9 January, 2020
It is a common dilemma in most houses, especially as people are short on time to figure out what to gift couples at their wedding. When the wedding happens in close family circles, it is a usual practice to gift them gold or silver, either as jewelry or other items. But the truth is that most of these may not be used as most new-age couples prefer to forego such stuff.
In general, the Indian couples to are slowly moving away from the traditional wedding gifts of jewelry, cash, sweets, and dry fruits, apparel, and stuff. So, whenever we receive a wedding invitation, there is a discussion that starts on what to gift the couple. The easiest option, of course, would be to put cash in a cover and gift it to them. But, without much of an effort, it is now possible to find some innovative gifting ideas that can go a long way and help the couple to remember you for a long time as well. In other words, rather than cash, let’s make the gifting a bit more meaningful and memorable.
It is a fantastic idea to gift vouchers of the desired amount for a couple starting off a new life together. Depending on whether they are setting up a house or not, you can choose to buy gift vouchers from many of the leading chains across India. Some of the options available are Amazon and Flipkart for online purchases. You can purchase gift cards on Amazon for varied amounts starting from 500, and get the same delivered to their door. What’s more, you can even choose the design for the gift card! These gift cards are valid for 15 months, making it possible for the couple to buy what they want in their own time.
Amazon also allows you to buy experiences for the couple via gift cards in the form of PVR movie shows, Taj experiences, or MakeMyTrip travel experiences. Even gift cards of retailers like Big Bazaar or Shopper’s Stop, Lifestyle, Central, Pantaloons, Max, Westside, etc. can be purchased. Flipkart, too offers you similar gifting options with multiple brand cards or their own vouchers. The possibilities range from eating, entertainment, travel, household purchases, apparel, groceries, and more. The couple can choose to buy what they want using general vouchers or make use of the holidays or entertainment options based on your gift card. Buying a honeymoon package and gifting them through such vouchers is a great idea. You may even ask them what they prefer and gift the vouchers accordingly.
Check out these sites: Zingoy, Gyftr, Giftcardsindia, Grabon, Groupon, etc., for the multiple options in gift vouchers that can be purchased and gifted to couples.
Another great idea for wedding gifts is to give them spa sessions, if possible, in some excellent luxury spas. Gift coupons can be purchased for spa sessions in The Taj, The Leela Palace, Bodycraft, Four Fountains, and more. It would be a good idea for the couple to enjoy and de-stress after the hectic wedding schedule. Especially considering that Indian weddings are spread over a few days with so many rituals, and people having to get up early or stay late, too much of food, music, dance, etc., it is a great idea to gift a spa session. Post-wedding spas can help the couple to rejuvenate themselves, before proceeding for a honeymoon or getting back to their daily schedule. Some of these gift vouchers can be purchased online at the sites mentioned above, or on the individual websites of the spas, and the luxury hotels.
Many vendors can provide you with customized gifts, including a couple of gifts for weddings. The choices range from cushions, mugs, clocks, watches, bar accessories, other home accessories for the kitchen or the living room, etc. Some unique options in this are nameplates, plants and planters, coasters, and separate dining table accessories, etc.
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