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10 Best Wedding Return Gifts Ideas for Guests

The purpose of gifts in a wedding is to show the love and care for the couple in the most appropriate way. Gifts have the potentiality to carry the right kind of emotion. So, how about reciprocating back the happiness with something more fun and lovable?

It is always a great way of showing back your gratitude for all the love and blessing. Today, we have come with the top 10 wedding return gifts ideas according to different budgets for your guests. Go with the one you liked the most.

Go Eco-friendly

Go Eco-friendly

Explore your creativity and innovation. Consider items like hand woven baskets, table clock from recycled wood, organic linen and others. Get those in radiant and glowing colors and you will be ready to go.

Henna candles

Henna candles Gifts

Candles are great decorative item. Henna candles designed with beautiful henna designs, jewels and glitter are also idea gifting options for your guests. Plus it shows your unique taste and creativity too.

Decorated earthen pots

Decorated pots

Another perfect wedding return gift for guests in India. They are available in varying shapes and designs from colorful ones to traditional designs or paintings. If budget is not a problem with you, crystal ones provide a classy feel.

Vaastu and feng shui collections

Vaastu and feng shui itemsVaastu and feng shui items are representations of happiness and prosperity. Some of the right choices as return gifts for your guests will include a pair of romantic Mandarin ducks, a pair of Chinese guardian lions or laughing Buddha, lucky crystals, wind chimes etc.

God idols

God idolsGod idols in India are all time favorite. Statues of Lord Ganesha, Radha-Krishna, Shiv-Parvati are available in the market in various sizes, metals and designs. Choose according to your taste.

Paintings

Paintings

Paintings are evergreen. None can ever stop adoring them. Hence an ideal option too. Choose from collections such as Madhubani, Rajasthani, Tanjore, or modern art.

Sophisticated photo frames

photo frames Gifts

Photo frames are another great idea. If you have the time to explore your creativity, you may opt for personalized frames. Otherwise photo frames from the market is always an option. They are available as glass, gold, wooden, handmade or ornamented ones.

Jewellery boxes

Jewellery boxes

Jewellery boxes are ideal gift for your women guests. There is never less jewelry and this gesture will be highly acknowledged. The market is full of such boxes in various materials, shapes, wooden carving, meenakari work, silver plating and Victorian designs.

Handmade gifts

Handmade gifts

Handmade gifts show how much you care for yours guests. Anything from handmade clutches to wooden hangings will do. Though these gifts are a bit expensive than usual, it is the feeling that counts (if you do not have budget issue).

Personalized gift ideas

Personalized gifts will include stuffs like coffee mugs to decorative items with the couple’s name or their initials along with their wedding date. Even the gift wrappers can be personalized as well.

Best Wedding Gift Ideas

The wedding season is on. And you probably have been invited to a dozen of them. The first thought that pops right away when you are handed a card is,” What should I get the couple?”  While many store staff tries their best to help you come out of this dilemma, for some reasons you do not find them to be helping enough. One moment you may consider gifting them the towel set they registered for but the next moment you find the ice cream maker quite appealing.

Best wedding gifts ideas

Even the internet is full of gift ideas for you. But you get more confused as to keep on clicking next. There are tons of ideas on what you should not get to a newlywed, but you seem lost when you want ideas on what to gift.

To help you of this trouble, we have come with a list of best wedding gift ideas for family, friends and colleagues.

Custom Gift

Custom make anything with the couple on it. They would love this gesture and keep the gift with them forever.

Cash

Since the couple spend a fortune on the wedding, the idea of gifting cash is superb. Plus, if you are not sure of what to buy, the couple can do the shopping on their own.

Toaster and Electric Kettle

They are breakfast simplifying items. It is always nice to gift items they will use every day.  This way you too will be happy when they serve you from the same Electric Kettle post marriage.

A Wedding

Undoubatedly, the best gift of all! Pay for the wedding. This is normally gifted by the parents and the couples cannot help but lust for it.

Handmade Quilts

Couple handmade quilts are awesome gifts to commemorate the wedding of the couple. They are warm and extra ordinary yet useful gift items.

