If you’ve read the title above and still choose to continue with the reading, you are either very new to the Pakistani wedding culture itself or are about to attend a typical Pakistani shaadi with absolutely no clue to what gifts can be given. A lot of times you might have heard people discuss how ‘no box gifts’ are what weddings here are all about, so is that actually true?
Yes, it is. But before you are baffled any further, we’re here to save you from all the stressing, giving you some amazing ideas for gifts for your parosan ki bhabi ke bhai ki beti ki shaadi.
Pick a Household Item
Oh this is our absolute favorite when nothing works out in the end, right? So why not talk about it first? Anything from a decoration piece for your drawing room to a wall hanging and calligraphy on pure leather skin serves as a great gift for a newly married couple. Come to think of it, the bride would absolutely adore setting up the house according to her style and your gift could add to her experience. Always a life saver!
Kitchen Appliances. Really.
You would find many desi aunties giving out compact and handy blenders or something like an all-in-one machine that has a combination of all those chopping tools for all shapes and sizes you want to cut those veggies into. Juicers are a good option as well. All that really matters here is the brand you pick, rest assured everything like this comes in handy for the nayi naveli dulhan.
Paintings And Pieces Of Art
How many times have you actually heard your mother talk about handicraft items being the easiest gift option available? Not only for weddings, that ajrak ki chaadar or those hand-painted vases always serve as the best gifts when you are all out of ideas. Yes, this is not very affordable and sometimes goes really heavy on your pocket, but otherwise everyone loves Pakistani handicrafts that are an epitome of our rich ethnic colors and prints that symbolize our culture.
Create a Gift Basket
This is helpful especially when it’s not just the bride and groom you have to cater to but also their immediate family members (welcome to the typical desi wedding life). You can add little items for everyone in a basket or a thaal, such as an unstitched or stitched piece of clothing for every individual, a pair of chooriyan each for the ladies and some candies or desi sweets wrapped in fancy paper. The kind of variations that you can create with this specific idea are limitless. Fill the basket with some confetti before you put the stuff in it for some added glitz. How beautiful!
Okay so maybe we were a bit wrong about handicrafts being the easiest gift options our mothers opt for, because more than that, the most convenient option for wedding, birthdays or just every occasion is money. Wrapped in a fancy sparkling envelop, even a hazaar do-hazaar ka note becomes the best option to give to someone. No more hassle about what to buy and what to choose as a present for the newly-weds, no more worrying about whether their family or mami and chachi would approve of your taste in gifts. The perfect ‘no box gift’ for weddings that is the most common one is money!
If you have any other idea for a best wedding gift, just drop in comments 🙂