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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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