This may not be a common practice within the Muslim community, but perhaps, it should be. A lot of time, effort, and planning go into a wedding and it’s almost impossible to do on your own. Many of us may require help from family and friends. Those people should receive some sort of gift for all of their hard work. It doesn’t have to be something big, just a token of your appreciation.
We often see brides put together a gift basket for their bridesmaids. This is almost the same concept. You also want to make sure you gift your parents. Here are a few examples of items you can gift to show your appreciation.
For mothers, sisters, aunts, female cousins, female friends, etc.:
A gift basket with an assortment of their favorite items along with a few self-care items. Things like perfume, makeup, snacks, favorite dessert, lotions, essential oils, and custom jewelry. If all else fails, you can even throw in a gift card. Remember the point isn’t the extravagance, it’s the appreciation.
For fathers, brothers, uncles, male cousins, male friends, etc.:
Again, a gift basket or box of some sort and fill it with their favorite items. Things like cologne, snacks, favorite dessert, wallet, tie, custom t-shirt, and a gift card.
It’s important that during this time, you reciprocate the love you receive. If you prefer not to get individual gifts, you can host a dinner before or after the wedding as a thank you. Nothing says thank you like a dinner spread. We hope by bringing this to your attention, your family and friends will feel the love right back. After all, they did help you plan one of the best days of your life.