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Best Wedding Gift To Give And Receive!

Updated on February 12, 2014

Giving Money Is The Perfect Wedding Gift!

Newly married couples love shopping together, so money or gift cards really are a wonderful solution...
Newly married couples love shopping together, so money or gift cards really are a wonderful solution...

Best Wedding Gift Guaranteed For The New Bride And Groom!

Here is what brings the most thrill... thin envelopes with money... in any form; cash or gift certificates and gift cards - to the places that they like to shop. It is not a distant memory to see waving cash cards or gift certificates or even cold hard green cash being waved in the air and hollers of glee from both the bride and groom upon receiving money in any form as a wedding gift.

The Best Wedding Gift To Give Is Cold Hard CASH!

Giving money is the number one favorite gift to receive for a newly married couple - hands down. This is a no brain-er, free of gift-giving guilt... so get over it and give up the cash and relax!

Sending money in the form of cold hard cash, gift certificates and gift cards is convenient for you and the newly married couple. They will love you for it and never have a problem remembering what YOU gave them!

If you have any reservations whatsoever about giving money as a wedding gift - just wait for the thank you card that you are sure to receive. It will be one of complete enthusiasm - no doubt! Try it and see for yourself.


Isn't Giving Money As A Wedding Gift Rude?

Now I know your are thinking that giving money for such a personal occasion as a wedding present is potentially rude - I promise you, it is not.

Wedding couples today are pickier than ever - and besides, they like to shop for themselves; because it is so personal and they know exactly what they want!

Couples getting married today, are much more demanding than those of the past. I am not so sure I am fond of that idea, but it is true. I have three daughters, who have been married over just the last few years. And yes, I am still recovering. Getting married is a lot of work for both bride and groom.... and, the mother of the bride:-)

Why should you stress over the perfect wedding gift, when it is as simple as sending a gift card or gift certificate through either an e-mail, sent directly to the couple or even as an e-card announcing their gift and giving them a code to "go shop"... now!

Shopping Together For Needed Items When First Married Can Be Fun For The Happy Couple...

Receiving gift cards and money as wedding gifts, is really a good way for a newly married couple to get to know each other even better...
Receiving gift cards and money as wedding gifts, is really a good way for a newly married couple to get to know each other even better...
Right from the beginning of marriage - happy couples learn that they are connected in many ways...  even when it comes to shopping together.
Right from the beginning of marriage - happy couples learn that they are connected in many ways... even when it comes to shopping together.

Advice On Shopping For The Perfect Wedding Gift...

Trust me on the advice to give cash as your choice for the best wedding gift to give to the newly married couple. I have sat back and observed personally - my own daughter's when they were the new bride, alongside their handsome new groom; as they opened the many gifts that have flowed unto them from their weddings. Yes, on occasion someone hits a triple and sends or gives them exactly what they want... meaning, they would have picked out the exact same thing for themselves if they had gone shopping.

You will never offend or disappoint a newly married couple when giving their favorite wedding gift of money or gift cards and certificates, which allow them to do their own personal shopping together.

Now is this not romantic?

So, get over it. Give the happy couple what they want.... give them money!

A Very Happy Wedding Couple Opening A Card With Money...

Wedding Gift Card And Gift Certificate Ideas To Personalize Your Wedding Gift...

  • Consider giving a gift certificate to a local Day Spa for a couples massage; one where they can use it while on their honeymoon - or local upon their return.
  • A gift certificate from is a great idea where the couple can choose from over 4000 different locations.
  • If they love the theatre and the arts, you might consider a gift certificate to Ticket Master.
  • If they love music, you could give them a gift card for a music download company, such as itunes.
  • Do they particularly enjoy fine dining? Find out what kind of food they love and perhaps be very specific on a gift certificate for a favorite restaurant, or again a general gift card where they can choose from many different restaurants.
  • Movie lovers are always thrilled with gift cards and gift certificates where they may pick the movie to go and see.
  • Avid readers love gift certificates from companies such as Barnes and Noble, which can be used online or in the actual store.

Ideas For Giving Gift Cards And Gift Certificates As A Wedding Gift...


Cash gift cards and gift certificates are a no strings way to say congratulations to the new bride and groom, and really are a perfect wedding gift to give any newly married couple. If you would like to make it even more specific, here are a few more ideas to help you decide how to use gift cards and gift certificates as a wedding gift.

Ways that the happy couple will know that you really were thinking of them when you decided to give a gift card, are to find out some personal things about the new bride and groom. This will give you a better idea for choosing a specific gift card and personalizing your choice of which wedding gift card or certificate to give the happy couple...

Whether you give cash and money cards as wild cards for the happy couple or you take a bit more liberty and personalize with some of these ideas or one of your own... you simply cannot go wrong with giving cash by way of gift cards and gift certificates as wedding gifts.

As I have observed many brides and grooms over the years, one of the most daunting tasks that they continue to endure is the "return" of unwanted gifts, for many different reasons... even a simple change of mind to that which may have been on a wedding registry.

Using gift cards and gift certificates is an absolute pleasure for everyone involved in the process; and will ensure that both you and the newly married couple are completely satisfied with the wedding gift that they receive - from you!


Wedding Gift Giving Tips To Give Along With The Money...