Indoor Griddle and Monogrammed Wine Glasses

If the couple is fond of drinking and barbequing, this combination is sure to bring smiles on their faces. Great gift to celebrate the weekend.

Laundry Supplies

A basket of laundry supplies with laminated list how to use them is unique and useful too. Neither beautiful nor romantic but priceless I must say.

Luggage

Gift them with couple luggage bags to carry their stuffs when they are off for honey moon. Useful tangible gift they would love to have.

If still confused

Gift cards are a great option to go for if you are still not able to decide on the gift. Get a gift card from the store the couple is registered to and gift it. This way they will be able to buy what they want and you will be happy too as they could buy it because of you.

Romantic Wedding Night Gifts Ideas for Couples

How about making your wedding night more special than planned? Well, here is a tip. Pack a surprise to delight your new spouse to make the night more memorable. It need not be too expensive or too large for that matter. Because after the big fat wedding, just the thought is truly what that counts. To help you with the selection we have come up with a list of items that will help you stick together for a lifetime.

Unique Wedding Night Gifts Ideas

Romantic Gifts Ideas for your Wedding Night

  • Heartfelt thank you card to your partner for being a part of your life.
  • Love poem to entice your partner.
  • Single rose and bottle of Champagne is perfect for a perfect couple like you.
  • Inscribed book of poetry to set a romantic mood.
  • Romantic books like Love Letters: An Anthology of Passion.
  • Kama Sutra Weekender with Original Oil of Love, Pleasure Balm, Wild Clove and Mint Tree Bathing Gels, and Honey Dust with handmade feather applicator.
  • An antique clock for a classic feel
  • A pair of compact, waterproof binoculars
  • Diamond heart pendant to sparkle your love life.
  • Grundig travel radio
  • Water-resistant U.S. Navy Seal Watch gives an elegant feel.
  • Canon digital camera t capture those precious moments.
  • A GPS unit or PDA module
  • A romantic gift basket with all the stuff your love loves.

Gifts to Improve Intimacy with Your Wife

India is a country where arranged marriages are given utmost preference. Newly wed locks, most of the times suffer the consequence of being with their new partner on the first night. However, you can gift your partner some of the common things she loves. Try to get some intimate gifts for your wife. These intimate goodies are sure to bring a smile and a kind of unique charm on her face.

It is a known fact that woman love gifts and likes those men that pamper her with this. It is however, important for a man to understand that women are particular while receiving gifts. Make sure you do not get your wife something that will make her upset. If you are a confused soul, here are some of the intimate gifts you can give your wife to spice up your relationship tonight.

Take a special note on the gift presentation to. It acts like a mood elevator. Tip: Do not forget to capture her smile and the intimate moment on camera.

Here are some of the best intimate gifts you can gift your wife:

Lingerie

Lingerie Gift

The following thought stands true in all cases: Women adore lingerie and men love to see their lady wearing the hottest new trends in town. Tonight buy her your favorite color and ask her to wear it to spice up your relationship. This is one of the effective ways to bring in the intimacy in an arranged marriage.

Songs

couple Song

Almost every couple has a song to call their own. Play it on your system and dance with her. This is romantic too.

Oils

Massage Oils Gifts

Massage makes you feel relaxed. To bring the intimacy, purchase nice essential body oils to spice up romance. It acts as an energy enhancer.

Perfume

Perfume Gifts for women

Men love women that smell good. This is a perfect intimate gift you can give your wife tonight to bring the intimacy.

Gift Hamper

Gift Hamper box

Woman loves to see gift hamper decked with all sorts of goodies only for her. Get her a gift basket with a lot of her favorite goodies. Check out the spark that will follow.

Poetry

romantic poetry, Love

Write her a romantic poetry. She will surely appreciate the idea and your effort.

Lotions

Lotions

Good body lotion is also helpful for you to spice up your romance. Gift your wife an intimate natural lotion tonight.

Jewelry

Jewelry Gift

Which women do not like Jewelry? Try gifting her pair of diamond earrings, a gold necklace or bracelet. Sit back and enjoy the smile and the glitter in her eyes.

