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The Perfect Gift for Newly Weds
October 23, 2014

Whether it’s your best friend, a family member, a co-worker or just a friendly acquaintance, choosing the perfect wedding gift for the happy couple can feel like an impossible task.

That’s when The Central Minnesota Wedding Association can swoop in and save the day!

Here’s a quick list of gifts that are simple, thoughtful, and guaranteed to please.

Plan a Fun Honeymoon Activity

Will the newlyweds be heading to the beach? Europe?Maybe just a cozy staycation? Wherever the destination, give them something to add to the honeymoon fun.We suggest sky diving, snorkeling, horseback riding and even something as simple like a relaxing spa day. Trust us - anything you choose will top any blender or crock pot destined to collect dust in a cupboard.

Pick Something from their Registry

I know, I know - most items on wedding registries are simple and kind of dull...but they are there for a reason. Many couples carefully select items they want or need, so there’s no  shame in just something from the registry! Just remember to print off the registry before you swipe your card and have the cashier mark the item as bought - that way, the happy couple won’t be bombarded with four identical toasters.

Gift Cards

Although they don’t seem like the most personalized of gifts, you can’t really go wrong with a gift card - especially if you’re not especially close to the couple. As we all know, weddings can be pricey; newlyweds might find it hard to make ends meet after splurging on this one-day celebration. Gift Cards are great to ensure they have that extra cash to buy necessities, or choose something they like that maybe didn’t make it onto the registry. Our advice? Give them a Visa gift card - that way, they can spend the money anywhere they like!

A Basket of Love

Here’s a fun idea; toss together a plethora of the bride and groom’s favorite snacks, fun games, and household items, or put together a themed basket for them such as laundry items, cleaning supplies or a wine and spice basket. Get creative and grab the fun things you know they like, or overlooked things they may need for their home.

Date Night

Once the wedding and honeymoon are over, life will go back to business as usual. Spice up the months ahead with tickets to the theatre, a concert or their favorite football or hockey team’s game! Be part of the bliss that is life as a newly married couple!


So, there you have it. We've got a hunch that any number of these ideas will be a hit. It isn’t as hard as you think to choose the perfect gift for the happy couple - and sometimes, simple is the way to go.

For more great ideas for either your wedding or a wedding of a friend visit our website, Facebook page, Pinterest page, Twitter account or contact us here.

Oh, and leave us a comment on some other great wedding gift ideas you've got!