These days, towels and toasters are no longer a prerequisite for wedding gifts. Couples are becoming more daring, and guests are thinking of more unconventional wedding gift ideas for the happy couple. Today’s wedding gift ideas can be anything from financial help on the honeymoon, to home improvement products and even sporting gear.
The main reason for this is that brides and grooms are marrying later in life – the average being 27 for the bride and 29 for the groom – so they will most likely already have all the home essentials. Luckily, modern couples happily accept unique and thoughtful gifts that can include anything from wine, to jewellery, to home office supplies.
Here we have compiled a list of trendy wedding gifts noted by wedding-industry professionals. Some of these gift ideas may seem unconventional, but it is the popular trend for weddings these days.
Bathrooms spas: Though the bathroom is usually a traditional category for wedding gifts, more and more couples are looking for a more spa-like experience. Couples want to equip their bathrooms with luxurious pieces such as heated towel rails and fountain shower heads. Consider this as a wedding gift idea when shopping.
Blending household decor and organisors: A popular trend these days are for couples to want organisors and home decor that blends the styles of different collections and household items. Another thing to consider when deciding on a wedding gift idea.
Charities: More and more people are giving back to the community in the form of charity work or donations to charities. There are websites available where you can make a donation on behalf of the couple to their favourite charity.
Home improvements: Once the happy couple have said their vows and proclaimed their love for each other, the next step is moving in together. This will probably result in some clashes in style. Why not contribute to room upgrades by purchasing hardware gifts that the couple can use in their DIY projects.
Home office equipment: Another popular category for couples is furnishing the home office. Gift ideas to consider include supplies like shredders, leather chairs and the latest computer equipment.
Honeymoon: An awesome gift idea would be to collect money and place it in a separate account for the unsuspecting couple. This money could go towards the honeymoon, which can be a costly affair. Even if the money you collect cannot cover the cost of flight tickets or hotel accommodation, they could you use it towards romantic dinners, massages, excursions and other celebratory costs.
Linens: Linen is always needed, especially for new couples sharing a luxurious bed for the first time. When purchasing linens, make sure you buy for all seasons.
Movies, music and books: Many guests are opting to give non-traditional gifts like music, movies or books to add to the couple’s existing collection. Think of box sets of their favourite series’ or movies, as well as coffee table books, cook books or reference books.
Wine: Fine wine is a luxury, especially with older couples. If they have a wine collection, why not purchase a bottle of fine wine to add to the collection?
This article was written by The White Company and offers tips on unique and thoughtful wedding gift ideas.