2011 Wedding Gift Ideas

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Wedding Gift Ideas
With the Holidays behind us, our thoughts turn to romance as Valentines Day rapidly approaches. Newly engaged couples are getting busy planning their perfect weddings while family and friends try to decide what to give the newly engaged couple for wedding gifts. Below is our wedding gift guide featuring funky, trendy and cool wedding gifts of the season.

One of the most popular and practical wedding gifts are everyday household items, especially if the engaged couple doesn't already live together, they'll be starting a new home and they will probably need everything from kitchen appliances and dinnerware to lamps and decorations as they embark on their new life together. You want to get a gift that the newly married couple will actually like and use, one that they really fills a need. Something that they can't or probably wouldn't get by themselves.

wedding gift registryMany couples will set up a gift registry which helps friends and family narrow down gift choices. To cover all the bases, I personally recommend utilizing a few gift registries for the widest range of gift choices possible. First, it's a good idea to have one registry at a store with locations around the country, like the Wal-Mart Gift Registryicon so gift giving is easily accessible for everyone.  Next it's a good idea to have a 2nd online gift registry with a big online retailer that family and friends feel comfortable ordering online with, when you think about it, that's probably the Amazon Wedding Registry. There's not much a newly wed couple could wish for that can't be purchased via Amazon. Amazon's perfect for out of towners too because they can easily order online. Thirdly, pick out a local department store, specialty shop or online gift store and sign up for their gift registry.

wedding certificate holderAnother great wedding gift idea is a personalized keepsake, such as a wedding certificate holder or photo gift. In the last several years many companies that specialize in helping you create unique personalized gifts have sprung up and they have some really cool gift ideas too. The trick to pulling of a personalized wedding gift is to plan ahead because it takes a little extra time to have it made, but it really shows how much you care.

just married sandalsYou say your looking for a gift that's new and trendy, something fun? Well if the newly weds are honeymooning at a beach location, I just found the perfect wedding gift. It's a pair of fabulous "Just Married" Beach Flip Flops at Hanson Ellis. These newlywed sandals create really cute "Just Married" footprints in the sand, as the lucky couple walks down the beach on their honeymoon. The phrase is also printed on the strap of the sandals which are available in his and hers.