As the month of June begins, many people are starting to get busy preppin’. For the rainy season? Maybe. But for those who are set to walk down the aisle this wedding peak month, they are preparing for a once-in-a-lifetime event in their lives.
Because this is such a special day for our loved ones, we as guests can only do our best in coming up with great wedding gifts. You certainly don’t want to be remembered as someone who gave a picture frame during their wedding day, right? To help you think of a perfect yet realistic gift, I gathered some of the trendiest ideas that happy married couples (and soon-to-be ones) said that they would have liked and like to receive on their big day.
First thing on the list: personalized items.
Does a couple shirt ring a bell? This works for weddings too! But let’s change it up a bit, shall we? Instead of giving matching shirts, why not give a bathroom set of his and hers? It may include, but not limited to, a couple bath towel (may have their initial embossed or matching patterns and colors) and 2 pairs of slippers. You options are endless for this category. It can be matching kitchen stuff like coffee mugs or a set of customized pillowcase and bed sheet. All you need is a big ounce of creativity.
You may also consider gift certificates
Treat the lovely couple to a relaxing spa on top of their pre- planned honeymoon. Nothing beats rest and relaxation that’s free! This can be an overnight stay at a hotel or a spa session. A romantic dinner to an exquisite restaurant with a topnotch ambience can also be on your list.
I say nothing beats the classic too. Instead of giving appliances that may not fit the theme of their new home, try giving them a gift certificate to Home Depot, Our Home, or just the basic department store or appliance center. In this way, you are somehow giving them the freedom to have the stuff they need at home with the liberty of choosing the design that goes with their other items at home.
Last but the least (and I know most you out there will agree), monetary values
It is already common nowadays for couples to prefer money gifts over material things. Some would even indicate it in the invites. This is one way of helping the newlyweds to start their journey as man and wife. And there is nothing wrong with it. That’s practicality. We may simply adhere to this if we run out of ideas or if we don’t have time to shop.
Whatever you decide to give, remember that it is always the thought that counts. As cliché as it may sound, no amount of money can equate to the effort you made to show your support during the most romantic day of their lives. It’s all in the love, baby.
Photo from Section Editor’s own wedding, Nov. 2013