June 18, 2017

Top 10 Best Wedding Gift Ideas 2017

Our readers share their fail-safe gifts for newly wed couples.
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Getting invited to a wedding is a great privilege. We get to witness our friends or loved ones tie the knot, and we realize that they consider us important enough to be part of their special day! But always a challenge in being invited to a wedding is picking the right gift—something useful, personal, and unique!

To help you with your wedding gift dilemmas, we asked our readers their top wedding gift ideas and the results are in. Check our list and see if any of these items is perfect for your couple.


10. Bed sheets and Wine


To start our list, two items tied at our number ten and they are bed sheets and wine.


wedding gift ideas Philippines

Give your newlyweds a good night’s sleep with new bed sheets!


For a newly married couple, items that they can use in their new home are always great idea. Bed sheets for one are very useful and rarely can someone go wrong when giving them as gifts. To kick it up a notch, you can also opt to have them personalized! Shops like The Olive Tree offers bespoke linens that you can personalize. You can add the couple’s initials to make them unique and special.


wedding gift ideas Philippines

Go a bit personal and give wine as a wedding gift.


If you’re a type of person who doesn’t go for a generic gift like home appliances, a great option is wine. The right kinds of wine age beautifully, and if you are willing to spare a couple of bucks to your gift, buy a premium wine that they can drink every year during their anniversary! Some qualities to look for in a wine that will age well are its acidity, tannin, alcohol level, and residual sugar.

A wine with high level of acidity, tannin, and residual sugar mixed with low level of alcohol tend to last for a long time. You can visit wine stores like Wine Story to help you select the right bottle. Popular wine choices that tend to age well are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Syrah for reds, and Chardonnay, Riesling, and Sauvignon Blanc for whites.


9. Dinnerware



wedding gift ideas Philippines

Go the classy route and give dinnerware to your newlyweds.


On our number nine is dinnerware. Yes, the simple yet elegant sets of plates, glasses, and cutleries are great gifts for newly wedded couples who are setting up a new home. But if your couple is known to collect sets of fine dinnerware, you can get them something that they can use during special occasions like anniversaries or diner party. Aside from being an eye candy in their kitchen, dinnerware can also be heirloom pieces that they can hand down to their children! Brands like Noritake, Lenox, and Royal Doulton are known to produce high quality dinnerware with elegant designs that can be perfect gift for weddings.


8. Brand new car and Drinking glasses


On our number eight, brand new car and drinking glasses made the list.


wedding gift ideas Philippines

Be grand and give them a new car!


A brand new car may be intimidating to some people. Yes they are quite expensive, but if you are a parent or a principal sponsor of one of the couple, their wedding day is the perfect day to splurge! Just make sure to do your research before buying one. Check the payment options that you can work with, study the type of car that the couple might need according to their lifestyle, and also take into consideration the paper works; from registration, to getting insurance and so on.




wedding gift ideas Philippines

Drinking glasses are still well -oved by couples.


Also on our number eight are drinking glasses. For practical guests, drinking glasses are still much appreciated by newly-wedded couples. They are functional, convenient, and can be used every day. And every time they take out their glasses and have a drink, they’ll be thinking of you! Stores like SM Home are always a reliable source for practical gifts for home, not just drinking glasses.


7. Pillows



wedding gift ideas Philippines

Complete the couple’s bedroom needs by giving them fluffy pillows!


Number seven on our list are pillows. These fluffy bed companions are always a great wedding gift option. Because aside from eating and drinking, we also sleep! And couples would appreciate pillows as they set up their new home. But to make it extra special, don’t just go for pillows that will harden over time. Pillows from Tempur are known for their unique designs and quality that conforms to the body shape of the user assuring of a good night’s sleep. Sleepcare on the other hand is also known for their aromatherapy pillows that are also anti-microbial and hypo-allergenic.


6. Kitchen set and Gift cards or Cheques


Kitchen set and gift cards or cheques also made it on our number six as ideal wedding gifts.


wedding gift ideas Philippines

Are your newlyweds fond of cooking? Help set up their dream kitchen!


Since we’ve already covered dinnerware and drinking glasses on the list, it’s no surprise that kitchen set will eventually appear. A kitchen set is perfect for brides (or grooms) that you know are passionate about cooking. You can opt for kitchen appliances that can be used every day by the couples like coffee maker, blender, oven, or even a rice cooker. They are simple yet practical and can surely be used by the newly-weds for years to come. Stores like Anson’s and MK Kitchen has a wide range of kitchen appliances that you can choose from and are easy on the pocket.


Voter’s comment:
“Allows the couple to buy whatever they need.” – Bea Santos

wedding gift ideas Philippines

Give couples the option to buy what they want and give some gift cheques.


