gift-giving tactic is to select something that can be used without a doubt; home goods purchases are an excellent category in this case. Think of everyone you know: most of them own a couch, sofa, or other chair. Whether old or new, rented or owned, furniture protectors are a great way to restyle a living space while preventing damage.
Let’s take a look at why your friends and family will be thrilled to receive a fabric slipcover for their sofa, chair, or ottoman this year.
Extends the longevity of their favorite piece of furniture
Nobody’s perfect. Human error is part of being alive and that means at some point we spill something and it stains. In all probability, between movie nights to holidays, no sofa is safe from marks caused by greasy or sloppy foods. Couches can be especially hard to clean due to the material — particularly if it doesn’t come with a removable cover, like leather sofas.
At the same time, the daily activity of sitting on our favorite seat slowly wears down the fabric; meanwhile, sun shining in from the windows fades it. A tight-fitting slipcover that hugs the curves of any couch with adjustable elastic will protect furniture from wear. Simply remove the soiled cover, chuck it into the washing machine, and voila: Clean as new!
Slipcovers are also a pet protector for sofa cushions. This Christmas, pet owners will rejoice at their new sofa pet cover, relieved to know that the next accident by their beloved kitten or puppy won’t ruin an entire sofa. Not only are Mamma Mia slipcovers water repellent, but they also protect the furniture from being torn by cats’ claws!
We can’t forget about the other high-risk group for spills — children. Any parent whose child has spilled juice or drawn with crayons on the couch will thank you for the kids' friendly gift.
Gives new life to an old living space
Even those not worried about damaging their expensive piece of furniture can benefit from a slipcover. The life expectancy of a sectional or other large piece of furniture greatly depends on how it looks. If someone loves to host guests, indulges in lots of cozy movie nights with popcorn, or has a basement couch for their teenager’s hangout, people are sitting on the couch for hours a day. The furniture will get worn around the edges, start to fade, and pick up small marks.
A slipcover brightens up a room much like a fresh coat of paint. If a room is being redecorated, covering furniture with new fabric is a way to change up the color palette without sinking money into new furniture.
Reupholstery is expensive. Fortunately, Mamma Mia offers not only sofa and sectional covers but also covers for footstools, futons, pillows, dining chairs, and even recliner slipcovers. Is your mom renovating her kitchen? Maybe your best friend is changing up the look of her college dorm room? There’s a cover for every occasion in a variety of sizes and fabric options.
Washable slipcovers are easy to use and care for
Have you thought about buying not one but two or even three slipcovers as a seasonal gift to a loved one? There’s no limit to how many might come in handy. First of all, they might want to keep their furniture protected while they wash one cover that’s become dirty! Or maybe they just want to change the vibe of the room every once in a while.
Fortunately, Mamma Mia slipcovers are easy to take off and put back on. There’s no need to let a single stain remain on a perfect sofa. Simply pull off the cover and machine wash it in cold water on the gentle cycle. Slipcovers can even be tumble dried on low heat. Most importantly, don’t use bleach, don’t dry clean, and don’t iron the fabric. These elastic covers can be easily reapplied to the furniture with, depending on the cover, optional anti-slip inserts or straps.
Anyone who has been gifted a fancy coat, dress, or blanket knows that when you receive a gift that needs to be dry cleaned or hand-washed, it’s not the most convenient gift. It can be difficult to bring yourself to use the item at all because you avoid washing it.
With how easy Mamma Mia covers are to install and wash, you can rest assured knowing the recipients can safely use them!
Choose from a wide selection of fabrics and colors
Next time you visit your friend, try to get an idea of what size furniture you’d like to find a cover for. On Mamma Mia’s website you can choose slipcovers of all different sizes to fit furniture bought from any vendor. There are washable slipcovers as small as one pillow and as large as an extra wide sofa.
Choose between four different collections:
- The Microfibra collection is a lightweight, durable polyester. This microfiber sofa cover repels water and protects furniture from scratches.
- The Velvet collection offers the same benefits of the previous collection but the sofer fabric of a velvet slipcover gives a more luxurious feel.
- The Mille Righe collection is made from 60% cotton and 40% polyester. These covers are, like the rest, hypoallergenic and easily washable.
- The Jacquard 3D collection offers several different raised patterns on the fabric, which is made from cotton, polyester, and elastane.
Of course, all the collections except Jacquard are offered in a wide range of colors to match any aesthetic.
A practical, no-frills gift with all the frills
Our bougie-on-a-budget furniture covers offer a combination of style and function. Help beautify your friend or family’s home while protecting their sofa from spills or other damage. We have no doubt your gift will be much appreciated!
Decorating your living room for Christmas? Mamma Mia covers come in red, green navy, and more, so feel free to nab one for yourself to “spruce” up for the holidays!
Head on over to our collections. Don’t forget to check special offers for New Year’s!