Having never been a bride, but having been a wedding guest (many times), I think this is one of trickiest things to think of on your own. Yes, you can always buy something from their registry, but if you don’t have access to it (or want to make it a little more personal), here are some ideas for you! There are some little rules behind gift giving at a wedding, for instance:
Don’t spend under $50. Stumped on what exactly you should spend? Here are some guidelines:
- Coworker and/or a distant family friend or relative: $50-$75
- Relative or friend: $75-$100
- Close relative or close friend: $100-$150+
Keep the couples’ personality in mind. If they love cooking, get them a cool kitchen gadget they would never buy themselves. Do they love craft beer – what about a home brewing kit? Something personal like this will translate well.
These gifts are in no particular order.
I think this is just the coolest thing EVER! It’s a custom box with 3 different bottles of wine for 3 different anniversaries; first, fifth and tenth. And on each year you can enter a personalized message.
If they like Heineken then this is right up their alley. Fresh from the tap taste right in their own kitchen!
Personally, this is something I would totally love. I saw an idea online, to find a well-know local artist and have them illustrate the month of the wedding. On the other hand though, this can be a super tough gift to pick out. As one-of-a-kind artwork isn’t returnable, make sure it’s something the couple is going to totally love. Check in with a few other friends and family members to make sure it will be something they’ll like seeing on their walls for many years to come.
I feel like this is something that could be easily overlooked. Usually after marriage comes the purchase of a home and what is more useful than a big ‘ol box of tools to put together that bookcase or hang up those pictures?! Head to your local Home Depot and hook them up!
This fully-stocked picnic basket makes the perfect gift for an outdoorsy couple, especially those who are foodies! It has everything a couple needs (including wine glasses!) for a perfect day out and about. How romantic!
What fun gift ideas would you love to get on your wedding day?