When it comes to conservative and traditional weddings, it is only right to give away traditional wedding gifts to the couple. Although there are a number of gift items that are considered traditional, some may also be forgotten especially in this day and age.
So where can you find these traditional wedding gifts? Well, you can always scout online and offline or you can ask older couples such as your parents, grandparents and aunts and uncles regarding this. They'll be able to tell you what gift items were in during their time and what items were considered traditional in the early years.
Somehow, some people may find it difficult to categorize the traditional from the not. So here's a short list of top traditional wedding gifts that people still consider as of today.
(1) Holy Bible or its equivalent in other faith
For Christians, the Holy Bible is one traditional wedding gift that every couple should have in their home. For other religious faiths, it may also be considered as a traditional wedding gift since faith is an important factor in married life.
You can find them in many bookstores or specialty stores online and offline.
(2) Crystal home decor or tableware
Crystal tableware such as drinking glasses, wine or champagne flutes, flower vases and ornaments are common gifts for couples especially during the earlier times. These items are both decorative and elegant. Nowadays, these items are still a hit among guests and relatives of couples since they are practical and also not as expensive as other gift items. You can incorporate a modern touch to crystal gift items by having them personalized or embellished.
Fine dining ware always makes it on the list of top wedding gifts especially if you are from Asia. It is also said that when you give something to a newly-wedded couple, make sure that it is something useful in their home. By giving the couple fine chinaware, you are contributing something for their home and family to use. Chinaware sets are quite decorative and elegant, but you can always find reasonably-priced sets that will not hurt your wallet.
Silverware is also quite popular to giveaway to couples. It is both elegant and useful for the couple especially once they have settled in their home. Some silverware are quite expensive, especially those that are top grade. Some may consider silver-plated dining ware to cut down costs without setting aside the quality of the item.
If you're planning to give silverware, it is a good idea to choose other items apart from the usual dining ware sets. Silver-plated decor, wedding plaque, jewelry box, picture frame and jewelry are just a few options.
(5) Bed linens
When it comes to traditional wedding gifts, the home is usually the focal point when choosing the right item to give. Bed linens or bedroom sets are common common gift items that make it into the homes of newly-weds. Normally, family and close friends may consider giving this type of gift especially if the couple just bought a house or are about to relocate to a new apartment.
Despite giving money, as in cold cash, may sound impersonal, traditionally it is considered as a practical gift. Normally for other nationalities, money is a common gift especially from their sponsors or godparents. It is also considered as a send-off gift to the newly-weds since they will be starting a new life together.
As mentioned earlier, the home is the focal point of most traditional wedding gifts. In the years past as well as the present, home appliances are typically found among the gifts received by wedded couples.
If you want to stick to tradition by giving away appliances, you can also give it a modern twist by choosing the most convenient or electronic ones. Coffee makers are quite popular gifts not just for weddings since most people are coffeeholics. Blenders, juicers, toasters, microwave ovens, food processor and electric kettle are also quite popular these days.
There's no wrong wedding gift so to speak. But if you wish to stick to the traditional gift items, you can always do so and you can also add a bit of modern twist to it.