For the couple that has everything, finding a wedding gift can be a daunting challenge. The simple white-linen or silver-silk registry cards often don’t offer guests many clues as to what to buy and can lead some people astray. Even worse, some couples may even indicate on their registry that they would prefer cash over gifts, and that can leave you scratching your head.
Here are four fresh ideas for wedding presents to give the couple that has everything:
The Shared Experience
If money is no object, a unique experience such as an exotic travel package or tickets to a once-in-a-lifetime event is perhaps the finest present you can give a couple that has everything. However, getting tickets for something that requires everyone attending to have them, such as a sold-out sporting event or concert, may not be an option. In these instances, an experience that you can share with them may be the next best thing. Perhaps a cooking class or tour of your hometown would provide great memories to share or a wine tasting for two at their favorite winery.
A beautiful bouquet of flowers is always a nice gesture. However, an endless number of florists offer traditional arrangements that may be on the couple’s registry already. Instead, find out what their favorite flower is and get them an arrangement of those blooms instead. Perhaps it could be flowers native to where they met or grew up. Ranunculus are unique flowers, and a ranunculus flower delivery will make an excellent addition to any kitchen or living room. You can design the bouquet to coordinate with their home decor so they’ll enjoy them for years to come.
A New Project
Rather than getting something that sits on a shelf or hangs on the wall, consider buying them an experience that will help improve their life together. Project management is not something many couples can do together but works for some. This type of present is one that they can enjoy together and will give them something to look forward to. A new project also offers the added benefit of creating something they can work on together, introducing you to new skills and interests. This option is perfect for an older couple that has already accumulated everything money can buy.
A Family Heirloom
Everyone knows the adage, “Give a man a fish, and he’ll eat for a day; teach him how to fish, and he’ll eat for a lifetime.” Maybe it’s time you take the adage a step further? Instead of buying them something that will only benefit or interest them while you’re around, why not get them something they can benefit from for years to come and perhaps even pass down to the next generation.
A family heirloom can be anything from an antique table passed down from your great-grandmother or grandfather to a family heirloom watch. It can even be something as simple as a family recipe book filled with the recipes passed down from one generation to another within your family. Perhaps it could be a photo album containing every special moment in their relationship, from when they first started dating to your wedding day.
By now, you should have a pretty good idea of what to get the couple that has everything. The above ideas should help get your creative juices flowing and perhaps spark some other ideas that you can build on. Now, look at the registry and see if any of these suggestions fit the bill for their gift-giving needs. Remember, buying them what they want may be easy, but providing them with something more than material goods is crucial.