Finding and purchasing the gifts marrying couples need has never been so simple thanks to the popularity of wedding gift registries.
But if that special couple in your life has given you free rein, finding gifts for people who have it all is certainly a challenge.
There’s just so much choice available, with the online shopping scene providing quick and easy access to a never ending range of products.
Getting creative and thinking outside the box is the key to great wedding gifting. Here, we reveal the unusual gift ideas for couples tying the knot from guests looking to impress.
An experience they’ll never forget
After having the wedding day of their dreams, the fun and frolics shouldn’t have to stop. Give your couple a date night (or day) to look forward to by gifting them with an experience they’ll never forget.
There are a number of wonderful experience packages available and many make exciting wedding gift ideas.
Look for an experience that indulges the couple’s shared interests to guarantee a memorable day for the both of them.
You don’t have to opt for the traditional spa day or meal for two either. Escape room challenges, llama trekking, tandem bungee jumping, and even tickets to our ‘Murder at the Manor’ murder mystery event are all unforgettable options that go beyond the ordinary.
More fun and games for the happy couple
Indulge your couple’s funny side with a wedding gift that will have them chuckling together. Funny wedding presents don’t have to be tongue in cheek or trashy.
A personalised jigsaw is a seemingly traditional gift with a twist that’ll help them while away hours on their exotic honeymoon.
These jigsaws can be tailored to their journey with a funny picture of the happy couple or an image of a place that’s special to the two of them.
If your bride and groom are more bookworms than gamers, the Haynes Explains Marriage book is a must-read during those early days as newlyweds.
The book can be personalised with their names to ensure a lasting memento as well as plenty of big belly laughs.
A chance to continue the celebrations
Not every couple will be lucky enough to follow their wedding day with a two-week-long honeymoon in some far-flung destination.
So why not ask your fellow guests to chip in with you to purchase them a big ticket item that they’ll always look back on with fond memories? You don’t have to go the whole hog and treat them to a full-on honeymoon, a mini-moon is a great and affordable option.
Mini-moons are generally short breaks somewhere a little closer to home and they’re more popular than ever amongst newlyweds. Traveler’s Joy explains more about why a mini-moon is an excellent wedding gift idea:
“Typically a long weekend (up to five days), the mini-moon affords couples much-needed respite after exhaustive wedding festivities–without the stresses of limited PTO.
It also gives couples who invested their own funds into their wedding a bit more time to save up for that once-in-a-lifetime getaway… A mini-moon may be abbreviated, that doesn’t mean it has to be second-rate.”
Read our guide to the best mini-moon destinations in the UK for inspiration on where to send the newlyweds for some much-needed, post-wedding respite.