You’ve just gotten the invite, have quickly RSVP-ed on Whatsapp, and have already contemplated three outfits for the occasion – and then it hits you – what on earth do you buy the bride?
Like most newlyweds, she will be showered with an array of wedding gifts, which will range from practical (cash – if someone can find a working ATM) to the unbelievable. The trick is to find something she will treasure and use for years to come. Sounds impossible? Don’t worry, we have a couple of suggestion
1. It’s All About The Bling
There’s a reason why families invest in jewellery for the bride’s trousseau. Gold, silver, and precious stones are always valuable and are a great investment for any bride. Whether she wears it for the rest of her life or passes it on to her child – you can be sure that it will leave an impression.
2. A Spot To Call Her Own
For most newly married couples, their next big undertaking is decorating their home. While it’s essential to compromise and ensure that their home is a reflection of both their tastes, it’s equally important that she has her own space. Why not buy her a beautiful and comfortable chair and desk to help create a nook that is just for her?
3. Being A Culinary Goddess
While we don’t advocate that a woman’s place is in the kitchen, we also know how stressful setting up a new kitchen can be. From pots and pans of various sizes to storage for all your herbs and spices – there’s a lot to consider. So, if you’re gifting the bride something for her kitchen, keep it simple! Gorgeous bottles and jars are always lovely gifts. Useful, nice to look at, and versatile – easy!
4. Ensuring The Perfect Spread
Sure, plates and bowls don’t sound all that exciting. But, we can promise you that beautiful tableware is a great investment. Good, high-quality table sets will last a lifetime. Lots of brides even pass their sets on to their daughters and daughter-in-laws. Buy a classic design and you can be sure she’ll use it for decades.
5. Something Silver?
Brides often receive silver wedding gifts as they’re considered auspicious. Wishes of prosperity aside, these presents can also be remarkably stunning. If you’re interested in sticking with tradition, a practical silver gift would be a great present. A perfect example is a striking silver kottan set. Made in the traditional Chettiar style, this set is ideal gift for a bride who is both traditional and modern.
6. Make HER Trip!
If she’s an avid traveller then she’ll love this idea – contribute to her honeymoon with a gift coupon from MakeMyTrip. Send her on a journey that she (and her new husband) will never forget. She’ll be forever grateful for the getaway, and you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing you got her something she really appreciates.
Just remember, though it’s not an easy task, choosing wedding gifts for Indian bride can be fun too! Visit Weddingwishlist.com to choose from an array of presents, which range from sophisticated to quirky.