Winter wedding season has begun, and many of you have plans to attend someone’s special nuptials in the brisk winter months. Most wedding guests are prone to choose basic or safe wedding gifts, but other unique gifts exist that may not be on your radar just yet. Below you will find ten perfect wedding gift ideas that most couples, if not all couples, will enjoy.
Homemade DIY Kit
Maybe the couple enjoys beer or gin. There are plenty of do it yourself kits that give you the chance to create your own beer or gin from scratch. This makes for a great couple activity, especially in the wintertime when outdoor activities may be limited. Plus, everyone likes to warm up with a good beer or cocktail when it’s cold outside.
Jewelry is a great gift option for most any bride. Whether you choose earrings, necklaces, rings, or bracelets — there is something for everyone in the realm of jewelry. Birthstone pieces make a great option and one that’s more personal. Consider custom engravement on a piece of jewelry to relay an even more personal message or meaning. Pearls are also a great timeless option that exudes sophistication and class.
Customized Wall Art
Every couple will cherish photos from their wedding day for their entire life, so how about a gift that will display those photos from their big day? You can find a nice framed collage that displays multiple photos, or you can give a small collection of matching picture frames. For a more personal touch, engrave a special frame for the bride with her new last name or the date of her wedding day. You can include your favorite picture of the couple as well.
A Quilted or Embroidered Throw
You can never have too many throws around the house, especially during the wintertime when temperatures drop, and more nights are spent cuddled up inside with your loved ones. A quilted or embroidered throw is ideal because it can always be used by someone year-round. Form a quilt with personalized squares provided by the wedding party, along with wedding colors for a unique touch. You can also choose a simpler approach if you just embroider the wedding date or last name onto the quilt.
Engraved Cutting Board
Wine and cheese by the fire is a must in the wintertime and is also a hit at holiday dinner parties. Engrave a special cutting board with the couple’s wedding date and family name. This gift also has year-round use for parties, family gatherings, dinners, and other special times between the couple in their new home together. Include customized cutting board utensils to complete this gift.
Foodies love to explore new and exciting dishes, so give the gift of a cooking class. This is a perfect gift that will allow quality time for the couple as they prepare their dish, practice patience, and work as a team to create something delicious they will both enjoy. They will also appreciate the opportunity to enhance their cooking skills if they enjoy being in the kitchen. You know what they say — couples who cook together stay together.
Monogrammed Christmas Stockings
Since December weddings fall around Christmastime, monogrammed stockings are a more than appropriate gift, depending on whether the wedding falls before Christmas. Incorporate the couple’s new last name and use their wedding colors to really personalize the gift. You can even stuff the stockings with goodies. They will love it, especially since it will signify their first Christmas as a married couple.
Give the gift of cocktail glasses, champagne flutes, or wine glasses. If the bride or groom prefers Moscow Mules over a glass of Merlot, you can even give them a set of nice copper mugs. You can also give elegant toasting flutes to commemorate their special day. Consider personalized glassware with their last name or initials to really seal the deal.
Personalized Coffee Mugs
Everyone loves a good mug. Whether it’s for early morning coffee at the kitchen table or hot cocoa at night while you’re cuddled up watching a movie, coffee mugs are a must. Customized coffee mugs make a great gift and sets are even better. Add Mrs., Mr., or their last name to create a unique gift.
A Cozy Robe
Most couples won’t think to buy a nice robe for themselves. Not only can a robe be used in the winter, but it’s also used year-round. Choose from many stylish options based on their personal style instead of just going for the traditional cotton robe. Options include terry cloth, silk, satin, long, short, the popular kimono style, hooded robes, and so on. Robes are a great addition, especially in the wintertime when you’re relaxing inside. The bride can even use this special robe as she gets ready on her big day.
There are many gift ideas when it comes to weddings. Many of which remain overused. The above ten perfect wedding gift ideas provide options that are outside of the box — options you may not have even considered. Customized gifts are often forgotten when it comes to weddings but remain one of the most thoughtful and memorable gifts you can give. Consider the above, and leave an everlasting impression on the happy couple.
Written by: Kacey Mya
Kacey is a lifestyle blogger for The Drifter Collective, an eclectic lifestyle blog that expresses various forms of style through the influence of culture and the world around us. Kacey graduated with a degree in Communications while working for a lifestyle magazine. She has been able to fully embrace herself with the knowledge of nature, the power of exploring other locations and cultures, all while portraying her love for the world around her through her visually pleasing, culturally embracing, and inspiring posts.