These days, it’s become very popular to give cash as a wedding present. More and more couples are living together before getting married and so don’t have much use for a load of new household items. Greatly appreciated, however, is a bit of cash to take the sting out of the cost of the wedding! However, you might not want to hand over an envelope and leave it at that. A wedding hamper filled with lots of little bits is the perfect solution. The couple will have a great time opening up each package and you won’t have to spend much extra money to organise it. We’ve got some ideas below of things to put inside.
First things first, you’ll need something to put everything in. This box was just €10 in TK Maxx and they have loads of different styles. You can get a more traditional hamper though if you prefer. It’s all up to you and what you think the couple will like most.
These books provide a lot of laughs and just as many gasps of disbelief. They contain hundreds of snippets of entertaining advice for a happy marriage, written in 1913. They’re both available on Amazon for just €4. You can pick up the wives’ version here and the husbands’ version here.
You can’t go wrong with a good photo frame, can you? This gift will be waiting and ready to house a photo of their first kiss, first dance or maybe a candid moment captured on the big day. This particular love-themed frame is from Debenhams and you can order yours here.
These messages in a bottle, made by an Irish company called Little White Dog, are a really unique way to wish a couple well on their wedding day. Opening the bottle reveals the personalised note printed on satin ribbon. This is something special that the bride and groom will treasure. Order yours here.
These bog buddies are such lovely gift idea for any couple. They are eco friendly and 100% organic. They’re handmade with love from pure Irish bog in Athlone and mounted in a gorgeous wooden frame. They’re available in The Kilkenny Shop and you can order yours here.
These ceramic letters come from Unique Crafts & Design. They have a shop in George’s Street Arcade in Dublin but you can also buy their products online. You can choose any combination of letters and colours and they’re perfect for hanging up inside or outside the house. You could get ‘Mr. & Mrs’, ‘LOVE’, the couple’s initials or anything else you can think of! Order them here.
These mugs are an essential addition to the treasure chest! They’re from Littlewoods and you can, of course, choose the name you’d like to put on them. Get yours here.
These kinds of signs are always scattered around the house on the morning of weddings. They really help to transform the place and create even more excitement for the day ahead. This particular one, which reads, “and they lived happily ever after,” is from Unbound and you can get it here.
Our last little gift idea is this personalised Christmas tree decoration. When you’re shopping online, you can buy personalised versions of almost anything, so why not?! This handmade decoration comes from Etsy and, especially at this time of year, will make for the perfect addition to any gift box. You can order one here.
What do you think of the idea of filling a box with small gifts? We’ve given a few ideas above but don’t let us hold you back! You know best what your own bride and groom will enjoy so shop around and have some fun with it! Let us know if you try it out too. We’d love to hear how you get on!