Wedding season is here and for many people it is a time to try and find gifts that will make the newlyweds feel special, but also ones that are useful and a little outside the box. Here is a list of some of my favourite ideas that I recently showed on Cityline:

Cityline May 2015 Wedding Gift Ideas copy

Travel Gift Card

If you aren’t comfortable giving cash as a gift, then in my opinion, gift cards are a step up.

I absolutely love giving the gift of travel and it is suitable for almost any occasion. Think graduation, birthdays or even for a babymoon. Why not host a themed bridal shower, bachelor/bachelorette party or wedding where all of the guests give a travel gift card? Most people want to really enjoy a honeymoon after the wedding, but the budget is often spent on the wedding.

* Just a tip on this, pick a single company to buy from, so the money isn’t spread out across different businesses. For example  Hotels.com . They offer a huge selection of hotels, worldwide. So, the newlyweds can pick where they want to stay without being restricted to a certain hotel brand.

Photo Gift Card

Help them get the photos of the big day out of the computer and into albums (or on to frames, canvases, blankets, snow globes, mugs, mouse pads… I can keep going the options seem limitless). Companies like Blacks, Costco, Walmart or another local photo shop that have all sorts of options to help the newlyweds cherish the memories from the “big day”.

Etsy is a great website for unique gifts. Etsy is a site where artisans and small businesses can sell their products to a global market. I have found some of the most unique items on Etsy  and they are often personalized, which makes the gift even more special. Cutting boards for foodies, decor for the new home, touching forever keepsakes for the Father of the Bride (sniff, sniff) or a personalized card to place a gift card or two in, they have it all. Here are some of the more interesting ideas that have caught my eye:

* click the photos to go to the Esty shop for these products

OSOhome - Personalized cutting board

OSO Home – personalized cheese board

 

Straga Cutting Boards - Personalized engraved cutting board

Straga Cutting Boards – engraved cutting board

 

Sweet Peony Press - Home is wherever I am with you print

Sweet Peony Press – “Home is wherever I am with you” print

 

digitaldecor1 - world love map

Digitaldecor1 – love map

 

PMW Boutique - Mr Mrs custom burlap pillows

PMW Boutique – Mr. and Mrs. burlap pillows

 

The Blue Agave Studio - Personalized photo cufflinks

The Blue Agave Studio – father of the bride photo cufflinks

 

The Imagination Spot - Mrs Mrs card

The Imagination Spot – Mrs. and Mrs. card

The Imagination Spot - Mr Mr card

The Imagination Spot – Mr. and Mr. card

Made in Brockton Village – Her & Her “Just Married!”

Made in Brockton Village - Congratulations Mr Mr card

Made in Brockton Village – Him & Him “Congrats” wedding card