Wedding gift ideas are usually not very creative because everyone sticks to the basic wedding gifts. Pending the time we come up with unique wedding gifts ideas, we can at least share the good ideas we have now. If you are going to a wedding it is not compulsory to bear gifts however it is simple courtesy to bring one along because the couple has spent time thinking of the perfect wedding souvenirs for you and every other guest. Wedding souvenirs are simply wedding gift ideas for guests, to take home with them a piece of a special moment.
Here are 10 wedding gift ideas for a Nigerian couple.
When it comes to wedding gifts ideas, somehow and just somehow, a blender comes to mind. A blender is one of the safest wedding gifts. It is neither overly elaborate nor small and it will definitely be used. Being aware of the ongoing technology advancement, you would have a range of blenders to choose from. Factors which determine your choice may then include, budget, couple lifestyle and more. You can find a blender/food processor in almost every supermarket or home appliance store and a basic blender is relatively inexpensive.
A rice cooker is a lifesaver that is an ideal wedding gift. The rice cooker is an automated cooking appliance designed to boil and steam rice. If you are Nigerian, you will understand the importance of having rice and not just any rice, well-cooked rice at home. Given the Nigerian lifestyle and daily challenges, a rice cooker will fit well in the kitchen of newlyweds. The couple can go about their daily activities and numerous well-wishers, without worry that the rice would burn.
A microwave is another great wedding gift. Considering the fact that the couple may already have one, having two will not be so bad. Most times these gifts come in handy when old appliances go bad. If you look well enough, there may be a microwave hidden away in your parents’ store at home. The need for a microwave at home cannot be overemphasized, it is quick and easy. Good microwaves are also quite expensive, therefore not every Nigerian couple may be able to afford a good one right away. If you can, any couple would be glad to have your gift.
If you haven’t already realised, home appliances and utensils are the best wedding gift ideas. This is because they are appropriate and will definitely be put to good use. The theory of wedding gifts is to provide things which will help the couple build their home. Cooking utensils are also on this list. It ranges from a set of pots and pans to cooking spoons and accessories. These days, people take their décor to the next level, including the kitchen. The matching sets will not only help the couple cook amazing meals, it would also give them a nice, uniform kitchen design.
If you’re looking for a more heartfelt wedding gift, personalised items are the way to go. A personalised item is simply a customised item. Personalised items are unique and often carry personalised messages. A personalised gift can come in any form, a clock, mugs, bathrobes, aprons, flower vase and more. Personalised messages range from fun memories to their names, new titles and more. Such gifts are close to the heart because they are unique and they often times have emotional attachments because of the message and the fact that the gift would be one of one.
Again, with the technology advancement, wedding gifts have taken shape. An electric cooker is on this list as possible wedding gifts because its new, trendy and who wouldn’t want an electric cooker. As this gift is universally ideal, a typical Nigerian may not see the need because the power supply is not constant, and the electricity bill would be over the roof. In all, it is still a wonderful wedding gift.
All expenses paid trip
After a wedding there will be a honeymoon, why not surprise the couple with an all expense paid trip. They will need it to get away from family and friends and just bask in their love on a beautiful island. When planning a trip for a couple, depending on their nationality, it would be easier to send them on a trip to a visa-free destination. A lot of these destinations are also ideal for honeymoons Maldives, Barbados, Fiji, Seychelles and more.
Just like silverware, many families take pride in and utmost care of their drinkware. A whole set will be nice as they will have enough for a time when they have guests and gatherings. The great thing about it is, the drinkware sets will match. It will make their home look more organised and carefully thought out. Also whenever the babies come and break a set or two, there will always be a drinkware set to pull out of the store. It is like having a lifetime supply of cups and glasses.
Skincare packages are the new in thing. If you have never thought of it before I am glad you’re reading this. Nowadays, skin care is no longer treated as a feminine thing. Both men and women take interest in their skin. Getting the couple, a skin care package will give them an activity to engage in together. It is one that will also keep them close because then, they can enjoy spa days together, bath bombs, body scrubs and more. A couple that slays together, stays together.
While some people think about what the couple can enjoy now, others think about giving gifts that will be used in specific phases of their marriage. Some may call it thoughtless and insensitive to an unknown situation, however, the givers and some receivers of this kind of wedding gift, consider it a prayer. It is common in Nigeria to gift couples a baby kit on their wedding day. It is not just an item to make them happy but a prayer that their marriage is fruitful and blessed with a child or children.