01 Aug

iPod. iPhoto. iDo.

ipod wedding gift

If you’re looking for a a think-outside-the-box gift idea for an extra special couple or bride-to-be, here’s an idea that beats the heck out of another pair of fancy-schmancy crystal candlesticks: a blue iPod nano, custom engraved with their names & wedding date or another special message!

This would actually make a super thoughtful group gift from a bunch of close friends, the wedding party – or from the bridal shower hostesses to the guest of honor. Give the shiny little “Something Blue” to the future Mrs. along with a disc of digital photos for her to load onto it right away, featuring good times with her friends and future hubby.

Speaking of photos…you know those cool photo books you can order online where your photos are printed right on the page? Well, you can create and order those right within iPhoto now.

ipod wedding giftIt’s super easy – you basically just pick a design theme (13 styles to choose from), drag the photos that you want into the book, add text, select page layouts, and rearrange photos as desired. You can choose from hard cover, soft cover, or spiral bound books, ranging from $9.99 – $29.99.  My friend recently gave hard cover books of wedding photos as special thank-you presents for her parents and in-laws, and they turned out beautiful! This is also a great way to make keepsake books of the bachelorette party, bridal shower, and other pre-wedding festivities…

And while we’re on the subject of Apple, I just gotta give a shout out to my new favorite toy

ipod wedding gift

Between the Mac Pro that I feel like I spend 3/4 of my life on, the laptop version that comes wherever the desktop can’t, the fact that the iPod has become an absolutely imperative party staple and workout “buddy” (as ridiculous as it sounds, there have been times when dead battery = dead workout), and the Apple TV we introduced to our living room a few months ago, I thought I was pretty much living in an Apple world as it was…and then I found yet another excuse to visit (or make that “stand in line at”) the Apple store…the new 3G iPhone.

I’ve never really been a “fancy phone” person to be honest… but now that I have this ultra-cool little “smart phone”, I have to admit that I’m hooked! There are so many great features for organizing your life, the look of everything is so pretty & sleek (just like everything Apple creates)… and it’s so fun to see the HWTM site & blog in mini-form on the screen! It’s those little things, you know… :)

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Sheila SAYS:

I would’ve LOVED to have this as my “something blue” last year!! And yes – this is definitely a better idea than expensive things like crystal candlesticks and vases that you probably will hardly ever use.

August 1, 2008 at 9:49 am

ShopLittleGifts SAYS:

love the blue ipod nano idea. i’m going to a wedding soon – i wonder if the bride has one already… definitely will think about it. i’ve never tried iLife but I love photo books – I usually just go to ofoto. and yes the iPhone, can’t live without it. i watch Gordon Ramsay’s cooking shows on it when I’m on the train.

August 1, 2008 at 10:16 am

Melissa M. SAYS:

I was never a fancy phone person either, until I got my iPhone over a year ago. It’s been permanently glued to my hand ever since! And I wonder, how do people survive without one??

August 1, 2008 at 11:19 am

Jo-Ann SAYS:

A fantastic idea for a bridal shower of wedding present! As of right now, it’s my new standard gift for close family and friends!

August 1, 2008 at 1:41 pm

Jo-Ann SAYS:

Oops! That should be *or* wedding present. Of doesn’t make much sense now, does it?

August 1, 2008 at 1:42 pm

Anna SAYS:

It sounds okay,but I personally think Apple’s IPhones are a bit overhype. I am happy with
my LG Chocolate,actually.

August 1, 2008 at 5:02 pm

tracie SAYS:

LOVE this idea! LOVE apple! featured this post over at broadwaypaper today … such an awesome idea, i had to share!

August 1, 2008 at 7:42 pm

Sherrie SAYS:

I do use and appreciate iPhoto. Another photobook option is Picaboo, also on the Mac site.

August 3, 2008 at 3:51 pm

At Home with Kim Vallee SAYS:

The power of the iPhone rests in the Web browsing experience. Lots of cool applications are available.

I see my husband doing so much stuff on a daily basis with his iPhone that now I want one. As a phone, my Blackberry Curve is superior. The BlackBerry’s keyboard is more efficient. But I cannot read my RSS feeds on my Blackberry while I am having a lunch at a restaurant or in the park. I feel I will be more efficient with an iPhone.

August 3, 2008 at 11:02 pm

jenn s. SAYS:

Thanks for the shout out, Tracie! Always happy to meet a fellow Apple-aholic :)

August 4, 2008 at 8:42 am

Madelyn @ Southern Weddings SAYS:

I love all things Apple! Fantastic Post and wonderful ideas!

August 4, 2008 at 10:18 am

candy SAYS:

i love my iphone another great gift idea is wedding invitation on a beautiful tile someone gave my daughter one for her wedding and we put it on a easel at the wedding reception!

August 6, 2008 at 5:19 pm
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