When you get a wedding invitation, there are a few things that go through your head: what are you going to wear, who your +1 is going to be and, of course, what will you bring as a present. Choosing a present is a tough task, so here’s a little list to help you out:
Give them comfort
All newlyweds like to feel comfortable in their homes and in their lives. What better way to achieve this than to gift them some luxuriously soft matching bathrobes to drink their morning coffees in. Or a set of comfy decorative pillows to fluff their home up and make them more comfortable.
A token of love
Weddings indicate the moment when the newlyweds’ lives really intertwine into one and they promise to love each other forever. What better way to help them commemorate that and grow from that moment than to give them a place where they can put all of their cherished memories, whether it’s a giant picture frame with some of their favorite moments and plenty of space for more, or two message boxes in which they can leave each other notes of love.
A gift from far away
Sometimes you just live too far away and can’t make it to the wedding, but you still want to send a gift to show them your love. But items can get lost and damaged in shipping, and costs seem to rise each year, which is why newlyweds that have a lot of family members overseas tend to set up a wedding registry to which their loved ones can deposit money for them to spend on something they need down the line. This is not only a way for people to make sure that the newlyweds will get something they like, but it’s also a great way for multiple people to contribute towards a bigger goal.
There’s really nothing couples love to do more than experience new things together. By the time they’re getting married, they might be ripe for a new activity to do together, and you can gift them that on their wedding day. Whether it’s a weekend away in a nearby resort on a date of their choosing, a trip to Disneyland or something more frequent like dance lessons. If you’re close to the couple and know their schedule, you can also give them a spa pampering day for right after the wedding to relax and recover after the busy months. They will surely appreciate the time they get together away from everyone else.
A touch of luxury
Most new couples can’t exactly afford many luxuries in their lives, so small things that make them feel like they have a lot more are a great option. Something like a fancy cheeseboard set, a fondue set or even a range of champagne glasses will be a great addition to their home. You can also gift something more personal and intimate like silk or satin bed sheets.
Set them up for success
Getting married is fun and all, but when real life sets in, the newlyweds might need some help getting their lives together. This is why you should consider some gifts that come with benefits after the wedding, like a grocery store gift card that will provide them with groceries for the next few months without being a burden on their home budget, or subscribing them to a service that helps them change their last names if that’s in their plan.
Whatever you decide to give your loved ones, be mindful of their lives and wishes – don’t try to gift them what you wish you’d gotten if that gift won’t mean as much to them. The end goal is to make everyone happy and to make everyone’s lives a little bit easier, so take everything into consideration and choose wisely.