Wedding season is under way and if you’ve got a friend or family member’s upcoming nuptials to attend, chances are you’ll be looking for that perfect gift. Many couples nowadays choose to register gift lists with department stores or request money towards their honeymoon. But this isn’t always the case.
Choosing gifts for newlyweds can be really hard, no matter how well you know the lovebirds. There are a few considerations when deciding on a gift that you should keep in mind.
Firstly, budget. Before you start looking at gifts, you should probably work out how much you’re happy to spend. Factor in the costs of actually attending the wedding. Buying a new outfit and paying for travel and accommodation can quickly add up.
Traditional or quirky?
Traditionally, wedding day gifts have been items for the home. Think toasters and glassware. The wedding presents would set a couple up for their new life together but now most couples tend to live together before they get married so they’ve most likely got all the mundane items that are used day-to-day. What they might appreciate, however, is something special that they wouldn’t normally buy for themselves, such as a cut glass vase or a silver photo frame.
You could choose a decorative item or, perhaps, a more practical option. Can you think of a gift that the bride and groom can use for years to come? How about his and hers bath robes or passport covers? The difficulty can be choosing something that both the bride and groom will enjoy. Unless you know the couple’s tastes extremely well, it’s probably best to err on the side of caution and choose a classic rather than quirky gift.
Long lasting memories
Whatever gift you choose, you’ll be helping to create happy memories that the couple can look back on for many years to come. Don’t stress about the gift too much. The couple have invited you because they want you to share their day, not because they’re relying on you to finish off their crockery set!
If you are looking for a unique gift, perhaps something special and unexpected, why not consider a hamper from Spicers of Hythe? Our wedding hampers contain a gorgeous range of food and drink for the couple to enjoy together.