Sometimes, the right gift can be exclusive when it comes to weddings: You don’t want to give something too personal, in case the bride and groom-to-be already own it. You don’t want to provide a generic present, since you’re close friends with the couple and should find something they don’t yet have for their new home. You want to find something meaningful, even though you don’t know the couple all that well.
For most brides and grooms-to-be, the sentiments involved with wedding gifts are more important than the actual presents themselves. Gifting a newlywed couple is not just about giving them something nice for their new apartment; it’s about saying you understand and support their new life together, no matter what the gift is. As a result, it’s entirely likely that they will cherish anything you give them-no matter how strange or poorly thought out as an item.
If you seriously want to impress your sister on her wedding day, then go for one of these options
If you want to get the bride and groom something unique, consider purchasing them an espresso machine. Even if they already have one, it will be nice to have a spare-just in case, they break their existing one. You can find espresso machines at department stores everywhere on Amazon.
If you’re looking for a lovely wedding gift that will last, but not break the bank, then look no further than picture frames. You can find them at department stores everywhere, and they are always on sale at Amazon. Wedding guests love giving these as presents because they can send printed photos to the bride and groom-to-be after the wedding.
Another good option is coffee mugs. Even if you don’t know much about your sister’s fiancé, there are tons of design options out there for you to choose from on amazon. Plus, if you’re slightly embarrassed about your lack of knowledge, you can always give a set that says “Mr and Mrs” or something similar.
If the newlyweds like music, consider making them a mix CD (or iTunes playlist) to add some special touches to their wedding day.
If you know that the couple likes to cook, it is good to give them a lovely cookbook instead of a coffee mug. You can find some unique ones on amazon, especially if they’re into cooking ethnic meals or international cuisine. This will be great for the beginning of their married life together.
Lastly, wine is always a good gift for weddings because the bride and groom will usually serve it at their wedding reception. This way, you won’t have to worry about giving them something they already own; plus, there are tons of types to choose from on Amazon. That way, every guest can purchase something perfect for them.
Homemade Food (in an excellent dish)
Many couples receive some food item as a present-cookies or jam, for example. If you want to be a little more original, make your food and package it up in an excellent dish for the happy couple. Something like lasagna is a perfect gift; you can put it in pretty jars or tins and decorate them to look nice. Food presents are always exceptionally well received so that wedding guests will be delighted with your thoughtful choice.
Buffet or barbeque Utensils
The Bride and Groom’s first apartment has to have a kitchen; even if they don’t own much more than a hot plate and mini-fridge, the bride and groom will probably be very excited about receiving new, matching buffet utensils. Your local department store should carry an assortment of silver or stainless steel utensils that can be monogrammed with the couple’s initials. The bride and groom will love opening up a set of brand-new buffet utensils, especially if they don’t own many other kitchen items yet.
If your sister -bride-to-be is a caffeine addict, getting a new coffee maker for her new kitchen is an excellent choice. Even if the couple already has one, you shouldn’t pass up the opportunity to get them a matching one!
If the bride and groom are coffee lovers, they will almost definitely appreciate your gift-and they’ll have something nifty to look at when they wake up in the morning.
High-Quality Kitchen Knife Set
Contrary to popular belief, kitchen utensils are not always included with wedding gifts. So if you want to give the bride and groom something they will use in their new kitchen, go for a high-quality set of knives. You should be able to find a good set at your local department store. Ensure the knives are high-quality stainless steel with comfortable grips and aim for sets that come in a wooden storage block. Don’t skimp on the knives-if you’re going to get a gift for a couple who loves to cook, it should be a set of high-quality knives that will last them a lifetime.
As long as they are large enough to make two drinks simultaneously, blenders are great wedding gifts for couples who love smoothies and other blended drinks.
A blender will also be helpful in the kitchen of a couple that doesn’t drink any alcoholic beverages but still wants to serve cocktails at their parties. Blender drinks require very little preparation and cleanup, so the bride and groom can spend more time socializing with their guests.
One of the first things a couple will do when they move into a new apartment is hang or mount a clock on the wall. It would help if you took advantage of this gesture by purchasing a nice kitchen clock as a wedding gift. A clock with a loud tick-tock is preferable to one that silently makes an electronic beeping noise every second.
If you want to go the extra mile and get an excellent gift for a couple that loves to cook, purchase a set of silverware. If possible, try getting them an initialed set (this option is available at many department stores), so they will always know which utensil belongs to each person when they go to dinner parties.
Even if they don’t own an actual oven, the average toaster oven can make dozens of different foods-from toast and bagels to meat, side dishes like macaroni and cheese, and even complete casseroles. It’s small enough to fit on a counter without taking up too much space, and it will prove to be a valuable wedding gift.
The best wedding gifts are ones that make your sister happy or solve a problem she has. If you got her something she’s been wishing for without knowing it, you’d make her day. But if you don’t know what to give her or want to give her something more original than just handing over some money, hopefully, this list will help you choose the right direction.