Gifts for: The Newlyweds (Or the Recently Engaged)5:41:00 PM
This year, so many people in my life have either gotten married or engaged. When thinking of thoughtful gifts for newlyweds or the recently engaged, I immediately gravitated to home goods that were both practical and fun. I love the idea of a picnic basket: it's a great choice for couples who enjoy spending time outside. A picnic is a romantic and easy date and a picnic basket makes it both easier and more glamorous. For the couple that travels, a scratch off map is a perfect way to commemorate trips taken together. Another wonderful idea is a great smelling candle for romantic nights in. A ring dish is both sentimental and practical: it serves as a place to always put your ring so you never lose it (Side note: I LOVE that it comes in "Mr. & Mrs.", "Mr. & Mr." and "Mrs. & Mrs."). Give the homebodies you know the coziest throw for watching movies together on the couch. Agate coasters are equal parts practical and pretty. If all else fails, a set of gilded letter mugs are a winning choice. You can buy a set with letters with their initials or you can buy a several that spell out a sweet word (LOVE, XOXO, or any other meaningful word).