With 2.5 million weddings expected this year, there's a good chance you'll be invited to one. And that means you'll need to purchase a wedding gift. According to Brides.com, “the average wedding gift amount hovers right around $100.” You may elect to go a bit higher or a bit lower depending on how close you are to the couple and whether you give cash or a gift card, or choose to purchase a physical gift instead.
Remember, the best wedding gifts are those that are thoughtful and special, not the ones that are most expensive. At LushDecor.com, we have plenty of excellent gift options for the spouses-to-be. Here are our favorite gift ideas to shower the happy couples.
Wedding Gift Idea #1: High Quality Bedding
You can give the happy couple the gift of great rest, and that’s truly the gift that keeps on giving. A new sheet set is something literally anyone can use. You’re safe choosing solid white sheets, and all you need to know is their bed size. A solid color duvet cover set is also a great choice. They can fill it themselves to be the right weight for their comfort, and use it as their main bedding or as a stylish layering piece.
Wedding Gift Idea #2: Cozy Couch Blankets
Who doesn’t enjoy sitting on the couch watching their favorite movies, sports or TV shows? It’s even more enjoyable when you’re sitting close to the love of your life under a warm and cozy blanket. A soft Sherpa throw or cotton knit blanket will also add style to their home, which the couple is sure to appreciate.
Wedding Gift Idea #3: Table Linens
The newlyweds might enjoy hosting family dinners, as well as dinners with other couples inside their own home. While fine China tends to be a common choice for couples on their wedding registries, fresh table linens could be overlooked. Get them high quality tablecloths, table runners, placemats, napkins and more from a matching collection to style their dining room.
Wedding Gift Idea #4: Bathroom Makeover
We all spend a good portion of our day in the bathroom, whether it’s getting ready for work, getting ready to go out, or getting ready for bed. Help them make their bathroom feel like a relaxing spa. Pair one of our shower curtains with matching luxurious bath towels and hand towels to make a gift they are both sure to love. Want to do even more? Go the extra mile by giving them each a luxurious feeling bathrobe and slippers.
Wedding Gift Idea #5: Gift Certificates
If you are not sure exactly what the couple would enjoy most and they don’t have a registry to shop from, gift certificates are always great options. We offer gift certificates in a range of denominations, and they email immediately. So if you put off the gift shopping for too long, this is the perfect solution.
Of course, you can always put cash in a card for the newlyweds, but many people find that tacky, so you should only choose that option if you know it won’t offend either party.
Wrapping It Up
We have given you plenty of options to surprise the happy couple with a wedding gift that really means something. Giving them a gift they can literally use daily shows that you put thought into what you’re giving them and that you care. And you can enjoy knowing they’ll think of you often when they are home enjoying the perfect wedding gift you selected.