Another great idea for a gift on our number six is gift cards or cheques. Gift cards or checks are practical and smart options to give as a gift. It gives the couple option to get whatever they want or need and they can use it anytime. Just make sure that the gift cards you’re getting are from well-known stores that are easy to visit, and offers wide variety of items that the couple can choose from. For starters, gift cards from Rustan’s and SM are great options as they offer great variety of items from home essentials to even personal items.


5. Furniture



wedding gift ideas Philippines

Newlyweds need help setting up their home and giving furniture is big help!


Halfway on our list are furniture. Some might think that furniture as a gift is bulky and hard to give as a present, well they are! But you can check with the couple if they have a wedding registry. From there, you can just buy the furniture that they have pre-selected. Or you can also work with furniture stores and have it delivered to their new home. Though it may be tricky to give as a present, choose furniture that will blend in any home like bookshelves, a simple table, or storage. Stores like Mandaue Foam and Homeplus are known for their extensive line of home furniture that will be a perfect wedding present.




4. Vacation tickets



wedding gift ideas Philippines

What better gift to give than the gift of traveling?


Number four on our list are vacation tickets. If your newlyweds are millennials, there’s a big chance that they are fond of traveling, and what better gift to give than a quick vacation? After all the stress that they have endured towards planning their wedding day, a vacation is needed. Although giving a vacation trip is expensive, you and other guests can contribute to a fund and buy the couple a round trip ticket to a destination they haven’t been before. You can also ask the couple if they have any planned honeymoon trip, and tell them that you’ll shoulder it for them as a gift.




3. House and Lot



wedding gift ideas Philippines

Go big and give them their new home!


On our number three is the gift of house and lot. Albeit expensive, parents are always thinking about the future of their children—even after getting married. Giving them a new home is not only special but also practical as they have to set up new lives as a married couple. Parents can purchase house and lot from known developers in our country may it be in a subdivision or a condominium. Just make sure that your brokers are licensed and you fully understand the terms of the contract. If you’re a parent and wants to transfer your home to your child, make sure to work with your lawyers, too, to save you and your children woes when transferring titles.


2. Cash and Cooking set


Top two on our list are cash and cooking set.


wedding gift ideas Philippines

Some couples nowadays prefer cash, so go ahead and help them out.


Giving cash as gift is already a known practice in the country, especially in the provinces. We even have ‘money dance’ in which guest’s pin money on the couples clothing. Couples nowadays also prefer receiving cash over physical gifts so they have the freedom to use it as to whatever they might need to start their new life as a couple. Some might not be comfortable with the idea, with the notion that the couple might think they’re lazy for not getting them a gift! But if you know the couple well you can ask them straight ahead if they prefer monetary gifts.


wedding gift ideas Philippines

Cooking set is essential, practical, and will be appreciated by your couple!


Cooking set on the other hand is also staples in terms of wedding gift ideas. It is practical to give as a gift, and will also be used by the couple for years to come. You can start with 3-piece set to give as a gift or if you prefer something they’ll use for a long time, cast-iron pans are the way to go. Sets of pots and pans are now readily available in stores so you won’t have a hard time looking for one. SM Home has dozens of cooking set that you can choose from, that are perfect for couples who are foodies.


1. Appliances


Voters comments:
“naubos n pera sa pagpapakasal d n makakabili ng gamit kaya dapt appliances...” – single lady
“To help them start their new home” – Diane


wedding gift ideas Philippines

Spoil the newlyweds and give them home appliances.


And the top wedding gift idea goes to…appliances. Appliances shouldn’t be a surprise as they are easy to find, easy on the pocket, and are very practical gifts for newlyweds. If your couple has a wedding registry, you can buy their pre-selected appliances for them so you won’t have a hard time looking for something that they might need. You can also go for the usual choices like electric fans, iron, or even a small television set perfect for the new home-owners. Stores like Anson’s specialize in all kinds of appliances so you won’t have a hard time looking for one.


Results are based on the Top 10 Wedding Gift Ideas 2017 Poll posted at the home page of ShoppersGuide.com.ph from June 05 to June 11, 2017.


Click the store name links to see their exact addresses and contact numbers.



Patricia Marie Prado

Patricia came from the field of business and accounting but is now pursuing her dreams of being a writer. She is a self-confessed introvert and is passionate about reading, travelling, writing, movies, coffee and God. When she's not writing, she loves discovering new coffee shops/cafe and doing TV-series marathons.

Patricia Marie Prado

Patricia came from the field of business and accounting but is now pursuing her dreams of being a writer. She is a self-confessed introvert and is passionate about reading, travelling, writing, movies, coffee and God. When she's not writing, she loves discovering new coffee shops/cafe and doing TV-series marathons.

