You will not be the only one who got the invitation, there will be many and everyone will bring the common gifts for the newly married couple. Why not you give them something which is unexpectable. If they are food-loving then it will be like a cherry topping on the cake. Give them a beautifully decorated and delicious gift which they never had or they always wanted to eat or they love to eat.
How to Give Food as Wedding Gifts
Wedding is that once in a lifetime (in most cases) occasion which marks a new life for both the parties involved. It is not only the start of a new relationship for the bride and groom but also of two families. Indian weddings are well known for their big fat avatar and preparations start months before the big day.
Choosing a wedding gift for the newlywed couple can be a daunting task and most of us think ‘How should I choose a unique wedding gift?’ In this article, we will explore a few food-related gifts as food plays an important part in any relationship because stimulated taste buds can mix beautiful flavours in love life.
Know Their Likes and Dislikes
Before we start checking the food items which can be chosen as a gift for the couple, it’s essential to keep in mind the preferences of the couple or either one of them, their culture, society, profession etc. This will help you to ascertain the right kind of food gift and not the one which will be kept somewhere in a corner or even worse, will be treated as a pass-on-wedding-gift.
The good news is that foodies usually like to experiment with flavours and cuisines and will welcome new experiences. So if you're not sure what they like, something new and interesting will surely catch their fancy.
Additional Gifts to Complement the Food Related Gift Items
Small additional gifts which can increase the usability/taste of the food gift item will ensure that the newlyweds will use your gift and not just keep it in a closet. Sometimes a thing as simple as a baking glove may refrain someone from using a microwave. They will keep on planning to use it someday when the baking gloves will be available. So adding small items may encourage the recipient to actually use the gift rather than keeping in the box.
A Beautiful Greeting Card to Wish Goodluck for Future
A lot of beautiful greeting cards are available in the market / online which have nice wedding complements. If you are attending a theme-based marriage, try to look for a card which matches with the theme. Selecting a beautiful card will add value to your gift and you can convey your feelings and best wishes in writing, which can be kept as a memoir for a long time by the recipient.
Food Related Gifts to Give at a Wedding
There are a plethora of options available if you want to gift a food-related gift for a wedding. And the best part will be if your friend is a food-loving. Let’s explore a few modern and attractive options out of the food-related wedding gifts.
Handcrafted Wooden Spices Container with Spoon
The square-shaped elegant Handcrafted Wooden Spice Container has nine equal compartments to hold different spices. The transparent fibre lid ensures that one can see the variety and quantity of the spices and also gives a very natural and classy look to the box. The box is airtight and a wooden spoon is provided with the container. It can be purchased from igp.com for Rs. 725 and can add a little spice to the life of the newlywed couple.
Master Chef Personalised Engraved Board
If you want the gift to be personalized with a name embossed on it, then consider this engraved chopping/serving board. This wooden board is made of fine quality wood and also adds up to the beauty of your kitchen. This Master Chef Personalized Engraved Board is available on fnp.com for Rs.999.
Glass Food Storage Containers with Air Vent Lids- Set of 3-300ml, 500ml, 800ml
These Glass Food Storage Containers are a perfect gift for those health-conscious and environment-conscious people who don’t prefer plastic. Made from borosilicate glass, these airtight, leak-proof, freezable, microwavable and oven safe set of three food storage containers can warm food in seconds. The containers are dishwasher safe and hence cleaning them won’t be a challenge. The kitchen storage container can be used for storing, freezing, reheating, baking and serving. The containers are spill-proof and the air vent lid at the top of every container provides for easy release of steam. The set of three beautiful containers can be owned from Amazon for Rs. 1,125.
Edible Wedding Gifts for Food Lovers
If you know that the couple and their family are big-time foodies, then don’t let them wait to prepare something on their own. Instead, gift something which can be opened and slurped instantly. Let’s have a look at few of such gift items. They will surely love your gift when they will see it.
Belgium Chocolate Box - 24pc
The Belgian Chocolate Box contains 24 delicious luxury chocolates. These chocolates are prepared from high-quality coverture chocolate beans imported from Belgium and are then processed through European machines to provide the same taste in India. These Chocholik chocolates are packed in special ice proof packaging which is melt-proof in all weathers and have a shelf life of ninety days. This chocolate box is available on Amazon for Rs. 1,399.
North Indian Cuisine Sweet Rajasthani Ghevar
One of the famous North Indian desserts, Sweet Rajasthani Ghevar is one delicacy from Rajasthan which is famous in entire North India. It is a disc-shaped sweet with a hole in the centre and prepared from flour, milk and sugar syrup. The disc is fried in pure ghee and then soaked in sugar syrup. Later on, it is decorated with finely chopped pistachios. You can order it from Amazon and a pack of two will cost you around Rs. 912.
Nuts And Roses Combo
Now, this is a gift which will satiate the three senses, taste, eyes and smell. You get twelve multicoloured roses beautifully bundled in a bouquet and half kg of nuts wrapped in a beautiful tray with four partitions and each chamber filled with different varieties of dry fruits. This combo is anytime better than gifting a plain bouquet. This Nuts and Roses Combo is available on floweraura.com for Rs. 1,399.
Food Serving Items for the Newlyweds
When the family sits together for dinner, they will surely talk about you if there is something on the table which was presented to them by yourself. These food serving items are a useful kitchen and dining utility and add beauty to the room as well.
