Weddings are not for the weak-hearted. There’s just so much to plan and even more to stress about. Guest lists, seating arrangements, picky eaters, DJs who cancel last minute, judgemental in-laws… the list goes on and on!
If you know a pair who’ve had to go through these manic stresses recently, the feeling of relaxation could be the ultimate couple’s gift. Here are a few really clever relaxing gift ideas that will ensure the new Mr. and Mrs. totally relax after their big day.
A Couples Spa Day
Nothing says relaxation and romance like a visit to the spa. Help them ease out those post-wedding knots with a relaxing massage at a spa sanctuary.
Not only is a couple’s spa experience a great way to unwind, but it will also bring the two lovebirds closer together. After a professional masseuse works on their tired bodies, they’ll be walking out of the spa as youthful and radiant as when they first met.
A Yoga Retreat
The benefits of yoga are known far and wide. To help the newly anointed man and wife unwind, treat them to a relaxing yoga retreat. Through yoga and movement classes, mindfulness workshops, and meditation, they will learn how to combat tiredness and any post-wedding stress.
This holistic gift will leave the sweethearts feeling totally refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to start a new life full vigour. The best part is they can take their new yoga skills home with them to maintain their new inner peace.
Organic Bed Linen
Relaxing after a wedding means sleep. A lot of sleep.
To ensure they get their forty winks and some, gift them with some organic cotton sheets and pillowcases. Not only does organic linen mean greater comfort through with naturally breathable fabric, but they can also rest easy knowing it’s much better for the environment. It’s a thoughtful gift will have them drifting off to sleep in no time.
At Home Date Night
Guaranteed for the weeks leading up to the wedding they’ve been running around like a pair of headless chickens. Hours have been spent at the wedding dress tailor, the wedding venue and the wedding cake baker. After all of that, I’m sure all they really want is a relaxing night in with each other at home.
Make their dreams come true with a thoughtful gift basket of goodies they can for a “date night in”. You can include anything you would love to have yourself, from popcorn and chocolate to DVDs and a great bottle of wine.
My personal favourite item to include is a board game. It’s a fun-filled interactive way for the newly-weds to spend some quality time together in a relaxing, non-stressful environment.
A Mini Getaway
Although some couples may have to hermit at home after the wedding, others may want to just get away! What better way to help them relax than with a romantic honeymoon to a remote location.
For the adventurous pair that loves the great outdoors, a relaxing camping getaway is the perfect post-wedding gift. Under a sky full of stars, the newlyweds can enjoy each other’s company in silence, an opportunity they may not have if they live in a big city.
For something a bit different, indulge them in a totally unique foodie getaway. Luxury accommodation combined with Michelin-starred cuisine will have them completely relaxed in no time.
Essential Oils and Candles
Who needs to go to travel to a spa when you can simply create a sanctuary of relaxation at home?
To help set the mood in their new home, gift your friends with a collection of essential oils and aromatic candles. The therapeutic properties of essential oils are endless – they can be sedative, relaxing, energising, aphrodisiac and soothing. Guaranteed to put a smile on their faces as soon as they’ve finished unwrapping.
If you’ve ever laid in a hammock (which I sincerely hope you have), you’ll know just how relaxing that ingenious piece of hanging material can be.
A great new addition to their home, treat the stressed-out couple to a Couple’s Hammock they can enjoy together. Lying side by side, they’ll spend endless hours swaying in the wind as their troubles simply melt away.
A thoughtful gift that is as stylish as it is relaxing, a diffuser is the cornerstone of any truly relaxing home. An essential oil diffuser fills any space with a lovely fragrance that can lift the mood and relieve stress from a stressful and tired day (such as a wedding). They can have fun mixing and matching scents to find that aromatic fragrance that works for them.
Some diffusers even have the added feature of being able to play a variety of soothing sounds. Nothing says relaxation like the sound of light rain falling from the sky.
A Relaxing Playlist
This gift is a fantastic idea for a couple that you know very well. Create a personalised Spotify playlist of soothing songs that mean something special to them. This can be anything from their wedding song to that magical song that was playing when they first met.
Every time they’re feeling a little tense or are going through a rough time, they’ll be reminded of where they started and how far they’ve come as a couple.
Find the Perfect Relaxing Gift
Although a wedding is a time of joy and celebration, planning a wedding takes a lot of work. It can cause some serious tension between a couple, and that’s not the way they (or you) want them to start their lives together.
Because you can’t put a price on the feeling of relaxation, a calming gift post-wedding is truly priceless. No matter if it’s big or small, the honeymooners will be forever grateful for the opportunity to slow down and completely relax.
*This is a collaborative post*