Thoughtful Gifts for NC Couples to Give Their Wedding Party and Family Members | Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

There are so many elements that go into planning and preparing for everything leading up to your wedding day. It can be difficult to remember every little detail on your ever-growing list of things to do, and finding a gift for your future mother-in-law is probably not at the top of that list. That’s why we have put together a collection of creative and meaningful gifts from local businesses that are perfect for all your gift-giving needs! From your wedding party to your parents and in-laws to even your wedding guests – these gift ideas are sure to please each of your loved ones (and relieve some unneeded stress for you)! 

The crowd-pleasing gifts of coffee and treats, which work wonderfully on their own or as delightful add-ons, are classic ways to share your appreciation for the special people surrounding your wedding day. Raleigh’s Sola Coffee Café, Jubala Coffee, and Black and White Roasters (also located in Rolesville and Wake Forest); Durham’s Joe Van Gogh and Cocoa Cinnamon/Little Waves; and Chapel Hill’s Coco Bean are local favorites that provide an assortment of fresh coffee grounds and adorable mugs and glassware. These would make perfect gifts for your coffee-loving bridesmaids, groomsmen, and/or parents. (And if you don’t know what flavors they like best, gift cards never hurt anybody!)

The Chocolate Boutique, which is also set in Raleigh, carries many different types of chocolate desserts with a wide variety of flavors and portions.  These treats also make for some amazing and tasty wedding favors! This boutique even offers signature chocolate-making parties which would make for an entertaining bachelorette party event that also serves as a sweet gift for your squad!  From our friends at Catering Works, Ella’s the Popcorn Atelier is another delectable option that will please anyone. This gourmet popcorn shop contains an assortment of freshly popped corn with incredible flavors, including Campfire Pop, Chai Spice Latte, Cheesy Ranch, Cookies & Cream (a Chestnut & Vine family favorite!), and more!

If you’re searching for something beyond the delicacies, Stuf N’ Such, Edge of Urge, Paper Source, Parker & Otis, and DECO Raleigh supply an array of unique and fun goods. From clothing and accessories to décor and self-care products to books and games, these shops contain unique items for every member of your wedding party. Don’t have time to shop, McCormick Creations will do the work for you by creating personalized gift sets customized to your liking.

If you like the idea of something original and hand-crafted, Bouquets for the Holidays is the perfect choice for you! This sister-owned business provides a gorgeous selection of handmade origami paper flower bouquets, wreaths, and earrings in varying styles and colors that would make beautiful gifts for the beautiful women in your wedding. They can tailor their products to your preferred colors and are also able to provide wedding favors on request.

BONUS: Bouquets for the Holidays also offer affordable products for wedding and event essentials, including bridal bouquets, centerpieces, boutonnieres, and corsages.

If you don’t think these ideas suit the tastes of your friends and family, treat them to an experience! 

Book a pamper party at Midtown Nail Spa for a fun day with your bridesmaids or schedule a spa day at the luxurious Umsted Hotel and Spa as a way to bond with your future mother-in-law. Or why not take your wedding party out for a few pints at Clouds Brewing, Neuse River Brewing, or Bull City Cider Works.  For your artistic friends, plan a take-home pottery class at Branded Vessels Pottery or customize a paint and sip party at Wine and Design for a fun and relaxing evening! These businesses also offer gift cards if you are unable to experience them together.