Having been a bride, gift giving is pretty simple – get what is on the couple’s registry. Starting a life together is hard enough as it is without having a bunch of stuff you don’t need/want, but between bridal showers, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, bachelorettes, etc. the gifting can can get a little exhausting. So if the registry has been picked over or you don’t want to show up empty handed to a bridal brunch, here is my list of fun wedding gift options.
While artwork is a pretty personal thing to shop for someone, Minted has a great variety of photo collages that you can create and customize. They have a variety of collage layout options – hearts, words, states (where the couple met, lives, etc.) and a smaller format can be a really thoughtful and sentimental gift option.
I’m not a die hard fan of monogramming, but when you get married there is something fun about your new initials and celebrating that. This serving tray is a modern yet classic spin on a piece that you will be able to enjoy for years to come. I’m also loving this, this, and these monogrammed gift ideas.
After months of celebration, returning from your honeymoon can be a bit of a let down – no more parties and usually an enforced budget to make up for your lack of savings account. Due to the lack of wiggle room in your discretionary funds, it is nice to receive a luxurious gift that you would never buy yourself (but really really want to!). I love William Sonoma’s specialty foods and their French Cheese collection is a great option for that (almost) newlywed couple in your life.
Spa Gift Certificates
It’s stressful planning a wedding, and sometimes it’s nice to take a break. While most of us cannot splurge on a full spa day for a friend, a gift certificate to a nail salon or foot massage spot can be a great little gift.
There are some things that are just better to be received as a gift, rather than buying it for yourself… this keepsake box falls under the category. A super cute concept, and a fun thing to receive during the planning process. Another cute idea could be a ring dish or this.