Top trending ideas of 2024 to buy unique wedding gifts

Top trending ideas of 2024 to buy unique wedding gifts

Imagine your friend has decided to marry the love of his/her life and now you feel immense pressure to buy a gift that reflects your deep friendship. Once you know the official date, it's your moral responsibility to start with the best wedding gift hunt. We believe, as a general rule of thumb, that the gift you buy must match the love, affection, and respect you have for the soon-to-be married couple.

People usually confuse a good gift with an expensive gift. Well, that is not the case. Any gift that is thoughtful and can help the couple in any way can be considered a good wedding gift. In this blog, we will guide you in your journey to buy trendy and thoughtful gifts for the wedding of your friend or relative in 2023.

The evolution of wedding gifts: From traditional to modern

Presenting a couple with a gift is a tradition that has been going on for many centuries. In many ancient civilizations, giving gifts was a way to bless newlywed couples with good luck, prosperity, and fertility. Animals, tools, or a piece of land were some of the common gifts the couple would receive, mostly from family and relatives.

As society progressed, so did the symbolism behind the word wedding. Now, wedding gifts are given that have symbolic or sentimental significance. Jewellery, heirlooms, and precious metals became common gifts to show the love and care the gift giver had for them.

Today, the gifts are given based on the couple's interests and personalities. The gift options in the 21st century are endless. From electronics to jewellery, from home decor to personalised gifts.

You can read “The history behind wedding gifts” to learn more about the history and symbolism behind wedding gifts.

Unique and trending wedding gift ideas to buy from Satguru’s

With too many options comes confusion. Satguru’s is considered one of the best decor shops in India and was also featured in the New York Times as one of the five places to shop in Mumbai. We sell a huge variety of products that can easily make you the best gift-giver at every wedding you attend. Here are a few options for wedding gifts for the couple:

Ganesha idol

A Ganesha idol is one of the best wedding gifts you can give to a newlywed couple. The gift is simple, thoughtful, and holds a deep symbolic meaning as a wedding gift. The wedding ceremony is the starting point of the couple’s new and loving journey. Lord Ganesha is widely considered a spiritual symbol of new beginnings, making a Ganesha idol a perfect gift.

The Elephant God is also known as the Eliminator of Obstacles, meaning that the gift will help the couple overcome any obstacles that come their way, ensuring they have a prosperous married life ahead.

We at Satguru’s have an amazing collection of Ganesha idols that you can select as a gift. We have a diverse collection of idols, from traditional to contemporary.

Traditional Ganesha idols: The traditional design consists of a sitting Ganesha with four arms. One of his hands holds a modak, and there is mushak ji near his feet. "Brass crown Ganesh" and "semi-precious green jade Ganesha" are perfect examples of traditional Ganesha idols that you must consider buying as a wedding gift.

Contemporary Ganesha idols: Modern or contemporary Ganesha designs are something that can quickly grab your attention. It is suitable for both home mandirs and as decor in the living room. Abstract laddu Ganesha and Sitar modern Ganesha from our collection make good gift options.

You can also buy idols made from brass, stone, marble, and even semi-precious green jade. Aside from Ganesha idols, we also have a beautiful collection of Ganesha paintings and wall art.

Paintings

Paintings are something that not many people think to give during a wedding, making them one of the most unique wedding gifts. Paintings have an almost magical ability to connect with a person’s emotions, and the same painting can evoke different emotions in different individuals.

A painting, unlike other gifts, can easily stand the test of time, helping to elevate and maintain the aesthetic appeal of the room for decades to come. In some cases, it can also be passed down through generations.

Our online store has one of the best collections of paintings in India. Here are the different categories of paintings you can buy from us:

Indian paintings: Our collection of Indian paintings consists of paintings inspired by various cultures and made using different painting styles, like Madhubani. We believe "Madhubani painting by Ranjit Jha" and "Mumbai after rain" would make for a great wedding gift.

Modern art paintings: Although modern art painting is not everyone's cup of tea, it can be an amazing gift for someone who closely follows art. If the couple is passionate about art, paintings like "Abstract Colourful" and "Modern Art by Madan Lal" can be excellent gift options for their wedding.

Spiritual paintings: These paintings usually depict gods and can bring positive energy into your house. As Radha-Krishna are symbols of love, "Roop Chandan by Sonal A. B." can become a symbol of the couple’s love for each other.

Home decor

Home decor makes for a really thoughtful wedding gift, especially if the couple is moving into a new house after the wedding. Your gift can provide them with the decorations they need to make their new home attractive and appealing. Home decor is also a good option, as it won’t poke a giant hole in your pocket.

Not trying to brag, but we specialise in home decor items. Here are a few decor items that you can buy from our store:

Vases: People usually underestimate the impact a good vase can have in your house. They usually fill the empty space, which does not add any value to your space. For example, the wedded couple could add flowers to this "carved vase cream/ brown," which, along with adding beauty, will also scent the entire room.

Clocks: Not many people know about the symbolism behind gifting a wall clock at a wedding. A wall clock represents the passage of time, letting the couple know to cherish each and every moment they spend together. We have wall clock collections with both traditional and modern designs to choose from. For example, if the couple’s house has a traditional setting, you can gift them a "Luxury blue gold two-sided clock," or if they live in a contemporary- themed house, a "Modern 3D wall clock gold" would make a perfect gift.

Art Statues: Imagine walking into a well-decorated room. It is unlikely you will notice the small art statues at first glance, but without these art gems, the room will just appear blank and empty. These art statues perfectly complement your main decor piece, like a painting or wall art. From Satguru's, you can buy "Modern Radha Krishna Sculpture" as a gift option, as Radha-Krishna are symbols of love. If you are looking for a more contemporary design, you can buy "Headphones Dog."

These are some of the unique wedding gift ideas that you can buy from one of the best decor shops in India. Along with the options mentioned above, you can also find other gift options like a dinner set, diyas, and decorative objects made from wood and metal.

Conclusion

We believe the amount of effort the couple puts into finding their wedding venue, look, and dress; you, as a friend or relative, must put in the same amount of effort in finding the best wedding gifts. Whether you buy a traditional gift or a modern personalised gift, make sure it adds value to the couple’s new life. It does not have to be the most expensive, biggest, or even most beautiful; the most important thing is to find a gift that the couple can cherish for their lifetime.

FAQs

1. What is an appropriate budget for a wedding gift?
There are many factors to take into account before deciding on the budget. The first and most important factor to consider is your relationship with the person getting married. For example, if the person is your best friend or a close relative, you may have to buy them an expensive gift. On the other hand, you can buy a relatively inexpensive gift for someone you are not very close to.

2. Should I consider the couple's lifestyle or hobbies when choosing a gift?
Yes, it is very thoughtful to buy a wedding gift that is in alignment with the couple's hobbies and lifestyle. For example, a painting or artwork can be a good option for a couple who are passionate about art.

3. Can I give a group gift to friends or family members?
Yes, working together to create a more substantial and meaningful wedding gift is a great way to combine efforts when giving a group gift with friends or family. Using this approach, you can increase your budget and get suggestions for better wedding gifts.

Back to blog