A beautiful couple you love and adore deserve something extra special… we love these top tips for unique wedding gifts from The Present Tree…
Shopping for a perfect wedding gift can be intimidating, but when it comes to a close friend, there can be even more pressure to find the perfect gift. With guests ever-more determined to shower the happy couple in increasingly outlandish and decidedly ‘different gifts’ (my husband thought it would be an excellent idea to surprise his sister and new brother-in-law with a whippet!), there’s a chance we could all be missing something honest and heartfelt (we all love Smoky Joe, now obviously, but being handed a small, cat-like dog in your wedding finery wasn’t probably ideal, was it Rachel?). Never fear! Wonderfully unique and full-of-love gift company The Present Tree share with us their top tips for getting wedding gifts just right…
When it comes to buying a perfect wedding gift, nothing compares to one that comes straight from the heart. Besides, a thoughtful present will stand out from the masses of homeware purchased directly from the gift list. The gift should always be thoughtful, but you shouldn’t spend time stressing over it, as sometimes the most meaningful gifts are often ones that are inexpensive. Of course, you don’t want to get something that just anybody can buy.
Here are our top gift ideas for every type of newlywed couple so you’ll have your bases covered!
The ‘Couple Who Have Everything’ Gift
If you’re pretty sure your friend already has everything they need and want, why not give a little box filled with cash? As far as we’re concerned you can never go wrong with money! It may seem tacky to some, but cash is a big help especially if there’s a honeymoon, or travel plans on the horizon. Money also helps tremendously if they have a new home to pay for. It can be even better than giving them something that you think is clever that they don’t want or need. Basically, there is no way will they return cash to a shop! Another top tip is to pull off a cash gift with creativity, like using a money clip with their initials engraved, or in a box alongside some more mementos!
The Unique Gift
One truly unique gift idea that will help the happy couple celebrate their special day forever is a tree. Each type of tree has their own meaning, which can be a touching symbol for the bride and groom as they start married life together. If cared for properly, the tree you choose should continue to grow over the years, serving as a touching reminder of the happy couple’s special day. With these plants growing equally well in a garden, on a balcony, or even in a conservatory; if you’re looking for a unique wedding gift idea, one of these trees could be the answer, no matter where the happy couple live.
There are many special trees that have lovely meanings, which make them truly great gifts for the bride and groom. For example, a Cherry tree symbolises good fortune and future happiness. The great thing about cherry trees is that they look beautiful all year round, as their glossy green leaves are ever-present. Then when it reaches spring, cream flowers will start cropping up, brightening every single day! Or you could get the couple a Camellia tree which boasts beautiful leaves all year round; in addition to pretty flowers that blossom, attracting bees and butterflies alike. Symbolising love and devotion, the Camellia is a unique wedding present to gift the happy couple with, representing a love-filled future for them both.
The Thoughtful Gift
Unsure of a specific gift to give, a commemorative gift might be the answer. In this instance, the actual product can be a range of different things, but the meaning and personalisation attached to the gift make it special. An individual way to commemorate their wedding day! You could give a commemorative teapot, a clock for their living room, mugs, cushions, etc.. the list is endless. But the newlyweds are likely to keep it forever as they will associate the gift with their wedding day for the rest of their life. Another thoughtful option is to name a star after the happy couple, very easy to do and not too expensive.
The Romantic Gift
Vouchers for a meal out at their favourite restaurant is a great gift. Perhaps if you know where they first met? Or their favourite cuisine? Ideally, anything that the newlyweds can do together is perfect, so for a much-needed gift, Spa vouchers are always a winner. After all, after most weddings, a detox is needed! You could also find a unique couple experience like Champagne tasting. Or theatre tickets to a popular west end show. All experiences that your friend will appreciate.
The Charitable Gift
Finally, if your friend feels passionately about a particular cause, then a charity donation on their behalf can be an ideal present. You could even sponsor an endangered animal in their name.
Thanks for these top tips and excellent insights! In love with the idea of giving a newlywed couple the chance to put down some roots? Check out thepresenttree.com for more fabulous tree gifts!