If you’re stuck for ideas of what to give to a soon-to-be married couple, consider something from the finder.com wedding gift guide.
Some brides and grooms are easy to shop for, others may have a wedding gift registry which makes choosing gifts a breeze. But what if the couple hasn’t registered any gifts? Don’t fret – we’ve come up with a wedding gift guide that will make choosing the best wedding gift simple.
How does a gift registry work?
Gift registries are a good way for a groom and bride-to-be to graciously ask for gifts that they really want. It also allows the gift giver to buy something that they know will be greatly appreciated. The registries themselves are not maintained by the couple, but are usually hosted by a retailer—usually a department store.
Once they have selected items for their registry, their friends and family can choose which particular ones that the couple might like for their upcoming wedding. The gift giver usually then travels to the store and purchases the item, or, visits the store’s website. Once purchased, the clerk or staff will remove the item from the registry so there are no duplicate items to the recipient. They’ll also physically put aside your gift and deliver them to the couple.
How do you choose the best wedding gifts?
If the bride and groom haven’t created a gifts registry then here are some suggestions that can help you find the perfect wedding gift for their special day.
- Wedding gifts should reflect the needs and interest of the bride and groom. Usually household items such as kitchenware or homewares are acceptable gifts to give.
- If you know the bride and groom well, then you can be a bit more adventurous when you’re shopping. If you’re a casual friend or a colleague, a classic gift is usually the way to go. Personalized gifts specific to either the bride or groom should be given at the bridal shower or bachelor party.
- If the couple has registered, the department store is usually listed on the wedding invitation. If you can’t find those items, make sure you find alternate items at other stores that are almost the same.
- Don’t feel obligated to spend a fortune on wedding gifts. What matters most is that you’ve put thought into it.
- Talk to the family and close friends to get an idea of what types of wedding gifts would be ideal.
- Think about the age of the couple; if they’re young and starting a new home where gifts like appliances would be favorable. If it’s a second marriage, the type of gifts needed might be different, especially if both already have established homes.
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Kate Spade Take the Cake Picture Frame
Forever More Flowers Bouquet
Hotel Collection His or Hers Robe
His and Hers Moscow Mule Copper Mugs
Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels
Frieling USA Stainless Steel French Press Coffee Maker
Trisha Yearwood Royal Precious Metals 10 Piece Non-Stick Ceramic Cookware Set
Set of 2 Mr & Mrs Ceramic Coffee Mugs
7-Inch Large Clear Glass Hanging Air Plant Terrarium Ball
Wedding gifts from parents
Giving away your son or daughter on their wedding day is emotional for any parent. Many parents spend days thinking about the perfect gift to their child to celebrate their special day. Whether you’re willing to spend a lot or want to give something sweet and sentimental, you may want to have a look at the following gift ideas:
- Something from their registry
- Something from Mom and Dad’s wedding
- Contribution towards their wedding bill
Jewelry for sons
Prada Tubular-Bar Cufflinks
Citizen Men's BL5250-02L Titanium Eco-Drive Watch with Leather Band
Star Wars I Love You / I Know Cufflinks
Jewelry for daughters
'She Believed She Could' Cuff
Diamond Infinity Pendant Necklace
'Idiom - Heart Of Gold' Bangle by Kate Spade
Gift cards for their honeymoon
Wedding gifts from the maid of honor
A maid of honor’s present should reflect the close relationship that encouraged the bride to bestow this honor in the first place. Such an intimate relationship means the maid knows what the bride likes and doesn’t like. A good idea is a gift in addition to the age-old ‘something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue’ tradition.