Gifting Options for the Newlyweds

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While most Indian wedding invitation cards specifically ask guests not to bring gifts or bouquets; many do not feel comfortable going empty-handed to a wedding. All the same, some wedding guests also find gifting the bride and groom a bit tricky;  finding the “perfect present” can indeed be difficult sometimes. weddingsonline presents some gift buying tips that can help you choose a gift that is not only practical but also  appreciated by the recipients. Here they are:





  • If you have the choice, choose not to gift until the reception is over. Till then; the newlyweds would surely have opened all their presents and you can determine things they do not have but still need. If you are a close friend or relative; you can also ask them what they would like.
  • Gifting cash is considered a convenient option; newlyweds can choose to buy what they need and like.
  • Do not gift extremely personal items, unless you are a very close friend.
  • Think about things the new couple will require in their new beginnings.
  • If the bride/groom is your colleague or you have a large circle of common friends, you can all contribute cash to buy innovative electronic items like food processors, DVDs, iPods etc.
  • Immediate family members can also consider gifting household items like crockery, refrigerators, TV sets, washing machines etc.





  • Other gifts that are much appreciated nowadays include digital photo frames, spa stones, massagers, etc. These can also add beauty to the home décor. Other pieces and accessories that make great wedding gifts include bed-bath collection, paintings, wall-clocks, candles, potpourri, lounge recliners, curtains etc.
  • Naturally, close friends can also ask the newlyweds if they are adhering to a particular theme for designing their home décor. That way; you can buy table runners, napkins, table cloths, place mats, curtain holders etc conforming to that theme.
  • Large travel bags/ international luggage-set are a practical choice; after all, most couples today tend to travel abroad for their honeymoon.
  • Beautifully crafted mirrors, jewelry boxes, artificial or semi-precious jewelry and embroidered shawls or stoles are also great gifting options. These are also available in a wide range of prices.

Buying a gift for the newlyweds can be a bit tricky, but we hope these ideas can help you choose one that is thoughtful and practical and also helps them in their new beginnings.

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