Carson and I headed to our local Target to see just what we could come up with in the unique gift department. Shopping with a 4 year old? Not fast, but definitely fun! First, we created a list of "do not gift" items.
First, we have the old stand-bys. A picture frame, ideally for a wedding picture. Nice in theory, true. However, most people are choosy about their picture frames. It's hard to know if it will go with their decor, and if you are choosing the right size. And frankly... how many people actually print their wedding pictures any more? I have an album, and the photos online, but I don't have any printed.
Next up, wall decor. Again, good in theory. Nobody likes blank walls! But it's hard to know if what you select is their taste, if they have a proper place for it, and if it meshes with their current decor. This will most likely end up in the "return for store credit" pile.
More wall decor, and these are a bit better, because these would tend to fit in SOMEWHERE in a home. But, it's kind of boring and generic. It doesn't have a lot of personality, and to me, it doesn't seem like a lot of thought went into it.
Ok, yeah. Nobody would buy these as a wedding gift. But seriously? How awesome are these wigs??? I really wanted to buy one. And wear it just because. I am so NOT kidding when I say Target has EVERYTHING. I don't know of any department store that sells totally awesome foam wigs. WINNING!
The Target wedding theme this year is Be Yourself, Together! Meaning, two people who have different interests can often make a really awesome pair! I decided that I would like to pair gifts together that would be fitting for somebody who likes to entertain, and another who prefers quiet nights at home.
For the one who loves to entertain, enter the KitchenAid 4.5QT green mixer. First of all, um how AWESOME of a wedding guest am I, giving somebody a KitchenAid? One of these bad boys is on my "want" list, but sadly it doesn't meet the "need" list, so it's still just a dream for me! I'm pretty sure these mixers have magical qualities that make pretty much ANYTHING you create all kinds of awesome and delicious. Seriously, with a KitchenAid mixer from Target, you could whip up all kinds of tasty treats for a dinner party! Invite your friends over, show off your tricky gadget (in lime green, because, well... lime green is awesome), and have everyone ooh and ahh over your mad culinary skills. The extrovert of the wedding party is one happy camper!!!
Sadly, my Target did not have a lime KitchenAid on display. Pink is still pretty stellar, though. I think it would be even better to just have a line of rainbow KitchenAid mixers in your kitchen.
Moving on to the introvert, who prefers a lovely evening at home, snuggled up with his/her new love. A movie, some popcorn, sharing some cuddles on the couch. I decided to put together this gift basket (a basket in theory) of goodies. First, EVERYONE needs TV trays. Sometimes you just want to watch some TV on the couch while enjoying your dinner. And TV trays greatly cut down on the spilled spaghetti all over the couch and floor. They are easy to use, they blend in with any decor, and they fold up nicely when not in use. Then I added in a nice big ceramic bowl for popcorn!! Every movie night needs popcorn, and I'm partial to a nice heavy duty bowl to hold a lot of it! This trio of gifts is complete with a king sized knit blanket, for better cuddling during movie night! King sized means no wrestling over who has more blanket, and the knit was so pretty and soft!
If you have weddings coming up (fall weddings are the best!), you should definitely check out everything that the Target registry has to offer. Wether you are an engaged couple looking to register for your big day, or a guest at upcoming nuptials, Target has something to please everyone!
This is a sponsored post. Target provided a $50 gift card to create a unique wedding gift pairing. While the blog is sponsored, all thoughts and writing are my own, as are the gift selections.
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