It’s starting to warm up, and with Spring and Summer come weddings. In fact, you may already have a handful of weddings to attend this year, which means bridal showers and weddings to plan for. So what are you going to give as a present? You may be the type that has been to so many weddings that you’ve got this, or you may be the type that has been to so many weddings that you have no idea what gifts to give that don’t feel overdone. Here’s a tip: you should try to buy at least something from their wedding registry (or something similar to what they registered for), and then something they didn’t register for. This is a great way to make sure that your friends get something that they actually need, and something great that they didn’t know they wanted. But if you’re at a loss as to what to get for your friends or family members for their weddings this year, take a look at these suggestions for the perfect gift.
1. Secret Ingredient Spoon
The couple in their wedded bliss might be foodies, or you might need just one more thing to add to your gift. This Secret Ingredient Spoon from Modcloth is only $9.99, and it is not only adorable, but it would be perfect for the couple that might be learning to cook for each
It sounds a little cheap to say that you’re getting your friends pillowcases for their wedding, but there are some really fun and flirty pillowcases available for newlywed couples. One from Stocking Factory features pillow cases that say Wifey and Hubby. This other pillowcase from Boldloft displays love in the air.
3. Arts and Décor
If –and only if- your friends registered for art is art and décor a good idea. Sometimes a couple lived on their own or lived together before they got married and they’re already set up in the way of décor. But if the couple has registered for art and décor, you may want to consider getting them something similar from the art gallery page on Overstock.com. Get them a mirror, a small canvas, a large canvas –whatever is similar to what they’ve registered for. This is great for friends that know the couple so well that they know their tastes.
4. Honeymoon Package
If you’re still at a loss, wondering what you could give them that they don’t already have or that you’re not sure they want, find out where they’re going on their honeymoon. Are they going someplace by the beach? If so, you can get them a beach kit, complete with towels, a nice pair of sunglasses, and sunscreen and massage oils.
5. Gift Card
Still stumped? Who says you have to get them a present when you can get them a gift card? You can get them a gift card for the places they’ve registered at (so that they can pick up any items they need and didn’t get), you can get them a gift card for their favorite restaurant and in essence gift date night, or you can get them a gift card for the local supermarket. As lame a gift as it sounds, many couples don’t realize how expensive it is to set up their spice cupboard.