What to Gift

watchAlong with all of the many millions of details that will undoubtedly fog your brain leading up to your wedding, the idea of getting a gift for your soon to be husband or wife sounds like an agonizing final task.  And we agree!  But wouldn’t it be great to think outside the (Cartier) box and go for a more personal and perhaps themed gift for your soon to be spouse that will pay homage to your relationship right before you solidify your union?

We aren’t knocking the classic choices of jewelry and timepieces as gifts. We will take diamond studs any day! And if your budget allows, we love the idea of having a fabulous watch or gem for the rest of your life that reminds you of the best day of your life.  Our only suggestion is that watches must be engraved with a special saying, quote or date and all ladies jewelry should be accompanied by a heart felt note or engraving (perfect for a locket or cocktail ring.)  But also consider other options…


In a recent wedding post on Stylemepretty,  one gorgeous bride presented her man with a vintage cigar box chalk full of his favorite aged whiskey, a copy of the classic The Old Man and The Sea, a beautiful tie and other gentleman’s essentials. She catered the entire box to a theme that she felt truly embodied her new husband and his tastes.  Clearly, she thought long and hard about the elements which made it all the more special.  Here are a few other favorite ideas…

cigar box

We know of one bride who chose a luxury vintage bottle of wine and placed it in a cedar wine box that will be perfectly aged on their 10th wedding anniversary.  She also slipped a love letter of sorts into the box that will be read when they are ready to drink the wine to remind them of how far they have come. Of course the two are wine lovers, but more importantly, die-hard romantics. We love the sentiment that the wine represents but we love the idea of the ritual that awaits them on their anniversary.

vintage wine

Of course grand gestures are always welcome. Keys to a new car or house  are things we only read about, but whatever the budget, let your heart do the talking and choose a gift with more sentimental value than dollar signs. We love that!