Here’s The New Way Hipsters Are Proposing To Their Basic Girlfriends

Here's The New Way Hipsters Are Proposing To Their Basic Girlfriends

No matter how you plan on proposing to your girlfriend, just make sure you do it the right way. There’s a part of you that thinks there isn’t a right way because love should be natural and from the heart, but you’re kidding yourself if you think every girl doesn’t fall asleep with dreams of sugar plum fairies and engagement rings on mountaintops running through their heads. And if you need proof, look no further than the guy whose girlfriend pretended like their engagement never happened after her botched the entire situation by not doing it on top of The Eiffel Tower.

And now there’s going to be another layer added to that perfect proposal that you’re probably going to fuck up – succulent ring boxes. Yes, the plant. On top of a box. With an absurdly expensive rock in it. Yes, the new way to pop the question is by using a box with the trendiest of plants put on top of it, succulents.

Iryna Osinchuk-Chajka, an Etsy store owner (I know, I know), started the fad after she realized how trendy succulents were becoming, so she began incorporating them in the box designs for her jewelry. She talked to Huffington Post UK about the entire process and fad.

“There’s been a really positive response to the boxes,” she told The Huffington Post UK. “A lot of people love them and we’ve had a lot of orders through.”

The boxes can take up to two days to create, as they are 100% handmade and require a lot of “love and attention”.

“The boxes themselves are made of wood, and cut and polished by hand,” explained Osinchuk-Chajka. “The succulents are made by hand using polymer clay, which is a reliable and firm material.”

You can see the entire shop of basicness here, and rest assured, there’s going to be some girl out there who complains, “Why didn’t you get me the succulent box, Trevor?” on a beach in Los Angeles before we know it.

[via Huffington Post UK]

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Will deFries (Twitter / Instagram) is a Senior Editor at Grandex and the world's foremost authority on Sunday Scaries (Twitter / Instagram).

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