Wedding Gifts for the Bride and Groom
While it is not hard to find wedding gifts for the bride and groom, it can be difficult to decide just what type of present to give them. There are so many choices that it can be daunting to choose that perfect wedding gift. Let’s take a look at some of the top choices that you have.
When it comes to selecting a wedding gift you will need to decide if you want to give a personal gift to the happy couple. Or if you would prefer to be more practical (that would be me) and give them a gift that they can use. Then, yet again, you may wish to splurge on them and give them something exotic!
Most couples will be planning on moving in together, if they haven’t yet done so. This means that they could do with practical gifts for their new home or apartment. In this case you could choose from:
Outdoor patio furniture
Pillows and throws
End tables, lamps
Larger items such as a new couch or lazy boy chair
Kitchen appliances and gadgets
Many couples will have opened a Gift Registry at one of the top retail stores. You can simply view their list of chosen gifts and select which one to purchase. This way you can ensure that your gift will be appreciated and used, plus it reduces the chances of them being given the same gift twice.
If you would like to give a more personal gift you could select from items such as:
Items that can be engraved with the date of the wedding – key chains
Spa gift basket for the bride
Golf, coffee, beer, barbecuing gift basket for the groom
Crystal glassware for two
An aged bottle of wine or of their favorite liquor
Personalized door or house plaque
Now if you want to really splurge on the happy couple you might want to treat them to their honeymoon. Or when they are away you could paint their new home or have new flooring installed.
The type of gift you give to the bride and groom will also depend upon your relationship with them. If they have been a childhood friend then you may want to give them something more personal. This could be as simple as a photo album filled with memories that lead up to the wedding day.
If the bride and groom are just co-workers than something small and practical is in order. Any type of kitchen or yard gadget would be ideal. This might include BBQ tools, a pizza menu board for the kitchen or any other small item. You may even want to get them something whimsical and fun!
Keep in mind too that many bride and grooms simply prefer everyone to give them a gift of cash instead of an actual gift. This allows them to purchase the items they need and alleviates the hassle of knowing what to buy as a wedding gift.