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Shopping for the perfect wedding gift can be challenging. Money gifts or vouchers are a popular request, which can go towards the couple’s dream honeymoon experience after the wedding ceremony. However, some couples opt for wedding registries, which makes your job a lot easier. In the absence of a registry, or when you just want other recommendations, you can rely on our list to help. Our guide isn’t only for guests, we also have ideas for couples who want to treat their guests to nice gifts.
Choosing the best wedding gifts
Buying a wedding gift can be daunting, especially if you know the couple well and want to get them the best. The wedding registry is obviously a good starting point, but it’s not frowned upon if you want to go the less traditional route and take your own initiative. Practical gifts or gifts that symbolize the start of the newlyweds’ new journey together and the memories they will create are a good place to start. Even if you don’t opt for the wedding registry, you can use it to get an idea of what kind of items the couple wants. Etiquette Design Company founder Victoria Della Torre suggests taking into consideration the couple’s habits and taste preferences — whether they’re foodies, very active, or adventurous, use this as your guide for what gifts could be winners. According to Della Torre monogrammed home decor items are also very on trend right now.
How we identified the best wedding gifts
It is widely claimed that the best wedding gifts are useful yet meaningful, personal, long-lasting, and of course within your budget! According to The Knot, there’s no magical number that dictates how much is acceptable to spend on a wedding gift, but their data found that, on average, guests spend about $120 on a wedding gift. Depending on your relationship with the couple, The Knot says you should “consider looking into gifts that fall in a range of $50-$200+, and use your personal budget to find gifts that fit what you can reasonably afford.” We kept this in mind and only selected gifts that fall within that price range.
Wedding gifts don’t necessarily only apply to the couple who is getting married, but some couples also insist on getting gifts for their guests, a.k.a wedding favors. We kept this in mind and included a few wedding favor ideas as well as gifts for the bridal party and the parents.
Tips for buying the best wedding gifts
- Usefulness and meaningfulness are key
Kitchenware and home appliances are the typical wedding gift go-to for a reason — items they’ll need to kickstart their new lives together as a married couple. But sentimentality is also important here and anything that can help the couple capture their new journey together such as a wedding keepsake library or an anniversary journal are great options too.
- It’s the best event for personalized items
Nothing says ‘wedding’ more than personalized items with the couple’s initials on them or photos of the couple’s special moments together thus far. It’s very important to keep it classy, however, and avoid gifting them with embroidered sweaters or personalized mugs, for example. Also, keep in mind that personalized items often don’t come with a no-return policy.
- Set a budget
It’s not necessary to spend an exorbitant amount of money on a wedding gift in order to make it special. Decide beforehand how much you’re willing to spend and stick to that. You don’t want to regret buying your gift in the end.