Finding the right gift for the wedding of someone you care about can be difficult and preferences when it comes to presents can differ significantly. Not only that, but knowing how much to spend is confusing and opinions can differ on what’s appropriate depending on the type of wedding it is and how close you are to the couple.
Luckily when it comes to weddings, there are some traditional gift ideas that still work in almost any situation. If you know the couple well, you may feel more comfortable with a unique or unusual gift, but if you’re unsure what to buy, it’s best to stick to the classics. If you need help figuring out what to get or where to get started, read on for four must-have wedding gift ideas for the next celebration you’re invited to.
1. Custom Photo Book
It can be difficult to find thoughtful wedding gifts, but a present that reminds the couple of their history together can be a perfect surprise. Invest in a hardcover coffee table type of book and use all of your favorite photos. If you have any memorabilia to include, you can leave blank space when you have it printed and add in custom touches as though it’s a scrapbook.
Every couple could use a way to chronicle their relationship from the first date through their wedding day, and a photo book is a great way to do that. You’re also sparing them the work of having to put it together themselves, which any couple can appreciate. It can be a good idea to talk to their parents or other close friends about what moments and photos are best to include, you may even be able to get some good ones you didn’t have access to before.
2. Luxury Timepiece
An expensive watch or other timepiece is a classic gift for many occasions, especially occasions that mark the start of a journey or a new phase of life. If you decide to go this route and purchase a timepiece or watches for the bride and groom, take time to learn about various watchmakers before you make a purchase.
This WatchBox Patek Calatrava article illustrates the history and legacy that a high-end luxury watch can have. If you go this route, know that it’s worth it to invest in a quality product and that the upgrade in quality when you purchase a watch by an elite watchmaker is significant.
3. Honeymoon Fund Money
Most couples plan to take a honeymoon either immediately after their wedding or at a more convenient time in the near future, but a nice honeymoon can be incredibly expensive. Even if a couple doesn’t take a formal honeymoon, most people want to travel and an elaborate trip has a number of expenses involved.
You can get gift certificates for airlines, hotel chains, and other travel-related businesses, but sometimes writing a check with a thoughtful note about what to use it for is the easiest and most versatile way to help out.
4. High-End Cookware
Cookware and kitchen products are some of the most requested gifts from young couples getting married. It’s no surprise, outfitting a kitchen can be expensive and many unmarried people don’t have much if any cookware. Everyone should have the tools they need to make a meal at home, especially a newly married couple.
Couples who are looking for these types of gifts often list what they’re looking for, specifically, on their registry, so make sure you check it out before you make a purchase. You don’t want to end up getting them a duplicate of something they already have or a product that they won’t be able to use.
While it can be fun to get something creative, most of the time the married couple will make clear what type of gifts they need and are hoping to receive. If the person whose wedding you’re attending is specific about their wishes for gifts, make sure you respect them. If you don’t have much to go off and you still need a gift, it’s always best to stick to classic wedding items that almost every couple will need and appreciate.
When it comes to weddings, it’s better to play it safe unless it’s a friend you’re close to and whose preferences you understand. As long as you’re willing to put some thought and effort into the search, you’re likely to find a great gift to surprise your friends or family members on their big day.
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