Now that wedding season is upon us once again, you might find yourself spending far more than you’d like on travel and transportation costs, clothes to wear, and of course, that all important wedding gift. Coming up with ideas for wedding gifts can be tough, especially if you’re on a budget and there’s no gift register for guidance.
Inexpensive gift ideas are often the best ones and really show the happy couple how much you’ve thought about them. So whatever your budget is, add a personal touch to your gift with some of our favourite wedding gift ideas.
After the honeymoon period is over, newly-weds will really appreciate gifts that will make their new house a home. Basic kitchen utensils are always a safe bet as there are so many colours and styles out there, and you’ll find plenty of useful items such as mixing bowls, tea towels and other electrical items. Wrap them up with a nice bow and you have a gift that will be really appreciated.
A Bottle of Wine
For a really special gift, head to your local wine shop and ask for a bottle that’s best to be drunk in ten or twenty years. Then simply attach a note telling the couple to share it on their tenth or twentieth anniversary.
A Romantic Food Hamper
Food hampers are becoming an increasingly popular gift, so add a more romantic touch to yours and fill it with the ingredients for the couple to whip up their own candlelit meal. Add a nice set of candles, some good quality pasta and sauce, and a kit for them to make their own dessert together. It’s a great way for them to keep the magic alive once the post-honeymoon blues set in.
A Honeymoon Gift
If the happy couple are lucky enough to be jetting off on a beach honeymoon, it might be a nice idea to pack up some honeymoon essentials such as sun cream, a beach towel and a nice beach bag for them to use during their time away. Just make sure they haven’t already bought the essentials for themselves first.
Frame Their Wedding Invitation
Newly-weds will always appreciate things to decorate their new home, so why not give them a really sentimental gift? Frame their wedding invitation to remind them of their special day or frame their favourite love poem or lyrics to their first dance song. If you’d prefer to buy a unique gift, why not try personalised gifts from gettingpersonal.co.uk?
Give them something to look forward to each month with a subscription to their favourite magazine. Choose a home-making magazine for anyone sprucing up their new love nest, an all-rounder such as National Geographic or something else tailored to their interests and hobbies.
They’ve probably blown most of their budget on celebrating their special day, so newly-weds will always be thankful for some cheap date nights. Get them a gift card to their favourite restaurant or, if that’s a little out of your price range, treat them to a movie night and wrap up one of their favourite movies, some microwave popcorn and a cosy blanket for them to snuggle up under.
David is a UK writer who is also set to be a best man next year.