help… Unique low cost wedding gift ideas for couple…

posted 5 months ago in Etiquette
Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

ILikeHim :  buy a cake knife set from ebay or look for a pair of champagne flutes. You can sometimes find cheap brand name Ones new t discount outlet stores or even local buy and sell sites where people are  selling new unused second hand ones in the box. Get either the cake  knife set or the champagne flutes and have their wedding date engraved onto the item. Give the gift to them before the wedding with a note saying to cut your cake or use to toast your marriage on your wedding day.

I had both of these gifted to me and I used the champagne flutes to do our first toast and we drink from them every year on our anniversary. Our cake knives cut our wedding cake and we use them on any occasion we have cake. (way too often!)  it’s actually a lovely reminder of our wedding day!

Post # 17
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

Another easy DIY option is to get a piece of wood cut at a hardware store (something harder like walnut, oak, or maple is ideal but you could even do pine), sand it lightly, and then wood burn their wedding date, initials, or a pattern into the board to use as a charcuterie platter. I’ve done this for many weddings, retirement gifts etc. You could get a 1ft board cut for under $10. The wood burning pen can be found at Michaels or Amazon for under $20 (and you can use it for subsequent presents). Often I’ll add in a little cheese knife and napkins, or a corkscrew and bottle of wine etc. A useful, personalized, and from-the-heart gift that I’ve always found to be well-received! 

Post # 18
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Bumble bee

ILikeHim :  monogrammed hand towels are always nice and one can never have enough hand towels. 

Post # 19
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Worker bee

Not sure if it counts as unique, but we’ve given nice oil cruets as wedding and housewarming gifts. There’s a potter near us who makes beautiful handmade ones, and everyone we’ve given one to has loved it. 

Post # 20
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Busy bee

One of our guests got us the flag that flew over our state capital the day we were married. You can request one in advance and it’s like $25-50 depending on the flag size. A very unique, thoughtful, and inexpensive gift. And one they’d be unlikely to buy for themselves.

Post # 24
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Nooooo … NEVER give knives as a gift. It is such bad luck as it represents cutting ties (will totally admit that my grandma was very superstitious and has left me with lots of these) cmsgirl :  

Post # 25
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Twizbe :  well we got two actual sets of knives in a knife block for our wedding plus the cake knife and server set. We are still all alive, happily married six years later and still have great relationships with those who gave us the knives. 😉

 

Post # 26
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Bumble bee

I’m not usually into monogrammed gifts, but we received a wood sign with our names and wedding date (as in established in 2017) and we have it hanging in our foyer right by the front door.

We also received a really nice monogrammed butcher block cutting board.  We have it displayed on our island.

Post # 27
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2017

Well, it depends on you because gifts are not the objects and actually, the feelings attached to that thing is the actual gift. You may gift some decorative things or a case for the pictures of yourselves, etc.

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