How to Choose Thoughtful Yet Inexpensive Wedding Gifts

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A thoughtful wedding present does not have to be expensive. Sometimes the most appreciated gifts are those that have cost the least money. Here are some ideas for choosing thoughtful yet inexpensive wedding gifts.


Gift Baskets

Although you can buy ready-made gift baskets, it is much more fun to make your own. If you fill a large basket or hamper with things that the bride and groom love, you can be sure that your gift will be well-received.

After returning from their honeymoon, the couple will appreciate a basket of items that they can use to make a quick and easy meal. For example, consider putting together a basket containing pasta, a sauce, dessert, wine and scented candles. This will allow them to quickly prepare and share a romantic dinner without having to go shopping.

A less romantic although practical gift basket would be cleaning products and cloths presented in a laundry basket with a bow.  

Gift Certificates  

If the bride and groom already have everything they need for their home, why not surprise them with a gift certificate? A gift certificate will lte them enjoy some quality time together during the early months of their marriage.

With all the wedding expenses, the couple may not be able to afford to dine out during their early married life. A restaurant gift certificate is therefore a very thoughtful gift that will allow them to enjoy a date night without spending a cent.

Alternatively, you could treat the newlyweds to a pampering day at a spa or a weekend retreat at a hotel.


Here's a simple yet effective idea for a wedding gift. Display your wedding invitation in a stylish frame that fits in well with the décor of the bride and groom's home. You could also create a special border for the invitation, turning it into an original piece of art.

A photograph of the bride and groom could be placed in a frame engraved with their names and the date of their wedding. Another idea is to make a framed collage of the couple's life together so far. Think about incorporating photographs, maps, pictures of activities they enjoy, and so on.

Handmade Gifts

A handmade gift, created with love, is a unique wedding gift. If you enjoy cross stitch, make a sampler that includes the couple's names and wedding date. Pillowcases embroidered with their initials would be a useful and thoughtful gift. Similarly, if you paint, an original piece of art for their wall would be much appreciated.

If you are not very creative, you could buy or commission a handmade gift from a website such as Etsy.

Thoughtful gifts take the bride and groom's interests and preferences into consideration. Take some time to choose a thoughtful yet inexpensive gift. Guaranteed that the couple will appreciate and remember it for many years to come.

Read Engagement and Wedding Gift Ideas for more budget-friendly yet memorable suggestions.

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