How to Give a Mattress as a Gift

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A new mattress makes a great gift! Okay, so a mattress probably isn’t the best choice for a Secret Santa gift to give a colleague at a holiday office party. It might also be a weird thing to send as a thank you to the friend who just invited you over for dinner. And it would definitely send the wrong message to the person you’ve just started dating. There are, however, many people in your life for whom a mattress is absolutely a great gift— especially for big milestones and life events.

Who to Give a Mattress to as a Gift?

A mattress is obviously a important purchase— after all, most people spend about a third of their lives on one. So, if you opt to give a mattress as a gift you should do so for someone with whom you’re close. Choosing a mattress requires a lot of consideration and attention to specific factors. Does your gift receiver prefer a mattress that’s firm or one that’s more soft? Do they have any allergies to take into consideration? These are all questions you’re going to want to know the answer to before you make a purchase. So, if you’re buying a mattress as a gift, it’s a good idea to make sure you’re able to communicate with and ask questions of whomever you’re giving this meaningful gift.

Best Occasions for Giving a Mattress

There are many points in a person’s life when getting a great new mattress would be a hugely meaningful gift, here’s just a couple that come to mind.

Housewarming - With so many expenses that crop up when moving to a new home or apartment, receiving a mattress as a gift could be a welcome surprise.

A Wedding - A marriage not only means the creation of a new family unit but that of a new home as well. For the special couple in your life, giving a mattress could be a great way to help them on their new life together.

Anniversary - Mattresses are a household item meant for longevity. The general rule is that you should replace your mattress every eight years. Why not mark your relationship’s eighth year—or sixteenth or twenty fourth—with a new mattress? This gift means you’re in it for the long haul and you care about your partner’s sleep health!

How to Gift a Mattress

Given the particularities of buying a mattress, gifting one is not as simple as popping into the store, ringing it up, wrapping it in a bow, and throwing it on a pile of presents. Luckily, you have a couple of options and strategies when buying someone a mattress

Buy a Gift Card

Perhaps the easiest way to gift a mattress is with a gift card. The best way to buy a mattress gift card for someone is to purchase an amount around the price of some of the more expensive mattresses that the store offers. That way, the person’s mattress choices are not limited, and if they do choose to purchase a more inexpensive mattress, they can use the remaining gift card balance for sheetspillows, or other accessories.

Take them shopping

While there may not be as much surprise involved, taking a loved one shopping for a new mattress is a great way to spend time with that person and give a great gift. Encourage your loved one to try out different types of mattresses and check out all the accessories that can be purchased with each different mattress. Let them know if they have a “spending limit” or if their options include anything and everything in the mattress store. 

Take a guess

This may be a slightly more imprecise option but if you really want to surprise your loved one, you can simply go to a mattress store and take a guess at what kind of mattress they might want. Instead of asking them directly what mattress they prefer, you can ask about their sleep position. Furthermore, ask the store associates about their most popular mattresses. Be sure to let them know if the person you’re buying for has any complaints about his or her current mattress.

Awesome Gift Selections

Here are a few of our favorite mattresses (and other items) that could be just right for your loved one. Or, if you decide to do some self-gifting… just right for you!

The Hybrid Infinity Cool Essential 

The Hybrid Infinity Cool Essential comes with individually wrapped steel coils for extra sturdiness and quiet full body support. Plus, the incredibly comfortable mattress is equipped with premium memory foam and support foam that contour to you. When you put this altogether you get the perfect balance of comfort and support. And then there’s the cool factor. This mattress comes with an ice-cold stretch knit cover that dissipates heat as you sleep. It also has an Infinity Cool Gel layer that keeps the mattress and you cooler through the night. On top of the great price, the Hybrid Infinity comes with an infinity warranty and 365-night sleep trial. And you don’t have to worry about Santa fitting it through your chimney, we’ll deliver it right to your front door.

Sit ’n Sleep Bed-in-a-Box

Of course, the Hybrid Infinity isn’t the only mattress we’ll deliver straight to you. We have a wide range of amazingly comfortable bed-in-a-box mattresses that your loved ones will appreciate. Every one of our bed-in-a-box mattresses comes with a sleep trial. As a result, you or your loved one can try it first to make sure it’s the right mattress for you. With top brand names like Casper and Purple, you’re guaranteed to find the perfect mattress. And best of all, these are delivered in a box that you can wrap and stick right under the tree.

The Hybrid Infinity Pillow

If a mattress isn’t in your budget, there are other options to improve your loved one’s quality of sleep. In fact, your pillow accounts for as much as 20% of the feel of your mattress. The Hybrid Infinity Cool Pillow provides conforming support for your head and neck. Furthermore, the cool cover and ventilated gel memory foam help keep you cool all night long. The cool touch fibers offer a calming chill the moment your head hits the pillow. In addition, the soft, ventilated memory foam core comforts and contours to your head and neck.

The Zensory Weighted Blanket

The weighted Zensory Blanket from PureCare is the perfect gift for when the weather gets chilly in the winter holiday season. This weighted blanket delivers wellness by applying simultaneous and balanced weight to pressure points throughout the body. Furthermore, the soft, consistent stimulation creates a soothing equilibrium of light pressure, allowing a natural grounded comfort to take hold. Weighted blankets may provide a wide variety of wellness benefits. They can help naturally reduce stress and provide relief from anxiety. In addition, they can help decrease tossing, turning, and fidgeting.

DreamFit Bamboo Cotton Sheets

Cuddling under your sheets and covers while binging your favorite show is always a delightful treat. Therefore, a nice new pair of sheets are a great sleep gift to make sure you cuddle up in comfort. The DreamFit Bamboo Cotton Sheets combine high-quality materials with patented technology for your most comfortable sleeping experience. DreamFit patented construction ensures that your sleep is never disturbed by a fitted sheet that won’t stay put. The product’s strap design guarantees that your DreamFit sheet will stay snug on any depth mattress.

Speak To Sleep Consultant Today

If you’re looking for more gift ideas, call or visit your local Sit ‘n Sleep. Our expert sleep consultants can help you pick out the perfect sleep gift for you or a loved one. Furthermore, if you’re looking for a mattress for yourself, our BedMatch Technology will match you with one that’s just right for you. Give the gift of sleep this season and make your loved ones’ holiday dreams come true.