So you have been invited to a wedding. Maybe it’s a close family member or a dear friend. Perhaps you hardly know the person at all and are going to attend with someone who knows the bride or groom. Whatever the case may be, you can be sure of one thing. You must come with a wedding gift and it must be thoughtful. This is a formal event, not a kid’s birthday party.
Someone is getting married, and you must purchase or create some type of gift to show your respect to the bride and groom. Generic gifts are acceptable, but you do not want to seem careless in your selection so it has to appear as if some thought was put into it. Think housewarming. Most all kitchen gifts such as toasters, microwaves, blenders, knife sets, cutting boards, cookware, and glassware are very practical gifts that will be appreciated if there are no doubles included in the pile of gifts. If you think this may happen with your gift, be sure to let the bride and groom know where they can return the gift.
Bathroom items are a bit more personal and can be pleasing to the eyes and nose. Scented candles, incense burners, luxury towels, bath soap sets, and bathrobes make nice gifts that if not used by the bride and groom will be re-gifted and passed to another unsuspecting event.
If you just aren’t sure what to bring to this formal event, go for a gift card. A gift card will enable the couple to shop for whatever they want on your dime. What could be better than that? Department store gift cards are nice, but to give the couple a large selection make sure the gift card can be used online to. Some malls offer gift cards that can be used at every store in the mall.
For an extremely useful wedding gift, opt for wedding-themed photo frames, photo albums, or other forms of storing photos. After the wedding, the bride and groom will receive many, many photos taken by several guests and they will need somewhere to store them. Consider personalizing your gift so it stands out from the rest.