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June 18, 2017

Top 10 Best Wedding Gift Ideas 2017

Our readers share their fail-safe gifts for newly wed couples.

Getting invited to a wedding is a great privilege. We get to witness our friends or loved ones tie the knot, and we realize that they consider us important enough to be part of their special day! But always a challenge in being invited to a wedding is picking the right gift—something useful, personal, and unique!

To help you with your wedding gift dilemmas, we asked our readers their top wedding gift ideas and the results are in. Check our list and see if any of these items is perfect for your couple.


10. Bed sheets and Wine


To start our list, two items tied at our number ten and they are bed sheets and wine.


wedding gift ideas Philippines

Give your newlyweds a good night’s sleep with new bed sheets!


For a newly married couple, items that they can use in their new home are always great idea. Bed sheets for one are very useful and rarely can someone go wrong when giving them as gifts. To kick it up a notch, you can also opt to have them personalized! Shops like The Olive Tree offers bespoke linens that you can personalize. You can add the couple’s initials to make them unique and special.


wedding gift ideas Philippines

Go a bit personal and give wine as a wedding gift.


If you’re a type of person who doesn’t go for a generic gift like home appliances, a great option is wine. The right kinds of wine age beautifully, and if you are willing to spare a couple of bucks to your gift, buy a premium wine that they can drink every year during their anniversary! Some qualities to look for in a wine that will age well are its acidity, tannin, alcohol level, and residual sugar.

A wine with high level of acidity, tannin, and residual sugar mixed with low level of alcohol tend to last for a long time. You can visit wine stores like Wine Story to help you select the right bottle. Popular wine choices that tend to age well are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Syrah for reds, and Chardonnay, Riesling, and Sauvignon Blanc for whites.


9. Dinnerware



wedding gift ideas Philippines

Go the classy route and give dinnerware to your newlyweds.


On our number nine is dinnerware. Yes, the simple yet elegant sets of plates, glasses, and cutleries are great gifts for newly wedded couples who are setting up a new home. But if your couple is known to collect sets of fine dinnerware, you can get them something that they can use during special occasions like anniversaries or diner party. Aside from being an eye candy in their kitchen, dinnerware can also be heirloom pieces that they can hand down to their children! Brands like Noritake, Lenox, and Royal Doulton are known to produce high quality dinnerware with elegant designs that can be perfect gift for weddings.


8. Brand new car and Drinking glasses


On our number eight, brand new car and drinking glasses made the list.


wedding gift ideas Philippines

Be grand and give them a new car!


A brand new car may be intimidating to some people. Yes they are quite expensive, but if you are a parent or a principal sponsor of one of the couple, their wedding day is the perfect day to splurge! Just make sure to do your research before buying one. Check the payment options that you can work with, study the type of car that the couple might need according to their lifestyle, and also take into consideration the paper works; from registration, to getting insurance and so on.




wedding gift ideas Philippines

Drinking glasses are still well -oved by couples.


Also on our number eight are drinking glasses. For practical guests, drinking glasses are still much appreciated by newly-wedded couples. They are functional, convenient, and can be used every day. And every time they take out their glasses and have a drink, they’ll be thinking of you! Stores like SM Home are always a reliable source for practical gifts for home, not just drinking glasses.


7. Pillows



wedding gift ideas Philippines

Complete the couple’s bedroom needs by giving them fluffy pillows!


Number seven on our list are pillows. These fluffy bed companions are always a great wedding gift option. Because aside from eating and drinking, we also sleep! And couples would appreciate pillows as they set up their new home. But to make it extra special, don’t just go for pillows that will harden over time. Pillows from Tempur are known for their unique designs and quality that conforms to the body shape of the user assuring of a good night’s sleep. Sleepcare on the other hand is also known for their aromatherapy pillows that are also anti-microbial and hypo-allergenic.


6. Kitchen set and Gift cards or Cheques


Kitchen set and gift cards or cheques also made it on our number six as ideal wedding gifts.


wedding gift ideas Philippines

Are your newlyweds fond of cooking? Help set up their dream kitchen!


Since we’ve already covered dinnerware and drinking glasses on the list, it’s no surprise that kitchen set will eventually appear. A kitchen set is perfect for brides (or grooms) that you know are passionate about cooking. You can opt for kitchen appliances that can be used every day by the couples like coffee maker, blender, oven, or even a rice cooker. They are simple yet practical and can surely be used by the newly-weds for years to come. Stores like Anson’s and MK Kitchen has a wide range of kitchen appliances that you can choose from and are easy on the pocket.