Wooden Matt Briefcase Bar Set
An apt gift for those barbeque parties or the kitty parties at home. This Wooden Briefcase Bar set comes in leatherette finished matt look and is ideal for cocktails, mocktails and drinks etc. It creates a mini bar in minutes and has 1 hip flask, 1 tong, 6 glasses and 1 peg measurer inside the briefcase. This whisky set case is ideal for travel and picnic and also has a triple-digit password lock intact. The set can be purchased from Amazon for Rs. 2,799.
Wooden Tray for Breakfast Coffee Butter Serving Table Decor
The set of Three Wooden Trays can be used for multiple occasions, be it the morning tea, guests at home, breakfast or even a family dinner. These premium quality rosewood trays look classy, can brighten up your kitchen décor. They are eye-catching on the dinner/coffee table as well. These easy to clean trays can be used to serve food, snacks or beverages to your guests and is available on Amazon for Rs. 1,299.
Algeria Opalware Dinner Set, 14-Pieces
The Opalware Dinner Set is 100% vegetarian and bone ash free, made from food grade 100% hygienic material. The lightweight and snow-white utensils have a smooth surface, are lightweight and 100 per cent microwave safe and dishwasher safe. These are made of toughened glass (Opalware material) and hence are break, chip and scratch-resistant. The mirror-finished elegant set by Borosil has aesthetically appealing 4 Pieces Full Plate, 4 Pieces Soup Bowl, 4 Pieces Veg Bowl and 2 Pieces Serving Bowl and can be ordered on Amazon for Rs. 1,179.
Golden Colored 3 Tier Platter for Dining
The Porcelain Three-tier Platter for dining is a useful utensil when you are hosting a small party at home as it has ample place to keep your snacks and sauce etc. These hand-decorated, translucent and 100% euro fine porcelain plates are lead and cadmium free, dishwasher and freezer safe and are bone ash-free. This set is not only useful but also increases the beauty of your dining table. The plates are easily detachable and can be quickly assembled. The three-tier platter is available on Amazon for Rs. 1,790.
Kitchen Appliances as Wedding Gifts for Food Lovers
Gift the right thing at the right time. If the newlyweds are moving in together in a new home after marriage or will be living as a nuclear family after marriage, then these DIY food appliance gifts can be nice gift options. They are going to love these gifts because these appliances can make their everyday life easier by saving time and energy.
Automatic Electric Cooker with Non-Stick Cooking Pan
This Multipurpose Electric Cooker with Non-Stick Cooking Pan is surely a boon for busy couples. It can easily cook up to 1.25 kg of rice in one go and you can steam food at the same time. It has a convenient lid made of stainless steel and two plastic handles on the side which protects your hands from the temperature of cooker while lifting the utensil. It also has a keep-warm function, which can maintain the ideal temperature for up to 5 hours. The auto cooking feature lets you do other chores while your food is being cooked. You can also boil eggs, noodles, make pasta, boil sweet corns, steam momos/vegetables/ steam fish, chicken, prawns, curry, pulao and also cook Idli by installing an Idli stand inside the cooker. This automatic electric cooker by Panasonic adds elegance to your kitchen and can be purchased from Amazon for Rs. 2,725.
Oil-free, healthy cooking; Fry, grill, roast and bake with this Air Fryer by Prestige. It has temperature and timer control, a specially designed basket and a filter and safety button as well. With a capacity of 2.2 litres, it has ample calibre to fry snacks for a small party. You can cook oil-free chips, snacks, meat and even pulses in this air fryer. It comes with a safety switch which automatically turns off the air fryer if the basket is pulled out during the cooking process and then starts from the same point when it is inserted back, thus making it safe and user-friendly.
It has an inbuilt oil and smoke filter which absorbs any excess smoke and oil and keeps your kitchen odour free. The frying basket inside has a non-stick coating and hot air is rotated evenly in the basket, so the food inside is cooked evenly. The basket can be removed and cleaned easily when not in use. Purchase this Prestige Air Fryer on Amazon for Rs. 4,398.
Let the newlywed couple enjoy time at home while they cook their favourite pizza at home. This Pizza Maker by Wonderchef not only can cook delicious pizzas but also makes mouth-watering uttapam, dosa, roti, paratha, pancake, Frankie, poach eggs and cook any gravy dish.
It opens to a complete 180 degrees and so you can grill on the top side and cook other dishes at the bottom side. The grill feature can be used to prepare sandwiches, kebabs, sausages, and tikkas. It has a faster heating option which lets you cook a pizza every 2 minutes. This pizza maker is made of aluminium and is quite easy to clean. This amazing utensil can be purchased from Amazon for Rs. 2,400.
38 Litre Oven Toaster Griller with Rotisserie
For a party at home or for a family lunch, you need something bigger and this can be easily taken care of by this 38-litre OTG with Rotisserie. One can roast, bake, grill, toast and make many delicious recipes with the help of this OTG. It’s an absolute delight for non-veg lovers due to the inbuilt motorized rotisserie with forks for spit-roasting of meat. The 0-60 minute timer lets you plan and ensure that your food is cooked on time. The glass door and the illuminated chamber lets you see the food while it is being cooked.
It also has an automatic thermostat, auto shut off and ready bell (when the food is ready) as the safety features. The OTG with Rotisserie is available on Amazon for Rs. 3,999.
Take Care of Small Small Things while Giving Food Gifts
It's food so it will be always better if you check the period of its freshness and packing too. The packing should not spoil the charm of your gift.
We understand that some wedding gift can cost you a penny more, but it is definitely worth it to gift your loved ones what they might just love. Don't ever forget to hide the prices of the gifts. They are lovable and they do not need to know what it cost you.