Gift voucher to a local restaurant
After all the chaos that comes with planning the wedding, help the newlyweds celebrate each other with an amazing dinner at a fabulous restaurant. They might not use right away, but it will come in handy one day. Check out our resident food writer’s guide to the best fine dining restaurants in Joburg. Take your pick from one of these, or find out what the couples favourite restaurant is. You might just help find them a new date night spot. What better way to support a new marriage?
If you’re really struggling to find a gift, there’s nothing wrong with giving the bride and groom money. Some couples actually prefer this and could use it towards paying off wedding expenses or saving towards bigger things like a honeymoon, new home, renovations or more.
If you know the couple quite well and know their style, surprise them with bedding or bathroom sets. This type of gift is realistic, lush and usable for everyday use. If you are willing to splurge a little, visit your nearest @home store. They stock the best in international luxury home ware brands. Otherwise, stop by any Mr Price Home store for reasonably priced, good quality home gift items.
We all love creating and keeping memories, so help the happy couple document their life journey together with a digital camera. From honeymoon, to moving onto a new home and beginning a family – they’ll need to capture every moment. They’ll definitely remember who got them this gift. If you aren’t sure where to shop for cameras around town, check out this article.
Treat your friends to a custom piece of beautiful artwork with their names or pictures embroidered on. This will be a perfect gift to hang in their home. Make sure it’s framed so it’s all ready to go up on the wall. If you are looking for something extra special, take a look at the Kaross brand. What started out as an initiative aimed at creating sustainable income opportunities for women living in rural areas of South Africa, is now a global brand. Kaross produces high quality embroidered mats, table cloths, cushion covers and handbags. The intricacy of these designs mean that basic home ware items easily pass as a piece of expensive art.
Kaross have stockists around Johannesburg, including at Art Africa in Parkview. We guarantee that the newlyweds will be thrilled with any gift from this uniquely South African home decoration store.
If all else fails, get the love birds a lovely bottle of champagne to toast to their happiness and future. They are definitely going to need it once everything is back to normal and they finally have a moment to themselves.
Do you have any gifting ideas? Share with us your thoughts in the comment box below!