Buying a wedding gift is tough, especially if it’s for someone special in your life where it’s expected that you get something above the norm. A lot of people these days will opt for the cash option. It can be easy for all and means the recipient can spend it on whatever they want. If a gift is the only option then it can become tricky. There are dozens of options out there but only you know the recipient well enough to know what wedding gift to go for. The ideas below are simply to get the creative juices flowing. If you’re utterly unsure, then ask other friends and family.
Make The Gift Sparkle
Jewelry is a surefire way to get the gift right. However, you do need to know the giftee well enough to buy what you know they’ll really like and use. For a man, the obvious go to is a watch. The prices range wildly and you will certainly find something to suit you budget. If you’re buying for the bride then there are for more options to consider. The best bet is to browse a jewelry store and see if anything takes your fancy that you know they’ll like. Some women prefer certain items more than others. If you never see them with a necklace there’s probably a reason. Again, you can scale your budget up with whatever item you choose to get. The problem here is that wedding gifts are usually for both bride and groom, but if you know one more than the other there’s no harm in opting for the one.
Think About The Practicalities
Sometimes it’s better to help out with the honeymoon than give an actual gift. Find out where and when they are going. Maybe you can buy flights, or book a surprise excursion for their trip. If they’ve just moved into a home or will be moving in you can think about things that they will need. It won’t be sparkly but at least it’s something they’ll certainly appreciate. These options can help if you can’t think about personalized gifts for the couple, or if you’re really struggling. You just need to be sure they haven’t already got what you’re planning to get. Being close to them helps, but in some cases it’s good to simply ask.
Provide Thank You Cards
An idea that never came across my mind, until now, would be to help provide them thank you cards. Normally, I would advise against giving something so personal to a couple, but you can credits towards Paperless Post so that they can choose their own cards that match their personalities better! I think after the wedding is all said & done, the last thing people want to do is search around for the right way to thank their guests. Paperless Post makes it super easy to create thank you cards (& many other types of cards/invitations), so the process will be super fast! I am definitely planning on using them for my own invitations and thank you cards.
Gift An Experience
Who said you have to actually give them something physical? Why don’t you give them both an experience? Again, there are a myriad of options available to suit any and all budgets. This can range from a weekend break later in the year (way after their honeymoon) to something more physical like a racing car experience or day up in a hot air balloon. Consider a couples spa day in a hotel, or maybe think of something the whole friendship group can do and take part in. There may be some things the bride or groom won’t do, but if you know them well enough, you’ll know exactly what these are.