Now that lockdown is over, wedding season is in full swing and you might be a bit sick to just put some money in an envelope to celebrate your friends big life event.
So, if you are looking for a more personal gift that will stand out from the pile, we have gathered some gorgeous items or experiences your friends will definitely love!
6. An exceptional bottle of wine
It was the wedding we had all been waiting for and it did not disappoint. The entrance, the dresses, the celebrity guests, not to mention George in a suit, we couldn’t get enough. But the Venice ceremony wasn’t the end of it; George treated the human rights lawyer to one incredible wedding gift – a £5 million home in London.
According to a source: “George has all the money in the world but wanted to give Amal something special to mark their marriage. Buying her a house must be up there with the most expensive wedding gifts in history, but the thought behind it was to give them a proper place to call home in the future.”
But that is not the best part. They added: ''George will still travel the world for his movies, but they intend for this to be their British base. They want it to be the place where they bring up a family. They have already talked about having kids.''
Yes kids, we can’t imagine George being anything but an absolutely adorable dad! Eek!
Weddings are great – you get to get all dressed up and celebrate your loved one officially tying the knot with their significant other.
However, nothing is perfect, and if there’s one thing that can cause confusion and concern during the lead up to the big event, it’s deciding on a present for the happy couple.
Well, we’ve tried to clear up at least some of the confusion with our guide on wedding gifting – enjoy!
How much money should I give?
This depends on your relationship to the couple and can range from €50 – €150 plus. It also depends if you’ve brought a guest, as then the wedding couple will be hosting for two people rather than one. The general rule of thumb is about €100 for a relative or friend and maybe should increase to €150, if you’re really close to the couple.
Can I give a gift instead of money and if so, should I stick to the registry?
Giving a gift instead of cold, hard cash can sometimes seem like a better idea, as you may get lucky and find something that looks really expensive but actually isn’t (win!). But if the couple have a registry then it’s best to stick to it. It’s there for a reason after all!
Do I bring the gift to the wedding or can I send it after?
If you decided to buy the couple something rather than give them money, it can sometimes be awkward to bring it to the wedding as it might be big and awkward. It’s perfectly acceptable to give them their gift after the wedding too, so don’t worry about it.
Kanye West’s idea of romance may not be everyone’s cup of tea, from honeymooning in Portloaise to giving his wife a portrait of herself entitled “Perfect B***h” as a wedding present.
Reports say the rapper commissioned anonymous street artist Bambi to paint the portrait of Kim, wearing only a g-string and a pair of Louboutins, as he wanted to give her something “regal but typically Kim,” according to Bambi’s agent and manager, Leonard Villa.
“It was a recent commission and Bambi has turned it around in three weeks. The request came through an agent and the fee is in five figures. So far it’s a one-off but we weren’t told the image had to remain exclusive, so she could have more in the pipeline.”
We’re not sure how we’d feel about our other half referring to us as his “Perfect B***h,” but hey, if Kim is happy, who are we to judge?