Top 5 Wedding Gifts of 2019
Traditionally wedding gifts were given to young newlyweds to set them up for married life. However, as the concept of marriage has evolved over the years, so have the wedding presents! No longer covering just the basics, these thoughtful gifts can be almost anything.
To say a special thank you to the newlywed couple for having you as part of their big day, it’s best to spend a little time (and money) choosing their gift. Below, you’ll find wedding gift ideas for all walks of life; from your typical Melbourne coffee lover, to the travellers who always seem to be off on adventures together.
Written by Bhria Vellnagel
1. For the nature lover
This barbecue/fire pit is sure to make a statement in any backyard! Whether it’s used for crowding around on cool nights, or grilling up a storm in summer, you’re sure to get a wedding thank-you card for this one.
Jumbuck Brazier / BBQ Fire Pit Combo, RRP $89, www.bunnings.com.au
2. For those who adore indoor plants
You may have seen this nifty gadget doing the rounds on social media, this Lua smart planter provides a cute and lovable addition to any plant-lover’s home.
Lua smart planter, RRP $242, www.indiegogo.com
3. For those with fur babies
Do the newlyweds you need to buy for absolutely adore their little pooch? Then look no further than Furbo. You’ll be their new best friend after giving this nifty gift, as it lets them spy and interact with their fur baby through their phone no matter where they are.
Furbo, RRP $359, shopau.furbo.com
4. For the cook
A must-have in any cook’s cabinet is this little gadget, The Anova Precision Cooker Nano. Be sure to include a note with this one to say you’ll be visiting soon to enjoy the delicious delicacies it can create!
Anova Precision Cooker Nano, RRP $149, au.anovaculinary.com
5. For the $50 limit
If your soon-to-be newlyweds have set a $50 limit, then fear not! There’s plenty of options for you to choose from that are just as thoughtful, yet not too pricey. You can’t go wrong with a classic cast-iron skillet, like this one from Kogan, as it’s a long-lasting addition to any kitchen.
Lodge Logic Cast Iron Skillet 20cm, RRP $58.95, www.kogan.com
5. For the coffee enthusiasts
There’s nothing better than enjoying the perfect brew, and with the Wacaco Nanopresso Coffee Maker, the newlyweds will never have to go without it!
Wacaco Nanopresso Coffee Maker in Dark Grey, RRP $109.99, www.mountaindesigns.com
5. For the travellers
For the couple that never puts their feet solidly on the ground, this little personalised gift will be a great addition to their household.
Personalised Adventure Fund World Map, RRP $74.95, www.etsy.com
5. For the movie buffs
If you want to give the newlyweds a gift that won’t go unused, then a Hoyts LUX giftcard is the way to go. Not only is this a great experience, but it may be used as their first date night as a married couple!
HOYTS LUX E-GIFT CARD, RRP from $50, store.hoyts.com.au
5. The adventurous ones
Taking the plunge to get married is an adventure in itself, why not add to that exhilaration by purchasing them the experience of a lifetime! With so many options on offer at Red Balloon, you’ll be spoilt for choice when purchasing a wedding gift for an adventurous couple! If you’re stuck on what they’d actually use, simply purchase one of their handy gift vouchers instead.
5. For the giver
Whether the couple has asked for charitable donations in lieu of wedding gifts, or if you simply think that it would be a better option, there are a lot of local Melbourne foundations that would appreciate your contribution. Whether it’s something wedding-inspired like My Wedding Wish, or another local organisation like The Bernie Banton Foundation or Victorian Scout Foundation, you can’t go wrong with the gift of giving!
Be sure to search the Australian Charities and Not-For-Profits Commission website for your perfect charity! www.acnc.gov.au