Voter’s comment:
“Allows the couple to buy whatever they need.” – Bea Santos

wedding gift ideas Philippines

Give couples the option to buy what they want and give some gift cheques.


Another great idea for a gift on our number six is gift cards or cheques. Gift cards or checks are practical and smart options to give as a gift. It gives the couple option to get whatever they want or need and they can use it anytime. Just make sure that the gift cards you’re getting are from well-known stores that are easy to visit, and offers wide variety of items that the couple can choose from. For starters, gift cards from Rustan’s and SM are great options as they offer great variety of items from home essentials to even personal items.


5. Furniture



wedding gift ideas Philippines

Newlyweds need help setting up their home and giving furniture is big help!


Halfway on our list are furniture. Some might think that furniture as a gift is bulky and hard to give as a present, well they are! But you can check with the couple if they have a wedding registry. From there, you can just buy the furniture that they have pre-selected. Or you can also work with furniture stores and have it delivered to their new home. Though it may be tricky to give as a present, choose furniture that will blend in any home like bookshelves, a simple table, or storage. Stores like Mandaue Foam and Homeplus are known for their extensive line of home furniture that will be a perfect wedding present.




4. Vacation tickets



wedding gift ideas Philippines

What better gift to give than the gift of traveling?


Number four on our list are vacation tickets. If your newlyweds are millennials, there’s a big chance that they are fond of traveling, and what better gift to give than a quick vacation? After all the stress that they have endured towards planning their wedding day, a vacation is needed. Although giving a vacation trip is expensive, you and other guests can contribute to a fund and buy the couple a round trip ticket to a destination they haven’t been before. You can also ask the couple if they have any planned honeymoon trip, and tell them that you’ll shoulder it for them as a gift.




3. House and Lot



wedding gift ideas Philippines

Go big and give them their new home!


On our number three is the gift of house and lot. Albeit expensive, parents are always thinking about the future of their children—even after getting married. Giving them a new home is not only special but also practical as they have to set up new lives as a married couple. Parents can purchase house and lot from known developers in our country may it be in a subdivision or a condominium. Just make sure that your brokers are licensed and you fully understand the terms of the contract. If you’re a parent and wants to transfer your home to your child, make sure to work with your lawyers, too, to save you and your children woes when transferring titles.


2. Cash and Cooking set


Top two on our list are cash and cooking set.


wedding gift ideas Philippines

Some couples nowadays prefer cash, so go ahead and help them out.


Giving cash as gift is already a known practice in the country, especially in the provinces. We even have ‘money dance’ in which guest’s pin money on the couples clothing. Couples nowadays also prefer receiving cash over physical gifts so they have the freedom to use it as to whatever they might need to start their new life as a couple. Some might not be comfortable with the idea, with the notion that the couple might think they’re lazy for not getting them a gift! But if you know the couple well you can ask them straight ahead if they prefer monetary gifts.


wedding gift ideas Philippines

Cooking set is essential, practical, and will be appreciated by your couple!


Cooking set on the other hand is also staples in terms of wedding gift ideas. It is practical to give as a gift, and will also be used by the couple for years to come. You can start with 3-piece set to give as a gift or if you prefer something they’ll use for a long time, cast-iron pans are the way to go. Sets of pots and pans are now readily available in stores so you won’t have a hard time looking for one. SM Home has dozens of cooking set that you can choose from, that are perfect for couples who are foodies.


1. Appliances


Voters comments:
“naubos n pera sa pagpapakasal d n makakabili ng gamit kaya dapt appliances...” – single lady
“To help them start their new home” – Diane


wedding gift ideas Philippines

Spoil the newlyweds and give them home appliances.


And the top wedding gift idea goes to…appliances. Appliances shouldn’t be a surprise as they are easy to find, easy on the pocket, and are very practical gifts for newlyweds. If your couple has a wedding registry, you can buy their pre-selected appliances for them so you won’t have a hard time looking for something that they might need. You can also go for the usual choices like electric fans, iron, or even a small television set perfect for the new home-owners. Stores like Anson’s specialize in all kinds of appliances so you won’t have a hard time looking for one.


Results are based on the Top 10 Wedding Gift Ideas 2017 Poll posted at the home page of ShoppersGuide.com.ph from June 05 to June 11, 2017.


Click the store name links to see their exact addresses and contact numbers.



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Patricia Marie Prado

Patricia came from the field of business and accounting but is now pursuing her dreams of being a writer. She is a self-confessed introvert and is passionate about reading, travelling, writing, movies, coffee and God. When she's not writing, she loves discovering new coffee shops/cafe and doing TV-series marathons.

