Best Wedding Gifts
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Calling all wedding gift-givers! 🎁 Instead of buying the lucky duo in your life a set of bath towels from Bloomingdale’s, or the latest gadgets from Amazon, how about getting the soon-to-be married couple a wedding present they’ll cherish forever, in the form of experiences? 💁♀️ Giving the gift of memories is not only long-lasting for them, but it’s also a great way to share their love with those they love — beauty they can share between them, on social media, and beyond! ❣️
- Engagement photos — photos make the perfect bridal shower gift because they can be used to capture engagement memories prior to the big day.
- Honeymoon photos — most couples choose honeymoon destinations that are not only gorgeous, but they’re also typically hard to return to, so why not help them remember their destination in the most perfect way possible?
- Picture frames — photo frames are incredibly practical and pretty for the lovebirds to put their engagement, wedding, or honeymoon photos in, and decorate their new home as spouses!
- Travel vouchers — a gift card to a preferred airline, popular hotel chain, or booking site can help make the wish for travel a bit more realistic and give the lovebirds something to look forward to!
- Adventurous activities — gift cards for experiences or activities like Viator or Airbnb Experiences (boat, wine, food tours, etc.) are always a bonding experience and a way to enjoy something new together!
- Helicopter tour — what about letting the newlyweds soar to new heights together with a scenic tour from the sky?
- Spa day — some of us are less of the soaring-through-the-sky-roller-coaster-adrenaline-junkie type, and more of a robe-and-cucumber-over-the-eye type; either way, we don’t know any happy couple who wouldn’t feel even happier after a relaxing spa day!
- Date night — a gift certificate to splurge at a fancy restaurant in town or in the location of their honeymoon is a winning idea that’s not often seen on a typical wedding registry.
- Cooking class — instead of buying new cookware, find a local cooking school and get your duo a personalized class for two.
- Bring travel to them — rather than a gift box, a picnic basket with handmade local goodies is a great way to bring travel to them, and the basket itself is a gift for all future picnics!
1. Engagement photos
We must start with the most obvious wedding gift idea (I mean, this is our specialty): pictures! 📷 Flytographer gift cards make the perfect bridal shower gift because they can be used before their wedding to capture engagement memories prior to the big day. Every couple looks forward to photos together, and once that engagement ring 💍 is on-hand, she’s surely stoked to share the pending nuptials — and that pretty, shiny rock — with those around her. Engagement photos are basically a couples rite of passage; unlike wedding photos, engagement photo sessions run the gamut from fun to formal, lighthearted to loving, casual to crazy! Personalities can truly shine during engagement photos, and giving the gift of engagement photos to the lucky couple will be extra special.
As far as gifts for bridal showers or engagements, gift cards are instant and easy. Gift cards are perfect to organize ahead of time, or to give at the last minute. ⏳ Another bonus to gifting a Flytographer photo session is that the couple can choose their photographer based on their personality, vibe, schedule, etc., meaning it’s personalized yet simultaneously stress-free! 👍 Bonus: Flytographer also gives the option of adding a high-quality, hardcover photo book 📒 with your gift card for the ultimate gift of memories!
(For more on Flytographer gift cards, be sure to check out this post! 👀)
2. Honeymoon photos
While we’re on the topic of photos and gift cards: Flytographer gift cards make an ideal wedding gift idea because newlyweds can use them to capture honeymoon memories! 🛫 Most couples choose honeymoon destinations that are not only gorgeous, but they’re also typically hard to return to, so why not help them remember their destination in the most perfect way possible? With pictures! 😍 Flytographer gift cards are redeemable in 350+ destinations worldwide with 500 photographers to choose from globally, and they don’t have to be planned well in advance. They really are a perfect gift. 👌
As a gift that keeps on giving — photo memories keep their value over time; gift cards and photo shoots can also be used for anniversary gifts down the road, as well as for photo books, framed photos, and even customized Christmas cards right from a Flytographer account! 👩💻
3. Picture frames
Photo frames are an awesome wedding gift idea and add to the newlywed’s home decor to boot! 🖼 They’re a special, unique wedding gift, and are easy to find anywhere from Walmart to Nordstrom; simple to ornate, accessible to high-end, frames are also incredibly practical and pretty for the lovebirds to put their engagement, wedding, or honeymoon photos in, and decorate their new home as spouses. 🏠
Pro tip: level up your gift card by placing it inside a photo frame when it’s gifted, and then the couple can easily swap it out when they have an awesome photo replacement! 👍
4. Travel vouchers
Travel is a favourite hobby for so many of us, but travelling can be challenging, namely due to the costs associated with such adventures. Instead of a tangible present, what about giving the gift of travel via vouchers? A gift card to a preferred airline, popular hotel 🏨 chain, or booking site like Airbnb can help make the wish for travel a bit more realistic and give the lovebirds something to look forward to! 💭 Whether they are planning to travel to New York City, Paris, or Bali, they will be able to use a gift like this towards a future special trip as a newlywed couple. 🛩
5. Adventurous activities
Gift cards for experiences or activities like Viator or Airbnb Experiences (boat, wine, food tours, etc.) are always a bonding experience and a way to enjoy something new together! 🥳 Memories of new adventures as a duo are sure to last a lifetime and are typically outside the box of what couples may plan for themselves… so encourage the exploration by gifting them with one! Adventurous ideas for those who aren’t faint of heart might include: a hot air balloon ride, horseback riding, rock climbing 🧗♀️ classes, skydiving, scuba diving lessons, and more!
