When it comes to wedding gifts, it is hard to look beyond the traditional favorites. These favorites have become traditional purely because of the fact that they satisfy on a couple of different levels.
On the one hand, a lot of traditional wedding presents fulfill practical purposes that are important to young couples who have just tied the knot because they help them to save money if they are setting up home together and so on.
On the other hand, there are those traditional gifts that are meant to serve as a reminder of the occasion – those that act as a fitting memento to the celebration. The best wedding gifts are probably the presents that fulfill both of these purposes to the best effect.
This is why so many people choose to buy young couples things for the home when they get married. The following items enjoy a great deal of popularity as wedding gifts:
These items are really popular because they are precious and represent something special young couples can keep for a long time and even pass down the generations. They aren’t necessarily intended for regular use, but they can be brought out at special occasions. Popular collections include Portmeirion, Royal Albert, Wedgwood and so on.
Luxury bath towels and other gift sets for the bathroom are popular because they too can be brought out at special occasions providing a lovely reminder of the big day. They are something to hold onto rather than use all the time. They can often be personalized to lend them an extra sense of individuality.
It is also quite traditional to give bedroom gifts on the occasion of someone’s wedding because traditionally couples would only begin sharing a bedroom after getting hitched. This is rare nowadays, but bedroom gifts are still a lovely option because they too offer a bit of luxury, help young couples save money on important things for the home and can be personalized for added character.
Of course, traditional gifts are not to everyone’s taste but couples nevertheless tend to value them however far their personal preferences diverge from conventions. When it comes to personality, aesthetic appeal and functionality, it is hard to beat traditional wedding presents designed for the home. However, it is important to negotiate a bit of distance. It’s unwise to choose gifts that impose your tastes of a couple who are embarking on a new life together because they will have exciting ideas of their own in this department.
If you are at a loss to know what to buy for the happy couple, check out these traditional gift ideas presented by Chloe Wood, writing for China Presentations.