When anyone gets married, it is a joyous occasion. But, when it's your best friend walking down the aisle, that moment becomes even more meaningful and special. While the majority of wedding gifts tend to be non-sentimental choices from wedding registries, when shopping for a gift for your best friend, it's important to make sure it is one that she will cherish. Think about ways that you can make your best friend feel special and celebrate this huge decision in her life.
Making Old and New Memories
When you're best friends, you've shared a ton of experiences together and have grown through it all. Celebrate those moments with a scrapbook that recalls your favorite memories with your best friend with pictures, memorabilia, ticket stubs, notes. Thank him for the times he stood by your side when you were going through a rough phase in your life, and for being there during your celebratory occasions as well.
Then, purchase a chic scrapbook and have it monogrammed with the names of the bride and groom, or "The Millers," for example. If you have any pictures of moments when they met or photos of them throughout their relationship, be sure to include those. But make sure to leave enough room so they can fill it with all of the new memories they will make.
Buy a nice card and inside write that this gift signifies the beginning of a lifetime of fabulous memories for the two of them, and moments that have made your best friend the person that she has become today.
Spa Gift Set for Two
Pamper your best friend and the groom with an indulgent spa gift. Whenever the couple needs to relax, they can pick and choose from the goodies that you've put together. According to theknot.com, this is a great and thoughtful gift for newlyweds and can be compiled however you wish. Think about some of the things that your best friend would like and incorporate them in the gift set.
You can include "Mr." and "Mrs." bath towels and fluffy robes, foamy bubble baths, floating candles or large scented candles, a soft r&b music CD that includes their favorite songs. If your budget allows, include a gift certificate for a couples massage at a top-rated spa in their town as well.
Cooking Gift Set
A great and fun way for a new couple to bond is with a cooking gift set. Consider giving your best friend a cookbook for couples such as "A Taste for Love: A Romantic Cookbook for Two," by Elizabeth M. Harbison and Mary McGowan, or the "Betty Crocker Cookbook, Bridal Edition," by Betty Crocker editors. Then, shop for a nice set of cooking supplies, such as pans, a wok or pots, depending on your budget, and add it to this gift.
Since you are buying this for your best friend, definitely consider her tastes when choosing the cookbook. If she has a sweet tooth, opt for a dessert cookbook, for example.
- Photo Credit A pair of wedding bands on an exquisite gold-colored gift box. image by weim from Fotolia.com
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