If you plan to attend a friend's wedding, you will need to purchase a wedding gift. Typically and traditionally, it is best to choose a gift from the couple's wedding registry. However, you can incorporate a wedding registry gift into a creative wedding basket that allows you to insert your own style and creativity.
Date Night Gift Basket
If the couple has requested an item on their registry that can be related to a date night, such as a ceramic popcorn bowl, a popcorn popper, a blanket or a pizza stone and cutter, purchase one of those items and build a "Date Night" gift basket around the item. Fill the basket with chocolate candies in a box, a set of DVDs in the genre they enjoy and a bottle of wine.
Pamper-Me Gift Basket
The couple likely has registered for hand towels and other bath accessories. Build a "Pamper Me" gift basket around those items. Fold two hand towels, and place them in the basket. Fill the rest of the space with a box of fragrant bath salts, almond- or olive-scented bar soaps, a loofah, a bottle of bath oil and a candle.
Grill, Baby, Grill Basket
Build a gift basket around a grill theme by purchasing a registry item related to a barbecue, such as tongs, a meat thermometer or kabob skewers. Line the basket with oven mitts, and then throw in a few raw potatoes, a roll of foil, corn-on-the-cob holders, a bottle of local barbecue sauce and an apron with a funny saying, such as "Grill, Baby, Grill!"
Italian Dinner Gift Basket
Prepare a basket filled with all the ingredients needed to make a gourmet Italian meal. On the wedding registry, look for an item related to cooking pasta, such as a colander, a pasta cooker or a cheese grater. This will be the featured item in your basket. Then fill in the empty space with a jar of gourmet pasta sauce, a recipe for a family sauce, a set of cloth napkins, a set of forks and spoons, a bottle of red wine, a loaf of crusty French bread and several varieties of pasta wrapped in cellophane bags.
Help the new couple get their thumbs green with a garden basket filled with "his and her" garden gloves, a variety of seed packets for vegetables and flowers and hand tools, such as a trowel and garden shovel. Fill the base of the basket with small garden pebbles that later can be used to fill a small pot. Use the extra space in the basket for small clay pots or even real potted flowers, such as violets or pansies.
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