LAST MINUTE WEDDING GIFT IDEAS
You’ve RSVP-ed to the wedding. Now it’s time to decide on a gift for the couple. Shopping for last minute wedding gift ideas online can be time consuming. Follow the reflection exercise below and tackle these gift giving questions to help save time: When to give a wedding gift? How to shop online? What to buy?
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WHEN TO GIFT?
According to The Spruce, it is recommended that a wedding guest send a wedding gift right after the invitation is received. Ideally the gift should arrive before the wedding day but guests generally still have up to one year after the wedding to send a gift.
Since gift giving is personal and there’s flexibility in the gift giving timeline, give it some attention and use this opportunity to show you value the newlywed couple. There’s always a benefit to discovering last minute wedding gift ideas that you know will have the recipient feeling sparks of joy. A simple tool to keep the recipient in mind? Imagine a Day in their Life.
IMAGINE A DAY IN THEIR LIFE
Think about a day in the life of the bride and groom. What do you imagine or know some of their favorite household activities to be? For example, do they have a beautiful patio that’s perfect for after dinner conversation? Do they cook? Do they garden? Make a mental note or jot these activities down and refer back to the list as a shopping guide when searching for last minute wedding gift ideas. Leave your nerves off to the side and don’t forget to trust your instinct when it comes to picking a last minute wedding gift. When there is initial thought behind the selection, the newlywed couple will appreciate the gift and recognize the time and thought you’ve put behind it.
HOW TO SHOP ONLINE?
A safe way to eliminate extra worry when selecting a last minute wedding gift online is to check the website’s policies and ensure they are flexible. Free Shipping, Easy Returns and Exchanges. Look for a retailer who offers free shipping and a practical return and exchange policy. When shopping for last minute wedding gift ideas, it’s helpful for recipients to have the option to swap the product out for a different colorway or a new product all together. Also, Lean on Customer Service. Customer service is always a few clicks away to answer additional product queries or gifting questions. Check a store’s webpage for communication options including online help submissions or virtual chats.
WHAT TO BUY AS A LAST MINUTE WEDDING GIFT?
These home decor pieces will not disappoint:
Textiles Never Fail. Gift textiles such as soft blankets and bath towels. Having extras of these on hand can be quite useful for most households, whether the couple expects house guests, a growing family, or is apt to travel. The Ethiopian Gabi Throw, made with locally sourced cotton and AZO-free dyes, is the perfect accompaniment for indoor or outdoor use year round. Shop For Stylish And Sturdy Ceramics: Ceramics for the kitchen and dining room make for sensible and stylish last minute wedding gift ideas. According to Black Bride Magazine, many couples add both everyday use items and entertaining pieces to their registry. Dish, platter, and glassware sets come in a variety of styles and materials which can dictate their most suitable functions.
Understand product material and quality. If you want to better know the quality of the gift in question, read about the material used to create the piece. Whether bone China, porcelain, clay or otherwise, comprehend the specific material of the gift in question for its durability. For example, porcelain is sturdier than clay and there are different types of porcelain. Limoges porcelain is one of the most highly valued porcelain and is used in all of Senegalese ceramicist Fatyly’s tea, coffee, and plate sets. These unique pieces make for impactful and long-lasting wedding gifts.
With so many gifting choices out there, get to know your options. Scan the product webpage for the object’s dimensions. If considering ceramics, take a tape measure to an existing plate, bowl or platter you have in the home that is comparable in size. Visualize the new wedding gift purchase next to your actual ceramic to get a handle on the style and size of the gift in question. This tool may also come in handy should you decide to send multiple gifts and envision them working well together. Enhance your gift giving process with this gifting guide for weddings, save time, and show the newlywed couple you truly honor this time in their lives.