5 Budget-Conscious Wedding Gift Ideas That Couples Love
Being a wedding guest can be expensive, especially when it comes to gift-giving. It’s important to put thought into a wedding gift -- after all, the couple has invited you to join them on one of the most important days of their lives! But you don’t have to break the bank to buy a great wedding gift. Looking for some affordable wedding gift options that might not be on their registry? Consider these five budget-conscious wedding gift ideas.
Romantic Dinner Package
After you’re married, it becomes more important than ever to spice up day-to-day life. Make this feat a little bit easier for them by selecting ingredients for ay romantic dinner night in and wrapping them up in a basket, colander, bucket, or other unique container. Personalize this package as much as possible to make it extra special. Put a little extra thought into the couple’s dietary restrictions, places they’ve travelled, or any special food experiences you all have shared together when picking ingredients.
Customized Cutting Board
Have a couple of amateur chefs on your hands? Any home chef will tell you that you can never have enough cutting boards at your disposal, so why not put a unique twist on this tried-and-true wedding gift? Find a beautiful cutting board that can be monogrammed or even customized to include a unique message. While Bed Bath and Beyond is a go-to for beautiful monogrammed pieces, Etsy also offers a plethora of different options handmade by international artisans.
On the flip side, if your couple wants to cook more but has had a little trouble with motivation in the past, consider getting them a meal subscription. Simply pay for the first couple of months from a service like Blue Apron, Green Chef, or Tara’s Kitchen. This is a great way to provide them with a few meals a week, while also helping them bond even further as they cook together.
Book of Love Poems
Have an intellectual couple on your hands? Consider purchasing a collection of love poems for their enjoyment. Not only is this gift wildly romantic, but it’s the kind of gift that can continue to be beloved until “death do they part,” and even for generations to come. This is especially true if you select a timeless collection of love poems. Consider grabbing a volume of Rumi, Shakespearean sonnets, Pablo Neruda, or an expertly curated compilation of classics.
Want to be really sweet? Take advantage of one of the many services online that allows you to make an affordable picture book for the couple. Pull photos that you have on hand and pictures from social media to create a beautiful coffee table book that chronicles the fun things they have done together. If you want a larger variety of photos, consider reaching out to the couple’s friends and family for any photos they might have.