Top 10 Alternative Wedding Gifts for the Couple That Has Everything!
I always struggle to think of unique and original ideas when it comes to wedding gifts for couples.
I love giving gifts and when it comes to birthdays, Christmases and anniversaries I try to put as much thought into them as possible, but wedding gifts for couples always have me stumped! In the end I usually return to the terribly unoriginal idea of money or vouchers. Whilst I think there’s absolutely nothing wrong with this, I want to be able to give gifts that are something to remember, a reminder of their journey into wedded bliss.
So with the help of alternative gift list Zankyou, we have created this list of 10 fabulously original Wedding gift ideas. You will NEVER be stuck for ideas again!
1. Rent a Car for a Honeymoon or Road Trip
We have all witnessed the classic scene, just married and driving into the distance followed by a cluster of cans. What if you could drive away in your dream set of wheels completely funded by the guests who just showered you with rice and confetti? Now it’s so easy to crowd fund whatever you want. Doesn’t that beat a spare toaster and an overly expensive set of ‘his and her’ towels?
2. Contribute with a Charity Donation
In this very materialistic world that we live in, it’s easy to get carried away adding items to your gift list that you really don’t need. Maybe you would prefer your guests to donate their contributions to a charity that’s close to your heart. Many people already donate every month to a charity of their choice, so a bulk payment from your guests with wedding favours thanking them for doing so, is a lovely and selfless way of doing it.
3. Take Lessons Together
Lessons are such fun couple activity, not only will you learn something new, you may discover a new lifetime hobby that you can continue to do together? Diving, Dance, Cooking, Massage and Guitar lessons are just a few ideas of the type of lessons you could try your hand at.
4. Be a Thrill Seeker
If your couple have a sense of adventure why not gift them the experience of a lifetime? From thrilling Parachute Jumps to romantic balloon rides, this really is the most memorable way to start your married life together.
5. Invest in a Piece of Art
An investment into a piece of art is ideal for choosing a more personalised gift. Whether you would be prefer it to be bespoke, limited edition or by an emerging artist, there really is something for everyone.
6. Hire an Interior Designer
Start married life in the house of your dreams with the help of an interior designer!
7. Wine Tasting
If you fancy yourself as something of a wine connoisseur then this might just be for you!
8. Concert or festival Tickets
With festival weddings being so popular this year, I am betting my bottom dollar that we have a fair few festival loving couples reading this blog so why not ask your guests to contribute to tickets for your favourite festival or concert? This would be a great way to celebrate your honeymoon in style and you could even make it a little more luxurious by splashing our and going glamping!
9. Save for the future
Whether you’re looking for a little extra money for a deposit on a new home, or perhaps you want to set up a pension plan, there are many ways in which people want and need to plan for their futures financially. Perhaps paying off part of your mortgage is a huge weight off your mind? Then a cash gift from your guests can allow you to get one step closer to financial freedom.
10. Dream Honeymoon Fund
Why not use your gift list to fund your dream honeymoon? With cash gift list services like Zankyou, you can customise your honeymoon fund down to the very smallest details. Your guests will take great pleasure from the fact that their contribution is specifically paying for your romantic meal in Cancún, a visit to Disneyland or snorkelling in the Caribbean.
You could even list different stages of a world tour if you and your partner are the adventurous kind. Allow your guests to fund your exploration of Europe or your journey to the Far East of Asia. Where do you want to go? The sky really is your limit!
So tell me what will you be asking from your guests? Will you be asking for anything at all? I think mine would definitely be half for a dream honeymoon and half for charity, what about you, let us know in the comments below?