How do you create a stunning masterpiece gift for the bride and groom? It’s easy. Here’s what to put in a wedding gift basket so the couple begins a happy new life together.

Game changer

Reality shows that allow you to be part of pending nuptials have put a unique spin on what was once undercover information, haven’t they? If the event isn’t loud and brash, it’s seen as a failure.

Thankfully, these shows are for entertainment purposes and not the way all brides-to-be tailor their upcoming events. Sure, every couple wants the best of the best, and that’s for good reason. They want a lasting memory of the occasion, something that’s recalled over the years and documented through video and photos.

My wedding consisted of me making my gown, which cost $5, and ordering a sandwich platter and cake, all costing $150. Unfortunately, there are no photos, and video wasn’t part of our lives, but that’s okay. Both families were there to support us. Our decisions were the foundation for a 35-year marriage that only ended due to my husband’s passing. I consider the union a success, and that’s the best outcome each new couple hopes to achieve.

Gifted beginnings

One part of weddings that thankfully will never change is the giving of gifts, and that’s where your expertise is part of the celebration. You have many items available that brides and grooms enjoy receiving especially for this event. Some items may already be part of your new home gift basket or spa gift basket.

The way to design this special collection is by understanding what the couple enjoys and appreciates. Make sure you ask about preferences and allergies, too. Nothing inside of this gift ought to be discarded or handed to someone else.

There are may items that are perfect to celebrate this union. The list below gets your ideas flowing in the right direction.

Wedding gift basket containers

  • Serving tray
  • Treasure chest
  • Ice bucket
  • Memory box

What to put in a wedding gift basket

  • Photo album
  • Photo frame
  • Champagne flutes
  • Non-alcoholic beverage (unless you can include alcohol)
  • Cheese
  • Nuts
  • Crackers
  • Dips
  • Preserves
  • Chocolates
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Fruit
  • Matching mugs
  • Piggy bank
  • Fortune cookies
  • Matching keychains
  • Passport holders
  • Plush animal
  • Engraved napkins
  • Matching slippers
  • Candles
  • Flower seeds and pot

Photograph is featured in The Gift Basket Design Book, by Shirley George Frazier.

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