Witnessing the marriage of a couple is a joy and an honour. You want to mark the occasion with a gift that the couple will both like, which can sometimes be a bit tricky if there is no registry list. However, all is not lost as with some thought and care you can find the best present that the happy couple can keep for years to come.
Not only should the gift be something that they both like, but hopefully it will also signify the special bond that you share. When looking for wedding gifts for the couple, keep your focus on beauty, quality and utility. You can search online for specific ideas for wedding gifts. The last thing you want is for your gift to end up in a charity shop or landfill within the next three months, so here we look at some of the things to consider whilst making your decision about the wedding gift for the happy couple.
Do they live together?
If the bride and groom have only been living together for a short amount of time, there is a vast list of traditional wedding gifts for the couple that you can consider. These include matching bathrobes or towel sets or perhaps a set of champagne flutes accompanied by a magnum of bubbles. From quality cutlery to bedlinen, you are sure to find something the couple will love.
Presenting a unique gift shows the extra thought and effort you have put into your gift purchase. One-of-a-kind gifts include roses preserved at peak bloom which can be admired at home whatever the season. If you have a skill, use this to create their gift, such as a framed drawing of the bride’s dress, calligraphy of their vows or offer to make their wedding cake. The maid of honour or best man should be able to help with some of the details.
Whilst a hand-crafted gift is more personal than any other, you can create other personalised gifts. On the day of the wedding, there is usually someone taking photographs of the day. If you can, consider creating an album of candid shots from the wedding planning process. This is usually a gift from one of the members of the wedding party or close family member or can be a group present for a special gift.
A less time-consuming idea is to choose a personalised gift such as couples jewellery which holds their initials. Otherwise, a personalised photo frame engraved with the date of their wedding, monogrammed towels or another home décor that shows off the couple’s new married status in the form of a canvas, a cushion or some engraved glasses.
For the adventurous couple who like to try out new things, consider a gift that provides new experiences. Increasingly popular, experience gifts are fun and create great memories:
- A monthly subscription can see the arrival of beers, wines or a box with instructions and ingredients to make different craft cocktails.
- For those who like to be outdoors, your gift of a skydive opportunity will provide them with memories they will never forget.
- If the couple is not taking a honeymoon, a luxurious stay spent being pampered in a gorgeous boutique hotel will be a welcome treat after months of stressful wedding planning.
- An annual pass for the couple to an art gallery, museum, zoo, botanical gardens or another venue that they both enjoy is a thoughtful gift provides the couple with the opportunity to go out as a couple even if money is tight.