Weddings are a special event that people celebrate with thoughtful gestures. Couples work tiny details of their love story into the decor. Family members write speeches filled with stories of the married couple when they were kids. Then there’s the moment when the married couple takes home all of their gifts to open and enjoy.
Deciding what you’ll give your friends for their wedding can be challenging. They most likely have a registry set up or will create one, but you might feel like giving them something more personal. Check out this list of trendy homemade wedding gifts.
Map Their Relationship
It’s extra special when a wedding occurs for a couple who has been long distance up until that point. They finally get to say goodbye to nightly phone calls and days spent alone. Celebrate the distance they conquered by mapping their relationship in painted frames. Cut out the cities they’ve lived in and where they’ll live in now into heart shapes for an extra loving touch.
Homemade Recipe Book
Something newlyweds look forward to is making meals together during their first few weeks of married life. Take half the work out of the activity by making a homemade recipe book. Include everything you think they’d love, from breakfast foods to desserts.
Painted First Dance Lyrics
If you’re close with the couple, you might be able to find out what they’ve chosen for their first dance song. It’s something they’ll remember forever, which is why the lyrics make a perfect gift if you paint them on canvas using a special font or the colors from their wedding.
Basket of Face Masks
After the wedding is over, they will want to relax. Help them skip the expensive spa prices and make a basket of face masks instead, using key ingredients like glycerine for healing and moisturization.
Sweater Throw Pillows
Get inspired by the coziness of winter and sew sweater throw pillows to brighten up the newlywed’s home. Find chunky knit sweaters at thrift stores or get a knit fabric in the specific shade or print they’d like.
Herb Garden Kit
If your friends enjoy gardening in the spring, give them the joy of a winter garden by making an herb kit. Paint tiny pots and write out labels for each of the herbs to make it more personalized.
Trust Your Gut
When you find the right wedding gift craft, your gut will tell you to go for it. Enjoy making your friends something they’ll treasure alongside her standard registry gifts.
Written by Kacey Bradley
Kacey is the blogger behind The Drifter Collective, an eclectic lifestyle blog that expresses various forms of style through the influence of culture and the world around us. Along with writing for her blog, she has written for sites like U.S. News, SUCCESS, Guides for Brides, Hotel Online and more! Follow Kacey on Twitter and subscribe to her blog to keep up with her travels and inspiring posts!