Spring is in full swing, and that means the weather is much more cooperative and more predictable for milestone occasions. I’m at that age where throughout the next few months, wedding bells will chime, floral arrangements will adorn venues and alcohol will flow until we drink the bar dry. That also means finding a new dress, a plus one, and a gift.
I’ve always been a thoughtful person, so when it came to picking out a gift for the most recent wedding I attended, I wanted to stray away from giving money. Although no one would ever deny or be upset from receiving cold hard cash, I do find it to be rather impersonal. When you have many to attend, it seems like the simplest option. And yes, there’s the usual gift registry that all couples create, but I wanted to be creative, so I decided to put together a curated box specially for the newlyweds.
I found a lot of fun things for the house and for the couple, as well as their dog. Depending on the couple, you can really tailor the items to their personalities and hobbies. Candles, flower arrangements, photo frames, house mists and potpourris are great items to include, and you can’t forget a bottle of bubbly. I also found Mr. and Mrs. mugs, which ties into the wedding theme perfectly. Candies or chocolates add a little sweetness to the mix. Everything was neatly arranged in a box that was wrapped in brown paper with a lace bow to give a rustic look.
This is a really fun option that will be sure to surprise and delight any couple! I based my budget on how much I would usually give at a wedding, between $100-$150. If you’re a couple or a group contributing to the gift, you can throw in gift cards, spa gift certificates or a weekend getaway since you have a bigger budget to work with.