Wedding season is upon us and for many people that means searching for the perfect wedding day gifts for the brides and grooms who will tie the knot this summer.
If you have been invited to more than one wedding, you may find yourself trying to budget to find the perfect gifts without breaking the bank.
Some of the best wedding gifts are the ones that come from the heart and have a personal meaning or special story behind them.
Wedding gifts don't have to be expensive to be nice and there are plenty of inexpensive gifts on the market that are sure to please any newlywed couple.
After getting married, couples who weren't already living together venture out to find their first home together. That means they will need some decorations for that home. While you might not be able to pick out home décor to match their tastes, you can be sure that almost every couple will want some photography in their home.
Photography gifts are personal and affordable and there are numerous options available. Consider buying picture frames, collages, canvases, alphabet photography to spell out the couple's last name or photos and artwork that contains the wedding date.
Some of the most popular and cliché gifts for newlyweds are housewares. That doesn't mean you should avoid buying them. Couples will need things for their homes and while you might not want to get plates, silverware or glasses, consider quilts, pots and pans and small appliances. You can even get creative and buy an old fashioned popcorn machine or a hotdog toaster oven.
Most couples take a honeymoon after their wedding or would like to. Consider buying gifts they can use on their trip or while traveling. Gas cards, luggage sets, airline miles, even hotel gift certificates are great options. If you have the ability to splurge a little, consider a voucher for a weekend at a nearby bed and breakfast.
Don't become overwhelmed by the amount of weddings and wedding gifts you need to buy this summer. Get creative and think of the things you would want if you were a newlywed. You don't have to spend a lot to find a gift that the couple will find useful and fun.
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