You’re a master gifter. Not one to be tied down by towels and toasters—your wedding gift will be the greatest one they (ever) receive. Leave the practical presents to the grandparents. Give the lovebirds the gift of adventure, of connection, of experience, or of happily ever after.
Here are 12 unique gifts that will prove you’re the best, most creative, most thoughtful friend in the world.
Weddings are exhausting. The lovebirds will love you for a stress-relieving session once the chaos subsides. After the honeymoon and thank yous, and the daily grind of work has resumed—surprise them with an at-home couple’s massage. Heaven.
Adrenaline junkies? Wow them with a certificate for a tandem skydive. Even better if the big plunge takes place at their honeymoon destination.
Surprise the couple with an exciting add-on awaiting them at their honeymoon location. Maybe a romantic dinner for two, a snorkeling experience in Oahu, or a wine tasting tour in the countryside. Oh-la-la.
Fitness for Two
Golf lovers, fencing fanatics, or gym geeks? Give them the gift of good health. Private lessons from a fitness pro will have their hearts racing. Even cooler if you throw matching outfits into the deal.
Muscles for Moving
Wedding bells ring in moving boxes. Whether it’s a new home or the cohabitation is now official, moving stinks. Take the grunt work out of their new life with the gift of professional movers. Stumped on where to start? Scope this guide on how to hire a great mover.
Good food is sexy. Add heat to their fabulous romance with private or group culinary instruction. Make it spicy with Thai cuisine, make it sultry with Italian sauces, or make it international with a global course.
Housecleaning for the Win
You would be a HERO by gifting newlyweds a cleaning service. Maybe it’s one time after the madness of the wedding weekend, or maybe it’s an on-going thing to prove that you really are the best friend they have. You decide.
That new house you helped them move into? It needs upgrades. Add to their long-term happiness with contributions to a bathroom remodel, porch repair, or shiny new front door.
Private yoga instruction is perfect for newlyweds. They’re gonna need to learn to be flexible with one another. It will make them stronger, less stressed, and probably funnier, too. Private instruction is also a great option for that holdout half of the couple who refuses to take classes.
Hot Air Balloon Ride
Include the gift certificate for their balloon ride in a gloriously glittery inspirational card that rhapsodizes their “soaring love.” It will be perfection. Throw in a surprise bottle of champagne for the kill.
Give them Wings
Flight lessons, a ride in a jet fighter, or maybe an aerial tour by helicopter. These are the selfies that will keep on giving.
This season, think out of the box with wedding gifts. Experiences, lessons, and new adventures make for the sweetest things.