Patricia Marie Prado

Patricia came from the field of business and accounting but is now pursuing her dreams of being a writer. She is a self-confessed introvert and is passionate about reading, travelling, writing, movies, coffee and God. When she's not writing, she loves discovering new coffee shops/cafe and doing TV-series marathons.

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June 18, 2017

Top 10 Best Wedding Gift Ideas 2017

Our readers share their fail-safe gifts for newly wed couples.
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Getting invited to a wedding is a great privilege. We get to witness our friends or loved ones tie the knot, and we realize that they consider us important enough to be part of their special day! But always a challenge in being invited to a wedding is picking the right gift—something useful, personal, and unique!

To help you with your wedding gift dilemmas, we asked our readers their top wedding gift ideas and the results are in. Check our list and see if any of these items is perfect for your couple.


10. Bed sheets and Wine


To start our list, two items tied at our number ten and they are bed sheets and wine.


wedding gift ideas Philippines

Give your newlyweds a good night’s sleep with new bed sheets!


For a newly married couple, items that they can use in their new home are always great idea. Bed sheets for one are very useful and rarely can someone go wrong when giving them as gifts. To kick it up a notch, you can also opt to have them personalized! Shops like The Olive Tree offers bespoke linens that you can personalize. You can add the couple’s initials to make them unique and special.


wedding gift ideas Philippines

Go a bit personal and give wine as a wedding gift.


If you’re a type of person who doesn’t go for a generic gift like home appliances, a great option is wine. The right kinds of wine age beautifully, and if you are willing to spare a couple of bucks to your gift, buy a premium wine that they can drink every year during their anniversary! Some qualities to look for in a wine that will age well are its acidity, tannin, alcohol level, and residual sugar.

A wine with high level of acidity, tannin, and residual sugar mixed with low level of alcohol tend to last for a long time. You can visit wine stores like Wine Story to help you select the right bottle. Popular wine choices that tend to age well are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Syrah for reds, and Chardonnay, Riesling, and Sauvignon Blanc for whites.


9. Dinnerware



wedding gift ideas Philippines

Go the classy route and give dinnerware to your newlyweds.


On our number nine is dinnerware. Yes, the simple yet elegant sets of plates, glasses, and cutleries are great gifts for newly wedded couples who are setting up a new home. But if your couple is known to collect sets of fine dinnerware, you can get them something that they can use during special occasions like anniversaries or diner party. Aside from being an eye candy in their kitchen, dinnerware can also be heirloom pieces that they can hand down to their children! Brands like Noritake, Lenox, and Royal Doulton are known to produce high quality dinnerware with elegant designs that can be perfect gift for weddings.


8. Brand new car and Drinking glasses


On our number eight, brand new car and drinking glasses made the list.


wedding gift ideas Philippines

Be grand and give them a new car!


A brand new car may be intimidating to some people. Yes they are quite expensive, but if you are a parent or a principal sponsor of one of the couple, their wedding day is the perfect day to splurge! Just make sure to do your research before buying one. Check the payment options that you can work with, study the type of car that the couple might need according to their lifestyle, and also take into consideration the paper works; from registration, to getting insurance and so on.




wedding gift ideas Philippines

Drinking glasses are still well -oved by couples.


Also on our number eight are drinking glasses. For practical guests, drinking glasses are still much appreciated by newly-wedded couples. They are functional, convenient, and can be used every day. And every time they take out their glasses and have a drink, they’ll be thinking of you! Stores like SM Home are always a reliable source for practical gifts for home, not just drinking glasses.


7. Pillows



wedding gift ideas Philippines

Complete the couple’s bedroom needs by giving them fluffy pillows!


Number seven on our list are pillows. These fluffy bed companions are always a great wedding gift option. Because aside from eating and drinking, we also sleep! And couples would appreciate pillows as they set up their new home. But to make it extra special, don’t just go for pillows that will harden over time. Pillows from Tempur are known for their unique designs and quality that conforms to the body shape of the user assuring of a good night’s sleep. Sleepcare on the other hand is also known for their aromatherapy pillows that are also anti-microbial and hypo-allergenic.


6. Kitchen set and Gift cards or Cheques


Kitchen set and gift cards or cheques also made it on our number six as ideal wedding gifts.


wedding gift ideas Philippines

Are your newlyweds fond of cooking? Help set up their dream kitchen!


Since we’ve already covered dinnerware and drinking glasses on the list, it’s no surprise that kitchen set will eventually appear. A kitchen set is perfect for brides (or grooms) that you know are passionate about cooking. You can opt for kitchen appliances that can be used every day by the couples like coffee maker, blender, oven, or even a rice cooker. They are simple yet practical and can surely be used by the newly-weds for years to come. Stores like Anson’s and MK Kitchen has a wide range of kitchen appliances that you can choose from and are easy on the pocket.


