5 Wedding Gifts that Couples Secretly Desire
Hours of fake smiling at guests, saying ‘Namaste auntyji’ and ‘Namaste uncleji’ in loop, touching almost everyone’s feet (some who even end up being only a few years older), enduring back pain while sitting for hours at the mandap, taste buds numb thanks to the overdose of mithais…phew! After all this hard work a couple deserves something nice- by which I mean a gift, and a USEFUL one!
Bed sheets. Photo frames. Mixers and grinders. Fancy crockery sets.
Nah! Don’t even think about it. Stop right there, right now! The newlyweds definitely deserve a bit more than the cliche household items their houses are stuffed with on their D-day. You wouldn’t want these gifts to be passed on by the newlyweds on someone else’s wedding, during Diwali or as an anniversary present to friends and family, do you?
So, if you want your gift to stand out and the couple to truly enjoy and make use of what you have given them, here are some tips:
1. De De Cash De
Yes, yes! Badhaais and aashirwaads are very important, but cash is too :).
After all, badhaais cannot help pay your EMIs or for your honeymoon, right? Gift the newlyweds cash so that they can decide what they want to use with it.
Going for a honeymoon sure is very exciting! However, paying for travel, accommodation, sightseeing, and shopping can cost the couple a fortune. Now, we don’t mean you should gift them an entire honeymoon…(unless you are very generous). But, you could spend for their accommodation/travel/book a dinner date/adventure for the couple, making their honeymoon slightly more reasonable for them.
3. Its Spa Time!
Planning a wedding and attending your wedding thereafter is quite a strenuous task. A couple deserves a break from all the hullabaloo- a day to unwind, prop up their feet, relax and destress. A couples spa voucher is a good idea!
4. Be a good mentor
If you are relatively close to the couple, you could always give them a funny or satirical guide or a manual guiding them for their married life. You could also give them a book with funny wedding memes or quotes. However, you could also opt for something more serious and give them some real tips and tricks.
Sometimes the biggest gift is not money or anything material, it is moral support and help from your friends and family. You could help the newlyweds in various wedding planning activities. If you are the bride’s bestie you could help her with the trousseau or while she is packing for her honeymoon.
Now that the secrets are out, gift wisely folks!