What to give the best man, maid of honour, or witnesses at a wedding. 10 ideas that are bound to impress
Among the many considerations involved in wedding planning, very important one is the gift for the witnesses (or best man and maid of honour).
Whether they’re your best friends or family members, these are the people who support you and will stand by your side at the wedding.
For this reason, you should think of a gift for the witnesses that matches the importance they will have for you on that special day.
In the past, it was common to give them a more elaborate version of the bomboniera (confectionary wedding favour) that the other guests received, but nowadays the bride and groom choose a more personal gift for the witnesses.
What sort of gift should it be?
As all of us have our own tastes and passions, one witness may prefer a gift that another witness will not like.
For this reason, the ideal gift must be personalized and, above all, it cannot be banal or not useful.
The best advice is to choose a range of gifts that are different, but of equal value. In this way, no witness will get a better or worse gift than the other, but the gift will be tailor-made to their tastes.
10 gift ideas to amaze your witnesses
Not sure where to start? Here are a few gift ideas to get you going.
1) Spa Package
A gift that is a little out of the ordinary, but which will certainly be appreciated. This gift is ideal if the witnesses (or best man and maid of honour) are a couple, as they can together spend a relaxing day at a spa. This is a break that would surely be welcomed by single witnesses too. Between whirlpools, saunas, baths, pools and more, your witnesses will certainly thank you.
For technology lovers, the smartwatch is a most welcome gift. It’s useful for planning your agenda, receiving notifications from your smartphone, and monitoring your fitness progress. This multitasking accessory is suitable for a witness with a very active daily life who loves the support of I-tech products.
3) Food processor
If one of your witnesses has a passion for cooking, a food processor will make a nice gift that will save them time and effort.
It’s ideal both for someone who is already a seasoned chef and also someone who just wants to try their hands at a few recipes.
Earrings are a timeless gift and one that should reflect the style of your witness or bridesmaid. Maybe give them to her in advance so she can wear them on your wedding day.
5) Concert tickets
This is a perfect gift for music-loving witnesses. Find out if their favourite band or singer is on tour and buy concert tickets. Alternatively, you can opt for a bigger event like a festival, at which several artists perform, and at which one lose oneself for hours in pure entertainment.
6) E-book Reader
This is a device that allows you to read books, magazines and newspapers in digital format. This is ideal for carrying your favourite reads with you wherever you go. Thanks to this small device, you can have hundreds of books at your disposal and read them during small breaks in the day.
7) Cinema Subscription
If your witnesses love going to the cinema, an annual subscription would make a really nice gift, or otherwise a ticket to a special screening at some special event.
8) Coffee machine
You don’t expect your witnesses to go without a coffee during the day, do you? A coffee machine with pods or capsules is therefore an excellent gift idea. There are various types on the market and some are even voice activated.
9) A fine vintage wine
If there are any wine enthusiasts among our witnesses, then this is definitely the right gift. If you are not particularly knowledgeable, you can always ask at a wine shop which are the best wines.
10) A weekend away
Why not surprise your witnesses by gifting them a weekend away? Whether they’re single or in a couple, they are bound to love this gift. It’s a great way to unplug for a couple of days and enjoy a short stay at a destination of their choice.