Hobbies and Interests
Are the newlyweds into outdoor activities? Are they buying a new home? Do they like to travel? Do they have to be seated in a theater every Saturday night? Couples who are involved in distinct activities are incredibly easy to buy for. Take a good look at what they love to do…and then gift wrap something.
For the outdoor enthusiasts, consider a canoe, sleeping bags, a good tent, a kayak, snowshoes…whatever floats their boat. New homeowners need every-thing: lawn equipment, ladders, tools. Travelers will appreciate good luggage or a trip to just about anywhere. Season tickets to a good theater will excite show lovers.
Of course, you aren't limited to the activities that the couple is already immersed in; after all, if they're avid theatergoers, they may have very distinct preferences; if they've traveled around the world already, they probably don't need much in the way of baggage. In this case, you have to start thinking a little differently.
Have they always wanted to try something new, something different? Maybe they could both use a few cooking lessons; maybe scuba lessons would thrill them. Perhaps they'd really love a hot-air balloon ride or the chance to skydive on your dime. Open up a new horizon for them; they'll always remember it was you who got them started. (And if they don't follow through with years of enjoyment of this activity, it will at the very least have been an unforgettable gift.)
While it is the thought that counts, remember that this is a wedding gift. Get as personal as you can with it.