Summer wedding season is here! Invitations roll in, weekends fill up. And before you know it, half your summer is booked with no time to shop for wedding gifts. That’s about to get a whole lot easier!
I’m Amy, and I work for an Ottawa-based company called Givopoly.com. Givopoly is an online, all local gift shopping site that makes gift giving quick, easy, and memorable. In just a few clicks you can browse unique, local gifts, add a personal note, and choose a delivery date. Done!
Your gift will arrived wrapped and ready for the happy couple to open together. In a rush? No problem, we offer next-day gift delivery 7 days a week in Ottawa, Toronto, and Vancouver. We’ve got you covered!
Since gifts are kinda our thing, I’m here to share our insider tips. Overall, we’re seeing a big shift in wedding gifts: since plenty of couples already have a home when they tie the knot, many are abandoning the traditional gift registries that focus on toasters, towels, and china.
Instead, couples are swapping stuff for experiences: they want memorable gifts and experiences they’ll treasure for years to come. So let’s count down our top 5 local gifts on that will to leave a lasting impression!
5. Date night at Mēna Restaurant, from $50 – $150
Treat the happy couple to a night out! I can tell you from my own experience that after endless to-do lists and months of planning, they’ll be thrilled to have a night out with no talk of seating plans. Mēna is one of my favourite restaurants in Ottawa because it’s polished yet relaxed, with incredible service and a gourmet tasting menu.
We can deliver a Mēna gift certificate for a meal they’ll talk about long afterward! We also deliver gift certificates from wonderful Ottawa restaurants like DiVino Wine Studio, Town, Murray Street Kitchen, Fratelli Restaurants, Cabotto’s Fine Italian Cuisine,
4. Helicopter Tour Over Ottawa, from $200
Are they thrill seekers? Surprise the adventurous couple with a helicopter tour by Heli-Tremblant! Taking off from Rockcliffe Airport, the newlyweds will fly high over Ottawa to see the city like never before. Just think of the selfies! This is the perfect gift for the couple who has everything.
3. In-home Guided Wine Tasting, from $100
Are they wine aficionados? Surprise the couple with a guided wine tasting! Sommelier Julie Ricard of Fortified Grape Consulting will lead the tasting in the couple’s home or another favourite location, featuring a selection of local and international wines. This gift can accommodate up to 10 people so the couple can invite their friends!
2. Welcome Home Top-To-Bottom Home Cleaning
Welcome them back from their honeymoon with a home so clean it sparkles! Treat the newlyweds to a professional home cleaning from Mopify and they’ll be amazed by your thoughtful gesture.
Available in 3-hour and 5-hour packages, this will put the wedding planning chaos will be behind them so they can focus on each other instead of housework.
1. Romantic Spa Getaway, $530
This indulgent gift by Moulin Wakefield Inn and Spa will earn you the honour of best wedding guest! What a perfect way for them to relax after the wedding — especially for couples who don’t have a honeymoon planned right away. This package includes an overnight stay at this historic inn, spa treatments, gourmet meals, and even the gratuities.
We’ll deliver a gift-wrapped gift certificate to the happy couple and they can then book a date directly with the inn. They’ll remember your generous gift forever!
Exclusive Deal for Ottawa Wedding Journal Readers
We’ve talked about gifts for the soon-to-be newlyweds, but we have a gift for you too! Now through August 15, we’re offering free delivery on your Givopoly gift orders! Just enter promo code “OttWedJournal” at checkout and you’re all set. This promo is valid for deliveries in Ottawa, Toronto, and Vancouver.
Now that you’ve crossed all your wedding shopping off your list, go put your feet up!