Gone are the days when guests turned up to weddings with toasters and china to present to newlyweds as their wedding gifts. With the advent of cohabiting, couples tend to have already furnished their homes and so don’t require the traditional starter home gifts. These days, it is more common for invites to say “we request monetary gifts”, “contributions towards a store gift list” “vouchers” or more simply “your presence is enough of a gift”. We have come up with interesting and creative gift ideas, big and small for the less traditional couple…
Contribution towards honeymoon
This is becoming an increasingly popular notion for financially savvy couples trying to save money
Mr and Mrs Pillowcases
It’s unlikely they’ll receive 2 of these, making your gift a memorable one
An experience day
This can be as wild as jumping out of an airplane or as relaxing as a couple’s spa day
If you know the couple very well, you can be different and buy them tickets to the theatre or a show that you know they will appreciate/enjoy after their honeymoon.
Most homes these days tend to have a bit of artwork in them so if you know their taste or have visited the couple’s home, buy them that perfect piece.
Especially if you know that one or both of the newlyweds have culinary challenges, this would be great.
Towards the Day
If you are close enough to the couple, you can make a contribution towards their day, by paying for some or all a service/item you know they want.
For the fitness fanatic couple, why not buy them a wii fit? A nice way to stay fit and healthy, together and in the comfort of their home
We’re not sure if the groom will love you more than the bride will hate you for this gift.
The Wild Card
This could be anything…crazy, quirky, irrelevant, funny, personal, if you can think of it, then give it.
What other non-traditional wedding gift ideas can you think of?