Getting invited to a wedding means you’ll need to purchase a gift. But sometimes getting a gift that we can be proud of is a challenge. That’s because crafty advertising and marketing often steer towards things that may be useful for a couple but lack any true meaning. To help avoid some of the mistakes with choosing a wedding gift for friends I’m adding the following tips below that will help you choose the perfect wedding gift. I’ll also include some wedding gift ideas for friends as well.
Biggest Mistakes When Looking For Wedding Gift for Friends
Going to a wedding with a terrible gift can not only make the bride and groom feel a little disappointed. But consider how you’ll feel standing there if they open gifts in front of everyone. Maybe that re-gifted George Foreman Grill doesn’t scream “Happy Wedding” like you thought when you re-wrapped it. So these gift ideas aren’t just good for the wedding couple but also for you and to save you some humiliation.
Skip the Standard Plastic, Department Store Items That Don’t Mean Anything
One thing that you’ll need to consider when buying a wedding gift for a friend is whether they’re worth a bit more of the standard items you can get from a department store. Sure they can use a coffee maker, blender, or bathroom laundry hamper but let’s face it, those items don’t mean anything. They simply fill a need to give a gift, nothing more. There is nothing exciting about it, and it’s very forgettable. If you’re married, think back to when you got wedding gifts. Which gifts actually meant something? Typically, items that come from department stores where they are sold to the masses isn’t a great gift idea. Find a gift that means something to the couple. Something that is memorable.
Don’t Get an Inappropriate Gift
There is always that one friend that sends a gift that doesn’t say love and togetherness but school kid, crass, humor. Skip any gift like this. Chances are, if you send or bring a gift like this the couple will likely stop talking with you. Remember, there are lots of kids at most weddings and sending an inappropriate gift is a no-no.
The Gift Idea Should Be Useful
Although you’re not buying a gift for the couple to provide them something they need it should be something useful. For instance, getting the couples portrait painted on a grain of rice may sound like a great idea, but once it’s received, I highly doubt it will be something that will be placed on the mantle piece of their home. Getting an item that the couple can actually use is always best.
What Should You Get for a Wedding Gift?
Now that you have an idea of what makes a bad gift it’s time to learn what makes a good gift. Find something that is useful, memorable, and also appropriate. Getting a gift that is customized with the couple’s names or anniversary is great and if it’s something useful and can be seen daily, it’s all the better.Take a look at this great wedding gift idea for a friend that is exactly what you may need to bring to your next wedding. I’ve included some images also to give you some wedding gift ideas for friends.