Unusual wedding gifts. Not usual, not common, not ordinary. This is exactly what you're looking for when you've reached this page in your search for an unusual wedding gift idea.
Somewhere on this website there's an expression about finding the extraordinary in the ordinary, and by golly, this is what you'll find in this category.
You're invited to a wedding. It is the wedding of the year, the wedding of the century for that matter. The lovers have decided to tie the knot, and now's your chance to show them how happy you are for them. Really show them.
That's what you need them to feel.
You want to give them a wedding gift that marks the joining of their two hands in marriage.
You want your gift to embody their togetherness, to represent the life they so eagerly realize, to exemplify what the union of two people like them will bring to the world.
You want the gift you give them to hold a meaning that will instantly become dear to them because you personalized it for them.
You want the gift you give them to become extremely sentimental in their memory 10, 20, 30, 40, even 50 years from now.
Unusual wedding gifts are gifts that have a personalized wedding gift idea to define them. The more personal and poignant the meaning of the gift, the more memorable it will become as time goes by.
What makes the new husband and wife extraordinary to you? Now that they will become "one", what is it about them as "one" that makes them bigger and MORE because they will be joined as man and wife?
Here's another unusual wedding gift idea.
It all starts with a box. Whatever you choose, make sure it befits the couple and their tastes. Have it personalized with a name plate or engraving right on the lid.
A Wedding Box of "Firsts"
The first time she tells him she has a headache = a bottle of Tylenol
The first time they forget to use any birth control = a pregnancy test kit
The first time they have a fight = a set of dueling rolling pins
The first time he has to prove he's handy around the house = duct tape
The first time HE cooks supper = Hamburger Helper
The first time she uses his razor to shave her legs (and doesn't tell him) = kiddie bandaids for him
The first time he does the grocery shopping = 2 cans of beer and a box of kraft dinner
The first time she notices that he isn't really listening to her = ear wax removal kit
The first time he serenades her with music in his own creative way = a pair of ratty old briefs with a tire tread mark that looks like the word 'LOVE' (unusual wedding gift personalized possibly to the max here!)
The first time she responds to his serenade = a thong with a heart surrounding 'U2' with a note that says "The novelty will probably wear off...hopefully in the laundry!"
The first time she goes "out with the girls" = he gives her a lapel pin that says "I am now a MRS"
The first time he goes "out with the boys" = she gives him a lapel pin that states "I am off limits. My wife will kick your butt!"
The first time they have any type of document with their married name on it = a cheque or banknote from you with their newly joined names on it.
These are just a few suggestions and I suppose it all depends on the sense of ha-ha you share with the couple. And you would know best how to make it your very own unusual wedding gift.
This is truly an unusual wedding gifts idea. Be the one who gives the ugliest gift, something so weird, something you put together and something so...there-aren't-enough-U's-in-Ugly...gift, that it will definitely become a personalized wedding gift idea that will be remembered intentionally and be reinstated, re-gifted if you will, when the next wedding comes along.
"I had read a story about a family who had a tradition of circulating an ugly wedding gift. I was cleaning out cupboards the summer before Sarah and Tony's wedding, and thought they would appreciate being part of a new tradition. (the end result pictured here is quite the trinket!)
I wrote a poem to go with the item that explained the new tradition and what to do with the gift. I was hoping that the receiving couple would display the item in a prominent place until such time as they could pass it on to the next newly weds." - - -J. Maisonneuve, Alberta, Canada
N.B. The gift has been passed to 5 couples in this family since 2003 and I'm sure the reaction is the same every time the gift is opened. I had the pleasure of being witness on one such occasion, and also know this family has no shortage of eligible bachelors and batch-lorettes (hee, hee). This ugly gift could go a long way!
So I say. Get creative. What's lurking in your cupboards that can lurk elsewhere? And it is such a personalized wedding gift idea.
We'd love to have you come back to this page as we add more unusual wedding gifts that definitely have that personalized touch for the new couple as they step into their future together.
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