Thinking of good and useful wedding gift ideas for older couples can be a little difficult. To make your job a little easier, we’ve suggested some really amazing gift ideas in the article below. So the next time you are confused and need to gift something to an older couple, you’ll know where to look.
Love and weddings don’t necessarily happen only once in life. There are times when couples are made late, and then there are times when they are made again and again, at different stages in their life. When they do find that someone special to love and want to bind it in marriage, friends and family are always around to support it. And while you’re happy for them, you might be equally confused about what to get them. This is where we come in – given below are a few ideas that you can draw inspiration from, see what suits your budget, what seems appropriate for the couple (age wise and otherwise) and zero in on the perfect gift.
“Wine makes every meal an occasion, every table more elegant, every day more civilized.”
– André Simon
Nothing better than sparkling wine or champagne to celebrate an occasion, especially a wedding. We’re sure you agree. It brings in the right kind of class and marks the celebration like nothing much else. There are several types of wines and champagnes that you can choose from, and if you’re not really sure about what to look for, you can take the help of a wine expert to make the best choice.
Gift the couple a ‘cleaning service certificate’ that is valid for a year. No bride likes to spend time cleaning the house just after her wedding. So any couple will be happy to have someone doing all the cleaning around the house for them, plus the freedom from cleaning for at least a year will be like a dream come true. After a year, they can renew the certificate if they want. This gift idea will remind them of you everyday.
Personalized Gift Basket
If you want to add a personal touch to the wedding gift, make a gift basket containing an assortment of gifts. This is a great gift to give because it allows you the freedom to choose a gift according to your budget and the closeness of your relation with the couple. Depending on which, you can either go in for expensive gifts or even simple, practical gifts like ‘His’ and ‘Her’ bath towels.
Many couples would not really think of this one easily. So why not you do it for them? Give them a gym membership that is valid for a year. And if they are not into the typical machine workouts, there are several gyms which offer a score of other activities like aerobics, spinning, pilates, yoga, etc. They could choose any one of these. Plus, exercising together will be so much fun for them, don’t you think?
Home Organizing Service
Just like the cleaning service, a home organizing service will also, no doubt, be of great use to the couple . A home organizing service certificate will not only take care of the cleanliness of the house, but also help to keep the house organized. They will not only remind the couple of the bills but will also help them arrange the house in the best possible way. It’s a luxury that many dream of, but can’t really afford, and you can make it happen.
Coupons for Things
Since the wedding is happening at an age in which the couple is older, or in some cases have already been married or have owned a home, there are high chances that they might already have all the household items that a young couple requires to start a home. Gifting them something in the household items section might thus prove to be redundant. A great option for a situation such as this one is to gift them coupons of a particular place, or to register them at a place. This will allow them a wide choice of things that they can buy and they will actually be able to get something that is useful for them.
Coupons for Activities in the City
Another concept that has become quite popular in recent times is coupons that can be redeemed for several activities within the residing city. These could include several activities like coupons to book readings, hobby classes, cycling sprees, adventure sports and the like. All you have to do is pay for an assortment of classes in advance and present the coupons to the couple so that they can redeem them whenever and for whatever they want.
Tickets to an All-paid Destination
Maybe the couple is not looking for the usual household items, but they could very well do with a trip or a vacation. So, depending on your budget and how close you are to the couple, you can arrange for a short holiday, or even a honeymoon for them.
Good Old Cash
The common belief is that gifting cash is very impersonal – but you cannot deny that it is one of the most practical gifts that one can give a newly married couple. Reiterating what we mentioned earlier, at a stage where the couple might already have all the knick-knacks required to run a household, they might appreciate the cash such that they can use it in whatever manner they deem fit, rather than having to worry about the gifts that they have received and don’t really need.
Plan Honeymoon Activity
So maybe you cannot plan their honeymoon or a vacation due to budget constraints, but you can definitely plan an activity for them while they are on their honeymoon. Granted it will take a little bit of planning, but you can arrange for certain activities for them depending on where they are at, things like a snorkeling session, sightseeing, a certain adventure sport and tada! a great vacation.
There is a unique service available, whereby you can register for a fresh supply of fruits per week or per couple of days (depending on what you’re looking for). The company then delivers it to the registered address. This is one of the most useful gifts that one can look to gifting because fruits are a part of every household. The added advantage is that this deal will include seasonal fruits as well.
If the couple has a balcony or a backyard in which they can house a few flowering plants (and if they are inclined thus) you can gift them an assortment of flowering plants and shrubs. These will look great in their balcony or garden and will create a very pleasant and refreshing ambiance for their home.
How about a certificate for a studio or a photographer to get a professional portrait or an entire album for themselves? Depending on what the studio or photographer is offering, they could choose outside locations or a studio shot. And we are sure you’ll agree that this is a great way to mark the starting of their new journey together and have a memento for remembrance as well. They could also use the coupon to get a shot of their newly blended families as well.
At the Opera
So they love the opera or the theater or the Broadway? How about you gift them tickets to some of the shows that you know they’ll simply love instead of spending time sifting through the perfect item to give?
If you know that they love flowers, you can arrange for the local florist to send in different flower arrangements to their home every week for a stipulated amount of time (6 months to a year, maybe?). Imagine having such a wide variety of flowers gracing their home.
Well, it isn’t that difficult to come up with a wedding gift for an older couple, is it? Especially now that you have all these options to choose from. We will leave you to it then, choose one well and make that couple happy.