Know someone who is tying the knot soon? A gift is a great way to congratulate the couple as they start their life together. What can you give? Money is useful, but presents which are customised to the individual will feel a lot more special. Read on for a roundup of meaningful gift ideas.
Couple Story Painting
A painting showing the couple’s love story—how they met and bonded—is a special showpiece that can be displayed at their wedding, and after that in their home. Mark & Lindy’s journey painted by Spick Studio depicts how they fell in love over mahjong sessions and prata. A rabbit and a bear are included to show their adorable nicknames for each other.
Besides the couple’s story, consider other paintings such as a painting of the wedding venue, bridal bouquet, or wedding dress. These are all offered as well by Spick Studio and make lovely keepsakes of the couple’s special day.
Calligraphed Wedding Vows
The couple’s vows express their love and commitment to each other. Why not memorialize this in beautifully handwritten calligraphy, framed for hanging in their home? Poptsie Paper Co. translates your vows into a romantic piece with old world charm, complete with watercolour florals. For a more clean and minimalist style, look to Letter J Supply.
Personalised Luggage Tags
Chances are that the couple will be moving in together or even getting a new home after the wedding. A luggage tag personalised with the recipient’s name and new address is wonderfully symbolic of the new journey he or she is about to embark on. Etsy and Zazzle offer a variety of stylish customisable options. While you will need to pay for overseas shipping, the cost is often low as baggage tags are light and compact.
Consider getting coaster sets as practical presents for the couple’s home, especially if you do not know their taste well enough to buy bigger items like cushions. Again, look to Etsy and Zazzle for options. Or DIY by painting plain cork coasters (from Ikea or Muji) or wood slices (from Art Friend) with the couple’s initials or even their pet!
Sometimes experiences can be even more special than material things. Does the couple plan on performing a dance at their wedding? Dance classes (try John & Josephine Dance Creative) will be a thoughtful gift. Or perhaps you know their dream is to have a photoshoot with a particular photographer? You can give a gift card for a couple photoshoot. If you are not sure what they need, how about a Couple Spa experience—they could use a little relaxation before the big day.