Beach Wedding Gift Basket

Creative suggestions for a beach wedding gift basket idea for the bride and groom.

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Sea breezes roll down the beach and gently embrace the bride and groom as they say 'I do' to a lifetime of love and happiness. Amid family, friends, and Mother Nature, a beach setting is one of the most popular romantic backdrops for a wedding day. With the reception soon to follow, your one-of-a-kind present inspired by beach wedding gift basket ideas found in this article, will undoubtedly bring smiles to everyone's face!

Do you have to use a basket?
No, but baskets are great looking, multi-functional, and a relatively inexpensive way to display several gifts at once. Alternative containers are everywhere, but you should consider how the container you use might be used at the wedding, or how it reflects the overall theme of the gifts contained in it. For example, if your gifts have a Hawaiian theme, a floral-print beach bag would be perfect. If the beach wedding has a strong color theme, you might consider incorporating that color into the theme of your gifts and your container.

Can you afford to put together a gift basket wedding gift?
Sure you can! It doesn't have to be expensive, but it does need to be thoughtful and timely. The items contained within your gift basket wedding gift will be enjoyed at the reception or on the first night of the honeymoon so these items can be perishable.

What is a good beach wedding gift basket idea?
The possibilities are endless. To get started, think about the newlywed couple and their beach wedding. What kind of people are they? Do they like a certain kind of music? What brings them joy? Is their wedding a formal or informal affair? Is the reception a sit-down dinner under a canopy overlooking the beach, or is it a luau? Are the gifts you are considering a warm representation of your wishes for the couple?

Once you answer those questions, the ideas for your gift basket wedding gift should flow easily. Make a list of these ideas, and then consider your budget and the size basket you want to put together. It's easier to get the items first and then locate a container for them. If you purchase the basket first, you may be tempted to go over budget just to fill it!

Wedding gift basket ideas might include:
  • A pair of flower leis. Flown in fresh from Hawaii, aromatic and beautiful flowers would complement any wedding couple's attire.
  • A bottle of fine champagne and crystal flutes with the wedding couple's name and the date of their nuptials etched on the glasses. No celebration is complete without a toast!
  • Fine eyewear for both the bride and groom. High-end sunglasses will be a fun addition to the occasion whether it takes place at sunrise, sunset, or any time in between.
  • Gourmet chocolate-covered nuts and fruits for the newlyweds to share with their guests at the reception.
  • A framed photo of the couple with a large, white mat around the photo and colored-ink pens. Guests can write loving wishes to the happy couple while enjoying the reception. After the reception, the bride and groom will have a one-of-a-kind gift to remember their special day with friends and family.
  • A collection of beach-themed music CDs or homemade collections of the couple's favorite artists. The additional music is bound to add fun to any reception!
  • Final touches for lounging on the beach: a couple of rolled up beach towels, sunscreen, skin moisturizers, lip balm, monogrammed sun visors, and other practical beach accessories.

Wedding gifts celebrate a moment in time that will live in the couple's memories forever. A beach wedding gift basket is a special way to let your favorite newlyweds know you want to share in the moment and celebrate the beginning of their new lives together.

Written by: Andrea Lewis Polk