Voter’s comment:
“Allows the couple to buy whatever they need.” – Bea Santos

wedding gift ideas Philippines

Give couples the option to buy what they want and give some gift cheques.


Another great idea for a gift on our number six is gift cards or cheques. Gift cards or checks are practical and smart options to give as a gift. It gives the couple option to get whatever they want or need and they can use it anytime. Just make sure that the gift cards you’re getting are from well-known stores that are easy to visit, and offers wide variety of items that the couple can choose from. For starters, gift cards from Rustan’s and SM are great options as they offer great variety of items from home essentials to even personal items.


5. Furniture



wedding gift ideas Philippines

Newlyweds need help setting up their home and giving furniture is big help!


Halfway on our list are furniture. Some might think that furniture as a gift is bulky and hard to give as a present, well they are! But you can check with the couple if they have a wedding registry. From there, you can just buy the furniture that they have pre-selected. Or you can also work with furniture stores and have it delivered to their new home. Though it may be tricky to give as a present, choose furniture that will blend in any home like bookshelves, a simple table, or storage. Stores like Mandaue Foam and Homeplus are known for their extensive line of home furniture that will be a perfect wedding present.




4. Vacation tickets



wedding gift ideas Philippines

What better gift to give than the gift of traveling?


Number four on our list are vacation tickets. If your newlyweds are millennials, there’s a big chance that they are fond of traveling, and what better gift to give than a quick vacation? After all the stress that they have endured towards planning their wedding day, a vacation is needed. Although giving a vacation trip is expensive, you and other guests can contribute to a fund and buy the couple a round trip ticket to a destination they haven’t been before. You can also ask the couple if they have any planned honeymoon trip, and tell them that you’ll shoulder it for them as a gift.




3. House and Lot



wedding gift ideas Philippines

Go big and give them their new home!


On our number three is the gift of house and lot. Albeit expensive, parents are always thinking about the future of their children—even after getting married. Giving them a new home is not only special but also practical as they have to set up new lives as a married couple. Parents can purchase house and lot from known developers in our country may it be in a subdivision or a condominium. Just make sure that your brokers are licensed and you fully understand the terms of the contract. If you’re a parent and wants to transfer your home to your child, make sure to work with your lawyers, too, to save you and your children woes when transferring titles.


2. Cash and Cooking set


Top two on our list are cash and cooking set.


wedding gift ideas Philippines

Some couples nowadays prefer cash, so go ahead and help them out.


Giving cash as gift is already a known practice in the country, especially in the provinces. We even have ‘money dance’ in which guest’s pin money on the couples clothing. Couples nowadays also prefer receiving cash over physical gifts so they have the freedom to use it as to whatever they might need to start their new life as a couple. Some might not be comfortable with the idea, with the notion that the couple might think they’re lazy for not getting them a gift! But if you know the couple well you can ask them straight ahead if they prefer monetary gifts.


wedding gift ideas Philippines

Cooking set is essential, practical, and will be appreciated by your couple!


Cooking set on the other hand is also staples in terms of wedding gift ideas. It is practical to give as a gift, and will also be used by the couple for years to come. You can start with 3-piece set to give as a gift or if you prefer something they’ll use for a long time, cast-iron pans are the way to go. Sets of pots and pans are now readily available in stores so you won’t have a hard time looking for one. SM Home has dozens of cooking set that you can choose from, that are perfect for couples who are foodies.


1. Appliances


Voters comments:
“naubos n pera sa pagpapakasal d n makakabili ng gamit kaya dapt appliances...” – single lady
“To help them start their new home” – Diane


wedding gift ideas Philippines

Spoil the newlyweds and give them home appliances.


And the top wedding gift idea goes to…appliances. Appliances shouldn’t be a surprise as they are easy to find, easy on the pocket, and are very practical gifts for newlyweds. If your couple has a wedding registry, you can buy their pre-selected appliances for them so you won’t have a hard time looking for something that they might need. You can also go for the usual choices like electric fans, iron, or even a small television set perfect for the new home-owners. Stores like Anson’s specialize in all kinds of appliances so you won’t have a hard time looking for one.


Results are based on the Top 10 Wedding Gift Ideas 2017 Poll posted at the home page of ShoppersGuide.com.ph from June 05 to June 11, 2017.


Click the store name links to see their exact addresses and contact numbers.



Patricia Marie Prado

Patricia came from the field of business and accounting but is now pursuing her dreams of being a writer. She is a self-confessed introvert and is passionate about reading, travelling, writing, movies, coffee and God. When she's not writing, she loves discovering new coffee shops/cafe and doing TV-series marathons.

