help… Unique low cost wedding gift ideas for couple…

posted 2 months ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We often give picnic blankets or a picnic bag which we add to with a mini champagne, a corkscrew etc. 

We were given something similar for our wedding and loved it. 

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

What’s your maximum budget?  I have a bunch of ideas, but I don’t want to suggest something that’s more than you’d feel comfortable spending.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee

You can buy easy scrapbook kits at Hobby Lobby (or other craft stores) and make them a very nice customized scrapbook if they have ample couple pics on social media. I am an avid scrapbooker, and absolutely every couple I’ve gifted a book to has loved it. Since I don’t buy kits, I do put a lot of time into it, but if you were to buy a kit, it would be much easier for you, and you could spend a weekend day watching movies while putting it together. 

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Buy them one place setting of red china. Find it on sale. Attach a card explaining the tradition.

The idea is that you start a tradition that can be continued after they have children if they plan to.

 

Whenever one person is down and needs  some positive attention, or when you want to celebrate someone’s accomplishments , or just say “I love you”, you use the red place setting at their place at the dinner table.

 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I once got a couple wine charms from Etsy. One had Mr. and the other had Mrs. They were cute. You could supplement the tags with a bottle of wine and/or wine stopper, and/or wine coozie or stand. 

Another idea is a welcome rug with their new last name (if you know the bride is planning to take the groom’s Name or vice versa). 

Another option is to get them an ornament for their tree with the couple’s names on it and perhaps their pets, that says first married Christmas 2019 (this one works better if closer to the holidays). 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

I love the red china idea, that’s so sweet!

 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Something monogrammed with their name on it. ‘The Brows Est 1/1/2019.’

Post # 9
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Busy bee

I love Christmas ornaments actually for newly weds / house warming presents. They are things that people appreciate, but are less likely to buy themselves something nicer

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

Handcrafted gifts are beautiful. Monogrammed items are very thoughtful also. If they had a registry, get them a gift card for that store. For my wedding, I got gift cards that were for my registry. I was very pleasantly suprised and excited to go shopping, even a $25 gift card made my day. For couples whose money is no object, Williams Sonoma is a nice place to get a gift card too.

Post # 11
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Worker bee

I don’t know what the prices are in your area but if it seems affordable, I suggest a voucher to an Escape Room. They are still fun and not something you’d go to out of the blue otherwise… I think.

 

ETA: not very weddingy though but still an experience for a couple. 

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper

Antique or consignment store finds are often excellent values. The only problem is there’s usually no returning it. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

I also agree with an “experience voucher”. Escape room, cooking class, rock climbing something! You can usually find some good deals on groupon. 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Don’t do Christmas ornaments unless you really know what they have already. 

I have a very set colour coordinated Christmas tree and even though my Mother-In-Law knows this, she still buys an ornament every year for us which doesn’t match the tree and is just plain fugly. I hide them all at the back. Eventually I will have to buy a small tree for somewhere else in the house to hang them on. 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

You could make their wedding invite into some kind of keepsake, something like this (the prices seem high on that particular website but I’m sure you could find something similar for less): https://www.vineyard-designs.com/wedding-invitation-cheese-boards.php

I’ve also seen a friend who received a really unique cutting board where whoever made it used the motif from their wedding invite and included their names and wedding date into the board. 

I feel like anything personalized, that’s also pretty and functional is a good idea. 

Another idea- if you know they’re going to a different country for their honeymoon, you could get them a small amount in the local currency there (wouldn’t need to be too much, just enough to get them through until they can get to an ATM that’s not the exorbitant fees airport ATM). 

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