With wedding season still in full swing, it can be overwhelming when every weekend is accompanied by a stack of invitations and a never-ending list of gifts to buy. Steer clear of cliché gifts and give the couple useful additions and special splurges by incorporating a few thoughtful items for the bride and groom into his and hers gift baskets. The list is long when it comes to the essentials newlyweds need, so let the couple pick and choose by also including a gift card to their local home improvement store or favorite local restaurant. From adventure gear to date night vino, use this checklist as a go-to for easy gift ideas that’ll make perfect additions to an unforgettable gift basket.
If the newlyweds are moving into a new house together, consider supplying them with overlooked necessities they’ll need for their new home. Make their post-wedding life easier by gifting some good quality cleaning supplies, tools and miscellaneous items they’ll need but might forget to buy. A small tool set will come in handy for DIY projects and home fixes, while batteries, packing tape and picture-hanging tools will bring a smile to their face when you save them a last-minute trip to the store. With an additional gift card, the couple can purchase the rest of the items on their list to complete their new home.
What better way to celebrate the couple then to get them ready for their honeymoon with gift baskets of travel goodies? If the couple is jetting to the beach, pack a few beach bags with his and hers sandals, sunscreen, aloe and Champagne for some sunset toasting. The bride will love a travel-sized cosmetic bag or a new sun hat, while the groom will relish in some new sunglasses or the latest travel gadget. Passport covers, luggage tags and guide books are also great personal additions for those jetting off internationally. Wrap up the baskets with a few yummy goodies for the plane ride and some magazines and you’ve got yourself gift baskets the couple will never forget.
The adventures don’t stop when the couple returns from their honeymoon—his and hers adventure baskets are unexpected and thoughtful gifts perfect for that couple that never stops exploring. Small camping coolers or hiking backpacks are terrific to fill will exploration gear like water bottles, hats, maps, bandanas, flashlights, small adventuring gadgets and trail mix. Don’t forget the makings for s’mores, either! For the outdoors-loving couple, park passes or sporting goods gift cards are perfect additions and will give the newlyweds memories that will last a lifetime.
The adventures also don’t have to be miles away—help the couple explore their own backyard with new and old hometown goods. Farmers market baskets or lovely totes are great for filling with locally made treats, knick-knacks like jewelry, ornaments, journals and books. Treat the couple to gift cards for a dinner at each of their favorite restaurants. An exciting sporting event, concert or festival are tickets worth splurging for and will make any newlywed couple ecstatic to explore their own backyard. A few new suggestions, like passes to your favorite museum or a tour of a local attraction, will give the couple an exciting and much-needed staycation.
Movie Night In
The calm after the storm will surely be welcomed by an exhausted couple when the wedding celebrations have wrapped up. Let the newlyweds relax in style with date-night-in gift baskets. Set the romantic mood with blankets and a cozy candle. A bottle of delectable wine or beer will pair perfectly with some popcorn, fun popcorn seasoning, gourmet snacks and yummy chocolates. Don’t forget the most important item: the movie! Pairing a few of his favorite movies with hers will keep both parties happy for future date nights.
What couple doesn’t love a relaxing spa day? Instead of splurging on gift cards to an upscale spa, bring the spa home with his and hers gift baskets. Snuggly robes and slippers will create that luxurious ambiance, while candles and scented candles set the mood for a calming and relaxing evening. Add massage oil, bubble bath, foot scrub and lotion. Treat the bride to a new nail color or two. For the groom, a fancy shaving cream kit or beard oil will have him feeling prim and proper. Don’t forget the Champagne!