Patricia Marie Prado

Patricia came from the field of business and accounting but is now pursuing her dreams of being a writer. She is a self-confessed introvert and is passionate about reading, travelling, writing, movies, coffee and God. When she's not writing, she loves discovering new coffee shops/cafe and doing TV-series marathons.

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June 18, 2017

Top 10 Best Wedding Gift Ideas 2017

Our readers share their fail-safe gifts for newly wed couples.

Getting invited to a wedding is a great privilege. We get to witness our friends or loved ones tie the knot, and we realize that they consider us important enough to be part of their special day! But always a challenge in being invited to a wedding is picking the right gift—something useful, personal, and unique!

To help you with your wedding gift dilemmas, we asked our readers their top wedding gift ideas and the results are in. Check our list and see if any of these items is perfect for your couple.


10. Bed sheets and Wine


To start our list, two items tied at our number ten and they are bed sheets and wine.


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Give your newlyweds a good night’s sleep with new bed sheets!


For a newly married couple, items that they can use in their new home are always great idea. Bed sheets for one are very useful and rarely can someone go wrong when giving them as gifts. To kick it up a notch, you can also opt to have them personalized! Shops like The Olive Tree offers bespoke linens that you can personalize. You can add the couple’s initials to make them unique and special.


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Go a bit personal and give wine as a wedding gift.


If you’re a type of person who doesn’t go for a generic gift like home appliances, a great option is wine. The right kinds of wine age beautifully, and if you are willing to spare a couple of bucks to your gift, buy a premium wine that they can drink every year during their anniversary! Some qualities to look for in a wine that will age well are its acidity, tannin, alcohol level, and residual sugar.

A wine with high level of acidity, tannin, and residual sugar mixed with low level of alcohol tend to last for a long time. You can visit wine stores like Wine Story to help you select the right bottle. Popular wine choices that tend to age well are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Syrah for reds, and Chardonnay, Riesling, and Sauvignon Blanc for whites.


9. Dinnerware



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Go the classy route and give dinnerware to your newlyweds.


On our number nine is dinnerware. Yes, the simple yet elegant sets of plates, glasses, and cutleries are great gifts for newly wedded couples who are setting up a new home. But if your couple is known to collect sets of fine dinnerware, you can get them something that they can use during special occasions like anniversaries or diner party. Aside from being an eye candy in their kitchen, dinnerware can also be heirloom pieces that they can hand down to their children! Brands like Noritake, Lenox, and Royal Doulton are known to produce high quality dinnerware with elegant designs that can be perfect gift for weddings.


8. Brand new car and Drinking glasses


On our number eight, brand new car and drinking glasses made the list.


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Be grand and give them a new car!


A brand new car may be intimidating to some people. Yes they are quite expensive, but if you are a parent or a principal sponsor of one of the couple, their wedding day is the perfect day to splurge! Just make sure to do your research before buying one. Check the payment options that you can work with, study the type of car that the couple might need according to their lifestyle, and also take into consideration the paper works; from registration, to getting insurance and so on.




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Drinking glasses are still well -oved by couples.


Also on our number eight are drinking glasses. For practical guests, drinking glasses are still much appreciated by newly-wedded couples. They are functional, convenient, and can be used every day. And every time they take out their glasses and have a drink, they’ll be thinking of you! Stores like SM Home are always a reliable source for practical gifts for home, not just drinking glasses.


7. Pillows



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Complete the couple’s bedroom needs by giving them fluffy pillows!


Number seven on our list are pillows. These fluffy bed companions are always a great wedding gift option. Because aside from eating and drinking, we also sleep! And couples would appreciate pillows as they set up their new home. But to make it extra special, don’t just go for pillows that will harden over time. Pillows from Tempur are known for their unique designs and quality that conforms to the body shape of the user assuring of a good night’s sleep. Sleepcare on the other hand is also known for their aromatherapy pillows that are also anti-microbial and hypo-allergenic.


6. Kitchen set and Gift cards or Cheques


Kitchen set and gift cards or cheques also made it on our number six as ideal wedding gifts.


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Are your newlyweds fond of cooking? Help set up their dream kitchen!


Since we’ve already covered dinnerware and drinking glasses on the list, it’s no surprise that kitchen set will eventually appear. A kitchen set is perfect for brides (or grooms) that you know are passionate about cooking. You can opt for kitchen appliances that can be used every day by the couples like coffee maker, blender, oven, or even a rice cooker. They are simple yet practical and can surely be used by the newly-weds for years to come. Stores like Anson’s and MK Kitchen has a wide range of kitchen appliances that you can choose from and are easy on the pocket.


