Whether it’s members of your family or your close friends, an engagement or wedding announcement is the perfect time to pick out thoughtful gifts for the bride and groom. Some of the best engagement party ideas include having a stylish cocktail party or even just having a relaxed BBQ with close friends. However, one important part of planning the engagement party is to think about what could be the perfect gift to give to your loved ones on their wedding.
In our hurried world of the 21st century, there are very few gifts that we can give that actually mean anything – a gift from the heart is rare. When the occasion is a wedding that concern over the appropriate gift becomes even more urgent. Thankfully there are gifts out there that have stood the test of time. Some gifts are designed to be passed from hand to hand across generations. But, there are also other gifts that are simply useful for a newlywed couple to enjoy as they make their start into a new life. How to decide which one will be up to you. Whichever type of gift you choose, they will always be accepted with an open heart.
What are their personal hobbies? What do they truly love? All of these factors can be taken into account when selecting a gift for the bride or groom. It can also be useful to consider whether the gift you give will also stand the test of time. While a new coffee maker is a great idea for a newly married couple, will it still benefit them in ten years time? Homemade gifts, ornaments, or jewellery are just some items that a wedding couple can treasure throughout their marriage.
One thoughtful gift that a close friend could give to the groom can be a classic wristwatch. Over the years, giving a loved one a gift of a luxurious watch has stood the test of time. A watch is a sign, not only of elegance but also signals the fact that the union can stand the test of time. Of course, the brand and type of watch will depend on the individual tastes of the bride and groom. A groom might love the gift of a modern Rolex watch, where the bride might adore a classic Patek Philippe watch. Thankfully there are a range of watch brands by well-recognised manufacturers that will fit the bill completely – and they have products that will be suitable for both men and women.
There are of course other high-end brands that will allow the giver of the gift the satisfaction of knowing that they are giving the best of the best, such as the timeless magic of a Cartier watch. But it all depends on what the recipient would want out of a watch. Are they a diver or a business professional? Do they want to flaunt their newly acquired marital status and your gift as a point of style? The appropriate gift does not always have to mean the most expensive in the world – it does, however, have to come from the heart.
If you are able, make sure that you select your gift carefully – it is something that is not only an expression of you care for others, it is also an expression of timelessness – and that in the end (and at the beginning) is a sign that you will be part of that couple’s union.