One of the long-standing traditions around marriage is the presentation of gifts to the newlyweds. This gives friends and family a chance to supply the couple with something memorable that can be useful for years after the wedding. It also helps the couple by providing some items that will be needed in the coming years. There are five good gift choices for newlyweds.
A camera is a gift that will remain useful for years and that young couples will appreciate. Modern digital cameras can take high-quality pictures and videos. A camera will allow the couple to take pictures of every event after the wedding and of milestones in life in the years afterward. It is a good idea to get a higher-quality camera such as a digital single-lens reflex (SLR) unit. Optional accessories like a camera case, a detachable lens or extra memory cards will make the gift even more special.
Newlyweds who are moving into a new home or apartment are likely to need some tools. A toolkit and other items for home and garden maintenance will give the couple the resources to take on home improvement and repair projects. Some couples are not even aware that tools are going to be necessary at some point. Adding some extra items to the toolkit like an all-purpose folding knife a tool belt will personalize the gift.
A sentimental gift for newlyweds is a special selection of wine in a decorative case. The idea is to provide two or more bottles of good wine from the same vintage. One bottle of wine is opened on the anniversary of the wedding every year for as long as the bottles last. This gives the couple something tangible that is tied to the date that will not degrade over time. It might even be possible to find vintages that relate to special years such as the birthday of the bride.
A fun gift that will be appreciated long after the wedding is some type of membership that matches the interests of the couple. This could be a yearlong membership to a local museum, movie theater or park. This will allow the couple to go out and have fun without worrying about cost. Memberships to mail order clubs that send specialty food or other products every month are also a popular choice.
A practical gift for newlyweds is a collection of classic cookbooks. Cookbooks can last a lifetime and are very useful for anyone who has not taken years to learn the skills of a chef. Choosing a selection of cookbooks that cover different cooking techniques and cuisines will provide the couple with a small reference library that can be used on a nightly basis.