A couple of generations back—when it was still uncommon to move in together before tying the knot—picking out wedding gifts was so much simpler. But nowadays, most couples already have all of the kitchen gadgets they could possibly need before they even get engaged. So while a wedding can be a great excuse to upgrade to top-of-the-line appliances, there are also some more creative gift options to give the couple who has everything. Not to say that I didn’t appreciate that Vitamix (because I use it all the time!), but this list of gift ideas includes some of the most thoughtful, heartfelt presents that William and I received when we got married. Check them out below…
- Charitable donation. If you know that the couple has a cause that they support, it can be a really thoughtful and meaningful gift to make a donation in their honor.
- A really nice bottle of alcohol. A nice bottle of Champagne or Scotch is the kind of thing that most people won’t splurge on for themselves, but will definitely enjoy. Include a nice note encouraging the couple to pop the cork on their honeymoon or first anniversary.
- Food or beverage of the month subscription. We received a Club W wine club subscription for our wedding, and it was one of the most fun gifts we received. It’s literally the gift that keeps on giving, since we get to look forward to our monthly wine delivery for the entire first year of our marriage.
- A restaurant gift card. You can’t go wrong giving the couple a gift card to a restaurant they love. You can treat them to a night out where they can order whatever they like off of the menu without worrying about the moment when the bill comes.
- Anything personalized. I’m a big fan of custom, personalized, or monogrammed wedding gifts. For our wedding, we received a nice leather coin dish that said “The Tells” on it (you can find similar ones on Etsy). One of my other favorites was a cute doorknocker that says our last name and “Established September 13, 2014” (our wedding date).
- A honeymoon experience. If you know where the couple will be honeymooning, you can gift them an experience that can be used on their trip. Think a cooking class if they are traveling to Italy; a zip-lining adventure if they’re vacationing in Hawaii; or a wine tasting if they’re spending their honeymoon in Napa or France.
Do you have any creative or unique wedding gift ideas?
Share them with everyone in the comments!