It’s that time of the year when your calendar is dotted with weddings you have to attend, and there is no doubt that you have to think up new gifts all over again. Sometimes you know what ideal wedding gifts should be and sometime you go the clichéd way of home decor or kitchen essentials or you have absolutely no time and just give flowers that wilt away before they reach your friends home.
The Indian weddings have evolved over the last few years. The modern couples are being vocal about their dislike of the repetitive gifts of fine china and ornamental stuff – they are now also helping friends and families by creating Wishlist and Gift Registries. This evolution has been fast paced but not everybody is on the boat yet. We have come up with a list of wedding gifts that are trending with the newly weds this season. This should help you get your friends or families exciting thoughtful gifts that they would appreciate and would not add to the clutter.
It may sound bit vain, but everyone likes to have an individual identity. And nothing speaks of individuality like having your initials monogrammed on mundane home products. Monogramming something makes it special, unique and personal. Monogramming a gift from sites like LetterNote elevates the personal touch and makes it more meaningful. Suddenly a hand towel or a coffee mug is all the more special.
Most of the couples own household items like fine china and kitchen appliances. They do not want to add more clutter to their tastefully designed homes. This is the reason why an increasing number of contemporary couples are favouring experiences over gifts. The popular experiences are joint couple cooking classes, yoga retreat, salsa classes and wine tasting.
Vintage is the new vogue. It is very in demand this wedding season and gifting something even as simple as tea set or wall clock in vintage designs is bound to be hit with the modern couple. You will be gifting them something unique, decorative and beautiful.
Cash might be the most unimaginative gift but in utility value it perhaps surpasses all. When you gift cash you are contributing to help the couples spend money on something that they truly desire – be it their honeymoon fund or deposit for the new home. Always remember this mantra, “when in doubt gift cash”.
Nostalgia is perhaps the sweetest ether on the earth. What you can gift is a way to memorize the memories already made. Collect memories of the couple for the couple – from embarrassing childhood stories to awkward teenage moments. Gift it in a memory jar or better yet a collage or a video story of the couple’s journey.
The best wedding gifts are not easy to find, but once you do it makes gift giving and gift getting a pleasure – and the emotion attached priceless!
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