I have been to more than one wedding that happened to be the bride or groom’s second time around. When you get to my age, a lot of your friends are getting ready for the next phase in their life. For my single friends, this has often meant getting married. When it comes to weddings where the couple is already established in their life together, the typical gift ideas don’t work.
Finding wedding presents for my close friends is no struggle because I know them so well. I can find some personal and poignant that will express my deep affection. For couples I know less well, it is always a struggle to find something unique and meaningful that will also be something they have a use for. Wedding Gifts Singapore
For the couple who truly has everything but still deserves a gift, there are lots of ways you can show your affection and support without getting them something useless. Think outside of the box to find the perfect gift idea.
A plant or tree sapling makes a perfect wedding gift for a couple who gardens. Having a permanent fixture in their lives that grows right along with their marriage is a unique and meaningful gift you can give them. If you don’t know much about plants, go to a gardening store to pick just the right thing.
One thing more and more couples are doing is asking donations be given to a particular charity in lieu of the traditional wedding day gift giving. Even young couples are doing this when they already have most of what they need. If two people have been living together for a few years, chances are that if they want a toaster or a nice set of china they already have one.
Even if the couple in question didn’t ask for charitable donations in lieu of presents, a donation is a wonderful and meaningful gift. There are so many options to choose from, too. Find something that you know will mean something in particular for the couple. Browse online for charities that would best suit the occasion.
Similar to a donation made in their name, sponsoring a child or family is another heartfelt gift. One charity organization lets you send livestock overseas to help poor families eat better and have a source of income. Other groups sponsor young girls in countries like Afghanistan and Iran to help them get an education.
There are lots of wedding gift ideas outside of the usual linens, small appliances and gift cards. Even if you don’t know the couple too well, a thoughtful gift will make a bigger impact than an expensive one. Focus on what those two people mean to you and what you wish for them. This will help guide your purchase.