It’s that time of year again and, no, we’re not talking about the holidays. It’s a time for fragrant bouquets, delicious desserts, men in dapper suits, and beautiful brides. It’s wedding season!
Before you start panicking and racking your brain about what memorable, valued gift to spoil your friends with on their big day, take a step back and think about what they really need and what they’ll really use. A lot of couples will have a registry to look at for ideas, but if they don’t, or everything has been bought on their list, then it’s nice to have a few ideas as a back-up plan.
To help make you the wedding-guest favorite and to help give your newlywed friends a leg-up on their new life together, here are few of the most-appreciated gifts you could ever give:
Get the happy couple some cute his and her towels. Fun for them to have their own little piece of softness to wrap up in, and they’d be perfect for the bathroom or poolside.
Newlyweds tend to be on a tighter budget, so why not give them the gift of luxury to enjoy even after the honeymoon is over. You can’t go wrong with luxuriously soft bed sheets made from eco-friendly bamboo. Your friends will definitely be thanking you.
Instead of them combining all the dishes they’ve accumulated over the years, tell them to start fresh with a new, matching dish set.
Everyone needs dishes and pots and pans, but you need utensils to actually make the food. It may not be something luxurious, but you know it’s something they’ll definitely use.
You can’t go wrong with a gift card. Maybe to their favorite restaurant to give them a date night, or to their local supermarket to help with their first trip to buy groceries. Give them a little something and let them pick and choose how they use it.
The best thing to do is to keep your friends’ self-interests in mind and really think about what they need and what they’ll use. In the end, they’ll just be happy to see you on their big day, but a thoughtful, useful gift couldn’t hurt either.
What other gift ideas would you add to this list? What other gifts have been wedding favorites for you?