Affordable Wedding Gifts That Still Feel Special
You’ve scanned the registry and, unfortunately, there are only three items left that fit your budget: a set of hand towels, crystal votives and a blender (that happens to be on sale). Yes, the bride and groom asked for them, but yawn. Take a page from this list of affordable wedding gifts that the couple will definitely remember, and you won’t have to purposely forget.
Ice Cream Mixing Set
Remember Cold Stone Creamery and how obsessed you were with watching the employees mix in your toppings (Birthday Cake Remix, anyone?)? This genius at-home marble slab let’s your best friends do just that.
Uncommon Goods ($70)
Anniversary Wine Box
Meant to be sealed and opened again on the couple’s first wedding anniversary, this monogrammed box is the gift that keeps on giving. Pick up a $30 bottle of wine and the gift still clocks in under $100.
Engraving Pro ($60)
A Netflix Gift Card
They're definitely already paying this monthly, so take care of their account for a while (it's only $12 a month) and gift them the ease of free unlimited binge-watching.
Netflix (starts at $25)
Meal Prep Gift Card
They may have the latest in state-of-the-art appliances, but what fun is that if they don’t use them? Get them a subscription for meal delivery and give the gift of culinary bonding, plus the actual dinner.
Hello Fresh (from $60 per box)
Surprise them early with a great photo from their engagement or a cute snap of them during their earlier days. Gift cards for this service also work nicely, should they want to save it for the wedding photos.
Artifact Uprising ($65)
Sushi Making Kit
If they registered for a pizza stone but you missed the boat, do one better by allowing them to experiment with spicy tuna maki (or California rolls to be safe).
Hotel Gift Card
To be put toward more than 150,000 hotels around the world. A no-brainer, if you ask us.
Hotels.com (starting at $10)
Date-Night Subscription Box
For the couple that’s into a little kitsch, send them a monthly box that’s filled with a cute and romantic activity, plus some clever conversation-starting questions.
Crate Date (from $96 for 3 months)
Taco Serving Kit
If they’re a pair who love to entertain, snag this taco night necessity (and then offer to bring the margarita fixings.)
Uncommon Goods ($85)