Gift-Buying Advice for Wedding Registries

Happy couples everywhere are celebrating the onset of wedding season. It’s a time for family and friends to get together to share the beginning of a new chapter for two people. For you, as a guest, that means finding a great gift for the newlyweds. Picking out a gift they will enjoy in their day-to-day lives can be tricky for a variety of reasons. A wedding registry is a go-to place for many gift-givers. But what if there is no registry? What if you don’t want to buy a gift there? Here are a few tips when it comes to wedding gifts and registries.

5Don’t Buy from the Wedding Registry

Depending on who you ask or what your personal opinion is, a wedding registry is simply a suggestion of items the couple wants and needs. You are not obligated to choose a gift from the registry, especially if you have another gift in mind for them. But if you do intend to shop elsewhere, be sure to gauge their tastes and interests by looking at their registry first.

Do Buy from the Wedding Registry

Meanwhile, others say it’s not wise to get too creative with wedding gift-giving. The couple created their highly-curated wedding registry for a reason. They want and need the items they’ve chosen. Research shows nearly 9 out of 10 couples create a wedding registry with an average of 125 items to choose from, so there shouldn’t be a problem picking a gift within the parameters of their wish list.

If the Couple Doesn’t Have a Wedding Registry

Meanwhile, some couples choose not to have a wedding registry. For a gift-giver, this can either be good or bad depending on whether they want to use their imagination. Not to worry, though. When shopping online, choose a business that specializes in gifts for the home. Look for functional finds, special picture frames, fun kitchen tools, and distinctive art gifts. Ask family or friends of the couple what they might like or need if you’re having a hard time coming up with ideas.

For the Couple Who Has Everything

If you need some assistance, many online shops have gift-buying guides under categories such as “weddings and anniversaries.” They usually have curated, thoughtful items that you’d never think of on your own. Wall art with a love theme is always a heartwarming addition to a home. Another romantic idea is a wooden wine bottle lantern that doubles as a gift box and has a loving, supportive message on it. Fill it with a bottle of wine and consider adding a pair of wine glasses to go with it for the happy couple.

Try not to worry too much about finding the perfect gift. In the end, do what feels right to you. The couple will be glad you thought of them and were kind enough to get them a gift.


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