Deciding what to give as a wedding gift to the happy couple can be very challenging. Continue reading to learn some great gift ideas that might help make that decision easier.
Getting a couple the perfect wedding gift can be a little challenging today, unlike 50 years ago when people married younger, and therefore had less material goods. Many young couples would register with their local large department store, and guests could simply purchase items off of their registry. Even if the young couple didn’t have a registry with a store, because they were young and just starting out, they were very appreciative of any basic kitchenwares, appliances, bed linens, towels, and other things that people need in their everyday lives.
Modern Day Couples Are Different
Today people are getting married later in life, often pushing off marriage while they finish school or start their career. Most people have left the family home and are already living on their own, often times with their partner. This means they usually own many of the household items that were traditionally put on the wedding registry. Sometimes upon moving in together find they own duplicates or triplicates of the same thing! Once the wedding date is set, the traditional registry process for gifts may not be needed, or be very different that what was expected in the past.
Gift Cards Or Cash
A gift of cash or gift cards to the couples favorite stores or restaurants can be an excellent gift idea that would be very useful. However, some people tend to find gifts of money or gift cards impersonal. The prefer to give something that they can wrap beautifully and present it to the happy couple. This makes them feel good about the present they are giving.
Ask The Couple
The purpose of wedding gifts is to give the newly married couple a boost as they start their new life together. Traditionally housewares were given to save the couple the added expense as they were often new home owners. For the modern bride and groom, being asked specifically what they want, means they do not have to return unwanted items or be stuck with an undesired colour or style. Many couples now live in condos not large homes like in the past, so space saving appliances such as the compact Nespresso Inissia Espresso Machine are what people want. While you as a guest may really want to give them the biggest and best like the Breville Barista Express Espresso Machine they may not have the counter space for it!
Basic Model or Deluxe Model?
It is generally best to purchase exactly what the couple have asked for, because that is the appliance that they can actually use in the space they have to work with. However, if you speak to them and find out that they would really love the deluxe model, but felt awkward asking for the more expensive appliance, then they may really appreciate you contacting them to find out that information! This is why asking the couple is so important.
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