Buying gifts for the newly married couple has its challenges. You want your present to demonstrate aesthetic and utility. The last thing a new couple needs is a cumbersome afterthought, so be sure your present delights them and adds something of long-lasting value to their new life together. To help you out, we have five suggestions for how you can help the bride and groom turn their new house into a home.
If this newlywed couple is a little more daring with their design style, consider a handmade ceramic vessel custom made for the unique duo.
A bouquet of fresh flowers comes to life in the perfect vase. It’s an easy way to cheer up a room on a budget for the younger couple just starting out. A few clippings from the garden, a gorgeous vase, and voila – a modest dining room transforms into a French bistro, or the north-facing kitchen looks a little sunnier. Traditional glass cylinder vases make a lovely present for those playing it safe with their decor. If this newlywed couple is a little more daring with their design style, consider a handmade ceramic vessel custom made for the unique duo.
A love of music is what brings two people together, so why not help the bride and groom stay connected to their favorite tunes by gifting them attractive home speakers? The look and sound of Bluetooth speakers have come a long, long way. For a couple with an already established design aesthetic, there is sure to be an option that will fit their current decor. And for the couple deciding what their signature statement will be, the styles and shapes will help inspire their home.
A new couple watching their wallet probably will skip the cozier bedroom sheets in the first year, so high-quality bedding makes a great gift.
Nothing beats a good night’s rest, and luxurious sheets make catching zzzs at night faster and more comfortable. A new couple watching their wallet probably will skip the cozier bedroom sheets in the first year, so high-quality bedding makes a great gift. When looking at sheet selections, take into consideration the thread count, fabrics, and finishes. High thread count doesn’t mean much if the fabric choice is inferior. And if the finish is a chemical dye, these are not a suitable choice. So be sure to do a little homework in advance and know that what you’re getting washes well and is safe for sensitive skin.
In the digital age, a clock is a sophisticated nod to a classic home accessory. Designs with Arabic-Hindu or Roman numeral faces are traditional styles that will fit in most any home. A more modern look is a faceless clock with only hands to tell time. The materials for any face-style you choose are virtually endless. From brass to iron to wood to marble, the shapes and sizes are as creative as the two people who live in the home. Furthermore, there are wall clocks, mantle clocks, grandfather clocks, cuckoo clocks, and many other options to choose from when deciding on the ideal way for the bride and groom to mark their time together.
If you know their house will be filled with books, bookends make a thoughtful present.
Does this couple share a love of reading? If you know their house will be filled with books, bookends make a thoughtful present. The sky is the limit on these, so have fun. If you know the couple well, play to your strengths and find something charming and personal. Do they have a favorite author? If so, find the author’s initials in brushed brass. Did they go to rival universities? Look for mascot bookends. This is a gift that will always remind them of each other and you.
In the end, giving a wedding gift is really no different than giving any present. It is best received and used when it is from your heart and bestowed with love. Put some time and thought into it and you’ll land on the perfect give from you to them.