It’s been really tough for brides and grooms to be over the past couple of years. The pandemic has caused so many couples to push back, cancel, and reschedule their weddings again and again. Many couples are tired of the work and have started to opt for smaller, more intimate ceremonies with the promise to throw an epic party months (or years) down the road once everything is safe again.
If your friend or a family member has gotten married or is getting married, they probably haven’t been able to do a proper registry since there isn’t a proper wedding. But just because things are all wonky doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t still celebrate then with a gift!
If you’re looking for that perfect gift for the lovely couple, we’ve curated a list of amazing local products that make for memorable and thoughtful wedding/shower gifts.
Travel Essentials For When They Finally Go On Their Honeymoon
This beautiful carry-on bag is gorgeous and made of buffalo leather and is the exact kind of gift that is both practical as well as extravagant. It has padded compartments for their tablet and laptop and multiple pockets for organization. You can also get it in black. To make the newlyweds even more over-the-moon include this travel shaving set.
His And His Toiletries
This four-piece shave set has a badger shaving brush, a razor, and a stand with a bowl. These matching, but different sets come in faux ivory and faux horn and will look so cute set up in the grooms-to-be bathroom.
Hers and Hers Infinity Bracelets
The infinity symbol is meant to represent everlasting love. This beautiful bracelet is made from bamboo leaf stone, which is known for having anxiety-reducing powers. It also has a lava rock bead, which is porous and absorbs essential oils. If you add a drop of essential oils to the lava rock and let it dry it will act as a diffuser all day long! Add in some stress-reducing essential oils to this gift, and you’ll have two very happy brides.
A Hilarious Shower Gift That Turns Their Stress Into Humour
It’s been a real hard go for those who have been trying to plan a wedding. The only thing we can really do is laugh at how stressful and time-consuming it has all been. This sweater will give them a much-needed laugh during a virtual shower, which is sure to be at least slightly awkward. (P.s. this also comes in a tee).
This Addition To Any Shower Gift That Every Bride Will Appreciate
Wedding planning is stressful. Let me say that again for the people in the back, wedding planning is STRESSFUL. Add a pandemic on top of that and you’ve got a real recipe for anxiety. This all-natural calm roller has essential oils and is meant to improve your mood, reduce anxiety, and create a sense of inner peace. What bride wouldn’t appreciate that? Add it to any shower gift and you’ll have a happy bride-to-be.
This Future Date Night For Them To Look Forward To
The Mockingbird is London’s only true speakeasy. The Mockingbird is a prohibition-style cocktail bar in Old East Village. They offer classic cocktails from the 1900s as well as some of their own signature cocktails. They also serve light but delicious food options and offer live music. In true speakeasy fashion, you get into the bar by walking through a cabinet in Whistling Dick’s Barber Shop. If the Barber Shop is closed, walk around back and look for a glowing red light. If that isn’t the making of a romantic date night, then I don’t know what is.
This Delicious Box For The Super Hot Couple
If the couple you’re celebrating loves hot sauces, then this is absolutely the gift for them. This small-batch, artisan hot sauces box comes with 8 delicious hot sauces that range from mild to extra extra hot. All of their sauces are all-natural, dairy-free, gluten-free, preservative-free, handmade, and made with local ingredients.
This Beautiful Card
If you’re more of a money-in-the-card kind of gift-giver, there is absolutely NO judgment here. Money is a great gift, especially during these crazy times. This card is beautiful and is made from 80lb cardstock with a soft linen finish. (And yes…you can support local while buying beautiful cards! Cool, eh?)
This Moon Wreath For The “I Love You To The Moon And Back” Couple
If the happy couple is one of those couples that like to say “I love you to the moon and back” then this gift is super thoughtful. (If they’re not, it’s still thoughtful, but a little more random). When they hang this beautiful moon wreath on their walls, they’ll be reminded of their love every day.
This Adorable Love Candle
This love candle is all about setting intentions around love. The idea is to fill your home with a loving energy. Simply light the candle and have the intention for empathetic and fulfilling love for your home and your future together in your mind. The candle contains a tiny clear Quartz crystal at the bottom. Once you’ve burned down to that crystal, take it and place it somewhere important to keep those intentions alive. This candle also comes with a Love Affirmation. Pair it with this stunning candle holder.
This Gift Of A Date Night In
With the stresses of weddings on top of the stresses of a pandemic, many couples just need to take a beat and enjoy a date night in. Give the gift of reconnecting with pizza and beer! ZenZa Pizza is not only delicious and high quality, but it’s also a great option for anyone who has gluten-free, lactose-free, vegan, vegetarian, and low-carb needs because they’re able to accommodate every diet! For delicious, locally made craft beer, Londoners LOVE Forked River Brewery! With gifts of salad spinners, charcuterie boards, and cheese knives, your gift of a date night will stand out above the rest.
This Gift Set That Is Meant To Calm Stress
We all know that lavender is supposed to help us relax, de-stress, and get ready for a good night’s sleep. Is there any bride out there who couldn’t use a little more of that? Use this lavender gift set, which comes with lavender hand cream, lavender soap, and a lavender bath bomb, and add in this lavender bubble bath and a lavender bath soak, and honestly, the bride-to-be will feel pampered to the max!
These Cottage Essentials
If the happy couple is going to be taking a cottage honeymoon nearby, as many have been opting to, or if they just love cottaging in Canada, then this gift is perfect for them. This Muskoka Tumbler will keep your wine ice-cold even on hot summer days. It also has a spill-resistant lid. This Big Camper Mug keeps your beverages hot to the last drop! it has an extra-large mouth for easy sipping and cleaning and also has a spill-resistant lid. Perfect for around the campfire! Throw in this Dark & Brooding coffee blend from Patrick’s Beans, and they’ll be ready for a cozy cottage getaway!
These Whiskey Stones
If the couple is a fan of Whiskey or spirits, then you know that they despise ice. Ice dilutes the flavour and changes the profile of the drink. These whiskey stones are a great way to cool down a drink without watering it down or diluting the flavour!
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