Itâ€™s wedding season!
Wedding planners say the most popular months to get married are June and August, followed closely by September.
Whether the betrothed are close friends or family members, or simply associates you know from work, etiquette rules say you should buy a gift. How much you spend and whether you buy something on or off their gift registry is up to you. (Feel free to let the couple know about alliwishis.com for their registry!)
Most couples nowadays already have the basics for housekeeping, so they probably already have your typical blender or toaster.
Donâ€™t worry, there are plenty of other ideas out there. First, check with the couple to see if they have a registry set up. You can get some ideas for what they need and/or want, and learn about their tastes. Need inspiration? Weâ€™ve gathered some options for you â€“ listed by room.
Cast iron is the one of the most durable products out there; itâ€™s something the newlyweds could eventually pass on to their children! Very versatile, cast iron can be used in the oven and on stovetops, and even over an open flame on the grill or if they go camping. Buy it pre-seasoned, and with very little care, cast iron will last for decades.
An optional, though more expensive, choice is enameled cast iron, available in a range of colors.Â These arenâ€™t meant for open flames, but they are more visually appealing, and thereâ€™s less chance that food will stick.
Start the celebration early in the marriage! But, she likes wine while he likes beer. No worries! The handcrafted Mr. and Mrs. Gatsby XL Beer and Wine Glass Set is perfect for the discriminating couple, and it can be personalized.
Wine or beer brewing kit
Theyâ€™ll need something to fill those monogramed glasses!
Check out the Scoutmob Wine Making Kit by The Grain and Grape Brew Shop. The kit has all the equipment you need to make a gallon of wine.
For beer lovers, try the Scoutmob Irish Red Ale Brewing Ingredient Kit by Box Brew Kits. It has everything you need for a gallon of Irish Red Ale.
Teetotalers? Thereâ€™s the EssentialHardware Coopers LLC/Mr Beer 20041 Root Beer Brewing Kit
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This one can be a bit tricky, but if you know the couple fairly well, itâ€™s easy to pick out something theyâ€™ll treasure for years.
Perhaps my favorite, as a superhero nerd, Iâ€™d want the Superman and Wonder Woman Hugging Watercolor Print.
Board and card games are perfect ways to spend some quality time together. Consider making up a game night gift basket, with a game, bottle of wine, some snacks. Do a quick internet search to find â€œnewlywed rules.â€ Look for Sexy Scrabble or Love and War (based on the card game War).
Feeling crafty? Make the happy couple a personalized Love Jenga. Write â€œtruth or daresâ€ on each piece, such as â€œHave you ever gone skinny dipping?â€ â€œWhat is your secret talent?â€ â€œImitate a superhero for one minute.â€ Toss in a couple of â€œWould you rather â€¦â€ questions. â€œWould you rather have a third eye or a third arm?â€
Needless to say, only get this if you know the couple well. There are many options, but try to find something relaxing, such as lavender or tangerine scents. And look for something made with essential oils, rather than perfumes, which can irritate some people.
This US Master Massage 4 Piece Massage Oil Variety Pack is a good option. It has natural ingredients and offers a variety of scents. A nice addition is to include a gift card to the local spa.
Letâ€™s face it, we all love to hold on to those items that remind us of those great times together. A photo, those concert tickets, even those crappy photo booth pics you took at the fair.
This Black Personalized Keepsake Box with Cork Board by Custom Engraved Keepsake Box w/ Cork Board is a great gift to hold those memories.
For the bath, gift baskets are easy-peasy. Try this 3-pc. Monogram Towel & Soap Set for the couple.
Another good option is this US Essence of Luxury Bath Gift Basket so they can pamper themselves. Bath gels, lotions, and scrubs. The best part: chocolate! Ahh!
Here are some other ideas for the happy couple:
Personalized door mats, a way to say, â€œWelcome home!â€
Picnic backpack inspires romantic picnics wherever they go.
Membership to their favorite places, such as the gym or local museum.
Date night gift cards, including dinner out and movie tickets.
How was our list? Do you have any wedding gift suggestions?
Leave them in the comments below!