Modern wedding gift giving originated in 1928, when Macy's introduced the first wedding gift registry, reports Postconsumers.com. Choosing that perfect gift for a bridal couple doesn't have to be stressful or difficult. Consider 12 personalized wedding gifts that special couple will actually like and use.
1: Large Mahogany Cutting Board
As beautiful as it is practical, the large mahogany cutting board from Qualtry.com is a gift newlyweds will love to use and display. Have it personalized with a last name or both their first names. Choose from 11 different designs to make the gift unlike any other. It's the perfect addition to their kitchen collection.
2: Serving Boards with Handles
Anyone can buy a cheese and cracker serving board. Surprise your favorite bridal couple with a dual-sided serving board that measures a generous 10"x18". One side is a durable cutting surface, while the other is personalized with one of nine designs and the couple's name. When not in use, it can be hung and displayed for its beauty.
3: Personalized House Sign
Make it easy for the bridal couple to let the world know that it's their home with a personalized house sign crafted in wood. Have one designed for their home's exterior and include the house number or opt for a name sign to hang in a family room, over a patio door, or in the entrance hall. Choose from mahogany, maple, or cherry wood.
4: Luggage Set with Personalized Luggage Tags
Jill Smokler from The Stir, via Cafemom, recently posted her list of 10 wedding gifts that couples will love and use. Her number one suggestion was luggage and we agree. Why not pair a fabulous luggage set with personalized luggage tags in aluminum with real leather casings for that elegant look.
5: One-of-a-Kind Door Mat
Forget the same-old, copycat door mats found at other retailers and used by the masses. Give the bridal couple a gift that shows them how special they are, something personal yet practical. At Qualtry.com, you can choose from a half-circle mat or rectangular mat, each personalized with the couple's name.
6: Bar Tool and Ice Bucket Set
Fill a bar tool/ice bucket gift set with a combination of necessities plus personalized goodies. Items to include are a quality corkscrew, cocktail shaker, muddler, and personalized bottle opener as well as a set of bamboo personalized coasters.
7: Love Photo Frame
Newlyweds can struggle to find the perfect frame for their favorite wedding photo. Help the couple out by gifting a personalized "Love" photo frame. Customized with their first names, the frame also includes an inspirational love quote.
8: Wooden Spoons And Forks
Help the new couple round out their kitchen decorating. Personalized decorative wooden spoons and forks are a nice touch hanging above a stove or countertop. Highlight the couple and their new beginning.
9: Holiday Theme Wedding Gift
For the couple with a holiday theme wedding, see their theme through with a holiday theme gift. Add to their kitchen collection with a customized rolling pin featuring a Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays design and pair it with a matching serving board.
10: His-and-Her Photo Block
Order matching, personalized photo blocks for a His-and-Her gift set — they each can take one to work. The photo block features their name and wedding date. It's the perfect size for any desk.
11: For the Home: Large Bulletin Board
We may be a digital society, but a large bulletin board hung where it can be seen easily is still one of the best way to keep a family organized. It's even better (and more special) when it's personalized with the family name.
12: Kitchen Gift Pack
Kitchenware remains one of the most popular wedding gifts for couples. Create your own kitchen gift pack with smaller items listed on the couple's gift registry and then add a personalized kitchen utensil holder. Crafted in bamboo, this luxurious item complements a range of kitchen designs.
Personalized Wedding Gifts For Everyone
In 2014, more than 2.1 million people were married in the United States, reports the National Vital Statistics Systems. That's a lot of weddings and many wedding gifts. If you're looking for a unique gift for the next wedding you attend, be sure to visit Qualtry.com for personalized wedding gifts that will be treasured for years.