Creative Wedding Gifts – 5 Unique Ideas for Newlyweds

Sometimes a creative wedding gift can be much more appreciated than an expensive gift that is practical,but unlikely to be used often. Popular wedding gift items such as candlesticks and china are definitely very attractive items, but they are not typically used on a regular basis. However, giving a gift that is more personal and creative is sure to stand out from the many other more common gifts that the newlyweds receive. Here are five unusual wedding gift ideas that are unlikely to be given by any other friends:A collection of DVDs is a fun gift that is sure to be used by the new couple for many romantic evenings at home. Those who are living on their own for the first time may not have had the opportunity to buy many items such as DVDs. If you know the couple well, then you also probably know their taste in movies and what DVDs they already have. If you are unsure of which ones they have, or are unable to find out without giving away your secret, be sure to include gift receipts with your wedding gift so they can return any ones that they already have.
A homemade video is a very personal and thoughtful wedding gift idea. If you know the couple very well and spend a great deal of time with them, you may already have some video footage of them before they were married. If not, you can contact their parents and try using their footage to put together a video that shows the bride and the groom’s childhood. Setting this video to music that you know the couple will enjoy is a great way to show them that you understand their taste and that you put this video together just for them.
A personalized calendar is another creative gift that can be used to share memories of the couple’s romantic adventure. These calendars are simple to make yourself, but if you are worried that it will not come out just right, there are many companies that will create a calendar for you for a small fee. If you already have many pictures of the couple, then you are ready to start creating. If not, you may have to ask around the find twelve good pictures you need for the calendar.
A gift certificate for a service around the house is an unusual gift that busy newlyweds are sure to appreciate. If you know that the couple will be moving into a house with a large yard, you could give them a gift of free lawn mowing for a year. Whether you do the mowing by yourself or hire a landscaper is not important. All that matters is that your friends know that you are thinking about them and that you want to help them out.
A steak of the month club is great gift for the meat-eater or gourmet. Newlyweds are often on a tight budget and there is not always money to splurge on expensive steaks. You could choose to have steaks delivered every month for a year or you may opt for a package that delivers steaks every three or four months. Many companies will deliver steaks, ready to cook, directly to the recipient’s door. You might also want to include a cookbook that features many steak recipes with this gift so that the couple will have some ideas about how to cook the meat.The truth is that many traditional wedding gifts can be boring, though useful. The way to really ensure that your gift stands out is to give something more creative than the typical place setting or mixer. A more unusual wedding gift lets the couple know that you understand them and that you have really put some thought into their gift.