Are you agonising over what you should give your best friend to celebrate their wedding day?
You could cheat and buy something from the wedding registry. Are you besties or casual acquaintances? We thought so!
Instead of gifting kitchen gadgets, placemats, or a toaster, choose something your best friend will cherish for years to come.
We’ve come up with 5 of the top wedding gifts you should consider before you resort to checking an item off the registry list.
Name that Wedding Gift
Shop an endless array of unique gifts you can have personalized with the happy couple’s names and wedding date. For the couple who loves to cook, you’ll find cutting boards, serving utensils, and aprons. What about a personalized pizza peel? The bride who loves to entertain will appreciate monogrammed coasters. Consider giving a set of monogrammed glassware and an ice bucket or wine chiller. Help your bestie create warmth in their new home with throw pillows and a personalized blanket.
Luxury Linens Make Perfect Wedding Gifts
If you’re looking to splurge, give the gift of a beautiful night’s sleep. Luxury linens can transform the bed, and most newlyweds don’t think about including them on the registry. For a crisp, cool textured sheet set, go with percale. For the ultimate in luxury, choose sumptuous silk linens. Some couples like satin sheet sets, but before you buy them, you’ll want to know about silk vs satin linens. There’s a difference!
The Gift of Writing
A journal might not be the first thing you think of when considering the best gift for a wedding. After all, maybe your friend isn’t a poet or a memoirist. Give your friend a journal to jot down special memories about the wedding and first year or so of marriage. They’ll have fun doing it and a keepsake they can look back on when they celebrate their anniversary. Shop for a leather-bound or textured bound book with blank pages. As an alternative, give them a scrapbook. They can include photos and other memorabilia of their newlywed experience.
Rock the Robe
Sometimes the friends of the bride host a lingerie shower or give lingerie at the bachelorette party. You can take things up a notch and give your best friend his and her robes. Consider a plush, terrycloth design for relaxing weekend mornings. Or, choose a set of satin kimonos for the honeymoon. A robe makes a gift that your friends won’t use just once. To make the gift even more unique, include the couple’s names or initials. You can always give your friend a getting-ready-for-the-wedding robe too! Include a set of luxury body lotions to make her smell lovely when she walks down the aisle.
Need More Ideas for Wedding Gifts?
We’ve given you four ideas you can use when finding the best wedding gift. It’s your best friend—get creative and gift them with something memorable.
If you’re looking for more ideas for wedding gifts or beauty tips for the big day, check out our archives. You’ll find a collection of articles designed to make weddings and events special.