Since June is considered the traditional month for weddings, you may find yourself as a guest at more than one wedding or bridal shower. If the bride is your best friend and you know her tastes, buying a wedding gift is a snap. But sometimes it’s not always so easy to know what to give as a wedding gift. Shopping for a wedding gift doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, I have a few tips that will take the headache out of choosing a great gift for the June Bride.
The Bridal Registry
This is probably your safest bet for finding what the happy couple wants. These days most couples will register at more than one store, so you will be able to find a variety of gifts in almost any price range. Stores like Bed, Bath and Beyond, Crate and Barrel and Target’s Club Wedd are popular choices for bridal registries. Starting a new household can be a challenge. Look for things on the registry list that the newlyweds will need in their first year of marriage. Some of favorites are:
- Towels You can never have too many
- Cookbooks Even the best cook needs inspiration
- Bed Linens Again, you can never have too many
- Kitchen Equipment like Kitchen Aide Mixer or Food Processors
- Picture Frames Perfect for displaying wedding and honeymoon photos
If you hate shopping, a really simple solution is a gift card from one of their registry stores. One thing many young couples can use but often never receive are home maintenance items. A gift card for Home Depot or Lowe’s is an excellent gift. The newlyweds can pick up everything from patio furniture, flowers for the yard to paint for the kitchen.
Where to Find Unique Gifts
One of my favorite places for find unique gifts is the gift shop at the Nasher Sculpture Center. Museum gift shops like the Nasher the Dallas Museum of Art are a treasure trove for incredible coffee table books, wall art, vases and even stationery. Speaking of stationery, the bride will love a set of monogrammed note cards, which are perfect for sending thank notes for wedding and shower gifts. I love Papyrus. They have a wonderful selection of note cards and you can also custom order cards with the couple’s special monogram.
Special Treats For the Newlyweds
Planning a wedding can be extremely stressful for both the bride and the groom. A gift certificate for a massage or a visit to a spa would be a welcome treat. After returning from the honeymoon, money might be tight for a young couple. A gift certificate for a romantic dinner for two at The Capital Grille, Dali Wine Bar or tickets to one of the performances at the A T & T Performing Arts Center make a wonderful after the wedding gift.