Getting a unique wedding gift for the day that many consider the best day of their lives can be a challenge. A challenge that is likely creeping up on you now that the pandemic is receding. According to a recent article in Time Magazine, roughly one million couples postponed their weddings or at least their receptions in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Every couple is different and most of the people attending a wedding know one of the people in the couple better than the other, making it extra difficult to know what a couple would like. If you’re struggling to find a unique gift for that special day, consider the following things anyone can enjoy.
Whether it’s wedding albums, some personalized wall art with a great picture of the happy couple, or one of the multiple other gifts coming in custom designs such as custom cutting boards, cups, mugs, and various home decor options; Shutterfly has something special that every couple can treasure. One of the best gifts could be a photo album and a keepsake box for special wedding day trinkets.
Pick your favorite images off social media (look for the professional photographers’ page that did the engagement shots) and make it a Mixbook of goofy and professional photos that illustrate the couple’s unique relationship.
Much like a scrapbook, you can design your photo book to have customized text, backgrounds, layouts, and embellishments so that every page is unique to the couple. The price of your photo book will depend on the number of pages you wish to include, whether you want softcover or hardcover, and how fancy you wish the photo album to be.
Bonus tip: Consider getting one wedding album of their dating life and a gift card for them to make their own wedding album once the wedding photographer gets their wedding pictures back to them. Gift done!
If you’re looking for a gift more on the extravagant side, consider getting the couple each a luxury watch such as authentic Audemars Piguet watches. According to a Business Insider article from earlier this year, luxury watches are not only stylish, but they could also be a great investment. Since most of these brands make a limited amount of each luxury watch, they quickly become collectibles that tend to maintain their value (possibly even into future generations). Often, luxury watches turn into family heirlooms that provide a financial security net for a rainy day.
For him, consider the Royal Oak “City of Sails” Limited Edition watch. This could be especially “on the theme” if the happy couple plans to honeymoon somewhere beachfront. The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak “City of Sails” is their 30th-anniversary limited edition (REF 25979ST.OO.D002CA.01) that is one of only 200 watches, features a stainless steel case with a grey dial, and a classic black rubber strap. This limited-edition piece is an automatic watch, with functions including hours, minutes, small seconds, date, a chronograph, and a 2-year warranty.
For her, consider something on the beach theme such as the Rolex Oyster Perpetual with a stainless-steel case, a champagne dial, and bezel surroundings. Or consider something in white gold with jewels or something feminine in pink gold.
A Special Coffee Table
Roughly 62 percent of Americans drink coffee every day with the “average coffee drinker” drinking as much as three cups a day, according to the National Coffee Association USA (NCA). So, what better gift than a coffee table?
Whether you choose a modern design with a sapphire crystal top, a classic royal oak piece, or something more functional with storage and/or a lift top for games or puzzles. Get them a living room piece that is unique to their needs and personalities as a couple that they can enjoy special moments with for years to come.
Bonus tip: Consider making a gift basket to go with the coffee table with either a “movie night” theme or a “romantic night in” theme. Let’s be real, after all the money they likely spent on the big day, they probably should be cutting back on date night expenses for a bit.