Why a gift certificate is not a bad wedding gift.
Choices, Choices and Choices.
Do they like purple?
“Oooh this crystal swan is so cute, they will love it”.
“I wonder if they need a toaster?”
Yes, we all know the person that has no taste, has no idea of what you like and it’s these people that can redeem their lack of gift giving via a gift certificate. But it’s not only for this reason that giving or getting a gift certificate as a wedding gift is not such a bad idea. The gift certificate, especially if you provide guests with a lists of preferred stores, can be an awesome gift and no matter what will end up being used for something or even towards something so much needed or wanted by the couple. Today, couples and even singles have been living differently than only a few decades ago and they have much of the essentials of life such as the inevitable toaster and electric can opener as well as crockery and glasses. This makes many gifts simply not needed.
The gift certificate takes the guessing out of gift buying and ensures satisfaction and smiles. True, the pile of presents at the wedding is smaller with vouchers given but is it the pile of presents that matters or the happiness of the couple? The joy of unwrapping gifts may be reduced but it is replaced by the joy of shopping together for something needed – and thanks to social media Aunt Mildred can see what the couple have purchased with her gift and she too is happy!