Wedding gifts are a great way to congratulate the happy couple and wish them well in their next chapter. Many couples will choose to create an online gift registry – which takes a lot of pressure off guests as they attempt to find just the right present.But if you're hoping to give the bride and groom something extra special – or if you're stumped without a registry to choose from – check out these unique wedding gift ideas from the Costco Photo Center.
1. A Cozy Photo Throw
After their honeymoon, newlyweds are often greeted by a wonderful assortment of new home décor items to unpackage and arrange in their rightful place. For a wedding gift that’s a little cozier than a new blender, how about a cotton throw that’s made just for them. Whether it’s a photo of the two lovebirds, their favorite place, or the two of them in their favorite place – the photo blanket will bring warm memories and smiles every time they snuggle up for movie night.
2. Mr. & Mrs. Mugs
For a wedding gift that the bride and groom can enjoy every day, create matching Mr. and Mrs. photo mugs. If you intend to wrap up the gift before the big day, pick a great shot of the couple from their Facebook pages. If you can wait until after the festivities unfold, you can customize the mugs with a beautiful picture of the couple on their wedding day. Personalized with their last name and wedding date, every sip of their morning coffee will be a sweet reminder of their favorite day.
3. Pre-Wedding Memory Book
If the bride or groom is one of your very best lifelong friends, their wedding day may be an emotional mix of joy and bittersweet nostalgia. You’re thrilled that they’re starting their new life with the one they love, but at the same time you recognize that their family is now their first priority. To celebrate the wonderful years of laughter and adventures that you shared, create a photo book filled with the unforgettable moments of your friendship. It will always remind you to stay close despite what life has in store.
4. Gifts of Labor
If you’re on a tight budget but still want to give the bride and groom something meaningful, think about one of these wedding gifts:
- Put your photography skills to use during their wedding ceremony
- Help ensure that guests get home safe after the reception
- Offer to watch their pets or home while they’re on their honeymoon
- Chauffeur the couple to and from the airport so they can relax before and after the honeymoon
Gifts of time are valuable and appreciated. Find out where they could use some help, and lend a hand!
5. Meaningful Artwork for Their Home Together
For a unique wedding gift that will always make the bride and groom smile, create a piece of art that celebrates their love. For example, Photoshop hearts onto a digital map to surround the cities where the couple met and where they tied the knot. Print out each location as a canvas print or photo enlargement for a simple, yet meaningful way to admire the moments that brought them together.