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5 Original Wedding Gifts Ideas

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by Mihaela Schwartz (subscribe)
I am a freelance writer and an avid traveler.
Published November 24th 2015
Help the Newlyweds Seize the Moment
Wedding gifts offered by the guests to the newlyweds represent an ancient habit throughout the world. These gifts are supposed to become symbols of that unique moment and should remind the new couple of their friends and relatives who had come to witness their union. However, many married couples remember, the day after the wedding, when they unwrapped their gifts and found themselves in the position of owning tens of tea cups sets or of a few identical clock models. Therefore, if you want your present to stand out, even if it won't last forever, think out of the box and offer your friends or family members an original wedding gift.

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Couple black and white picture - Shutterstock/Africa Studio


1. Their own portrait

If you are close friends and you have some pictures of the happy couple, you could offer them their own oil or charcoal portrait, adorned by a nice frame. There are plenty of websites providing this kind of services. All you have to do is perform an internet search, send the picture in digital format and you will have it delivered on your doorstep. Then, you frame it, wrap it nicely and the present is ready.

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Aromatic indoors garden - Shutterstock/Oliver Hoffmann


2. An indoor aromatic garden

If you want to put the new couple through a test, offer them a mini garden where to grow herbs such as basil, parsley, chives or cilantro. Plants can be planted directly into the tank, adding, of course, some soil, or you can place several small pots inside a larger support. Arrange your mini herb garden at your leisure, using your imagination. It will certainly bring a decorative touch of nature and it will add flavors to the delicious food the newlyweds will cook together.

3. A bungee jumping experience

Do you want to provide the happy couple with the opportunity of testing the strength of their relationship? Have them jump in the air together! A tandem jump from 40 meters high with a rubber cord around their waist will be an unforgettable experience and they will probably live the most intense moment of their life.

couple parachuting
Couple parachuting - Shutterstock/Atlaspix


4. A parachuting experience

Are the newlyweds extreme adventurers or adrenaline junkies? Do you think they will enjoy the thrill of falling freely from the sky? They will certainly remember this wedding gift which provided them with a unique experience of diving into the sky.

5. Cooking classes

Are your friends or family members fond of kitchen? Are they trying out new recipes? Do they love to experience new types of cuisines? You can offer them a culinary gift in the form of cooking classes. If you want to splurge, look for a training organized by a famous chef.
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