If so, you should be able to revel in the fact that you are finally down to the last leg of the race with just 1/3 of the way left to go.
Maybe even less… if your June calendar was heavy-loaded.
So all that’s left is a few more late Friday and Saturday nights, about 5 more pounds to be gained from the remaining cake to be eaten and those last, dreaded, creative, lovely wedding gifts to think up and track down.
And while I may not be able to help with the lack of sleep or the incoming floods of chocolately, cake-y goodness, I can offer you some spectacular August wedding gift options to take the legwork out of things.
A late summer wedding is the perfect opportunity to give a gift with a hint of fall in it to transition the loving couple into their very first season change together.
Have some fun with these creative/whimsical gifts that will make your gift more than just a passing memory.
Apple Cider Press
A new couple will get a kick out of doing almost anything together, so why not give them a chance to get their hands dirty and their tastebuds excited with fresh autumnal apples?
Not only will the couple get the experience of making cider together, they can spend countless fall nights curled up under a cuddly fleece blanket sipping their homemade mugs of cider. Also, you have a pretty good chance of being the one and only to give them this gift, as opposed to the 5th to give a set of towels and cookie jar.
Hot Air Balloon Ride
Treat the lovers to a romantic get away over the city for a balloon ride. Nothing beats looking down over STL except doing so during the peak of fall when every corner of the city is decked out in reds and oranges and brilliant shades of gold. It’s the perfect getaway that will give them a story to remember for years.
Ice Cream Maker
This is one of my very favorite gift ideas. It’s the gift that keeps on giving! As newlyweds about to finish up summer and in the mood for nightly sweets, new parents, parents of toddlers, parents of teens, lovers celebrating 50 years of marriage, you name it. There is never a time when an ice cream maker is not a fantastic idea.
If I were you, I’d box it up with a variety of candy bars and toppings like marshmallows and hot fudge and toffee pieces. Bonus points if you even include some of your personal favorite homemade recipes. And, if you really wanna step up your gift, you could give them a waffle cone maker to go with. Sounds complicated, but it’s as easy as making pancakes. And, to make this gift extra fall appropriate, you could include some canned apple pie filling and homemade caramel sauce….
A Fall Photo Shoot
The couple undoubtedly has plenty of summery flowery pictures from their wedding, but the gift of a fall photo shoot is one that will be much appreciated. There’s an intimacy and romance that comes intrinsic with fall’s coziness and its colors, and this gift will give them a whole new dimension to their photo album that will be cherished forever.
Fall Bed & Bath Set
While undoubtedly the new couple should be set for life with bright white sheets and teal bathroom towels, every couple deserves some variety, especially when it comes to changing up their very first home together for a new season. They’ll love a fall set for the bedroom and bathroom that will make their new home even that much “homier” in a month.
Freelancer Jocelyn Anne writes for Air-n-Water and is currently promoting their brand new ice cream makers as one of her new favorite wedding gifts to give.
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