31 Aug 7 Wedding Gifts that Stand the Test of Time
Creating a wedding registry is one of the most exciting activities for brides and grooms during wedding planning. Putting wedding gifts on a registry is a tradition that has been around for years, and can help a couple begin their new life together. Sometimes these gifts are generic, but often wedding guests are looking to give a more meaningful or creative present.
In New York, the most popular gift is the classic 5-speed hand mixer. And in the US overall, 25 out of 50 states have appliances as their top gift. But just because kitchen appliances are super popular, it doesn’t mean you can’t also be creative! Over the years there have been a few stand-out wedding gifts that seem to always stand the test of time.
1. Customized cutting board
New couples love to host, and most registries are filled with gifts they can use for any occasion. A customized cutting board is a special gift that is both meaningful and functional. Some personalize by adding names and the wedding date, while others go as far as to have a custom crest, design, or shape of board based on elements of the couple’s big day. Whatever you decide to do to customize, it’s sure to be a hit!
2. Champagne flutes
Toasts are an important part of the wedding reception, especially when it comes to speeches. Customized champagne flutes, or simple elegant ones are great gifts for newlyweds. If these champagne glasses are gifted to the couple at their bridal shower, they can be incorporated into the reception. Otherwise, the flutes will be perfect to toast big moments in their newly formed life together.
3. Journal for two
While it might not be significant enough for the main present, a small journal for the newlyweds to fill out together is an awesome sentimental gift. Journals can be a great way for couples to learn even more about each other and can also be a fun activity that provides many laughs and a few special date nights. Add it into the bridal shower present or wrap it and put the journal on top of that kitchen appliance for a meaningful present they’ll love filling out.
4. Wedding picture album
Oftentimes wedding expenses can be overwhelming and buying a fancy picture album is cut from couples’ budgets. There are many companies out there that specialize in high-quality photo albums that the bride and groom can customize after their big day. These albums are a great way to help preserve memories and take the financial burden off the couple who just paid for a wedding!
Kitchen appliances and utensils are super popular, but cookbooks are often overlooked. A generic cookbook is a great way to help inspire the couple to try cooking new recipes together. If you’re looking to get a little more creative, find a cookbook with recipes from their honeymoon destination or one that follows their diet!
6. Personalized Christmas ornament
The first Christmas as a Mr. and Mrs. is always a special time. Decorating the house together and hosting festive parties can bring amazing memories. The gift of a personalized Christmas ornament allows the couple to reminisce on their wedding day, while also getting ready for the holidays!
7. Arguably the most popular wedding gift: a kitchen mixer
We couldn’t mention the registry without this ultimate gift! People have been giving kitchen mixers for generations and it’s turned into a sort of tradition. You don’t have to be a professional chef to take advantage of the amazing time-saving gift of the kitchen mixer. The price tag is a bit more than most newlyweds (especially those who just paid for a wedding) would splurge on so it’s a great way to treat them!
A gift registry is a great way for the couple to communicate with their guests what they need for their new lives together. Some guests prefer to buy something off the registry while other guests just go with cash for the honeymoon fund. Whatever you give the newlyweds, they are sure to love the sentiment and will always remember their big day when using it!
Weddings are massive events that are usually over in the blink of an eye. At The Crescent Beach Club, there is tons of room for brides and grooms to get creative when planning their waterfront wedding. Most couples choose to set up a gifts and cards table along with a guestbook, so if you’re a last-minute shopper or love to wrap presents, feel free to bring your wedding gift for the new couple to the reception!