A daughter’s wedding is an event no less significant than her birth. In the hustle and bustle of the wedding, it is important not to forget to prepare a gift for your daughter — just for her, and not a general gift for the young, which you will present on the wedding day. A present for a daughter is both a desire to pamper her (because from now on this care will fall on the shoulders of her husband), and a manifestation of parental blessing, and a tradition.
If we turn to traditions, then one of the gifts to the daughter-bride from the parents can be considered a dowry. However, to be fair, this is not so much a gift as a contribution to the still unsettled life of the young. The dowry began to be prepared from the time when the bride was still a girl. Family jewels, table and bed linen, cuts of elegant fabric, dishes, and cutlery were placed in the treasured chest with a dowry.
Current brides can also be presented with these same items to make it easier for her to equip her family nest. Today, there is no need to save up a dowry, since everything you need can be bought without problems in one day. At the same time, it is important to focus on the tastes of the daughter, to ask her about how she sees her housing with her husband. Even better — go to choose a dowry with the bride.
In old families, especially wealthy ones, on the day of marriage or the day before, the mother passed the family jewel to her daughter. If you have one, present it to her. As an option, you can give some of your own jewelry, which has not so much a high material value as a great sacred meaning. In extreme cases, you can purchase a new piece of jewelry by bequeathing your daughter to make it a family one.
It is better to present such a gift to a daughter for a wedding from her mother tete-a-tete, accompanied by instructions that will help in family life. You can take your daughter for a walk, to the spa, or just cook a homemade festive dinner. The goal here is not just to transfer the jewel, but to keep secrets, to bless.
Instead of jewelry, if the family is a believer, you can give a prayer book, an appropriate icon to the house of the young, so that it protects the newly-made family. But you can’t give your own pectoral cross: it is believed that this way you can convey your fate.
Instead of family jewelry from father and mother, gold and silver coins can be presented, which depict wedding plots and motives, will turn out symbolically. Coins can also be passed on to the next generation, and their value will increase.
Even if you are not going to follow traditions, give your daughter-bride something that will help her in family life, be useful or remind her of her parents.
If funds allow, it’s time to present the girl with an apartment, a summer house or a car. This will turn out to be a good present not only from a practical point of view (a young family can immediately celebrate a housewarming party or use a donated car), but also from a legal point of view. Since the gift was received out of wedlock, the spouse will not officially be able to claim it. Of course, your daughter should not talk about such details, but at the same time, your parental heart will be calm.
A good gift is household appliances, and it is better if they are units that facilitate women’s work: a slow cooker, a vacuum cleaner, a dishwasher, etc.
It is difficult to consider a bedding set as a gift for a daughter who is getting married. At the same time, for a married couple, this is the right present. Get out of the situation by complementing the bedding set with a beautiful peignoir for your daughter or a certificate to the lingerie store.
A good gift option is a set of dishes, but let it be a large and expensive service that can be used on holidays. A set of cutlery, for example, made of silver, with engraving will also be suitable. You can put on the devices the names or initials of the young, the date of their wedding.
If you want to make a more practical gift and present dishes for everyday use, it is still better to purchase a gift certificate. The newly-made wife will get great pleasure choosing dishes for her home.
Almost every girl will be delighted with a set of good cosmetics, perfume or a certificate to the store where you can buy them, especially since after organizing a wedding and family life, a girl may not have a free amount for such purchases.
In general, any (well, almost any) present can be made original by carefully considering how to present it. For example, you can give a tea pair, or you can supplement it with a small tray with legs. They traditionally serve breakfast in bed. So you can subtly hint to the future son-in-law what the awakening and morning meal of your daughter should be like.
Another interesting gift option is a genealogical book. You can purchase ready-made options or create your own design by ordering the implementation of an idea from an advertising publisher. Such a book will become a real family heirloom, and filling it will bring the newly-married spouses and their families together, because when filling out the pages of the book, you will need to get acquainted with relatives and learn their stories.
Money cannot be called an original gift, but this gift, no doubt, is necessary for a young family. However, even they can be presented in an original way. This will require a houseplant with small, fleshy, rounded leaves. People call it “money”. Banknotes folded into a tube should be tied to the branches of the money tree.
Certificates for various services and events can also be attributed to original presentations. This can be a certificate for two (for example, on a honeymoon trip or going to a restaurant for the newly-made bride and groom) or just for the daughter (certificate for various stores, beauty salons, a photo studio, etc.).
One of the most popular gifts is, of course, the organization of a honeymoon. It is important to choose a travel route taking into account the characters and preferences of a young family. You can present a certificate for a trip or tickets in an original way by adding a globe to the gift. In that place on the globe where the young will go, their photo is fixed.
Another option is to organize or financially support the organization of a bachelorette party. As a rule, a girl has to spend her “hard-earned money” on him. Such care and financial support from parents will be very helpful.
For information on what to give your daughter for the wedding, see the next video.