Gifts for a Wedding: Buying for the Ring Bearer
Selecting memorable and appropriate gifts for your wedding party
can be an enjoyable ... although sometimes challenging ... task.
You may know exactly what you want to get the adults who will be
participating in your special day. However, you may be scratching
your head when it comes to trying to decide what to get the children
who will be part of your wedding party. For example, you may be
wondering what to get for your ring bearer, what kind of gift to
get for your ring bearer.
By purchasing the right gift you will make sure that your young
friend will know how important he is ... and that his presence in
your very special day is well appreciated.
The Ring Bearer: A Big Part of Your Special Day
He may be a young boy, but he has a big responsibility at your
wedding. He is also probably a good friend, brother, or other family
member, and honoring his place in your life is one of your most
important gift-giving jobs. While itís tempting to rely on stuffed
animals and toys, remember that they should bear the hallmark of
Toys for Boys-
Coin banks in shapes of cars, motorcycles, toy blocks, and other
boyish thing are available, as are personalized mugs and glasses.
You can have toys engraved for him, like a silver yo-yo with his
name and the date, and his special place in the ceremony. There
are also safe radio controlled toys, such as foam UFOs, that might
make appropriate gifts. When choosing toys, however, always speak
with the parents first.
Children often like to be thought of as older then they really
are, so consider a gift that compliments his maturity. A set of
cufflinks may be the prime gift for your ring bearer. Especially
consider this gift if you are giving your groomsmen cufflinks, and
it would make a big hit if the best manís gift is also a set. This
will place him in the same category as the big guys in your wedding,
and make him feel important, especially if itís his first set. Make
sure to give them to him before the wedding so he can wear them
during the ceremony.
Match with Groomsmen's Gifts
This idea of matching the groomsmenís gifts can be carried into
other areas of gift giving. If you are buying them sports-oriented
gifts, consider giving the ring bearer tickets to a sports event
that he could attend with another family member and maybe another
little friend. There are also sports-designed home furnishings he
could put in his room, like posters, life size cutouts of his favorite
sports figure, or sports clocks and lamps.
And ... The Final Message
Whatever you choose, make sure the message it sends is, ďThanks,
Big Guy! Youíre important to me.Ē