  • Attach the money gift, to a small token such as a lovely wedding picture frame.
  • A beautiful letter which is personalized to the wedding couple is a most intimate expression to include with the gift of money or a gift certificate.
  • You might also consider in the giving of gift certificates and gift cards, the area and places the wedding couple will be visiting; on their honeymoon for instance...
  • Consider a series of smaller cards to movies and local restaurants; providing future dates to the newly married couple - who may find themselves broke:-)
  • Giving gift certificates and gift cards have become a way to actually make sure that the gift you give is exactly the perfect gift.
  • Purchasing your gift cards and gift certificates online is much safer than sending actually money as cash through the mail... take advantage of a few clicks to complete your task of perfect gift giving - online.

Your comments are most appreciated...

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      7 years ago

      A relative (not-so-close in-law) is getting married in a few days. The invitation card states "no boxed gifts please". Both the bride and the groom are accountants, so they're pretty well off and probably has a lot of things since he has his own place. Here's the thing: My husband and I are younger than them, and in my culture, it looks a little weird for a younger person to give $ to someone older. A gift card (not less than $100) seems perfect in this case. It's not direct "cash", but they can use the card in 3 different stores for all sorts of things. But how should I present it?

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      7 years ago

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      Catherine Brooks 

      7 years ago from Santa Rosa, CA

      Awesome Hub....

    • markenzies profile image


      8 years ago

      you have a nice hub here

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      8 years ago

      My favorite wedding gift to give is wine basket or fruit basket.

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      9 years ago

      Good article writeon, I think this is a subject that gets trickier and trickier as more and more people are wedding later in life or having second marriages. I have written a hub on the advantages of choosing art as a wedding gift, let me know what you think.

    • Write On! profile imageAUTHOR

      Write On! 

      9 years ago from United States

      WeddingConsultant -

      That means a lot, coming from you:-)

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      9 years ago from DC Metro Area

      Great hub...and you're right- you can never go wrong with a gift of cash to the newlywed couple! It's not a break in wedding etiquette if cash is given to the couple and, like you said, they will absolutely love it!

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      9 years ago

      here in asia, it's very common to give cash for one's wedding.

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      Gin Delloway 

      9 years ago

      a nice hub! my sister is getting married in two weeks.. I will advice her to read your hub!!! =)

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      Write On! 

      10 years ago from United States

      betherickson -

      Thanks. That's the exact way I like it too... simple. There are enough things to think about, surrounding a wedding. The best gift to give, should really be the most simple thing we must deal with. I say, let the bride and groom figure that one out together. Just give them either cold cash, or a gift card and let them have at it! LOL

      Thanks for taking the time to comment and share your thoughts on the best wedding gift.

      Write On!

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      10 years ago from Minnesota

      Nice hub. For those who are planning a wedding. We'll, don't miss this and tell them the best way gift to gift. Just simple and helpful.

    • Write On! profile imageAUTHOR

      Write On! 

      10 years ago from United States

      Hi Carol -

      I so hear you! Most of the time when people consider giving money to a newly married couple, they feel that they are taking the easy way out, or that a gift card is not a very personal gift. Nothing could be further from the truth.

      Giving a newly married couple, money in the form of gift cards or cash cards is saying to a couple -- go now and you make it personal.

      In other words, let the new bride and groom do the controlling of their gifts by simply making it possible for them to do so. This is the most thoughtful and respectful way to say congratulations... please take this gift card and buy what you personally know you would like or need most.

      It means, that you don't know what is the best wedding gift, but Mr. and Mrs. so and so will, and are happy to ensure that your wedding gift was a favorite.

      Brides and Grooms love love love the cash. They love to have money to set up their new homes, or they love that they are enabled to do something that is not in their new budget, like go out to eat, movies, shopping or even staying a night at a hotel.

      This is truly a gift.

      A gift is something that enables one to enjoy or experience, that which they might not otherwise have had an ability to do so. This is why the giver of gifts is always so appreciated.

      The best wedding gift to give a newly married couple, is that which enables them to receive that which for them, is not easily obtainable. Your gift of a cash card or gift card as a form of money, makes your gift, the very best wedding gift.

      Write On!

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      10 years ago

      I just recently got married and I have to tell you that you are right on the money with this one! With the cost of weddings, cash is a wonderful gift as some put themselves in debt just to be able to have the wedding and reception.

      My daughters wedding was over $10,000!!!!!

      She absolutely loved getting cash, as did I at my recent marriage.

      Nice Hub!


    • Write On! profile imageAUTHOR

      Write On! 

      10 years ago from United States

      Hi Sylvia,

      Yup! We are both definitely on the same page! LOL All three of my daughters who were brides, and their grooms - absolutely loved getting gift card, money or gift certificates.

      And detested returning gifts for those miscellaneous reasons:-( Newly married couples are often so exhausted after the wedding. Opening gifts is a lot of fun, but it almost signals "work" when considering having to figure out how the gifts will or will not work.

      So... yes, I say money, gift cards and gift certificates all the way! I can't tell you how much easier my life has become, now that I know for sure what brides and grooms really want!

      No wrapping, no shopping and definitely - no guilt!


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      Sylvia Page 

      10 years ago from Malabe

      Writeon, you hit the nail on the head. Cold hard cash is in my own opinion the best gift for a young couple on their wedding day. Sometimes you find them end up with a whole lot of unwanted items. So cash it is.


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