A wedding signifies the fusion and coming together of two wonderful souls. If you’ve been invited to a wedding, it’s critical that your gift does justice to this occasion. The value of a gift comes from the thought put into it, not so much the money invested in it. You could send something really expensive but have it not mean much. That being said, you could send something affordable and touch the newly weds hearts profoundly.
Here are our top ten choices:
1) Wedding Day Contributions
If you want to think outside the box then don’t pick up a traditional wedding gift. Instead give thought to what exactly the bride & groom may need help with in preparation for the wedding. Weddings are expensive so any help in this area will go a long way.
2) Department Store Gift Certificate
Many people think about giving cash as a wedding gift. The problem with cash by itself is it’s very impersonal, uncreative, and quiet frankly doesn’t show much effort. If you know what store the bride & groom frequently enjoy shopping at, you can pick up a gift certificate for a reasonable amount.
3) Paid For Vacation Package
If you’ve ever planned a wedding, been married, or have been close to someone who has then you understand the hassles of doing so. There are literally a million things that need to get done and everyday that goes by you are getting closer to the big day. Treat them to a fun vacation where they can spend time with each other after the wedding is over, they’ll love this one.
4) Set Of Kitchen Utensils
At every wedding the couple is expecting to receive the typical kitchen utensils such as spoons, forks, glasses, pitches, plates, and other similar items. In fact they will receive multiple presents containing these. What everyone seems to forget is the less obvious items like can openers, knifes, spatulas, ladles, soup ladles, and other similar products.
5) Spa Gift Baskets For Two
These are the ultimate forms of relaxation, pampering, & rest. Pick up any two of these gift baskets, one for the bride with a feminine touch & one for the groom with a masculine touch. A wedding is stressful event in itself so give them a day of complete relaxation with a pair of spa gift baskets.
6) Personal Hobbies & Interests
It’s important to only go with a gift relating to a personal hobby or interest if you are already friends with the bride, groom, or both. The last thing you want to do is try to make a guess of what they enjoy doing with their time because chances are it won’t be right. Another tip would be to find someone who is friends with them and ask for suggestions.
7) Monogrammed Pillow Cases & Bed Sheets
Instead of going with something off the shelf you can add a personal touch to it by customizing the gift. In this case we recommend going with monogrammed pillow cases & bed sheets. They’ll not only need these anyway but really enjoy these when moving into their new home together.
8) Customized Wedding Photo Quilt
The cool thing about wedding photos are that every time the couple looks at them they’ll think of their wonderful day. Not only that, they’ll remember you for gifting it to them. The best way to organize this present is to get a handful of favorite photos by asking around & having it delivered directly.
9) Personalized Presents
These days you can personalize just about everything by engraving, monogramming, embroidery, special silk-screening, lamination, or just getting something really unique that appeals to both the bride & groom. Some common items include glassware, photo frames, gift sets, & other high quality usable products.
10) His & Her Bath Set
These are affordably priced and the quality is super high, at only the $45-$65 range you can buy the best of the best bath sets. When you usually pick out a present it’s either perfect for the bride or perfect for the groom. What’s nice about a his & her bath set is both can enjoy this lovely gift together.
This list was contributed by the good people of TotallyTop10, a great place for funny and interesting top ten lists.