Do you know someone who is getting married? Did the bride and her soon-to-be spouse meet at the University of Kentucky? If you answered “yes” to both of these questions, you need to read this.
Most brides have a bridal shower, and if you have one coming up, it’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to get her. There are a few options out there for the perfect newlywed gift, and here are a few of them.
A Gift Basket
A gift basket is a great option for a Kentucky-themed gift. You can include UK apparel if the two met there, Simply Southern accessories, and even some Makers Mark products. Get two UK shirts, one for the bride and one for the groom. Makers Mark would be the perfect thing for the two to toast with on their wedding day. Getting a gift basket from the University of Kentucky shop allows you to combine a few different products. It also gives the recipient a cute basket to store things in when they get home.
Getting a bride something for the home is standard for a bridal shower. However, it’s not likely that they will be getting Kentucky-themed homeware. You can visit the University of Kentucky shop and pick up UK mugs, UK glasses, UK wine glasses, and even a UK wine bottle opener. Pair the homeware with a bottle of wine or a gift card to pick up some Makers Mark bar accessories to keep with the theme. It’s bound to be a gift they will love and treasure forever. Plus, the groom will be able to get use out of it, too.
Things for the Honeymoon
If the bride and groom are going somewhere different for their honeymoon, allow them to bring their UK pride along! If they’re going somewhere tropical and sunny, giving them both a pair of UK sunglasses or UK hats can help keep the sun out of their eyes. You can even give the bride a UK weekender bag that she can use as a carry-on item for the plane. Even if she decides to check the bag, it’ll be easy to find on the baggage claim belt! If it helps, you can ask the bride where she’s going and what she would need for the trip. A 2011 article published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology says five independent studies confirm that people are more appreciative of gifts they explicitly requested.
If you know a woman who is getting married this year, you’re going to need a gift. Even though buying a gift for the soon-to-be bride might seem difficult, it doesn’t have to be. Especially if she is a UK fan or alum. Take a look at the suggestions above and at the University of Kentucky shop for the best gift ever!Share This : by