8 Great Thank You Gift Ideas
After the stress and excitement that your big day can bring, it’s really important to acknowledge the people who have been there throughout the lead up to your special day.
although it’s sometimes unimaginable to think that anybody is stressed apart from the bride and groom, however, your nearest and dearest would have been feeling exactly the same. With this in mind, it’s only fair that you send them a few appreciations thank you gifts to show your gratitude either before, during or after the big day, to let them know that you’ve been aware of their kindness and support over the past weeks and months.
“Thank You” Gift Ideas
When it comes to giving thank you gifts, there are lots of options. But, the best thank you gift will all depend on who is receiving your gift.
Gift Ideas For Mum
Flowers – I’m sure we’ve all been to weddings where the mums are called up onto the dancefloor and given a gorgeous bouquet of flowers. It seems like this is a pretty common tradition and while it isn’t anything new or out of the ordinary, it’s still a really lovely gesture to let the mums know how much you’ve valued their support in the months and weeks leading up to the big day. Pairing a large bouquet with a really heartfelt note or card from both of the happy couple, will really mean a lot to mum.
Candles – Along with flowers or another little gift, it’s a lovely idea to find a personalised candle to express your gratitude. This could be something which smells amazing and can be used as a decorative piece to remind the mums of the special day. Adding the details of the marriage and the day to the candle is a really personal touch.
Gift Ideas For Dad
Hip Flask – If the dads like a small tipple every now and then, it’s a lovely idea to give them a hip flask with a personal engraved message. This can be either the details of the special day, or a short note or poem just to say thank you to them for their involvement. Gifting a hip flask will mean that they’ve got something which will last for many years and will also be the perfect reminder of a great day.
Pocket Square – One of the loveliest wedding thank you gifts is to have the pockets squares from the dads’ morning suits personalised with a kind note or details of the day. This is a special gift to give to both dads at the start of the day, so that they’re able to have this as part of their outfit. After the day is over, they can always have this framed as a special reminder of a wonderful time.
Gift Ideas For Bridesmaids
Necklace – Gifting a necklace to the bridesmaids is always a classic gesture and rightly so. It’s a really lovely addition to the bridesmaid dresses that you have painstakingly chosen, but it also serves as a way of showing your appreciation and allows your bridesmaids to wear this daily if they choose to, as a memory of the special day. To make this a more personal gift for each bridesmaid, you could opt to have their individual birthstones added to the jewellery or have the back of the necklace engraved with a personal note.
Spa Day – Gifting a spa day to your bridesmaids is a great way of showing that you’re thankful for their support, but also is a great way of extending the wedding celebrations for a little longer, as you could book a short spa getaway for both yourself and your bridesmaids so that you’re all able to relax and remember a great day.
Gift Ideas For The Best Man
Cufflinks – A really neat gift idea for the best man would be cufflinks which they can wear on the day. An extra nod to the day would be for the best man and the groom to have matching cufflinks, or to give the best man a set of engraved cufflinks. Making sure that the cufflinks are a great fit for the suit on the actual day, but being neutral enough for the best man to wear on other occasions, will ensure that he is able to carry a piece of your special day long into the future.
Golf Day – If the groom and best man have a shared love of golf or they’re really into a particular sports team, it can be a great idea to give the best man a golf day or a trip to see their favourite team. Just like with the bridesmaids, this can be a great way of showing your gratitude but also allowing you to reminisce about the perfect day.
Giving Your Thank You Gift
Whichever gift you decide to purchase for the loved ones in your life, don’t forget to add an accompanying letter or note, so that you can truly put into words just how important their support has been.