So, it has been over a year since Justin and I have been engaged, and we STILL don’t have a wedding date! LOL!! We are getting closer to setting one and we are getting more and more excited about the big day. Since we got engaged so much has happened, we filmed our own reality TV show, built a house, moved in, landscaped it, and then juggling parenting, each running our own businesses and working other jobs … well … we just haven’t really solidified any big plans, and we’re both totally ok with that!!! I think we REALLY want to enjoy the moment, planning it AND the big day, what’s the point of rushing it when we’ve waited this long right!? Being the end of summer, having been to a few weddings, getting a few inquiries from family and friends… I’ve been thinking so much about our wedding lately and all the little details around it!!!
There is so much to think about when it comes to planning a wedding and I’m still trying to sort most of it out but there are a few things I know for sure … I know that we want to do a vegan or vegetarian meal, it will be a small intimate wedding, and we are pretty sure it will be at our house!! That’s honestly ALL I know at this point!!
However, having this all swarming around in my head has also got me thinking about how much things have changed when it comes down to gift giving at weddings. It seems as though the traditional “gift opening” (which generally happens the day after the wedding!) is pretty much non-existent anymore! Well, at least it has been for the weddings we’ve attended.
I’ve also noticed that most people aren’t really ASKING for particular items as gifts anymore, they tend to be requesting no gifts … I mean, who needs a set of china or a crystal salad bowl anyway?? Or, they’re requesting gift cards (so they can do their own shopping!!), donations to a charity they love OR contributions to their honeymoon.
I mean, I know people LOVE to shop for others and picking out a gift is exciting but when it comes down to it, not everyone will have the same taste and style as you. I’m all about giving people what they want (or need), trying to give them experiences over “things” and making sure what I’m giving them isn’t going to be wasted.
So, this really got my wheels spinning and I’ve been thinking about what to get a couple that already has everything. I did a little poking around and realized that not only can you send money securely via PayPal but they’re also partnered with millions of global retailers which means you can also purchase digital gift cards for these retailers via PayPal! This makes this process SUPER easy when shopping for cool wedding gifts … even for those couples who have it all!
Here are some of my favourite ideas when it comes to gifting via PayPal!
First off, if you think the couple would prefer money over a digital gift card. PayPal is the perfect way to send money in many denominations, easily and securely! The best part is, they can choose what they would like to spend it on!! Funds go into your friends PayPal account. If they don’t already have one can easily open one for free. Not to mention, if you can’t make the wedding as your friends/family live in a different country, you can still send them money or a digital gift card globally!
An Airbnb digital gift card is pretty cool considering you can book and stay locally OR you can find unique places anywhere in the world!! This could go towards their honeymoon or they can save it for a romantic getaway when they need it the most!
Cover their travel costs with an Uber gift card (I wish we had this in Kelowna and Vancouver!!). If the happy couple wants to escape to a new city for a quick vacay, they don’t have to worry about finding a ride AND having to pay for it!!
This Home Depot digital gift card is perfect if the couple is planning on getting started on some renovations in their home. This way they can get any necessities they need in order to complete their project!
There you have it!! Not only are these 5 suggestions handy and helpful, but they’re still genuine, thoughtful gifts for the newlywed lovebirds!!
What do you think??
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