Let’s face the fact: We all love attending weddings, but most of us hate the gift-shopping part. No matter how is our relationship with the bride, the groom, or even both – we don’t find it easy to offer the perfect wedding gift. Most of the time, we tend to play it safe – vacuum cleaners, towels, wine glass set. Don’t get us wrong – there’s nothing wrong with those! They’re versatile, they aren’t costly, plus you know that the married couple would always be able to use them.
But are you looking for something really special? Something personal, or perhaps, different? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Let’s take a dive into a compilation of the best wedding gifts; handpicked and proven!
1. Globe decanter set
We start off by what’s perhaps the fanciest looking gift out of the bunch – this glass decanter set. The handblown glass decanter is very expensive-looking, but the best part is that it won’t hurt your pockets! Since the set also comes with two whiskey glasses, it’d be a perfect gift for any couple.
2. Personalized wine gift box
While a bottle of wine is admittedly one of the most common wedding gifts of all time; it doesn’t have to be boring! Nowadays, you can find personalized wine gift boxes; complete with personalized engravement, aerator, corkscrew, foil cutter, and stopper. What can we say? It’s a complete set! It’d be perfect for any couple who wants to celebrate their first anniversary with a glass of wine.
3. Scented candles
If there’s anything we can learn from the recent pandemic is that a date night doesn’t always have to be outside. When we all have to stay at home, perhaps the best way to make date nights feel special is a scented candle. It creates the mood, and it’s perfect for homebody couples!
4. A journal for two
Marriage isn’t always easy, but you can make it more enjoyable for the newlyweds using this journal for two. The first year is often said to be the hardest, and this journal ”offers a variety of questions; you can answer many individually, though some may address the relationship or suggest writing something about each other,” says the publisher. It’s helpful, and surely, the married couple would appreciate it.
5. Customized robes
The best part about customized robes is that you can always embroider them with the couple’s names. It makes it personal and memorable. Plus, it’s cozy and can be worn either every day or on special occasions.
6. A cooking class coupon
Unless the soon-to-be-married couples are professional chefs, it’s always a good idea to gift them with a cooking class. It doesn’t have to be a long one; some places offer a day course or a week course. Many couples enjoy cooking and eating together, and what they learned during the cooking class can go a long way.
7. Gardening kit
Some couples discover their love for gardening and plants during the pandemic lockdown. Plants are easy to look after (well, at least some of them), they improve air quality, and they’re nice to look at! What’s better than just a pot of plant? Of course, it’s seeing it grow. So get your favorite couple a nice gardening kit and maybe in a few years, you can see how your wedding gift grows into something beautiful.
Another great gift idea for couples who prefer to stay at home is a box of intricate puzzles. You can even gift a frame along with it, for them to hang once they’re done with the puzzle. You can easily find 1,000 pieces (or even more!) puzzles at the bookstore, and they aren’t costly at all.
9. Portable cooler
What about couples who are all about that outdoor life? No doubt they’d love a portable cooler for them to take on the go. Whether it’s a day out at the beach, a romantic picnic, or a spontaneous road trip, your gift would tag along with them along their journey.
10. Star map
They said to save the best for last. Now that we have reached the final wedding gift idea, here comes what we personally think is the best wedding gift: a star map. While Star Maps are only popular recently, all of us have at least heard about it once. In case you haven’t, basically, a star map is a print that shows the unique alignment of the stars in a place and time chosen by you. It can be any date, and a wedding day sounds like a memorable day worthy of it. You would need to supply a location, the date, and the time of the day for an accurate star or constellation location. It’s touching, lovely, and one-of-a-kind.
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