Buying a wedding gift can present a unique challenge; modern couples often shirk the age-old tradition of registries, and who wants to get the couple yet another blender? If you’re looking for a unique present that encapsulates “thinking outside the box”, consider one of the following gift options.
A Recipe Box Subscription
In the weeks leading up to the nuptials, the bride and groom will likely be relying on some convenient food options—aka fast food and delivery options. Once the hubbub of the wedding has died down, the last thing they’ll want to do is head to the grocery store. Set them up with a recipe box subscription through HelloFresh. The company will send boxes of ingredients with a recipe pamphlet and the couple can select their meal preferences. Set them up for a couple of weeks of delivery or splurge on a few months of food deliveries. They’ll love spending time together in the kitchen and have fun digging into their culinary creations.
An Experience to Remember
Give the couple something to look forward to after their honeymoon by purchasing an experiential gift. Sites like FunSherpa.com offer curated collections of local experiences. Just type in the couple’s zip code and browse the many opportunities available. If they’re an adventurous couple, grab them a gift certificate for a skydiving excursion. If they’re a bit more laid back, a horseback ride through local mountains could do the trick. From white water rafting to apple picking, your biggest struggle will be narrowing your choices to just one.
We spend a third of our lives sleeping—make sure the happy couple get some great shuteye with luxury bedding that turns a regular bed into a cloud. If you’re investing in bedding gifts for the newlyweds, consider both function and style as you shop. Check out this collection of luxury matelassé bedspreads and coverlets from Peacock Alley. This style mimics the artisan hand-stitched Marseilles-type quilts crafted in France, offering a decadent feel and a pristine look that every bride and groom can appreciate.
A Donation to Their Favorite Charity
If the couple already has everything you could ever consider getting, or they’ve explicitly said they don’t want gifts, consider making a donation to their favorite charity. Maybe you already know a cause they’re passionate about. If not, select a charity from CharityNavigator.org and get them a present that makes a difference. From charities focused on rehabilitating animals to those designed to help education little ones, you can find all types of organizations that could use some extra help.
A Bouquet Every Week
Who doesn’t love fresh flowers? They smell good and look great, and add that little extra oomph to any room. Sign the couple up for a flower delivery subscription—they’ll get a fresh bouquet every week, delivered right to their front door. Flowers make home décor easy, and are a sweet touch that the happy couple can enjoy when they come back from their honeymoon.
A Surprise Gift During the Honeymoon
They say their vows, pack their bags, and head off into the sunset of their honeymoon destination—make this amazing time even sweeter with a surprise gift. If you know where the newlyweds will enjoy their honeymoon, consider ways you can shock them with a sweet gift once they arrive. You might be able to pay the hotel to play a luxury bottle of champagne in their room upon arrival. If their destination offers fun activities, get them a gift certificate to check it out—whether it’s jet ski rentals for their beachside adventure or passes to the local ski slope.
Celebrate the happy couple and get them ready for the years of love ahead with a unique gift they’ll never see coming. Make your wedding gift a standout by selecting from one of these out-of-the-box ideas. From subscription boxes to honeymoon surprises, there’s plenty of ways to share in the couple’s excitement and herald them into the adventure of marriage.