Destination Wedding Gift List
Wedding guests travelling to Thailand that don’t want to pack the standard set of steak knives, toaster or kettle will find plenty of inspirations for wedding presents in The Land of Smiles.
To save on guests’ luggage allowance, couples tying the knot abroad rarely receive wedding gifts until they arrive back home. However, guests at a wedding in Thailand who want to spoil the special couple as much as possible whilst they are still high from their wedding celebrations have an exciting range of gift choices to choose from. Romantic treats can include anything from a private cruise through Phang Nga Bay, to a professionally prepared candlelit meal on the beach. Guests who like the idea of surprising the bride and groom with a gift to remember have a wealth of choices on islands like Phuket and Koh Samui.
A Culinary Masterpiece
Newlyweds that take pleasure in cooking up a storm together in the kitchen will love a traditional Thai cooking class as a wedding gift. Islands like Phuket and Koh Samui are peppered with cooking schools where couples can learn all the essential principles and skills of Thai cooking, and classes often include a trip to the local market to buy all of the finest, fresh ingredients. For guests at a private villa it is even possible to recruit the chef to share his or her know-how using a state-of-the-art kitchen. Once the couple has mastered a selection of sumptuous dishes, make sure you pop round to their villa to sample a few dishes before the end of the holiday.
Adrenaline Rush for Two
Thailand is packed with activities for thrill-seeking couples that get their kicks from more adventurous activities. On Phuket or Samui, guests can organise for couples with a need for speed to explore the island on an ATV (All-Terrain Vehicle). Quad biking tours race along jungle tracks, past mountain streams and weaving past the coconut palms. For real adrenaline junkies, bungee jumping is also a popular activity and offered near Chaweng Beach on Koh Samui or at Phuket’s Jungle Lagoon. Couples take the leap of faith and plummet towards a small lake on Phuket, or into Southern Thailand’s deepest swimming pool on Koh Samui.
Time to chill
Mountains of mouth-watering food, free-flow drinks and wild dancing often mean that once the wedding is over, the newlywed couple is left feeling a little worse for wear. A great way to help them recharge to buy them a couples’ spa treatment, which are especially enjoyable when they come in the form of a surprise gift from a friend or family member. Thai massages are a great way to stimulate the body’s energy flow, and hot stone or oil massages can also help to rejuvenate a tired form. Luxurious spas are sprinkled like diamonds over islands like Koh Samui and Phuket, and many of them offer tailored packages designed specifically for couples that want to unwind together.
If you are buying a wedding gift for a couple that values tradition, why not treat them to one that will remind them of their wonderful wedding abroad? The markets across Koh Samui and Phuket are treasure troves of traditional handicrafts and ornaments that can be displayed around the home. For something more high quality, quality furniture stores like Oriental Living with outlets on Phuket and Samui offer a range of bamboo furniture, traditional artwork and other home accessories. The store can even pack up any item you purchase and send it directly to the bride and groom’s address so they can enjoy it without the extra hassle of trying to pack it themselves.
Couples embarking on a new life together always need a new wardrobe. One of the great things about shopping for clothes in Thailand is the possibility of designing your own wardrobe from scratch, and getting it made up to your own measurements by one of the Kingdom’s professional tailors. Whether you are in Surin, Bophut or Bangkok, you won’t get far without stumbling across a tailor shop where it is possible to get suits, dresses and other garments custom made at reasonable prices. Wedding guests with a passion for fashion can increase the couple’s style scores by accompanying them to one of these brilliant boutiques before the wedding day.
by MAX VEE
"The Signature Weddings is a bespoke destination weddings service offering a wide range of options to couples. However, some of the products and services mentioned in the blog articles on this page may not be available as part of the Signature Weddings' service."