So your friend told you she was getting married. She’s going to get married in 6 months and she asked you to attend her wedding. Now you’re wondering, what do I give the new couple that isn’t too mainstream or isn’t too predictable like home appliances? The first step in wedding gift-giving is to check whether or not the couple has a gift registry. A gift registry is a list of the things the couple wants (or needs). People who are invited get dibs on what they will give in their wedding. Nothing is forced on this list and you can still decide if you want to pick an item there or go to the road less traveled and buy a personalized or unconventional gift.
- Go for something more personal.
If you’re close to the newlyweds, you can give them anything that you know both of them will love. If you know them well, you can even get something personalized with their famous lines or the things they’ve said about their other half. An example would be gifting personalized pillows with their faces on it. (Suggest it to them to put it in their bedroom too!) In that way, they won’t get mad at each other before going to bed because they’ll always find the pillows funny.
- Buy something that would make living together a lot easier for them.
Let’s face it, marriage isn’t that simple and no matter what the couple does, they will always fight over some furniture or appliance especially when they are looking for how to choose a wedding photographer. One common cause of fights is who gets to watch TV or anything that involves watching habits. To ease quarrels, you can buy a magic wand remote for your friends. This magic wand is Harry Potter inspired and has a total of 13 functions. Although it’s very simple, they will find watching TV a lot more exciting. They might even want to take turns using the wand just to get that wizardy feel.
- Spice up their marriage with a few drinking glasses.
You might be thinking, drinking glasses are predictable, right? You’re wrong there. In fact, the glasses being referred to aren’t your everyday water glasses. These glasses are for taking shots and serving cocktails. Make sure that when you buy them, you also buy a cocktail rimming sugar kit. This sugar kit comes in different colors for the newlyweds to decorate their drinks with.
- The goal is for them to live their lives happily together.
When you’re giving a gift to couples, always remember that you want them to live happily ever after. Money is one of the common reasons for couples to fight so to eliminate some quarrels about who pays for this and who pays for that, give them a piggy bank. They can choose to use it or not, but at least it is a constant reminder that the couple should be able to learn how to divide finances fairly and to save up for the many adventures they will have together. A piggy bank seems childish at first but you’ll be surprised at how helpful it is when it comes to savings.