Wedding Gift Ideas
10 Things to Consider When Buying Wedding Gifts
1. What’s on the registry?
This should always be the first question when buying a present. Even if it’s not the most glamorous item—say a spatula or a set of sheets—it’s something that this pair needs.
They’ve taken the time to tell you what they want. It’s always a good idea to listen to them.
2. Which future spouse do you know more?
While you may be in a situation where you know both parties equally well, most wedding guests attend for one or the other.
It’s a good idea to keep this relationship in mind, like the one you call friend will more than likely be the one writing the thank you note.
3. Which future spouse do you know less?
On the flip side of the first argument, it can also be a fun challenge to seek out the likes and dislikes of the spouse you know the least.
It’s a fun get-to-know-you activity if nothing else.
4. What’s their style?
If you’ve been invited to the wedding, you likely know this pair pretty well. Take a cue from what they wear and do.
Are they romantics? Minimalists? High-fashion style gurus? Do they spend their weekends in the garden or out on the town?
5. Where will they be living?
You don’t want to buy a set of fishing rods for the city slickers, and you don’t want to buy season tickets to Broadway for the country folks.
It’s always a good idea to keep your setting in mind when picking out an item for the newlyweds.
6. What is their housing like?
There are things that work well in a large house that don’t translate at all into a tiny apartment, and vice versa.
Find out where this pair is going to be living and how much space they are going to have before you start buying industrial-sized appliances for the kitchen.
7. How old are they?
Young people who are just starting out in life are likely to need all the basics—towels, pots and pans, and even clothes hangers.
For those in their late twenties and beyond, a wedding can be a great opportunity to buy something unique and out of the ordinary, since they likely have the basics taken care of.
8. Give an experience
For those who already have their basic needs taken care of, it can be fun to buy them an experience.
Think about the things that they love to do together and give them a great night out.
If they’re going on a honeymoon, buy them a nice dinner or a fun activity on the trip.
9. Think about transport and delivery
That big, beautiful barbecue isn’t likely to fit on top of the gift table very well, now is it?
This shouldn’t dissuade you from the big-ticket items—just know that you’re going to have come up with some way to deliver them.
10. Gift cards aren’t a bad thing
We all have to take care of the little things in life—grocery shopping, getting gas, and fixing the pipes in the bathroom.
You can make these jobs easier for your bride and groom by supplying them with the funds to take care of them.
The Most Original and Thoughtful Ideas
Weddings are beautiful ceremonies celebrating the love of two people coming together and starting their journey of life together.
Always filled with such excitement, weddings are beautiful moments that people remember forever.
Family and friends come together from all over the country, or all over the world, to celebrate the love that two people share for each other.
Plenty of pairs have a wedding registry that you can select a gift from, and surely you can find a practical item that they will put to good use.
However, for those special love birds in your life, have you considered getting them something more unique?
The clock may be ticking, but you can still find a meaningful gift that the newly married couple really will love.
If you need to find one fast, let us help you! Here are our top picks for the best last-minute wedding gift ideas.
1. Gift Card for Photo Printing
For the majority of people, when they spend such a large amount of time and money planning a wedding, afterward they all have one thing in mind: Getting photos printed from their big day!
A great idea that you can get super last minute is a gift card or voucher to a photo printing service.
You can never have too many photos printed from your big day - between images you want for yourself, to prints that family members request, more is always better!
2. Mr. & Mrs.
If you are really under a time crunch, you likely won’t have time to get something engraved or monogrammed.
However, instead of their names, you can always go with the classic ‘Mr.’ and ‘Mrs.’ gifts!
As newlyweds, it is exciting to think of yourself as either a Mr. or a Mrs., making this a great idea.
From matching t-shirts to hats, sunglasses, even shoes, there are so many options!
3. Letter Boards are Trending
Letterboards are everywhere these days! This is the perfect customizable piece of artwork that a newly married pair can add to their new home or apartment.
Place it in your kitchen where people gather, an entryway to greet people, or in the living room - just to name a few ideas.
They can use it to put their names, a favorite quote, or anything else they want.
There are so many possibilities!
4. Couples Activities
You can’t go wrong with purchasing experience and you can do this right up until the last minute!
During this phase of being newly married, the couple is sure to want to do as many activities together as possible, but after an expensive wedding, it isn’t always an option.
This could be something like a concert if a favorite musician of theirs happens to be coming to town, but could also be something a bit more unique like a cooking class, dance lessons, or wine tasting.
5. Think Ahead to their Anniversary
This could be a gift certificate to a meaningful restaurant, a night in a fancy hotel, or a weekend getaway to a favorite destination of theirs.
They will love having something to look forward to for their first anniversary, and better yet, they won’t have to worry about planning (or paying!) for it!
For newlyweds - you really can’t do better than that!
Bonus: Subscription Service
Finally, if you are really tight on time and don’t feel like you have the time to make any decisions on a gift, you can always go with a subscription service!
From a wine subscription service to meal prepping boxes to date night kits, there are tons of awesome ideas to choose from. Best of all, they do all the hard work!
A Gift to Fit Every Budget
By taking some extra time to think through a special wedding gift, you will make the, feel incredibly special.
Keep in mind that they spend a lot of time and money to create the perfect ceremony and reception that will make everyone happy.
A great way to say thank you and to congratulate them on their marriage is by picking that perfect, unique item for them!
Our guide takes the stress out of finding the perfect little thing. No matter what your budget is, you can find something here that will make the happy pair smile.
Even if you get something small that will make them laugh, it is worth it to see their faces light up on the most important day of their lives.
Why not start looking and planning today?