There are not substantial differences between straight and same sex wedding in the way we try to find the right wedding gift for the couple. The only exception we can trace is that same-sex couple today have already lived together for a while before getting married, so in most cases they don’t need the basic household. So, in case you decide to buy something for the house, try to find something accessory.
The most useful source of wedding gift ideas: the gay wedding registry
You will generally find a wedding registry (very useful to simplify our struggle to find out the perfect gift), only if the couple is going to live together after the ceremony. Only in some cases gay and lesbian couples already living together, create a special registry with accessory items they still don’t have. A new trend is that of creating a registry for travel gift so that families and friend can give them the chance to live a new unforgettable experience.
Try to deeply understand the couple
What’s their age? What their interests? Do they like to travel, to cook, to go to exclusive restaurants or do they prefer more relaxed and informal atmospheres? The most common error in choosing a gift is to search for something WE like missing to put ourselves in the grooms or brides’ shoes. Observe their life, their way to dress (especially if we do not know the couple so well).
Some wedding gifts ideas
If the brides or grooms already live together buy something unconventional. Here are some wedding gifts ideas for you.
A romantic escape
Not a traditional honeymoon, something faster with open date, so they can decide when to use it. An unforgettable long weekend in a beautiful place not too far from home so that the wedding gift do not turn into an obligation.
A relaxing weekend
Similar to the previous proposal, this is a gift for thee soul. After all the stress accumulated during the gay wedding organization, the perfect gift is a weekend of absolute relax, for body and soul, with an exclusive package of wellness with massages and steam room
one or two bottles of sophisticated wine
A classical gift
A bottle of precious wine to open at the right occasion is a sophisticated gift for couples that enjoy the pleasures of life, and, of course, of the table.
If your couple love cooking you can buy some original appliance such as a kneader, a cold press juicer or even a food dehydrator, if you’re sure the couple has a healthy lifestyle.
A charity instead of wedding gift
Today the choice of a charity registry is becoming much popular. If you are offered this possibility (you’d better choose this option only if the couple ask for it) you can avoid the search of a personal gift, especially if you’re not a intimate friend. About the amount you can give, much depends of how deep is the relationship between you and the couple.