Christmas wedding gift ideas
Make your gift for the Christmas bride and groom something specialWeddings are wonderful any time of year, but there is nothing like the magic of a Christmas wedding. The season of good will and cheer is an ideal time for a celebration of love.
But when you're invited to a holiday wedding, selecting the right gift can seem like more of a challenge. How do you choose a gift that won't seem like just another holiday present? Here are some memorable Christmas wedding gift ideas that are just perfect for the lucky couple.
Seasonal home décor gifts
Couples who marry at Christmas will always have a special connection to the holiday season. Why not help them start a collection of holiday decorations and other Christmas-themed home decor gifts? Choose fine china in a holiday pattern, a realistic looking Christmas tree complete with a few "Just Married" ornaments or a collectible crèche. Your gift will become a part of the new couple's holiday celebrations year after year.
A gift in the winter outdoors
If the lucky couple lives near a ski resort and enjoys hitting the slopes, consider a pair of season lift tickets or a gift certificate for a pair of new skis. A certificate for a weekend in a romantic bed and breakfast, complete with a sleigh ride for two is another unique winter wedding gift. If the climate in your area is more tropical, consider a gift certificate for a diving trip, weekend aboard a sail boat or new outdoor sports equipment like tennis racquets or golf clubs. Gift certificates allow the happy couple to select the right style or size in equipment, or book the right weekend for their getaway.
Keep them cozy
In most of the country, winter is a season of snow and chilly temperatures. Match your gift to the season with a warm and cozy down comforter (add a duvet cover in couple's favorite colors if they have registered or you know their decorating tastes), a fluffy feather bed or matching his and hers robes in thick comfy terry. Have them embroidered with the couple's initials for a personal touch. Help them stock their new kitchen with winter-friendly appliances like a programmable crock pot, hot chocolate machine or cappuccino maker and milk steamer.
Create a Christmas gift basket
Celebrate the season and the new couple with a Christmas gift basket made for two. This is one of the most adaptable of all Christmas wedding gift ideas, as you can decide on a budget in advance and then customize everything in the basket for the bride and groom's tastes. Some seasonal ideas include gourmet cocoas, "Just Married" Christmas tree ornaments, hand-dipped chocolates, fine brandy and a pair of crystal snifters or favorite romantic holiday movies.
Shopping for the Christmas couple is easier than you think
Browse the catalogs and stores for sentimental or practical gifts that will last from year to year. China and collectibles shops, sporting goods stores, home décor stores and regional gift shops are all great places to find unique Christmas wedding gift ideas for the lucky bride and groom. Be creative and let the magic of the season help you find the perfect gift their special day.