How to Choose the Right Wedding Gift

Although every person in this world likes to hold on to his/her personal opinion on every matter, there are a few issues which enjoy universal acceptance and one of them pertains to buying a wedding gift. No matter which corner of the world you belong to, the dilemma that precedes the selection and purchase of a wedding gift is one of the inescapable truths. In addition to being liked by both halves, a wedding gift should have some utility value and should also be well within your budget. Now doesn’t that render the process difficult and intimidating?

Overwhelmed is the emotion that most people feel while venturing out to purchase a wedding gift. But there is a good news round the corner too in form of pointers that when borne in mind will stand you in good stead while choosing a gift and these are enumerated as follows –

Check the couple’s wedding registry – Nowadays it is common for outlets to maintain wedding registries in which the to-be-wedded couples register their names and also mention the kind of wedding presents that they would like to receive on their d-day. So if you have been invited to a wedding and need to buy a gift then your first priority should be to check the couple’s registry in terms of items specified by them.

There are a few imperative must-dos’ in this case, the foremost being to check the items which have already been purchased so that you do not end up buying them as well. Indeed duplication of gifts is nothing but a waste of money that should be avoided and on your part you must also ensure that the gift that you have selected for purchase from the registry is stuck off the list immediately.

Keep the couple’s choice in mind – An important point to remember while choosing a gift is that it should conform to the couple’s choice and not yours. It is possible that you may find the scarlet dinner set to be extremely garish but if it conforms to the couple’s choice then you might as well buy it for gifting purpose. Since the gift is meant to be for the other person’s use it should be chosen as per his/her preferences rather than yours.

Large gift – In case you are unable to find something in the registry that could be considered as a worthy gift then the option of pooling together and choosing a large gift should be given some thought. For example, open tickets for a Caribbean cruise or a skiing holiday in Switzerland could prove to be too expensive for one person to sponsor but can be easily afforded if there are a number of families contributing.

Situation of the couple – Much of the appropriateness of the gift would depend on the situation that the couple might be facing like the city they might be planning to settle in, state of the house they may be intending to move into and so on. If you are aware of the situation then you can choose a wedding gift that befits their particular circumstances, meaning you could offer to pay for the painting and landscaping services or give cash.

With these tips in mind, you no longer need to feel overwhelmed by the task of choosing a wedding gift because chances of going wrong are minimal.

Experiential gifts-the most memorable ones!

Recently i was involved in celebrating one of my friend’s birthday and was in heck of dilemma as to which gift would she like because she never expressed herself to us…what to say of an introvert! So i put all my labor in surfing the net and the shops for the “perfect” gift she would love and that which would make her day. And i was in vain…!!!

Then came the idea of “experiential gifts ” which would let our dear ones have the memories preserved for their life time.

These gifts could be anything like concert tickets,cooking classes or a membership in a gym or simply taking them to spa.These are the kind of gifts which will make the recipient come out of their busy routine and its better than the material stuff.

Few are the ideas for these kind of gifts:

  • Adventure sports: Depending upon the attitude of the recipient, there’s a good choice of giving them the thrilling experience of Bungee jumping,trekking,hiking and many adventure sports.After all the experience you get while falling with gravity is priceless!
  • Spa treatment: Can opt to give a nice pedicure,massage and spa treatment for those who work round the clock and find very less time for themselves.This enables them to have a relief over the stress and opens a new world.
  • Experiential Gifts For kids: Taking kids to amusement parks or the theaters will do the job of satisfying them for the day.Going on a camp with the whole family and sitting near the campfire listening to stories or a picnic with barbecue could be one of the most favorite thing of kids.Its a great experience for both kids and the family.

Candle-light Dinner: Giving tickets to a luxurious diner to your friends as a wedding gift who are recently married or an anniversary gift those who have kids and don’t often do this will be a good idea.Also taking your spouse for a candle-light dinner wins you over again for their special day.

After all, the cherished and greatest gifts will always be the moments we spend with our loved ones.There’s no equal to these ‘coz there’s a saying that “memories last forever”

Hope the thought has been conveyed properly and wish you have a great gifting experience with