It’s easier than ever to find a gift for the happy couple that they’ll actually like thanks to bridal registries. There’s no doubt that they’ll appreciate your gift, but if you really want to bring a smile to their faces, you have to do something a little different.
If you want to give a creative, unexpected gift instead, you’ve got your work cut out for you! Here are a few creative wedding gift ideas that they’ll love, even if they don’t come from their bridal registry.
Meaningful Gift Card
Cash is a staple at any wedding. After all, the bride and groom will appreciate being able to spend the money wherever they want! Unfortunately, a cash gift isn’t very meaningful.
A more meaningful idea is to give a gift card, as long as you’re very careful about the gift card you buy. Choose something that will help the newlyweds get settled into their marital home, like Pepperfry gift cards.
You can also tap into the things you know they like to do together when getting them a gift card. Consider a voucher to a bed and breakfast or a gift card to the restaurant where they had their first date.
Current or Future Family Heirloom
Family heirlooms are always a great idea. If you’re related to the bride or groom, giving them an antique table, an old picture frame, or an item that a family member made is sure to be a hit.
Don’t have a current family heirloom to gift? Give a future family heirloom instead!
That means finding a high-quality item that is sure to become an heirloom in the future. A crystal vase, a handcrafted bedroom set, or collectibles that will appreciate in value over time are all great ideas.
Handcrafted Gift Basket
Wedding gift baskets are a great way to have a little fun with gift giving. They can be quirky or serious and contain nearly anything you can imagine!
A few ideas include:
- Movie night gift basket with a soft throw blanket, a movie, and popcorn
- Date night basket that can include massage oils and candles
- Honeymoon basket that includes snacks and gift cards
- Dessert basket with brownie mix, aprons, and a rubber spatula
Personalized details are what will make the basket meaningful, so don’t be afraid to add things like monogramed items or things that reflect the couple’s interests.
Future wine is a clever way to make your gift last. Give them a bottle of wine in a box that is only to be opened during their first marital argument as a reminder to slow down and enjoy the little things. You can also give them wine that is to be opened at their 1st, 5th, and 10th wedding anniversaries.
These great ideas will enable you to purchase something a little different for the bride and groom that they’ll never forget. They can even be combined with things on their registry, so you can get them something you want to give them and something they want to get at the same time!