Well, it’s that time of year folks. Where we open our hearts and our wallets to help celebrate the love and marriages of our closest friends and family members. I’m apparently getting to that age where everyone’s getting married and popping out kids. I have 3 weddings myself to attend this year of close friends and going as the wedding date to a few with friends as well. Along with weddings comes the pre-wedding festivities of bachelor & bachelorette parties and the dreaded bridal shower. If you’re anything like me, you find getting the wedding gift both the best and worst part of the wedding. I’m so picky about gifts. I always want to make sure it’s something they’ll love, and use… or want. And I always want it to be different or creatively wrapped or something artsy.
Probably the hardest part of gift giving is being able to read the couple. Sure you can go and pick items off their registry like everyone else, but why not add something fun to the gift that you’re sure they will love. It’ll show you went the extra mile, and make you look like a rockstar.
In my opinion most couples fall into a set of four categories:
The Classic Love/ Romance Couple — This is the down to earth maybe modest couple who are conservative and completely in love with each other. They look forward to spending their life together, popping out some rugrats and look forward to the house with blue shutters and a white picket fence. Possibly a dog or two. I would call them traditional in all sense of the word and their wedding would be an even to match.
The Artsy Hipster Couple — This couple is all about trying the new cool restaurant in town before it’s even popular, they love art shows, live music and Etsy. This couple fill their home with eclectic homemade touches and plan their vacations around the next music festival. Their wedding will most likely have some DIY touches and a live band.
The Party Never Stops Couple — This couple put more thought into their reception than the actual vows, because they want their guests to have an amazing time. This couple is the pair that always throw events at their house and have all the ingredients/ tools to whip up a killer cocktail or jello shots in their cupboard RIGHT AT THIS MOMENT. They’ve got 20 extra ping pong balls for beer pong and a few extra air mattress for those who go a little too hard. They live to entertain.
The Outdoorsy Couple — This couple spend the majority of their time outside vs. in. They are always traveling, hiking, camping and have one entire closet or section of their garage dedicated to their gear. This couple love campfires and are more often found in REI than Meijers. They know exactly what freeze dried food tastes the best, and can tell you what direction you’re facing in the woods by observing the moss.
No of course, not every couple falls into just one category, they might spad across a few, and that’s the beauty of what I’m about to give you next…
I’m going to give you some awesome gift guides for each couple, and it’s up to you to view and pick from those ideas to fit your couple the best. I myself feel thta i fit across the bottom three pretty well and would enjoy gifts from any of those lists.
Today though, we’re going to start with the Artsy Hipster Couple. This is probably the category that is MOST me. I love DIY touches to a wedding, that not only makes it more affordable, but more personal. I also obviously enjoy these touches to my home.
So this list is comprised of items that are perfect for the Artsy/ Hipster couple.
Cross-Stitch Art (working on finding the right link… ) // Map Heart Art // Thumb Print Art // DIY Art Kit
Personalized Cutting Board // Name Sign //Hello Pillows
Everything We Need Art // Pennant // Mugs
Check back tomorrow with another list for a different couple type!