When two become one, there’s more to plan than just the wedding. The happy couple needs to figure out how to create His and Hers out of real life as well. A gift card is the perfect present to help them move in the right direction.
Gift cards to home stores, organization stores, and even grocery stores can do just that. But don’t be limited by the traditional. A gift card to the sporting goods store may be appreciated even more!
Get Inspired: Whether setting up an apartment or moving into a new home, Target and other general merchandise stores are perfect gift cards for newlyweds who may not know everything they need until he ushers her across the threshold.
Deliver a Target gift card with a picture frame, door mat, or other simple household item.
Get Inspired: The honeymoon may be over, but it doesn’t have to be. Remind the newlyweds to continue courting with a gift card to dinner and the movies. Buy gift cards separately, or get a combo dinner/movie gift card like the one shown.
Deliver dinner and a movie gift card with your favorite appetizer recipes or cookbook of popular restaurant recipes. You could add a list of movies the two of you have enjoyed together as well.
The Couple That Plays Together…
Get Inspired: Get a gift card to the sporting goods store or outdoor sports store. Attach it to a set of golf balls, matching water bottles, or his and hers sweat towels. Add a note that says, “Couples who play together, stay together!”
If the Bride and Groom aren’t into outdoor activities, get a gift card to a board game store or other activity the two enjoy together—bowling, paint ball, video games, etc.
Get Inspired: Get a travel gift card for hotel, airline, gasoline, or auto maintenance. The couple can use it for the honeymoon or to get away at a later time. Deliver a travel themed gift card with TSA-approved His and Hers travel kits, matching pajamas, or a travel book marked with destinations you recommend.
On the road of life, there’s bound to be some detours. Offer your best advice for embarking on (and staying on) the journey together.
Get Inspired: Get the happy couple a gift card to a spa for a couples massage or couples retreat. Deliver it with aromatherapy essential oils, soothing candles, or massage oil. Tell the newlyweds you suggest they spend time in therapy together.
Nothing Bundt Happiness
Get Inspired: Deliver a cooking store gift card with a Bundt-themed bounty. Get a Bundt pan, a cookbook full of Bundt cake recipes, share your own recipe, or make a Bundt cake.
On the car, wish the newlyweds “Nothing Bundt Happiness.”
Predict the Future
Get Inspired: Put a gift card in a take-out box and deliver it with handmade fortune cookies wishing the happy couple years of good fortune. Choose a Chinese Restaurant gift card or pick an activity gift card and write an appropriate fortune.
For example, put a home improvement store gift card in the box and write, “There’s a project in your future!” on the fortune.
Taking the Plunge
Get Inspired: Congratulate the happy couple for taking the proverbial plunge. Get a gift card to the home improvement store and pair it with a plunger, of course!
You might also add a book on how to make basic home repairs.
Get Inspired: Get the new couple a gift card to a practical store like the grocery or drug store. Attach it to a pair of toothbrushes (or some other mundane item).
Add this quote from Barbara De Angelis, “Marriage is not a noun; it’s a verb. It isn’t something you get. It’s something you do. It’s the way you love your partner every day.”