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Ideas For Interesting And Unique Wedding Gifts

Choosing a wedding gift for friends or family can be tough. How much are you supposed to spend? Do they want something practical or something a little more thoughtful? How do you make sure that nobody else is getting the same thing? Sometimes it’s a little easier if the bride and groom have a wedding list that you can choose from. You can just find an item that is in your price range and you can be sure that nobody else is getting it. But if they don’t have a wedding list, which not many people do these days, it’s a lot harder to find that perfect gift. 
First off, how much should you be spending? This all depends on your relationship with the bride and groom and how much you can realistically afford. If it’s somebody that you aren’t that close with like a coworker or an old friend that you don’t really see anymore, you don’t need to spend any more than £50 at the most. If it’s a very close friend or family member, you can extend your budget up to £100. However, these are just basic guidelines that only apply if you can actually afford it. The bride and groom will understand if you don’t have that much spare cash at the moment and you can only afford to get something little. It’s a bit of a cliche but it really is the thought that counts so as long as you get something that you know they will enjoy, it doesn’t matter how much you spend.  

If you’re stuck for ideas and you don’t have a clue what to get as a wedding present, these are some of your best options.  

Money   
A lot of people think that money is a bit of a rubbish gift. There isn’t any thought behind it and it seems like a quick fix, which it usually is. But when it comes to weddings it can actually be a very welcome gift and a lot of couples are even requesting money now. Weddings are so expensive and a lot of people don’t have any money left to pay for a honeymoon afterwards so they’re asking for money towards that. It’s also likely that the couple will be moving into a new house if they haven’t already and they’ll need to buy furniture and anything else that they need. In that case, having the money to spend on whatever they need is actually a big help to them. Just get them a nice card and put as much as you can afford inside. Don’t worry if it isn’t a lot, they’ll still appreciate the gesture.  

Recipe Books  
Practical gifts are always a winner as well, especially if the bride and groom are moving in together for the first time. If they like cooking together then you could consider getting them some recipe books so they can start cooking their first meals as a married couple. It may also be a welcome gift if one of them is terrible in the kitchen and it always falls to the other to do all of the cooking because they can learn together and start sharing some of that responsibility.  

 Kitchen Equipment   
There isn’t much point in getting a recipe book if they don’t have any kitchen equipment to cook with in the first place. Kitchen equipment is one of the most common wedding gifts that people get because some of that stuff can be pretty expensive, especially if you’re starting from scratch. If they already have a lot of their basic kitchen stuff, you could look at getting them some kitchen gadgets that they can use to make cooking easier. Plus, everyone needs a toaster!
  
Wall Art   
This is a gift that most people wouldn’t think to get but it’s one that the bride and groom will likely be very pleased with. The best way to make a house feel more like your own is to decorate the walls and add a bit of your own style to the place. New houses can feel very bare when people first move in and they aren’t that homely so you could get them some nice wall art. It will be the first step toward their new family home.  
  
Commemorative Gifts   
Having something to remember the special day by is always nice, so you should look into getting them some kind of commemorative gift. A set of engraved champagne flutes, for example, is a great personalised gift for a bride and groom. On special occasions, they can bring them out and remember their wedding day. There are so many great personalised gifts that you can get like photo frames or engraved plaques. These kinds of thoughtful gifts aren’t that expensive but they’re always well received.  
  
Photo Albums  
When you’re buying a gift for a good friend, something that reminds them of all of the good times that you’ve had together is great. If you’re really struggling for money but you still want to get them a nice thoughtful gift, you could consider putting together a photo album of the two of you and include some great pictures of them and their partner as well. There are some great apps like Inkifi that let you print pictures from your social media to put into a nice photo album. You don’t necessarily have to give them the gift on the wedding day either 

Travel Gifts  
If the happy couple love to travel, you could look at getting them a gift based around that. If they already have a honeymoon planned, why not get them a travel guide for the place that they’re going so they can find more exciting places to visit on their trip? You can also get some great gifts for people that love travel like corkboard globes or scratch off maps so they can catalogue all of the places that they’ve visited together.  
These are all great ideas for an interesting wedding gift that shouldn’t cost you too much money!

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