Weddings are a joyous occasion, but shopping for a gift for a newlywed couple is not very easy. People like different things, and couples are no different. You will want to give them something meaningful that can either be used practically in the home or is something they will cherish forever.

You may have been given a wedding registry that will help you out, but sometimes you have to choose something yourself. These suggestions are not present-specific, rather these are unique ideas that you can build on. Read on for some great tips on how to choose the perfect gift for your friends’ happy day.

Go Personal

Choosing a personal gift or, better yet, making one yourself has a special feel and meaning to it that you can’t just buy at any shop. There are so many ideas, from personalised mugs or floor mats to fancy wine glasses that can be etched with the couple’s names. You can personalise almost any item, so get creative.

If the couple enjoys cooking together, they might love a personalised cookbook that can be used for date nights. Even date nights can be improved by giving them special romantic cards or a board game with activities for couples.

Hire a Professional

This is not some crazy idea to have a professional create something unique. Weddings are expensive, and oftentimes the couple will be worrying about how they will pay for all the features that come with getting married. You may not be able to spend a fortune, but these are the little ways that make a difference to someone’s special day.

Offering to pay for the band or hiring the wedding car can be inexpensive if you know where to look. Hiring vintage wedding cars for the couple’s big day could be the best present they receive. It will be one less thing to worry about and they can do it in style.

Wedding Box

If you still can’t decide on anything, or perhaps you have so many ideas you don’t know what to choose, why not get a lot of small items? What’s ideal about this idea is that you can fill the box with a bunch of personalised items or sentimental things that represent the marriage. You may need some help from family and friends if you want to get personal or have some childhood photos added to the box.

Ask other friends and family members to write a special wedding message that the couple reads after they are married. If you get a nice wooden box, the couple can use it for additional storage space around the house.

The gift of giving can be tricky, especially if the couple already seems to have everything they need. That is when you need to think outside the box and come up with something truly unique that no one else has thought about. The best gifts are always those that the couple will use often, and those that bring happy memories of your friendship.

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Written by Kitty

There's nothing better than a weekend spent at a spa and total relaxation and happy thoughts is a way of life to me. It's lucky I love cats really with a name like mine! Happily married with my three fur babies to keep us company.