Wedding registries are designed to help couples ease into their new life together, complete with all the knick-knacks they need to outfit their new home. By pre-selecting everything for you - all you have to do is go to the store and buy it. Essentially, it takes the guesswork out of gifting.
While this is common practice, some guests still prefer to put some thought into the gift they want to give. There’s nothing wrong with going rogue on wedding presents, but you better make sure you are getting the newlyweds the gift they didn’t think they need.
Here are some alternative wedding gift ideas (for the creative type):
1. His-and-Hers Towels
Your favorite couple can take a shower in style with a modern-take on his and hers towels. You can give them a monogrammed set from West Elm that can accommodate up to nine characters. The 100-percent organic cotton collection, available in white or grey, includes three sizes and a bath sheet.
2. Framed Photo
You can help the couple showcase mementos from their big day in a custom frame. You can frame a copy of their wedding invitation or ceremony program alongside a photo of the bride and groom. If you didn't capture the perfect shot on your camera, contact the photographer and ask for a sneak peek.
3. Fun Classes
Give the husband and wife a fun gift that they can enjoy together. Sign them up for a cooking class at a culinary school or even a kitchenware store. If cooking isn't their thing, let them try a hobby they've always wanted to learn, like ballroom dancing or sailing.
4. Instagram Album
Weddings nowadays come with a special wedding hashtag. You can use their Instagram hashtag feeds to pull together content for a totally customized album to highlight their relationship and memorable moments. Check out Artifact Uprising’s Softcover Instagram photo book.
5. Decanter set
This gift is perfect for the couple who enjoys a good cocktail. It comes with a His, Hers and Ours decanter to feature all their favorite drinks. It also comes in a set for same-sex couples.
6. Bluetooth Speakers
Music-loving and tech-savvy couples will appreciate the latest and most stylish Bluetooth speakers like this one from Jambox. They come in nine jewel-toned colors, but the real beauty of it is the Bluetooth connectivity and one-touch streaming.
7. Anniversary Wine Box
You can help commemorate the couple’s anniversaries by giving them an anniversary wine box. Pick out three of your favorite wines and box them up in this clever anniversary container as your wedding gift. The couple will be able to toast their love at the one, three, and five-year mark.
8. 3D Photo Crystal
Take your photo gift a few notches higher by giving the couple a personalized crystal gift. A 3D photo crystal is both a beautiful decoration for the bride and groom’s home, and can be displayed where it will be seen and enjoyed throughout the year.
Do you have other fun and personal wedding gift ideas? Let us know in the comment section below.
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