When a friend or loved one gets married, people are charged with the dubious task of selecting a gift that stands out from the dozens of other gifts given on that day. Wedding gifts should be unique and show a level of connection to the couple that transcends typical gifts. Here are five ideas for wedding gifts that will stand out from the crowd.
Visual art offers an opportunity to not only help the new couple furnish their home, but also to select a piece that reflects the couple in a personal way. The right piece of art can send the message that you put time and thought into this gift purchase. It also gives the new couple design inspiration that is symbolic of their new life together. Artwork as a personal gift truly is the best of two worlds.
2. Monogrammed Towels
Most people tend to choose practical gifts for weddings. This makes sense, because a new family typically has to furnish their new living arrangement. However, don’t let practicality stop you from sending a gift that is individualized and personal. Monogrammed towels are an inexpensive way to represent the union of these two people in a way that will also grant them utility in their new home. This is a fun way to give what could otherwise be a boring gift.
3. Personalized Checks
When a couple joins together in matrimony, they also join together financially. Why not facilitate this with the purchase of personalized checks? Since the new couple will likely place each other on their financial accounts, personalized checks are another fun way to give a physical reminder of the new couple’s union. While checks are not always inexpensive, website retailers such as Checks Superstorecan offer a wide selection of personalized check options at a reasonable price.
4. First Edition Books
While many people don’t consider this option, sending the new couple a gift of a first edition or commemorative edition of a novel can be an elegant gift. This is particularly effective if the work is known for having a theme or motif related to everlasting love. Stay away from Steinbeck.
5. Favorite Foods
It can be difficult to give food as a gift. However, if you know each of the new couple’s favorite meals, these can often be purchased for delivery online, or at a later date. Weddings are busy times. A gift of comfort food can be well timed and thoughtful.
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