Indian Wedding Gifts
For wedding guests specifically, the ToDo list for attending an Indian wedding typically includes arranging travel and lodging accommodations and choosing what you are going to wear to the various events. The most enjoyable part, however, is often picking out the perfect Indian wedding present for the happy couple.
When in doubt about what to get for a wedding gift for Indian wedding, it’s fairly safe to simply go the money route. Cash, checks, gift cards . . . giving money both takes the stress off of you as a guest as well as the happy couple, allowing them to put the money towards purchasing things they really want and need, i.e. something for their home or a gourmet meal on their honeymoon.
If money seems too impersonal, however, and you want to do something more customized than what is listed on the wedding registry, consider thoughtful gifts that the bride and groom can put to good use like engraved cutting boards, serving bowls, or wine glasses. Gift certificates to a spa or the couple’s favorite restaurant are always well-received too as are personalized decorative items like canvas prints, artistic wall hangings, maps of where the couple met and got married, watches, and jewelry.
You can even infuse your wedding gift with a touch of Indian culture by incorporating elements like traditional Indian patterns and symbols. Ideas include a dazzling robe made from reclaimed sarees, an ornate Indian picture frame for their wedding photos, or even a beautiful hand-carved vase with faux flowers that mirror the ones used in their wedding ceremony.
Wedding gifts don’t just apply to what guests give the bride and groom though. The happy couple themselves will spend some of their wedding planning time choosing Indian wedding return gifts for their guests. These serve as both a token of appreciation for guests as well as a special memento to commemorate the beautiful celebration everyone shared together.
While these types of gifts do not have to be elaborate, you do want them to be high-quality, authentic, and in theme with your wedding. Many Maharani brides like offering guests small gifts like embellished silk potli bags, jeweled tea light candle holders, glistening gold elephant ornaments, colorfully embroidered handbags, and gilded pocket mirrors.
Find a carefully curated list of Indian wedding gift ideas in our collection below and unwrap even more inspiration in our Maharani Weddings’ Platinum Guide!