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birthstone jewelry? Here is a list of birthstones:
January - Garnet
February - Light Purple Amethyst
March - Blue/Green Aquamarine
April - Diamond
May - Emerald
June - Pearl
July - Ruby
August - Light Green Peridot
September - Blue Sapphire
October - Multi-Color Opal
November - Golden Topaz
December - Turquoise or Blue Zircon
Wedding Gift Ideas
10 Ideas for Perfect Wedding Gifts
by: Amit Kumar
Wedding ceremonies are the stuff fairy tales are made
of. Marriages are made in heaven, it is said. Keeping
this age-old adage in mind, a heavenly atmosphere is created
at the wedding venue. Aromatic smells fill the air. Guests
decked in their Sunday best walk the red carpet with wedding
gifts in tow. Giving gifts on the wedding day is part
of the ceremony. A gift symbolizes the good will guests
have for the newly married. Through these gifts, guests
wish the couple a long and happy married life. Naturally,
when wedding gifts are purchased the most important thing
that one keeps in mind is their durability. It is usually
felt that a wedding gifts should make a lasting impression.
Everyone wants to make a lasting impression. Here is how:
# FOR THE BRIDE: Jewelry is on the top of the list for
wedding gifts for the bride. Simple yet elegant pieces
will ensure surprise and fascination when your gift is
opened. You can select from pendants, chains, necklaces,
bracelets, brooch pins, hairpins and earrings.
# Gift accessories include exquisite evening bags, tote
bags, handbags and clutch bags. Evening gowns and formal
dresses are ideal clothing items.
# Jewelry boxes, perfumes, make-up kits and bags are among
other gift articles.
# Diamonds are considered to be the ideal gift grooms
can give their respective brides. Otherwise any of the
above mentioned items would be considered worthy enough.
# FOR THE GROOM: Formal gifts include ties, tiepins, cufflinks
(gold, silver or diamond studded ones), wristwatch and
pocket watch among others. Suits and shirts are formal
wear that can be given as gifts.
# Informal gifts include golf club sets, baseball sets
or musical instruments like guitar.
# FOR BOTH BRIDE AND GROOM: Gift articles for both the
bride and groom can include funny and naughty items. However,
such gifts can be given only by those who know both of
bride and groom from close quarters. Otherwise such gifts
can be deemed impolite. The list includes 'just married'
goggles, T-shirts, hats, caps, flip-flops and toilet paper
(!). Naughty gifts can include wedding night kits, honeymoon
kits, marriage certificates, towels and robes.
# DECORATIVE PIECES: Such gifts help the couple beautify
their homes. Paintings, wall hangings and show pieces
come under this category.
# PERSONILIZED GIFTS: Names or even photographs of the
bride and groom can be embossed on a variety of items
like pillow cases, pillows, albums, wedding plates, photo
frames etc. to give a personal touch to the gifts.
# FRESH FLOWERS: Sweet smelling flowers are a natural
choice for any occasion. Flowers impart joy to both the
sender and receiver. To enhance the impact of the wedding
gift you have selected, send some fresh flowers along
with it. They are bound to catch the eye of the couple.
About the Author
Amit is associated with one of the best Indian Gifting