wedding gifts

A gift for newlyweds from parents for a wedding: traditional and unusual options
The wed­ding of chil­dren is a very impor­tant and excit­ing event for their par­ents. And if the bride and groom per­ceive this day as a cheer­ful and long-await­ed hol­i­day, then for the old­er gen­er­a­tion, the wed­ding day of a son or daugh­ter caus­es excite­ment and slight sad­ness. In this regard, many par­ents pay great atten­tion not only to the details of the cel­e­bra­tion, but also to the choice of a wed­ding gift that they want to make espe­cial­ly sin­cere and mem­o­rable.

Practical Options

Gifts to new­ly­weds from par­ents usu­al­ly stand out for their scale com­pared to oth­er gifts, and are often agreed in advance with both the young and the par­ents of the sec­ond spouse. The most expen­sive and prac­ti­cal things are, of course, a car or your own liv­ing space, but not all par­ents have such an oppor­tu­ni­ty, and most fam­i­lies give less expen­sive, but no less nec­es­sary and inter­est­ing gifts to the new­ly­weds. So, the most com­mon gift is cash. Despite its banal­i­ty and pro­sa­ic nature, it is mon­ey that is so nec­es­sary for a young fam­i­ly, they help to equip her life at the ini­tial stage.
Anoth­er way of giv­ing mon­ey will require some labor and time, but it is quite orig­i­nal and unusu­al. Par­ents first exchange the entire amount at the bank for gold coins and fill them with a clay flower pot, which is also wrapped in wrap­ping paper and dec­o­rat­ed with a bow. After the cel­e­bra­tion, young peo­ple, at their dis­cre­tion, will be able to either exchange coins for ban­knotes, or keep the donat­ed funds in gold equiv­a­lent. The next method of giv­ing mon­ey is con­sid­ered the most exot­ic of all exist­ing ones and con­sists in exchang­ing the pre­pared amount for the cur­ren­cy of dif­fer­ent coun­tries. After that, a large stu­dent globe or a globe-bar is bought, to which paper bills are attached, giv­en their belong­ing to a par­tic­u­lar coun­try.
Often, the par­ents of the bride and groom dis­cuss this moment in advance and con­tribute the same amount to the gift. Giv­ing mon­ey to young peo­ple can be inter­est­ing to beat. The most com­mon option is to cre­ate a mon­ey cake, when bills are twist­ed into tubes and inter­con­nect­ed using thin rub­ber bands. Then the “con­struc­tion” is wrapped in beau­ti­ful trans­par­ent paper and tied with a large bow.
In addi­tion to cash, the most use­ful and prac­ti­cal gifts are house­hold appli­ances and fur­ni­ture. How­ev­er, when choos­ing them, it must be borne in mind that the gift is giv­en to both spous­es, which means that both will have to use it. There­fore, a leather office chair or a food proces­sor will not work as a wed­ding present. But a microwave, refrig­er­a­tor, wash­ing machine, per­son­al com­put­er, fire­place or TV will be very help­ful. If the guys already have their own hous­ing, then an air con­di­tion­er or a built-in kitchen will be a good gift.
See also
Wedding bouquet of peonies
In addi­tion, you can give the cou­ple a stretch ceil­ing, a “warm floor” sys­tem, bal­cony glaz­ing or new win­dows. If funds allow, you can pay for the full ren­o­va­tion of the entire apart­ment, since it often takes the lion’s share of the fam­i­ly bud­get to car­ry out it. How­ev­er, the pur­chase of fur­ni­ture and house­hold appli­ances should be approached tak­ing into account the wish­es of the young. This is due to slight­ly dif­fer­ent ideas of fathers and chil­dren about home com­fort and func­tion­al­i­ty of cer­tain devices, so the most rea­son­able thing in this case would be to pur­chase a gift cer­tifi­cate. For young spous­es liv­ing in a pri­vate house or hav­ing a dacha, a pre­fab­ri­cat­ed bar­rel bath or mul­ti-bar­be­cue will be a prac­ti­cal gift.
If the future spous­es have all the nec­es­sary equip­ment, repairs have been com­plet­ed and the apart­ment is ful­ly fur­nished, then the pre­sen­ta­tion of two cer­tifi­cates to the jew­el­ry salon will be an excel­lent gift. The young wife will be able to choose an exquis­ite piece of jew­el­ry, and the hus­band will exchange his cer­tifi­cate for an expen­sive watch. The pair­ing rule applies to all gifts giv­en to new­ly­weds. It often hap­pens that each par­ent, in addi­tion to a com­mon gift, wants to con­grat­u­late their child with an indi­vid­ual present.
In this case, it is nec­es­sary to pur­chase a gift for the sec­ond spouse, and the cost of such gifts should be approx­i­mate­ly equiv­a­lent. But in any case, indi­vid­ual gifts should be some­what more mod­est than joint ones, and have both a mem­o­rable and a prac­ti­cal func­tion. An excep­tion may be a fam­i­ly heir­loom giv­en to a daugh­ter by her moth­er or to a daugh­ter-in-law by her moth­er-in-law. It can be an antique or antique piece of jew­el­ry. In this case, a paired gift to the groom may not be pre­sent­ed.
And final­ly, a clas­sic of the genre. Prac­ti­cal and nec­es­sary gifts have always been con­sid­ered and con­tin­ue to be bed­ding sets, tea and din­ner sets, crys­tal vas­es, duvets and pil­lows, expen­sive cur­tains and sets of pots.

