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Gift Registry Done Right

It’s all about convenience with Nebraska Furniture Mart’s new Gift Registry App. Everything you need is at your fingertips!

Family and friends can contribute any amount to help you get what you really want for your home. Whether it’s a wedding, baby shower, birthday, graduation or any special event, it’s easy for you and your guests to find exactly what you’re looking for.

Setup is simple:

  1. Download the Nebraska Furniture Mart Gift Registry App from the App Store or Google Play
  2. Set up your registry at registry.nfm.com
  3. Use one of the in-store kiosks

Pro tip: Start your registry 6-12 months before your special day, then continue to update it with varying price ranges and categories.

The gift registry checks all the boxes.

  • Easy to Use
  • Lots of Options
  • Shareable on Social
  • Group Gifting
  • Accessible on the Go

Planning Your Wedding Means Planning Their Gifts

The wedding planning process can seem to go on forever; especially for the bride and groom to be. After all, you are planning a day for not only yourselves, but all of your closest friends and family to enjoy. This is why we enlist the help of our dearest friends to aid in wedding preparation. From giving their opinion on the perfect dress, visiting potential venues, searching for vendors, test cake flavors, the list goes on!

When all is said and done, it’s important to take a step back and think about the people who helped pull your day together. When you asked your closest friends and family to be in your wedding, you were asking for a large commitment both in time and finances. It’s one of the most selfless things a person can agree to. So how do you let them know how much you appreciate them? Add gifts for your wedding party to the list of things to do before the big day! It can be a little overwhelming to think about, so here are a few ideas we’d like to share:

For Your Mother (and new Mother In Law)

Your wedding day is sure to be filled with lots of emotions. While it’s a joyous day filled with love, it can sometimes lead to tears of joy as the bride and groom say I do. No one wants to carry a pack of tissues around. A great, and maybe a little uncommon, gift to give is a handkerchief! Gift your mother and mother in law a personalized handkerchief with a message of your choice.  Armed with their own personal messages, giving the same gift to the mother of the bride and the mother of the groom is great symbolism for the unity your marriage is creating! It’s also a great way to express your thanks, and share a gift that is likely to come in handy.

wedding gift for mom

For Your Father (and Father In Law)

To the same sentiment, get your fathers matching yet personalized presents. One idea is to gift a nice set of cufflinks to wear as they walk down the aisle. Take it a step further than a standard inscription, and find your favorite picture of you and your dad together. If you really want to tug at the heart strings, find pictures from your childhood to include. Nothing says sentimental like taking a trip down memory lane before you set down the aisle on one of the biggest days of your lives.

cuff links for groom

For Your Wedding Party

Getting presents for the entire bridal party is tricky. Getting matching presents for the bridesmaids and groomsmen is an entirely different story. Your best bet is to get them a gif that they will likely use again. Giving your guys and girls fashionable sunglasses is sure to be a hit. Not only can it further distinguish them as a part of the wedding party, but it is a gift that can be used beyond your wedding day. If you’re going to spend money on a present, you might as well ensure that it’s relevant for use for more than just one day!

colorful sunglasses

For Your Bridesmaids

It can be argued that the job of a bridesmaid is one of the most stressful. Thank your girls by putting together a care package of their favorite things. After months (sometimes years) of planning, a great gift option could be a certificate to a day spa! What better way to say thank you than treating your girls to a day of pampering and relaxation. Want to do more than hand them an envelope? Go the extra step and put together a basket of spa day essentials! Equipped with a robe, slippers, a makeup bag, and a cute tote to pull it all together! If you do want to customize and item, the makeup bag may be the way to go. It’s something that is sure to get a lot of use, and something that will likely get a lot of compliments!

bride and bridesmaids with bouquet of flowers

For Your Groomsmen

While not all groomsmen may appreciate a spa day, the idea of treating them to something they can do for themselves isn’t a bad idea. One option to consider is putting together a gift of favorites. It can be anything from a giftcard to their favorite restaurant, a bottle of their favorite drink or even just an assortment of their favorite snacks! Nothing says thank you like a gift of all of your favorite things. Make it easy on yourself and buy a variety of gift cards online!

groom and groomsmen in tuxedos

Bride Blogger Brittney // Gifts for the Parents

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While I’m not sure if getting your parents a gift for the wedding is required, to me, it is more of a token of gratitude not only for support during wedding planning, but also throughout your life. On your wedding day, you are transitioning to a new phase – where you go from one person to, now, a part of a duo. This is a perfect time to reflect on the adventures you’ve had and the endless love and support your parents provided through all of those ups and downs. Reflecting on those things can really provide a guide as to what gifts you may want to give to your parents on your wedding day.

As you think about your gifts, you should decide if you will give the gifts as a couple or individually. Also, consider who should pick each gift. For example, the bride may pick the mothers gifts or her own parents’ gifts. Ultimately, this can also be something you do together. As we considered gifts, we discussed what we wanted them to mean to our parents and what sentiment we hoped to display. I haven’t really come across any hard and fast rules for gifts to your parents – it’s meant to come from your heart and thus should reflect whatever that means to you.

For gifts, we loved anything customized! So it just depends on the interests of each parent as to what we may customize. We found several great options:

  • For Dads: Personalized accessories for the wedding day such as tie clips, cuff links, belts or ties; fun gifts that include their hobbies such as personalized golf balls or cocktail glasses; or other things such as a personalized t-shirt, framed picture with a letter, watch or wallet.
  • For Moms: Jewelry is always a great bet! I liked necklaces that matched for each of you to wear or jewelry to match her wedding-day outfit. Some of the items for dads can also be used for moms including personalized items like cocktail glasses, t-shirts or a framed picture. Cozy home items are also great and can include a coffee mug, blanket or jewelry dish.

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Bride Blogger Casey | Flower Girl Gifting

Bride Blogger Casey - Flower Girl Gifts

It is often joked that the flower girls are the centerpieces in the wedding procession. My family is no exception since we have 8 little ones to parade down our aisle of matrimony. In order to thank each and every one of our flower girls, we wanted to make sure we got them something they’d appreciate given their specific personalities.

One of our flower girls is a bookworm. We found a precious, age-appropriate flower girl book about being a flower girl for the first time that includes a keepsake necklace. The book she can enjoy now, and the keepsake necklace she can wear for years to come. For our rather dreamy flower girl, we are gifting her a special “Make A Wish” bracelet. It has a charm attached, is sturdy and sweet and will last for years. For our creative and budding photographer, we are gifting a pink flower power camera that she can use to snap shots at the reception.

I love personalizing gifts and can’t wait to give these special tokens of my appreciation to our lovely troupe of flower girls!

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