Do you have trouble finding a gift that is both affordable and the wedding couple will like? These are some gift ideas that will cover both. It can be a practical gift and still be one of the best wedding gifts ever.
We’ve heard that you don’t have to spend a lot of money. It is the thought that counts. They appreciate the gifts because it is from you. Yeah, yeah, yeah….but it is true. The best is being able to give them something unique and practical but does not cost much.
If they have been living on their own for a while, there is a chance that they have the routine things, but that does not mean they don’t still need it. When most people start out on their own, they have hand me downs and mismatched items. Who does not like new matching things?
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Wedding Gifts for Married Couples
Homemade gift –
There are many people now personalizing kitchen items like cutting boards, wood spoons, and aprons. Door decorations make great gifts too.
It all adds up when they combine it with money from others, so don’t worry if it is not a large amount.
It can be presented fancier than just money in a card (which is still great!), but I’ve seen creative ways to give it:
arranged like a flower bouquet
combined with candy with festive ribbons
“money” cake (kind of like the diaper cakes)
arranged like “dough” in a clean pizza box
in a blown-up balloon
It’s a good way to pull the focus away from “how much” it is, and instead those are “great creative wedding gifts”.
Gift cards –
There are stores where they can get a wide variety of items from bath towels, things for the garage or patio, to just everyday items to set up a kitchen. Gift cards to where they have their wedding registry are also great and you know they like that store if they registered there.
The presentation of gift cards can also be creative as well. Put the gift card with a few small items in a basket or with candy.
Basket of items –
When setting up a home, it is the everyday items that can add up quickly. These items can be picked up through the year when they go on sale. If you like to use coupons, that is another way to save money. The wedding couple does not know how much you paid for it!
Laundry basket – they are different sizes and the container is a useful gift too. The dollar stores have these.
Mixing bowls – can be used in the kitchen and are also available at dollar stores.
Ice chest – this comes in different sizes, so get a size that works well with what you want to put in it.
Bucket – this can be a plastic cleaning bucket from the dollar store.
Colander – this makes a great kitchen gift and it is small enough where you don’t have to put too many things in it to make it look full. It can be a cheaper one from a dollar store to a nicer one.
Kitchen items –
cooking spoons, spatulas, cooking forks, wisk, egg separator, pizza cutter, measuring cups, measuring spoons, cupcake pan, cupcake liners, baking pan, kitchen towels, sponges, seasoning, spices, cutting board, hand soap, foil, wax paper, zip lock bags, dishwashing detergent, mixer, can opener, BBQ tools, apron, chip clips or clothespins, etc.
Cleaning items –
trash bags, dustpan, lint roller, laundry detergent, paper towels, dusting sprays, sponges, wipes, toilet cleaner, etc. Don’t forget about the outdoors too with garden hose or garden tools.
Office supplies –
tape, postage stamps, glue, scissors, pens, pencils, paper, markers, paper clips, envelopes, stapler, staples, staple remover, hi liters, clips, post-it notes, etc. Get these supplies during the back to school supply sales and really save money.
Entertainment items –
playing cards, games like Jenga, Scattergories, Trivial Pursuit, etc.
Miscellaneous items –
first aid kit, hangers, batteries, picture frame, plant, gift cards, bath towels, etc.
The Finishing Touches
The pretty –
tissue paper, kitchen or bath towels, ribbons, ornament, and shredded colorful paper to fill in between the items.
The functional –
newspaper balled up makes a great way to lift various items in the basket to make it look pretty.
Handmade gifts are always special for the bride and groom. Gift cards and money are good too. Don’t worry about the amount of the gift card or money as they are combining it with what others give and it can add up quickly. Wrap them up in a cute creative way! Everyday items for gift baskets can be picked up when they go on sale throughout the year. The presentation of the gift can also make it look fancy and they’ll think you spent more than you did!
Inexpensive, practical, and unique wedding gifts for the bride and groom can be found. Use this list for the next wedding gift you need to buy.