20 perfect presents to celebrate a European union.
We can all agree that destination weddings are the best — both for the couple and for their guests. What could be more romantic than saying "I do" to the love of your life on a sun-drenched Greek island or in a historic French castle surrounded by your closest family and friends? And as a guest, a wedding across the Atlantic is the perfect excuse to take a vacation.
Before you start packing and brushing up on your college-level Spanish, you’ll need to find a thoughtful gift for the newlyweds. Wedding etiquette dictates that airfare and accommodation costs don’t negate the need to buy a gift, even if it’s a modest one.
And if you are jetting off to Europe to attend the nuptials of a couple who loves adventure just as much as you do, then surprising them with a present inspired by their wedding destination is the way to go.
If the couple loves camping or exploring the outdoors, a wool picnic blanket or a wicker basket full of British food staples will be put to good use. For the foodies, there is nothing better than a traditional ceramic dinnerware set from Spain or Portugal or a wine rack that will forever remind them of Paris for a romantic date night in.
Below, our top picks for any Europe-bound couple’s wedding wish list.