The Secret to Giving a Really Unique Wedding Gift!

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So you want to get some about-to-be-married friends or family members a unique wedding gift, but you’re bored with the usual sort of linens, crystal, china, or kitchen gadgets.  A lot of couples nowadays are not really interested in such things, anyway.  So what’s the secret to giving really great, even unusual wedding gifts?  Read on for some clues in the ideas below:

• Artwork –if you know the couple well enough to know their tastes in art or décor, a nice piece of framed art that suits their tastes would likely be much appreciated.  (Since taste in art can be highly subjective, however, please do the couple a favor and include a gift receipt just in case you were a little off in what you thought they might like.) Or, consider taking an engagement photo (pr any great picture) of the couple and sending it off to be done up on canvas.

• Furniture – if the soon-to-be newlyweds are young and just leaving home or getting out of school, chances are they have very little furniture.  Just like more traditional wedding gifts, furniture comes in a range of prices, so you need not buy the couple a leather sectional couch if your gift budget tends more towards a coffee table.  If their taste tends more towards the quirky, you may want to offer to take them on a shopping spree through local second hand stores to help them find something unusual or offbeat.

• Entertainment – many couples these days are paying many, if not all, of the expenses for their wedding, so their post-wedding entertainment budget may be stretched pretty thin.  Give them a break from watching rented DVDs – buy them tickets to see a favorite performer live in concert, or to see their favorite athletic team.

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• Alternative to Cash – Stocks and bonds make a nice alternative to cash and offer you, the gift giver, a way to personalize your gift by buying shares of stock which interest the couple.

There are in fact, a lot of unusual wedding gifts you can give that can provide a welcome relief  from the mundane.  One note of caution, though – be sure the couple will be happy with something “different”!  Straying from the safe, preapproved confines of a department store wedding registry can be risky for the gift giver.

Remember that a great gift is a reflection of both the giver and the receiver.  While you may not want to “spoil the surprise” you may be doing yourself and the couple a favor by approaching them before the wedding and bouncing ideas off them for what you would like to give.

And that’s the secret for giving a really great wedding gift (and what is perhaps the greatest gift of all) – thoughtfulness.

What are some other ideas for a unique wedding gift the couple will love?

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  1. Jay

    Rare and cherished books can make wonderful wedding gifts for the avid reader. If you know the couple’s taste or if they have a particular book that they’re fond of, search out an original, maybe signed copy. Just another idea.

  2. Guy

    Hi All,

    I reckon a unique present is a good idea. After all, who really wants a toaster, cutlery as a wedding present. A lot of couples are gettimg married older, and people have these standard household items before getting married. A unique gift idea is a Hammock. You can be sure no one else will have thought of this. Two people can lay in a hammock so it is quite romantic, a great way to unwind and spend some quality time. Especially in the warmer months.

  3. Pam Robinson

    I think one of the most romantic gifts you can give to a newly married couple is dinner and a carriage ride around a beautiful historical district. I just got back from going on a ride tonight with a group of friends.

  4. Beth

    I give my close friends personalized items like monogrammed robes or monogrammed towels. Everyone needs those items but will not splurge on themselves to do things like that. The store I get everything from also has monogrammed bed sheets. How cool would that be to get as a present?

  5. These are some good suggestions. My nephew got married recently, and he and his fiance didn’t want any gifts. They were getting married in another state and having a VERY small wedding.

    Not wanting to just ignore the day, I sent them a pretty gift basket filled with gourmet treats. They really liked it and said they were taking some of the food to work with them for snacks.

    Gift baskets are great when you don’t know what else to get – they make very elegant gifts, and in many cases, items in the basket can be personalized.

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    I love the idea of a personalized gift, one a couple would never think to buy for themselves. I like the monogrammed pillow cases idea.

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