A Guide to Unique Wedding Gifts
Giving wedding gifts to celebrate a married couple is a popular tradition, but what do you get the couple that has everything, and how do you give a gift with sentimental value? Our guide offers advice on buying unique and personalised wedding gifts that both the bride and groom can cherish for years to come.
Why do we give wedding gifts?
As a guest, finding a wedding outfit isn’t the only stressful part of attending a wedding. You also have to buy a gift for the happy couple, a decision that isn’t always straightforward. Not only do you have to think about how much to spend and how well you know them, but you also need to consider what type of gift you want to get and whether it’s more materialistic and practical or sentimental.
Originally, gifts were given to the bride and groom to help set them up in their new home together. Traditionally, married couple only started living together after their wedding, so it was common to buy practical gifts like household appliances and tableware. Fine China and silverware were also popular gifts for weddings and many married couples would, “save their best” for use at special occasions and celebrations.
Over time, couples began living together before they were married, buying household goods and appliances themselves. No longer needing kettles and toasters to be bought for them, couples began creating lists of items that they preferred to receive as gifts and this is how gift registries became popular, especially as they took the guesswork out of gift giving.
Gift registries are still used today, however as our attitudes towards giving and receiving gifts has changed, they aren’t so common for occasions like weddings. Nowadays, you’ll typically find that couples request money towards booking their honeymoon destination or putting it towards a charity that’s close to their heart.
However, many wedding guests wouldn’t want to turn up to the ceremony empty handed or give a gift of cash, and this is where choosing a personalised wedding gift can go a long way.
Unique wedding gift ideas
As the happy occasion is all about celebrating the bride and groom, getting them a personalised wedding gift is a lovely way to say, “thank you,” for inviting you to their wedding.
Perhaps they enjoy travelling or share the same hobbies, either way, getting a gift that reflects their personalities, passions and style is a great way to celebrate who they are as a couple. Our collection of Me and You coin jewellery offers a variety of unique gifts that are perfect for a bride and groom, especially our husband and wife keepsake necklace that could be bought for each of them to wear.
A gift that symbolises their marriage and is personalised to reflect their special day can be a unique wedding gift they will be able to treasure forever. A detailed and bespoke coin keyring that’s personalised with their wedding date could hold the key to their happy marriage, while a unique coin hipflask minted in the year they said their vows is a nice way for them to celebrate their love at every occasion they attend together, from this day forward.
If you are friends or family of the bride and groom and know them well, individual gifts are a nice way to show how much they mean to you. We have a collection of unique wedding gifts that make the perfect gift for the bride, including lucky Sixpence coin gifts that are symbolic of wedding celebrations.
Similarly, our variety of personalised coin cufflinks, lapel pins and money clips make for unique gifts for grooms so you can be sure to give a gift that is suited to their individual styles and personalities.
If you’re struggling to buy personalised gifts for the bride and groom, perhaps give them the gift of choice and let them buy a keepsake themselves. Our gift voucher makes the perfect wedding gift, especially as they can be personalised with any meaningful message.
How much to spend on a wedding gift?
There aren’t any rules when it comes to how much to spend on a wedding gift. This is dependent on a variety of factors, like what your budget is, how long you’ve known the couple and what type of gift you want to buy.
If you have a small budget then a token gesture is a nice way to show the couple you care without breaking the bank, especially as you’ve likely spent money on your outfit and accommodation to be at the wedding.
Alternatively, if you want to splash some cash and go all out, that’s okay too. Buying an extravagant and luxury wedding gift that the bride and groom will love is a great way to celebrate their special day.
Either way, as long as you’re buying a gift that you think the happy couple will love and you’ve put some thought into it, we’re sure the bride and groom will be thankful for everything they receive. Unique wedding gifts don’t have to cost the earth and there are lots of ways to give a gift that has more meaning than its price tag. Buy within your means and try not to stress too much about the price of your gift.
No matter the gift you give, a wedding is a time to celebrate and share the happy couple’s special day. With our collection of unique gifts you can be sure to find a present that can be enjoyed for years to come, serving as a reminder of their happy occasion. What better way to celebrate the married couple than with a gift they can use or wear every day, reminding them of their wedding and their love for each other.
The married couple will be celebrating their first anniversary before you know it, so with their unique wedding gift sorted, get planning and take a look at our guide to anniversary gifts for some early inspiration. If you’re following tradition, our article on anniversary gifts by year offers great tips on how to choose the perfect gift for each anniversary milestone.