When your best friend announces their engagement, everything erupts into a flurry of excitement and activity. After all, you’ve shared so much together. From all those memorable night outs to road trips, you probably know them as well as your sibling. And now that they’re getting married to their soulmate, it’s time to get into wedding planning mode.
As exciting it is to be a bridesmaid or groomsman, it is just as daunting. To add to the stress of making your best friend’s wedding day special, the sangeet practices, finding the perfect outfit and the pressure of finding the perfect wedding present.
If your friend hasn’t been dropping hints and you’re totally clueless about what to get them, don’t fret! We’ve compiled a list of gifting ideas for the couple for their big day.
A watch is a great gift for both men and women- elegant and sophisticated, this is a gift that will remain with them for decades to come, and always remind them of your friendship. From fitness-tracking smartwatches to classic timekeepers, you will find limitless options in these sleek and fashionable accessories to accommodate any budget. It will allow them to show off their style and will come with the added bonus of ensuring that they are punctual for those post-wedding date nights. You can either go for a couple’s pair or two different kinds of watches to reflect their individual personalities. For a personalised touch, add an engraving to the watch to make sure that they always remember their special day.
Finding the perfect wedding gift that is unique and guaranteed to be loved by the bride and groom can be tricky. This makes perfume a great gifting option. Unisex fragrances that are designed to be shared are a good pick as they reflect a particular mood or personality. Instead of choosing a typical masculine musky or feminine floral smell, unisex perfumes are designed to appeal to both genders, making them a fail-safe gift.
You could also earn some brownie points by getting them some luxury perfumes from premium brands such as Jimmy Choo, Versace and Hugo Boss. Keep in mind their preferences and the scents they usually go for when picking out this thoughtful gift.
A gift set, including miniature men’s and ladies’ perfume is a wonderful idea too. Being travel-friendly, it’s easy for them just to pack them in their bag for the upcoming honeymoon.
Makeup is undeniably a girl’s best friend. It is the ideal wedding gift for a friend who is never spotted without the perfect pout or that flawless winged eyeliner. A makeup kit containing the bride’s favourite lipsticks by her favourite brands, her most loved foundation, and eyeshadow palettes with a range of shades to create gorgeous looks from, will have her swooning.
To make the gift even more exciting for your makeup-loving friend, pack the products in a monogrammed makeup bag. A travel-sized cosmetics clutch is also a great addition to the bride’s honeymoon luggage.
If the budget is something you’re not worried about, consider gifting your bestie that coveted luxury designer handbag she has been eyeing for a while. A classic high-end handbag not only has great utility value, but it’s also an investment piece. The bag will undoubtedly be cherished by the bride. Although a bit on the expensive side, the happiness it will bring to your friend’s face will be priceless.
Good things come in small packages, especially when it’s jewellery. Gift your bestie a timeless piece of jewellery. For all the heavy wedding jewellery she might get, a pair of dainty stud earrings or an elegant Swarovski crystal necklace would make for a refreshing change and will be delicate enough for her to wear daily. You could also go for a customised silver or gold-plated charm bracelet with charms depicting all the things your friend loves. From her favourite food or an Eiffel Tower charm as a reminder of that time you holidayed in Paris together to the symbol of her zodiac sign. It is definitely a keepsake and will always remind her of you.
Couples Spa Voucher
Months of stressful wedding planning and the long-drawn-out celebrations spanning days are bound to leave the bride and groom super exhausted. This calls for some serious relaxation and rejuvenation. What better way to pamper them than with a gift voucher for a couples massage? A much-needed day of relaxation at the spa will rejuvenate them, and they’ll thank you for this kind gesture.
Some of the best surprises for the bride from her bestie are items that are personalised and hold sentimental value. A specially curated gift hamper of all the things they will need for starting their new life together in their new room is not just thoughtful but also practical.
You can include a set of Mr. and Mrs. cushion covers and duvet, coffee mugs, and bathrobes with their initials embroidered. To add an even more personal touch to your gift, you can also include a digital photo album of you and your friend from all the fun times you’ve spent together and all the memories you’ve created over the years.
Although buying a gift for men can be challenging, gifting your teach junkie friend with iPads, iPhones or laptops will make them really happy. A DSLR camera for your friend who is passionate about photography makes for a thoughtful gift and could be great for taking photos on their honeymoon. For your gaming-obsessed friend, a gaming console like a PlayStation could be an awesome option. You can also buy him/her high-end gaming accessories such as headsets and 3D high-resolution displays and enjoy some fun gaming nights together.
As it is rightly said about gifts—it’s the thought that counts. So, while choosing your best friend’s wedding present, do keep in mind their personality, likes and dislikes, and hobbies and interests. For these amazing gifts and more, head on over to Shoppers Stop online or in-store. For more on gifting ideas, read our blog on Offbeat Gifting Ideas Your Friends Will Love.
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