Sometime in your mid to early twenties, your social media fills with pictures of friends and acquaintances getting engaged, ‘rokka-ed’ and tying the knot. When it comes to selecting gifts for the happy couple, you’re often left scratching your head in confusion. It’s not easy to get the perfect gift that’s cool, practical, meaningful, and suited to the personality of the recipient. So if the thought of wedding gift shopping leaves you in a cold sweat, we’ve got you covered! With the help of the kind folks at Formyshaadi.com - India’s first wedding registry portal, we’ve figured out the top nine typical bridal personalities and the ideal gifts for each! So shop solo or use their chip-in feature to get a gift with your gang of friends - it’s never been easier!
1. Party Girl Bride
For the bride who loves letting her hair down and getting her groove on - what better gift than a party to remember? Gift her and her hubby-to-be an elegant evening out on the town where they can let loose with their pals! We’re loving these cool gift vouchers from Delhi’s uber classy and first ever speakeasy bar PCO, Mumbai’s ultra-famous fine dining restaurant Indigo and the latest innovation in food done by Caperberry in Bangalore.
2. Jugadu Bride
The jugadu bride is that species always on the lookout for quick fixes that make life simple. And you can bet that she’s got a whole bunch of people she communicates with to make the jugad happen! So help her stay on top of her networking game with a cool new cellphone!
3. The Bride With Refined Tastes
She’s the most stylish person you know and you can be sure that her home will be filled with the fanciest wines, cheeses and chocolates. She would love this Magppie wine holder to showcase all her exotic bottles of merlot! We can also bet she’d love this super sleek Elvy buffet server - a stunning yet practical serving ensemble, thanks to which she won’t have to worry about how to do up her dinner table at the grown up house parties she’s likely to throw.
4. The Free Spirited Bride
The quirky bride is perhaps the hardest to shop for, and you know that conventional gifts just won’t do. Why not gift her an experience? One option is the Cook for Love experience offered by the famous Delhi restaurant Tres - where she and hubby can spend a day learning to cook a three-course romantic meal! Or maybe a fun-filled day of high-adrenaline aqua sailing lessons?
5. The Chill Bride
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6. The Super Organized Bride
She also goes by the moniker ‘bridezilla’ and could really afford to relax a little (but don’t tell her that!) What better way to soothe her frazzled and stressed out nerves than a long, luxurious massage and spa treatment? The Spa la Vie by L’Occitane indulgence is the perfect gift for the couple to unwind once the wedding craziness blows over!
7. Procrastinator Bride
If your friend getting married is always looking to sort out her life/start exercising/eating healthy starting tomorrow (and if that ‘tomorrow’ never really comes), why not give her a head start? Your group can invest in a FitBit for the procrastinator bride which might give her the motivation to start her new life with health on her side - and on her wrist!
8. The Bride Who Hates Attention
There’s always that one bride who prefers blending in to standing out! And for her, being the bride and the centre-of-attention is a real hardship! Your gift then should be something pretty but not OTT. We LOVE these super cute, subtle and delicate Fourseven pendants that are right up any low-key girl’s ally.
9. The Adventurous Bride
The girl who loves adventure is always on the lookout for experiences that are out of the ordinary. And there’s no better gift for an adventurous bride than a holiday! Gift her a romantic vacation at India’s famous vineyard - Sula - which offers luxurious accommodation, spa packages and wine tasting!
* This post is in collaboration with Formyshaadi. Formyshaadi is India’s first comprehensive wedding registry portal that invites all newly-weds to create their gift registry and at the same time also helps you pick out the ideal gift to take to the next wedding you attend.
Published on Mar 10, 2016