Voter’s comment:
“Allows the couple to buy whatever they need.” – Bea Santos

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Give couples the option to buy what they want and give some gift cheques.


Another great idea for a gift on our number six is gift cards or cheques. Gift cards or checks are practical and smart options to give as a gift. It gives the couple option to get whatever they want or need and they can use it anytime. Just make sure that the gift cards you’re getting are from well-known stores that are easy to visit, and offers wide variety of items that the couple can choose from. For starters, gift cards from Rustan’s and SM are great options as they offer great variety of items from home essentials to even personal items.


5. Furniture



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Newlyweds need help setting up their home and giving furniture is big help!


Halfway on our list are furniture. Some might think that furniture as a gift is bulky and hard to give as a present, well they are! But you can check with the couple if they have a wedding registry. From there, you can just buy the furniture that they have pre-selected. Or you can also work with furniture stores and have it delivered to their new home. Though it may be tricky to give as a present, choose furniture that will blend in any home like bookshelves, a simple table, or storage. Stores like Mandaue Foam and Homeplus are known for their extensive line of home furniture that will be a perfect wedding present.




4. Vacation tickets



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What better gift to give than the gift of traveling?


Number four on our list are vacation tickets. If your newlyweds are millennials, there’s a big chance that they are fond of traveling, and what better gift to give than a quick vacation? After all the stress that they have endured towards planning their wedding day, a vacation is needed. Although giving a vacation trip is expensive, you and other guests can contribute to a fund and buy the couple a round trip ticket to a destination they haven’t been before. You can also ask the couple if they have any planned honeymoon trip, and tell them that you’ll shoulder it for them as a gift.




3. House and Lot



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Go big and give them their new home!


On our number three is the gift of house and lot. Albeit expensive, parents are always thinking about the future of their children—even after getting married. Giving them a new home is not only special but also practical as they have to set up new lives as a married couple. Parents can purchase house and lot from known developers in our country may it be in a subdivision or a condominium. Just make sure that your brokers are licensed and you fully understand the terms of the contract. If you’re a parent and wants to transfer your home to your child, make sure to work with your lawyers, too, to save you and your children woes when transferring titles.


2. Cash and Cooking set


Top two on our list are cash and cooking set.


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Some couples nowadays prefer cash, so go ahead and help them out.


Giving cash as gift is already a known practice in the country, especially in the provinces. We even have ‘money dance’ in which guest’s pin money on the couples clothing. Couples nowadays also prefer receiving cash over physical gifts so they have the freedom to use it as to whatever they might need to start their new life as a couple. Some might not be comfortable with the idea, with the notion that the couple might think they’re lazy for not getting them a gift! But if you know the couple well you can ask them straight ahead if they prefer monetary gifts.


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Cooking set is essential, practical, and will be appreciated by your couple!


Cooking set on the other hand is also staples in terms of wedding gift ideas. It is practical to give as a gift, and will also be used by the couple for years to come. You can start with 3-piece set to give as a gift or if you prefer something they’ll use for a long time, cast-iron pans are the way to go. Sets of pots and pans are now readily available in stores so you won’t have a hard time looking for one. SM Home has dozens of cooking set that you can choose from, that are perfect for couples who are foodies.


1. Appliances


Voters comments:
“naubos n pera sa pagpapakasal d n makakabili ng gamit kaya dapt appliances...” – single lady
“To help them start their new home” – Diane


wedding gift ideas Philippines

Spoil the newlyweds and give them home appliances.


And the top wedding gift idea goes to…appliances. Appliances shouldn’t be a surprise as they are easy to find, easy on the pocket, and are very practical gifts for newlyweds. If your couple has a wedding registry, you can buy their pre-selected appliances for them so you won’t have a hard time looking for something that they might need. You can also go for the usual choices like electric fans, iron, or even a small television set perfect for the new home-owners. Stores like Anson’s specialize in all kinds of appliances so you won’t have a hard time looking for one.


Results are based on the Top 10 Wedding Gift Ideas 2017 Poll posted at the home page of ShoppersGuide.com.ph from June 05 to June 11, 2017.


Click the store name links to see their exact addresses and contact numbers.



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Patricia Marie Prado

Patricia came from the field of business and accounting but is now pursuing her dreams of being a writer. She is a self-confessed introvert and is passionate about reading, travelling, writing, movies, coffee and God. When she's not writing, she loves discovering new coffee shops/cafe and doing TV-series marathons.

Patricia Marie Prado

Patricia came from the field of business and accounting but is now pursuing her dreams of being a writer. She is a self-confessed introvert and is passionate about reading, travelling, writing, movies, coffee and God. When she's not writing, she loves discovering new coffee shops/cafe and doing TV-series marathons.

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