A gift certificate can make a wonderful present for a bride and groom and may even give you an opportunity to be more creative with the gift you give. Whether you want to give a certificate for a retailer that doesn't issue its own gift certificates or you want to do something special of your own, just print a certificate and you're ready to present it at the reception.
Download a Gift Certificate for the Couple
The gift certificates offered on this page are free for you to download with Adobe and then customize and print. Click on the design you like best to open the PDF file. For the best result, print your certificate on heavy paper or card stock.
Ideas for Using Wedding Gift Certificates
There are number of ways to use one of these certificates, so take some time to consider what you'd like to do.
As an IOU for a Gift to Be Delivered Later
If you order a gift that likely won't arrive in time for the wedding, use a gift certificate to let the couple know their present is on the way. For example, you could use it for a magazine subscription and put the publication's name on the certificate along with how many years the subscription is for. You could do the same for a gift like a wine of the month club, fruit of the month club, or some other type of gift that will be delivered at a later date.
For a Retailer That Doesn't Offer Gift Certificates
If you'd like to pay ahead for something that the newly married couple will need, such as furniture or an appliance, but you want to offer something a little more festive-looking along with a check, print a gift certificate and earmark it for your intended gift. You might even be able to arrange for a line of store credit in an amount you pre-pay and indicate that on the certificate.
As Accompaniment for a Prepaid Credit Card or Cash
Prepaid credit cards or cash both make a nice gift, but you can also use one of these certificates to indicate what you'd like the couple to use the funds for. Of course, they may choose to spend your gift elsewhere, but it doesn't hurt to let them know what you have in mind.
For a Unique Service You Want to Offer
This is where you can get really creative. For example:
- If you know the couple has just purchased a home, you might offer to redeem the certificate for several hours of house painting or help with landscaping if you have expertise in those areas.
- If the couple all ready has children, you could offer to babysit for a specified number of Saturday nights so they can have some quality time to themselves.
- If you're a gourmet chef, you could let them redeem their certificate for a lovely dinner cooked by you.
Consider what you have to offer and whether it's a gift the couple could really appreciate, and then print a certificate for it.
A Clever Way to Give a Gift
Printing your own wedding gift certificate is fun and easy, and you can use it almost any way you can think of. Just focus on the bridal couple, their taste, and their style, and then tailor your certificate especially for them.