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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.

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Uncommon Goods

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)


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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)

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Custom Cards Against Humanity

Make sure they have the full set (only $25 if they don’t) and then supplement it with a card full of all of your inside jokes and not-safe-for-Grandma college memories.

Cards Against Humanity ($8)

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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)

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Hello Fresh

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)

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Artifact Uprising

Framed Picture

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)

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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).

SushiQuik ($27)

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Hotel Gift Card

To be put toward more than 150,000 hotels around the world. A no-brainer, if you ask us. (starting at $10)

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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)


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Uncommon Goods

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)

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