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Many guests who have been invited to a wedding, wedding shower or any of the other pre-wedding celebrations may often be faced with the same feelings of not knowing what to bye. Not knowing what to provide as a gift is a common feeling that most guests feel when they are invited to an event.

We often wonder whether the gift we have in mind is sufficient, or enough for the type of occasion we are planning to attend. In many cases there are guidelines to gift giving and the level of appropriateness it will be good for. Do not allow yourself however to get all worked up over this feeling, as stated before this is a common feeling and it is felt by many.

Some of the guidelines included are for appropriate gifts for a special occasion and may include small things like giving a gift of lingerie as a wedding gift. This type of gift is very suitable for bridal showers or bachelorette parties but would not be for the wedding itself. Some cultures also have certain guidelines in which they may follow for gift giving. Many cultures practice giving monitory gifts at weddings only, and gifts to be given only at the bridal shower or engagement party.
 
If you are looking for some ideas on what to give as a gift for any of these occasions, here we have put together a list of some helpful ideas on things that will be needed when a couple is first starting out. Some couples may provide the convenience of a gift registry for their event guests. This would be one of the first places to start looking for gifts that the couple will need and had selected personally. 
 
Buying gifts from a registry is always the safest way of ensuring your gift will be needed by the couple. However, if a gift registry is not available for the function you are about to attend or if you would just prefer to select your own special gift, here are some handy ideas on items the couple may need in starting out, they are great gift ideas and hopefully they will inspire you to select a gift that you will feel comfortable giving.
 
Starting with the kitchen-

  • Electric mixer
  • Small toaster oven
  • Toaster
  • Knife block
  • Saucepans
  • 2 sizes or frying pans
  • Aluminum or non stick baking pans
  • Kettle
  • Coffee pot
  • Roasting pan
  • Strainer
  • Casserole dishes
  • Kitchen waist basket
  • Spice rack
  • Electric carving knife
  • Set of dishes to serve 4-6
  • Set of cutlery
  • Rolling pin
  • Cutting board
  • Dish straining rack
  • Tea towels
  • Wash clothes
  • Grater
  • Set of table top canisters
  • Wire whisk
  • Tongs
  • Cork screw
  • Bottle opener
  • Can opener (electric)
  • Salad bowls
  • Mixing bowls (glass or metal)
  • Food storage containers
  • Juicer
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Spoon
  • Slotted spoon
  • Salad spoon
  • Ladle
  • Wooden cooking spoons
  • Spatula
  • Cake pans
  • Wire racks
  • Measuring spoons
  • Measuring cup
  • Cookie sheet
  • Flour sifter
  • Oven mitts
  • Apron
  • Muffin tin
  • Paper towel holder
  • Cook books
  • Electric blender
  • Crock pot or slow cooker
  • Coffee bean granulator
  • Food processor
  • Covered cake plate
  • Serving trays
  • Dutch oven
  • Metric scale
  • Presser cooker
  • Electric rice cooker
     

Other items that can be purchased for the kitchen and home are;

  • Broom
  • Mop
  • Dust pan
  • Step stool
  • Vacuum
  • Bucket full of needed cleaning supplies
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Iron board cover
     

For the bathroom;

  • Shower curtain
  • Towels
  • Face clothes
  • Bath mat
  • Printed towel set
  • Soap dispenser
  • Tooth brush holder
  • Lotion dispenser
  • Paper towel rack
  • Medicine cabinet
  • Waste basket
     

For the bedroom;
 
Unless you know what size bed the couple has, sheets and comforters may not be a suitable gift. However we have still provided a list of items needed for the bedroom.

  • 2 pillows
  • 2 pillow cases
  • 1-2 pillow shams
  • Duvet cover
  • Blankets
  • Standard size bed quilt
  • Heavy blanket
  • Electric blanket
  • Thermal blanket
  • Bed sheets (if you know the bed size)
  • Mattress quilt cover
  • Bed skirt
  • Bed spread or comforter (if you know the bed size)
     

We hope that this list will give you an opportunity to select a give that you will feel comfortable giving. All of these items are great for pre-wedding parties and some for the wedding itself. If the couple has a registry, you may find many of these items already listen on it, and if not it is ok to go ahead and purchase some extra things. Many of these gift ideas are small but you can get creative and consider making up a basket of small accessories instead of giving one larger gift. Gift baskets always look very expensive and interesting to those around. Finding a suitable gift for the occasion does not mean you have to spend a lot of money, just put some thought into it and you will get the perfect gift that will be greatly appreciated.

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