Making It Personal: Why Unique Wedding Gifts, and Buying Off Registry, Are a Great Choice

March 27, 2017 3 min read

Unique Wedding Gifts

Unique Wedding Gifts

Making wedding gift decisions can be overwhelming – there are so many choices on the gift registry – but going off registry and giving unique wedding gifts has its benefits. Our customers tell us all the time that unique wedding gifts from Words with Boards were the couple’s favorite gift.

Personalization has been around for millennia – archaeologists in South Africa have found engraved water carriers made of ostrich eggshells that date back about 60,000 years.

But the notion of giving personalized and unique wedding gifts is a little more modern and, according to some experts, it’s largely an American phenomenon. From engraved silver pieces to those kitschy license plate key chains and pencils that were endlessly popular with elementary school kids from the 1950s through the ‘80s, the people of America just love gifts that are personalized, especially if they are Made in America.

Here are 6 reasons for unique wedding gifts, even if it means going off the gift registry:

Unique wedding gifts are unexpected.

For one thing, unique wedding gifts are guaranteed to be a favorite and that’s exciting. Everyone likes opening something that’s unexpected and unusual. Even if they think they need that extra place setting of china, it’s still more fun to open personalized and unique wedding gifts, like a custom cutting board.

Unique wedding gifts communicate that you care.

Not only do personalized and unique wedding gifts often have the element of surprise, they also – very skillfully – send the message that the gift-giver really cares. To personalize something requires thoughtfulness and a little extra planning. You must make a conscious decision to order and personalize unique wedding gifts. All of that shows you care.

Unique wedding gifts help deepen relationships.

Every time your friends or family use the personalized gift – whether it’s a cutting board or something else – it will trigger the memory of opening it for the first time. They’ll always remember that warm feeling they had when first opening their unique wedding gifts.

Unique wedding gifts become heirlooms.

Because unique wedding gifts are imbued with those fuzzy feelings – and because they are marked with a name or personal message – unique wedding gifts become special keepsakes, even heirlooms. Unique wedding gifts will not get tossed off to Goodwill after a few years of use.Unique wedding gifts honor the occasion.

Personalized and unique wedding gifts are especially appropriate for weddings and wedding showers since weddings are loaded with symbolism related to names. Whether your friends will be sharing one last name or sticking with two, personalized and unique wedding gifts represent their union combining two families into one.Unique wedding gifts can make you feel good, too.

As wonderful as it feels to receive a gift that is unique and personal and perfect, it feels even better to give unique wedding gifts. Psychologists and business experts have proven that the act of giving releases hormones and lights up the parts of the brain associated with pleasure.

All this said, giving unique wedding gifts does require a little extra effort on the part of the giver. Make sure you’ve got the name correct. Check, before ordering, to make sure you know which name or names the couple will be using. Confirm its spelling, and then confirm it again.

Your friends will thank you over and over for gifting unique wedding gifts!

Be Unique. Give Unique Wedding Gifts. That's our motto.


Kim Strassner
Kim Strassner

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