Wedding season is fast approaching, and with it comes the obligation to buy presents. Rather than getting the bride and groom something they won’t use, look into practical, handy gifts that’ll make a difference in their married life. Below are some of the many excellent ideas that’ll see you score a home run on the perfect wedding gift. You’ll be sure to find something that will suit their needs as well as your budget:
When you first move out of your mom and dad’s home, you often do so with arms full of used cookware and kitchen equipment that’s a little shabby. While it’s useful and suitable when you’re on your own and are establishing yourself, high-quality cookware can be a symbol of a new life together. Treat the lovely couple in your life to durable, long-lasting and new cookware that will see them kit out their kitchen in style. The best part is, there are so many options from which to choose, including full sets and various shapes and sizes.
As newlyweds, there’s nothing more frustrating than trying to work out what you’re going to do with the nine toasters you received as wedding gifts. Therefore, if you’re thinking about what to get for your friend or family member who is tying the knot, you can’t go wrong with a voucher. Not as impersonal as cold, hard cash, a gift voucher offers the happy couple the chance to choose what they need at a time that suits them. If you don’t know how much to spend, between $99 and $127 is what attendees and family of the newlyweds spend on average.
#3. A Service
If you want your wedding gift to be a little outside the square, different from what everyone else is offering, then why not prearrange payment for a service? If the couple is going on a honeymoon, organize payment for a boarding facility for their pets or offer to pet sit. You could even provide free car servicing, a hair salon treatment, or something else of that nature. All these considerations can fall by the wayside in the lead up to and after a wedding, but they’re things that nobody else will think to buy – you’ll be surprised at how much the happy couple will appreciate them.
#4. A Subscription
Do you want to provide a gift that keeps on giving? A subscription for something the couple will appreciate or utilize could be on the cards. A subscription is also an excellent idea for attending guests who can’t afford a large gift upfront but can handle smaller monthly payments. Subscription types are also growing by the day, with anything from boxes of chocolates and other goodies through to magazines, fruit baskets, grooming products, and collectibles delivered to your door monthly.
#5. Gift Baskets
Whether you’re the creative type or just short on time, a gift basket can make the perfect practical wedding gift. You can put one together yourself, including useful everyday items such as coffee, biscuits, chocolate, and crackers, or you can buy one that has all those goodies already wrapped up. Gift baskets, while sometimes impersonal if you buy them, can be an excellent gift if you’re stuck for ideas. What’s more, they’ll never be something the newlyweds throw away.
Attending a wedding can be stressful if you’re clueless about what to get for the happy couple. Rather than buy something you know the bride and groom won’t appreciate or use, consider a more practical purchase. Services and subscriptions, gift baskets and vouchers, and even brand new cookware can put your wedding gift in an entirely new league.