Attending the wedding ceremony of a friend or family member can be a great deal of fun, after all, you get to celebrate the union of two loved ones. Of course, you’ll recognise that you’ll have plenty of things to prepare such as your travel and accommodations, finding a suitable outfit for the big day, and of course, choosing that perfect gift. Even if the couple tells you that your presence is more than enough, you’ll still want to buy them a meaningful gift that helps them celebrate their marriage. In some instances, the couple may even ask you to make a donation to a charity instead of providing a gift, but purchasing a present is always nice!
How to Choose the Perfect Gift
Household items have always been deemed as the traditional wedding gift that’s not only neutral but useful to the married couple. Of course, you’ll recognise that most marriages are hardly traditional nowadays and many couples live together before they get married. For this reason, we suggest several pointers for helping you choose a wedding gift the couple will love!
Consider the living circumstances of the couple:
Society has significantly changed its outlook on modern couples which means that most couples, nowadays, aren’t twenty-somethings looking to settle down, have children right away and stay together until the end of their lives. In fact, modern couples have usually had previous marriages, have lived apart or have lived together before choosing to tie the knot. For this reason, you should choose something outside of the traditional cutlery or linens to accommodate the living circumstances of the couple.
Consider gift size:
Most newlyweds will already have their home furnished properly, which is why they may have limited space for their wedding gifts. Never opt for something too big as the couple will likely have trouble putting it away! Try finding a gift that may be small but will have plenty of impact in the home.
Avoid giving gift vouchers:
Purchasing a gift voucher may seem like a good gift, after all, the couple can choose any item they want in the store. With that being said, such gifts are rarely memorable and are often forgotten. A unique or handmade gift is a lot more interesting than a gift voucher to a department store!
Don’t forget gift boxes or gift hampers:
Gift boxes and gift hampers are another appropriate forms of gift to surprise the happy couple with. These gifts are the perfect wedding day present as they contain a number of different products and items that can be used by the newlyweds. On the other hand, if you do want a so-called housewarming gift, make sure that it matches the couple’s style and the existing colour scheme in their home. Choosing a present that doesn’t mesh well with the couple’s home is not only cumbersome for the couple to deal with, but they may end up giving it away to somebody else.