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Traditional Gifts vs. Personalized Gifts: What To Present The Bride and Groom

When you’re invited to a bridal shower, one of the first things that pop into your mind is the gift to present the couple with. Although there’s actually nothing stopping you from not taking a gift, it’s common etiquette to present the bride with something you know she’ll enjoy.

The idea behind giving gifts at the bridal shower is to help the bride and groom set up their new life together as a married couple. Most newlyweds appreciate practical gifts, which they can use in their new home such as items for the kitchen or garden. If you’re not sure about what the bride and groom would like, ask their friends and family to get a better idea of a suitable gift.

Another way to present the couple with a useful gift is to give them money or a voucher. This helps them to choose something they would like or need around the house. Many times this type of gift is deeply appreciated by the bride and groom. After all, it not only gives them the freedom of choosing their own gift but they can also use it to help out with the wedding costs. The usual practice is to give gifts rather than money but there’s no rule about gifts having to be big or expensive.

Tradition goes that the gifts should be open for everyone to see at the bridal shower so this is something you might want to take into consideration when you are choosing your gift. Although you don’t necessarily need to spend a fortune on the gift, it’s best to make sure that what you choose is ideal and presentable to everyone.

As much as you’ll probably want to give the bride a useful gift, you could also present her with something creative and different. Think about choosing a gift that’s unique and personal to the bride such as His and Hers Angel Fleece Bathrobes. They are monogrammed and colored-coded. The bride’s robe comes in wedding dress white and the groom’s robe comes in a contrasting tuxedo-black. Not only will the newlyweds be delighted with such a personalized gift but they can also enjoy wrapping up together in soft fleece at breakfast time or on their honeymoon. They may be made extra special by having the couple’s initials embroidered onto each robe.

Why not choose handy yet personalized gifts such as Interlocking Heart Mugs? They are wonderful ceramic interlocking coffee cups that are ideal for breakfast time and bedtime hot chocolates. Both microwave and dishwasher safe, each mug has a heart-shaped handle, a modern heart design and the words “I Heart...” along with the bride and groom’s first names.

You can find a great choice of gifts online by visiting an online wedding store. You can find almost everything you need for the wedding such as accessories, outfits and gifts to shower the couple with.