Flowers

best Flowers Gifts

The scent from a bouquet of flowers can spice up the intimacy. Strew petals of her favorite flowers on the bed and decorate the house with flowers. Another best gift for the night.

Chocolate

Chocolate gift for women

Chocolates are inseparable for women. Dark chocolate is the right choice among all. It is an aphrodisiac food and will surely spice up the love under the sheets.

Good Luck!

Effective Tips to Save Money While Trousseau Shopping

If you belong to the Indian sub continent, and about to get married, I am sure you must have fantasized about complete new wardrobe filled with a whole new set of Trousseau.

Yes, your parents never say ‘No’ to anything within reasons, but what is the harm in saving money wherever you can? In that way you will be able to use that extra money while shopping in your honeymoon.

Well, here are some tips on where you can save and where you should splurge

Main Outfits

Wedding Outfit Trousseau

  • Wedding Outfit: Splurge!
  • Tilak/Engagement/Reception Outfit: Splurge!
  • Sangeet and Mehendi Outfit: These are the most fun functions in your wedding as you need to dance your heart out. Therefore skip heavy embroidery and shop for those that are comfortable. Save!
  • Haldi/Pooja Outfit : If its Haldi, Save! You are gonna get dirty anyways. For Pooja you may stick to Anarkali or Saree outfits. Save!

Trousseau (Saree, Suits, Western, others)

1. Trousseau 11 Saree’s: Majority of family in India insist on a minimum 11 Saree’s packed Trousseau. But if you are not much into sarees, what is the point of buying so many? Take more than 5 heavy saree, I mean Splurge on 5 Saree’s. Well, why even 5? This is the only time no one will be looking at price tags and finally a day will come when you will need to present yourself as a ‘newly wed’.

How do you even save on these 5?

Buy colors in Red or maroons. In India it is considered to be the color of the newly wed. Even it is not heavily embroidered; it will still carry the effect.

Buy Tie-Dye (Bandani Saree). Even the ones with a light border appeals a lot to your personality.

Buy 4 good South Silks: South Silks come in variety of price range. They can be both expensive and inexpensive. But what the hack? They look equally elegant. They are comfortable and can be easily dressed up or dress down. Splurge or Save as your budget permits. I would recommend Nalli as they have beautiful Silk Saree’s in all price ranges.

South Silks Saree

Buy only 2 ‘In-fashion’ saree: If you plan on following 11 saree’s concept, 2 fashion sarees will be enough. Fashion changes very fast. Hence, Save! So buy the ones you know you’ll wear and then pick up the rest as the fashion changes.

2. Suit: If you are much of a T-shirt Jean girl, I would suggest you not to jump into them in the first month of marriage. Well, you will need a lot of them too. Therefore, try to Save! Get fabrics and get them stitched instead of buying ready-made. The fitting will be perfect too.

Splurge on 2 good Anarkali’s. It will come as a savior when you get tired of wearing a saree or can’t figure out the pleats. They look dressy and all you have to do is slip them on.

Anarkali Suits

anarkali-suits-1

Western

When it comes to arranging your wedding wardrobe, buy only those that you will need during your honeymoon. The rest can be bought with the changing fashion, later on.

Buy a Lot of shorts, Tshirts, tops, tunics, jeans, skirts, dresses, and a good mixture of 10 garments.

western dresses for girls

Pick up pieces from bigger retail shops. Also check the Export surplus places as they generally have good stuff too, just dig deep. You can always think it to be this way. Since, it is export surplus, it will anyways going to Zara and H&M’s of the world.

So for western wear Save!

Others

Bags, shoes, artificial earrings. Stick to basics! And Save! Pick those colors that will go with at least 3-4 of your outfits.

Shopping Tips

A few other Tips

1. Shop during SALE time!

2. If you know your wedding date before hand, shop during off-season as you get a lot of inflated rates with discount tags on that way.

3. Do not confuse yourself in the shop. Decide on what you wish to buy beforehand and stick to it.

Well, at the end of the day I would only ask you to enjoy whether you Save or Splurge.

Cheer up! After all you are getting a Brand new Wardrobe! Happy Trousseau shopping!