5 Awe-Inspiring Wedding Gifts ideas for those on a Budget

Weddings are almost always expensive affairs. It is expensive for those who are getting married and also for those who are attending them! Looking at the current inflation all over the world, it always becomes a tough choice when deciding what to present the newlyweds. If someone close to you is getting married, then the dilemma becomes tougher to solve. Neither you can afford the gift if you are on a budget nor can you afford to miss the wedding!

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Despite the price involved, you would most likely want to witness your loved ones tying the knot. Plus, you would not want to be extravagant in spending for the gift and upset your budget for the month.

Here, we will suggest some ideas for gifting the newlyweds, and at the same time, avoid upsetting your budget for the month.

1. Pictures & Coffee Table Books

Pictures are very personal memories and make good gifts. Nowadays, with digital cameras around, you can take great pictures and frame them in some vintage frames and present them in a wedding. These are very frugal and won’t burn a hole in your pocket. Alternatively, you can get the pictures printed into a customized coffee table book. That would make the gift extremely personal and close to the hearts of the recipients.

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2. Entertainment or Adventure Experiences

Gifting experiences is something that etches a strong impression on the recipient’s memory. What can be better than gifting good memories that would last a lifetime? Some of the experiences you can gift to a newly wedded couple are:

ü  Gift coupons for eating out at restaurants

ü  Annual memberships to Art Galleries or Musical Concert Hall’s

ü  Gymnasium memberships for a year

ü  Tickets to visit a wine tasting yards

ü  Tickets to Para-gliding or Ballooning rides

ü  Massage and Spa Packages

ü  Movie Subscriptions like Netflix

ü  Adventure Sport subscriptions

You can get creative in this and can gift them better experiences than the one listed above based on their likings and the place where you live. You can also avail great deals online while purchasing these subscriptions.

3. Books and Albums

Books are a nice choice for a gift too. They will help gain knowledge, as well as, light up their spirits. However, the choice of books you give is crucial. It has to be planned according to the likes and dislikes of the recipients. You can also gift self-improvement books or cookbooks that they might need when starting a new phase of their lives. Another gifting option is gifting a photo album, which they would surely need to stack their wedding pictures.

4. Antiques

Good pieces of antiques are both rare and lovable. They would take pride in keeping this stuff in their showcases in their living rooms and also flaunt it to their guests.


5. Gift Baskets

Wedding gift baskets that are prearranged and wrapped nicely are also available online that can be delivered at your doorstep. I remember a friend of mine who ordered wedding hampers in UK over the phone and they were delivered the same day. If you are in a hurry and don’t have the time to figure out what to gift, this can be a great option. Good news is that these hampers come very cheap.

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The Story of a Wedding Hamper

Weddings are very special and people are very conscious for each and every detail of their wedding including the venue, catering, decoration, dress, guest list and also wedding hampers. Many people are courteous to be thankful for all the wedding gifts they receive from the invitees however sometimes certain people are not very welcoming to a gift that is not according to their choice. This seems quite rude on the part of recipient since a gift is not something that one should expect to be of perfect choice. Nobody knows if you are fond of jewelry or you can be delighted with a simple flower bouquet on your gorgeous day. The recipient is solely gifting you with pure feelings and best wishes for your future life. One must not create a fuss out of it if the wedding gift is not according to your expectations.

One such incident was mentioned in Huffington Post UK where a couple received a simple and probably inexpensive gift box containing some foodies like chocolates, biscuits, sweets, and other specialty foods; from their couple friends. They were quite upset about the gift and termed it to be cheap and embarrassing gift since it had nothing worth sharing with their family. They clashed with the guest couple and harshly condemned them for their unattractive and useless gift. The recipient even told them that it was a mistake to spend money on them by inviting them to the wedding and couldn’t reimburse his amount in the form of a delicate and expensive gift. This was a really rude behavior and it definitely would have hurt the sentiments of the guest couple.


Anna Post, an Etiquette Expert says that it is up to the guest that what type of gift they want to give to the couple. It totally depends on their budget and the relationship that they maintain with the wedded couple. They should not be judged on the price of the gift because there is no minimum or maximum amount for a gift.

Weddings are celebrated with our family and friends in a lavish style because we all want our closed ones to be with us in our moments of happiness. When we are inviting them for their love, support and wishful prayers, then we should not become materialistic when it comes to gifts. One should not be judgmental about someone on the basis of wedding gift because you cannot measure the feelings and emotions with mere worldlythings. Relationships should not be tied by these material things and one should give respect to the choices of their loved ones. Even if you don’t like the gift you should gracefully accept it and do not let them know about your feelings about the gift.

On the other hand, the invitees should also be a little careful when selecting a wedding gift for the couple. They should know the nature of relationship with their recipient and make sure that they choose the best gift that is somewhat close to the choice of the recipient. If they have a very formal relationship, they should get something exceptional or get help from various sources. Like in UK there are hundreds of online retailers offering exquisite variety of wedding hampers UK that are specifically arranged by expert designers. These are a safe spending on a wedding hamper if you are not aware of the desires or requirements of the recipient. They are properly arranged with quality products, and presented in chic designed boxes or baskets that make a long lasting impression on the recipient and guests as well.

So next time you want to send a wedding gift, do a little research on the couple’s requirements and the options available to avoid any hardships between you and the recipient.