Wedding season is upon us once again and chances are you’ll be looking for perfect wedding gifts before you know it. This year a historic number of LGBT couples will be walking down the aisle and sporting the most fantastic LGBT engagement rings thanks to the Supreme Court’s historic (*cough*cough* long overdue *cough*cough*) decision regarding marriage equality.
So what are you going to buy that special LGBT couple? In a sea of options, we’ve found some of the best, most creative and downright unique ways you can show your love and support this wedding season.
Carved Wooden Coasters
The best kind of wedding gift is something the couple can use every day. Choosing something that’s beautiful, meaningful and durable enough for daily use is no easy task but these coasters fit the bill perfectly. Carved wooden coasters will protect the couple’s coffee table and will serve as a daily reminder of their special day.
Personalized Glass Set
Know a couple who loves to drink? Whether they’re jam is mimosas or smoothies these glasses offer another way to give a couple something they can use regularly. Starting the day or ending the night with these will make you a part of every toast the special couple shares.
Typography Wedding Gifts
If a picture is worth a thousand words, how about a picture made up of words? Typography gifts are a big trend lately since they can be incorporated into almost any décor, making them stylish, versatile and easily customizable.
Across the Miles
LGBT couples aren’t the only latest trend when it comes to mainstream romance. More and more couples are meeting online and maintaining long distance relationships and even engagements before finally coming together to walk down the aisle and begin their life without a road trip between them. Gifts like this personalized heart map are the perfect idea to celebrate the love – and distance – these couples have shared.
Give Them a Winery (Kind of)
Create a bottle of wine to celebrate that special couple. There are several websites that offer customized wines. On personalwine.com, for example, you can choose from several different wines and then use one of their labels or create your own from scratch. Large wineries like Windsor Vineyards also offer personalized gift options direct from their fields. Windsor just introduced coloring book labels for those who like to drink and draw.
A Clean House
Planning a gay wedding is stressful, time-consuming and mans the couple will have done pretty much nothing else for the past few months. That includes keeping up with routine adulating like cleaning the house. Make their entire year by giving them a gift certificate for a local housecleaning service to come in and give their place a good spring cleaning while they kick back and relax.
A Proper Toolbox
A well-stocked tool box may not sound like the most amazing wedding gift in the world but it’s one every couple actually needs. A cordless drill, screwdrivers, hammers, picture hanging hardware, a tape measure and a selection of nails and screws will come in handy and could easily help to diffuse the couple first post-nuptial fight as they assemble furniture for the first time together – the TRUE test of any relationship.