The comfortable temperatures and natural beauty of Fall makes it a favored season to tie the knot. While cash is still the traditional gift to offer the happy couple, presenting the newlyweds with a special gift from the heart is still very appropriate and appreciated. Keeping the fabulous season in mind when deciding upon a wedding gift will ensure happiness and gratitude all around.
The new couple may be just getting started in a life together. When setting up house and creating a home, budgeting for holiday decorations is often an afterthought. Surprise the newly married couple with everything they need to bring in the upcoming holidays in style. Choose a theme that ties the items of the gift together. Home décor shops often carry a line of rustic country, gothic or southwestern themed holiday items that span all the special celebrations of the year. Keeping the husband and wife’s personal tastes and the actual living space they call home in mind will guarantee your gift to be a hit.
Supermarket Gift Card
It is common for supermarket bills to skyrocket during the holidays. Family dinners, parties and office potlucks can easily bust the weekly food budget. Give the couple a bit of a break their first holiday season together by purchasing them a generous gift card from their local grocery store. How happy the recipients will be the first time they have to load up their shopping cart with all those necessary extras that pop up during November and December.
Do you make a fabulous pot roast or prime rib? Do family and friends rave about your homemade pumpkin pie? Offer the bride and groom a set of cooking lessons in the comfort of their own home. Focus on several specific dishes that they can prepare and serve for the upcoming holidays. Create a homemade gift card on the computer outlining the details of your present. If after the first lesson you realize the couple is in need of certain kitchen essentials, bring them next time to include with your gift. At the end of the lessons, the newlyweds will surely be in a good position to do some entertaining during the season.
If teaching is not your thing, create a homemade recipe book to offer the couple instead. Focus on traditional dishes of the colder seasons. Organize the book into sections that include appetizers, main dishes and desserts. Enlist the input of other family members and friends to add their own favorites. If you are very closely related to either the bride or the groom, the book can double as a family scrapbook. Encourage relatives to share a touching or amusing anecdote related to the food that you can include on the page opposite the recipe. With just a little bit of love and special effort, the simple recipe book can become a treasured family heirloom.