When a dear friend or relative ties the knot, naturally you will want to congratulate them with a terrific wedding gift. Sometimes it is hard to know where to begin, especially if you prefer not to shop off a bridal registry. Get inspired by these greatfor every season.
For a spring wedding, get inspired by the blooming gardens. If the bride and groom own a home, a unique and thoughtful wedding gift is a flowering shrub for their yard. Even if you live far away, this gift can easily be arranged through a plant nursery or greenhouse in the bride and groom’s hometown. They should be able to select you on the flowering shrubs which will be most likely to thrive in their climate, deliver the bush, and possibly even plant it. Some beautiful options include lilacs, rose bushes, hydrangeas, and azaleas, depending where the couple resides. A flowering shrub is a wonderful gift because it will be enjoyed year after year, and the couple will have fun watching it grow along with their marriage.
Summer is a popular time for outdoor activities, and this makes for some fantastic options for. A handsome wicker picnic hamper stocked with plates, cups, utensils, and napkins is an excellent wedding present. If you want to make it even more special, fill the hamper with non-perishable goodies like gourmet crackers and spreads, chocolates, and a bottle of fine wine. If you know that the bride and groom enjoy hosting summer barbeques or causal get-togethers, a great gift idea would be items for outdoor entertaining. It could be a nice set of grill tools, a set of festive casual dishes, or heavy trays and bowls in summery colors for serving food on the patio. If budget is not a concern, or you are going in on a large group gift, a deluxe new grill is a wedding present that is sure to please. The groom will also be happy to get at least one gift that is geared towards his interests, unlike the crystal vases, monogrammed towels, and silver picture frames that make up most .
In the fall, people tend to “nest”, so good autumnalare those which are designed to enhance the comfort of the home. Cashmere or chenille throws for cozy evenings nestled by the fire are a great choice – just be sure to find out the color scheme of the bride and groom’s home before shopping. For the couple who likes to cook, appliances like bread makers and slow cookers are nice for making cozy fall dinners at home. If you prefer to give experience type of presents, a fun idea would be to treat the newlyweds to a weekend at a romantic country inn near their home. The bride will love the chance to put on a pretty dress and for those dinners for two with her groom in the dining room of the inn.
Winter weddings also have some great possibilities for presents for the bride and groom. Entertaining tends to be the most formal in the winter, so it would be a good time of the year to give a set of silver barware or a vintage set of cocktail glasses in rich jewel tones. You could slip a beautiful pair ofinto the envelope with the card for the bride to wear in her new role as hostess. For the couple who is having a Christmas wedding, a unique collection of handblown glass ornaments for their first tree as newlyweds would be a beautiful gift. It will be a special present that they will enjoy using every holiday season to come. Of course, if money is no object, the ultimate gift for a winter wedding (perhaps from the parents of the bride or groom) would be a pair of plane tickets for a honeymoon in a fabulous tropical destination!