6. Helicopter tour
Speaking of those who are not faint of heart… what about letting the newlyweds soar to new heights together with a scenic tour from the sky!? 🚁 Helicopter tours are a huge hit, particularly in cities and scenic or coastal areas. Perhaps on the opposite end of the spectrum from monogram towels, a helicopter tour is definitely a wedding gift idea never to be forgotten.
7. Spa day
Some of us are less the soaring-through-the-sky-roller-coaster-adrenaline-junkie type, and more of a robe-and-cucumber-over-the-eye junkie. Either way, we don’t know any happy couple who wouldn’t feel even happier after a relaxing spa day! 🧖♀️ Gifting a spa day for two (either at home or at their honeymoon destination) gives those who cherish R&R something to smile about and is a truly great gift. What could be more relaxing after their special day than another special day in the form of relaxation!? 🛀 Spa packages are varied and could be for something tried-and-true like facials or a couples massage, or something more extravagant like an entire day of pampering if you’re feeling ultra generous (and it’s been a stressful wedding season 😜😅)!
8. Date night
Whether you’ve been married for a minute or are on a marathon stretch, we all know a date night is always a good wedding gift idea. 💏 Gift cards or certificates to splurge at a fancy restaurant in town or in the location of their honeymoon is a winning idea that’s not often seen on a typical wedding registry but is something that’s sure to be appreciated. Personalized date nights are a great gift idea if you’re on the hunt to plan an evening you know the happy couple is sure to appreciate. 💞
9. Cooking class
Instead of buying new stainless steel or cast-iron cookware, find a local cooking school and get them a personalized class for two! 🧑🍳 Classes could be for a cuisine special to you, or to them as a couple. 🥘 Oftentimes cooking classes can be sold for individual nights out, or packages/series that can be enjoyed over longer periods of time, and who would say no to a repeat date night? 🍷 Although a Smeg toaster can be a great wedding gift, a cooking class is definitely levelling up in the luxe category! 🍽
10. Bring travel to them
Maybe a big trip to the French countryside 🇫🇷 isn’t in the cards after a big expense like a wedding, so why not bring the French countryside to them? Rather than a gift box, a picnic basket with some handmade local goodies is a great way to bring travel to them — and the basket itself is a gift for all future picnics, so once again it’s a gift that can be enjoyed for years to come. 🧺 Some other ideas for inside? A picnic throw blanket, champagne flutes, wine glasses (or other glassware), a cutting board, cheese board, and/or utensils. Treats like chocolates, nuts, or other longer-lasting snacks or favourites can be a perfect snack, sooner or later; wine and charcuterie boards 🧀 are always fun, if you’re gifting during a season when it can be utilized immediately, so we love the idea of adding these to the basket. 🍾
We hope we’ve inspired you to think outside the box (or registry) and give an even more personalized gift in the form of an experience or two for your nearly newly-married couple. Whether their wedding date is approaching quickly, the lovebirds are just married, or if you still have ample time to plan, these 🔟 gift ideas are sure to delight.
For even more ideas on gifts for minimalist travellers, be sure to check out this post, or if your married couple is celebrating more years under their belt, this post on meaningful anniversary gifts has even more fantastic ideas for those who are more “well-seasoned” in the marriage arena. 😉
Give your married couple even more reasons to celebrate with the gift of experiences — and send them our congrats and best wishes on a lifetime of happiness and capturing memories! ❤️
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