Gifting something to someone is not just a formality, but a testament of how you feel for that person. And wedding gifts are the trickiest of them all, especially when it is your bestie or the first pal of the gang, or the cousin-bud you grew up with is tying the knots.
Bouquets, jewelleries and chocolates are passe (although they remain on the chart of classics). Here are a few out-of-the-box gifting options for your loved one, who’s all set to take a leap of faith in life…
Custom-made perfumes for the coupleUnsplash
Finding ‘him and her’ gifts is always a difficult task. Get your hands on custom-made perfumes, add a note and wish the couple ‘a happily ever after’ as fragrant as your gift. A point to remember though is, perfumes, books, clothes are personal gifts and choices vary. Best to get hold of the preference list, so your efforts don’t go in vain.
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For a newly wed couple, there can never be a better love language than music. The old and gold songs are as eternal as you wish their love story to be.
An instant camera
This can be an ideal gift to help the couple make a box full of memories. TBH, DSLRs are heavy and taking print outs from phones sound like something none of us will really end up doing. An instant camera can solve this problem.
CCTV camera and video doorbell
Prevention is better than cure and safety is always the topmost priority. You can check with the couple if they have already or intend to instal a surveillance camera or video doorbell. This comes handy for the couples who are moving to a new apartment or place after marriage.
Customised merch is always special because it says you poured thought, time and effort to curate the gift. A gift hamper — with matching bride and groom bathrobes, wine glasses and coffee mug set — is something they can slip into their honeymoon luggage and even use in their daily lives.
Smart advice: Slip in a few mutual favourites, so you have a legit reason for an ASAP after-wedding party to inaugurate the mini bar!
Term Deposit or SIP
Term Deposit or SIP can be a good gift ideaUnsplash
To save or not to save is not something couples usually think of before taking the big leap on the ever towering adulting stairs. So, gifting Systematic Investment Plans (SIPs) or mutual fund or term deposit (TD) papers is the 21st century language of saying you care. Get in touch with your bank or the preferred bank of the bride and/or groom you are gifting to before drawing up the investment papers.