Surprises for the soul

Such gifts do not imply the dona­tion of any mate­r­i­al val­ues, how­ev­er, they are dis­tin­guished by the orig­i­nal­i­ty of the idea and will be remem­bered for a long time by the new­ly­weds and guests. A good option for con­grat­u­la­tions would be a song per­formed by the par­ents of the bride and groom, as well as the pre­sen­ta­tion to the young of their first fam­i­ly por­trait. Now you can eas­i­ly order any por­trait from a pho­to­graph, and the only con­di­tion for choos­ing such a gift is the selec­tion of the most suc­cess­ful pho­to that both spous­es would like. In addi­tion to the tra­di­tion­al option, you can order a copy of a repro­duc­tion of a famous mas­ter depict­ing spous­es. Such can­vas­es look impres­sive and will sure­ly be remem­bered by every­one present for a long time.
See also
Brides in short dresses
Also an inter­est­ing, how­ev­er, short-lived gift will be a large caviar bowl filled to the top with black caviar of the high­est qual­i­ty. For such a gift, you can come up with a lot of com­ic qua­trains, as well as wish­es of wealth and pros­per­i­ty. In addi­tion, var­i­ous amulets and fig­urines that can bring hap­pi­ness and pros­per­i­ty to the house with the help of feng shui tech­niques will be an inex­pen­sive, but very sin­cere and orig­i­nal gift. You can also donate icons or oth­er reli­gious sym­bols pur­chased from the respec­tive estab­lish­ments.

Presentation selection criteria

How­ev­er, some mod­ern par­ents do not want to give clas­sic bed­ding sets and often focus on the hob­bies and lifestyle of chil­dren. Such gifts, as a rule, have a nar­row focus and are very pos­i­tive­ly per­ceived by the new­ly­weds.


If young peo­ple have a joint hob­by, then this great­ly sim­pli­fies the choice of a gift. So, for lovers of hik­ing and hik­ing, a tourist tent or a gaze­bo with soft win­dows will be a good present. If a cou­ple is fond of cycling, you can give them two good bikes or a gift cer­tifi­cate to a brand­ed bike shop. Fish­ing enthu­si­asts will be hap­py with a mod­ern inflat­able boat, and lovers of extreme recre­ation will be hap­py with expen­sive climb­ing equip­ment. If young peo­ple are seri­ous­ly inter­est­ed in pho­tog­ra­phy, then two expen­sive SLR cam­eras will come in handy, and if the cou­ple loves long trips, then a fash­ion­able trav­el suit­case will take its right­ful place among oth­er gifts. A good addi­tion to the suit­case would be a tour pack­age for two with an open date.


The ful­fill­ment of the cher­ished dream of the spous­es is an unusu­al and wel­come gift. For exam­ple, if the guys want to jump with a para­chute, you can give them a cer­tifi­cate for one jump and pay for the ser­vices of an instruc­tor. An orig­i­nal and unex­pect­ed present can be the orga­ni­za­tion of a round-the-world hon­ey­moon trip or a trip to an exot­ic coun­try that young peo­ple have long want­ed to vis­it. As an exam­ple, the most pop­u­lar des­ti­na­tions for roman­tic trips are mys­te­ri­ous Thai­land and touch­ing Venice. If, after orga­niz­ing a wed­ding cel­e­bra­tion, the par­ents’ bud­get can­not with­stand such lux­u­ri­ous gifts, you can lim­it your­self to a cer­tifi­cate for a horse­back ride or a bal­loon flight. A good present would be sail­ing on a yacht or vis­it­ing a con­tact dol­phi­nar­i­um. Sub­ject to a cer­tain amount of free funds, you can please the chil­dren with the vis­it of a pop­u­lar singer who will per­form in front of the guests with a short con­cert pro­gram and will­ing­ly take part in a pho­to shoot with the young.
See also
Spring wedding bouquets
How­ev­er, when choos­ing a gift for young par­ents, you should famil­iar­ize your­self with the list of items that it is bet­ter to refuse to pur­chase. It is not cus­tom­ary to give pierc­ing and cut­ting objects for a wed­ding., the only excep­tion can be a cupron­ick­el expen­sive set of cut­lery, which, along with spoons, always includes forks and a knife. No need to buy mir­rors, pot­ted plants and emp­ty vas­es. A tie clip, hair acces­sories, cuf­flinks and a set of can­dles do not need to be con­sid­ered as indi­vid­ual gifts.
Most of the pro­hi­bi­tions are based on super­sti­tions that many young peo­ple pre­fer to ignore, but giv­en the pres­ence of old­er rel­a­tives at the wed­ding, it is bet­ter not to give such items. This will save you from unnec­es­sary expla­na­tions and keep every­one in a fes­tive mood.

What can be done with your own hands?

Hand­made gifts are often giv­en by the grand­moth­ers of the bride and groom. Such things car­ry a pow­er­ful pos­i­tive charge and have good ener­gy. The most com­mon hand­made gift is a can­dy bou­quet or a pair of beau­ti­ful long scarves knit­ted by grand­ma. A wick­er bas­ket of fruit, dec­o­rat­ed with rib­bons and flow­ers, or a sewn brown­ie as a charm for a new apart­ment will be a good gift. A joint project of par­ents on both sides can be the design of a cou­ple’s fam­i­ly album with a selec­tion of chil­dren’s and youth pho­tos of the bride and groom.
What­ev­er the par­ents’ gift for the Wed­ding Day and what­ev­er its mate­r­i­al val­ue, for a young fam­i­ly it will always be the most expen­sive and desir­able thing that car­ries the warmth and love of parental hearts.
For infor­ma­tion on what you can give the new­ly­weds for the wed­ding, see the next video.