Give a Unique, Personalized Anniversary Gift

On any given Saturday throughout the year, tens of thousands of weddings take place in the United States. Ceremonies of all sorts mark the marriages of men and women of all ages, from young adults who are marrying for the first time to senior citizens who've perhaps lost a treasured partner and are taking a second stab at wedded bliss. Weddings are a wonderful occasion, full of hope and promise for the future. They're also a great time to gather together with friends and family to pay tribute to the couple who is starting their new life together.

Once upon a time, wedding guests would shower the new couple with lots of practical gifts they could use in their new home, including items such as sheets and blankets, toasters, dishes and flatware, and other such presents. It's rare these days, however, that you'll find a toaster on the wedding gift table. Many people have turned to giving the happy couple cash or gift cards, forgoing unique wedding gifts for those that are simply more convenient.

But if you're a gift giver who prefers to stray a little from the mundane, you'd probably prefer to forego the gift of money and look for something different. That's where personalized gifts enter the picture. Unique wedding gifts like those that can be personalized with names or initials make ideal wedding presents and are gifts that – unlike money – don't run out. They can be used and admired again and again, treasured by the couple as a special memory of their special day.

As you select a personalized wedding gift, consider an item that might be a nice addition to the new home the couple is sharing together, whether it's a tiny condo or apartment or a large sprawling house with lots of space. Every house has walls, so how about a print the couple can hang in their living room, bedroom, or other room? Prints come in a huge variety of designs and may include a romantic scene or other lovely picture. If you're familiar with their home, choose one to match their décor.

Personalized prints are also suitable as wedding anniversary gifts. Choose one for the couple celebrating a landmark anniversary such as 5, 10 or even 25. Some prints are pretty general in nature and can be use for any anniversary while others may work best for a silver or gold celebration. Most have room for the names of the couple and the date of the wedding or anniversary.

Similarly, personalized picture frames make great wedding and wedding anniversary gifts as well. Available in different sizes and designs, they provide the couple with a lovely way to display a special picture and also include space for names and date. Many also have space for another inscription. The frames can be displayed just about anyplace, from the fireplace mantel to the wall of the master bedroom, and are a constant reminder of a special time or event. Lovely!