Two people vow to be together for a life time and this is what we call a wedding. Two souls and two personalities promise to blend into an amalgam called a couple. To bless them and share their happiness, we shower gifts. But of late gifts have become beyond any recognition as they are a plenty and too expensive. A wish never is measured with their value. A gift for marriage should be the one that is usable, presentable and of course not expensive.
To start with, the couple will need some home appliances. So induction stoves, or induction cook ware, mixer grinders, iron press, water filters and the like can well be gifted as it is not only within budget but also useful. Cutlery sets, crockery sets that may include dinner sets, tea sets and so on, also are a good choice. These will really make them use with a lot of love as allows them to serve people in a stylish manner.
Bed side night lamps and lamp shades can be a good option too. Photo frames of various variations like the single photo ones or multiple collage frames will make it look cool. To add more elegance to it, put in some recent photographs before gifting them for that great feeling. Candle stands and incense stick holders come in a number of shapes and sizes, even with a silver or gold coating that will make it more religious. On the same grounds silver plated diyas, puja plates also be given.
Make a scrap book of the bride and grooms journey of life so far. Collect some pictures from their yesteryears and paste them in an attractive scrap book. Then, add a few lines about them too. If you wish you can add what one says about them. This gift requires less money but more time as it is like stringing of beads one by one. Frame their wedding card along with best wishes from all near and dear. Its most valuable as the blessings and wishes are with them all the time.
If you are good at photography, take the opportunity to shoot their wedding celebrations. This way they are at ease that a close kin is shooting and so no hassles of quick prints. You can even make some photographs ready quickly and surprise them.
Where there is a will there is a way should be the norm. You can invest all your tailoring or knitting skills and present hand made products which are loaded with love and what it is called in recent times, customized.