Fabulous Wedding Gifts with a Personal Touch

Wedding season is in full swing—what a festive time to celebrate love, family, friends and the beautiful new couple. If you have multiple weddings to attend, the more the merrier! But let’s be honest: That can take a big bite out of your budget. This week, we’ll talk about how you can celebrate the bride and groom without going broke.

Gift registries can make wedding gift shopping a breeze, but they can sometimes feel a little impersonal.  If you like to give gifts with a more personal touch, we came up with a few ways you can add “personality” to common registry gifts. The couple gets what they need and you get to express how much you care.

Registry Item: Cookware

Personal Touch: You can buy a 3-ring recipe binder for under $20. Add one of your own family recipes to each section (appetizer, vegetable, poultry, dessert) to get them started.

Registry Item: Vacuum

Personal Touch: Buy them a monogrammed doormat displaying their newly joined initials. Now there will be less dirt for that new vacuum to clean up.

Registry Item: Bath Towels

Personal Touch: Roll up the towels, add a few candles or bath soaps, and put together a spa basket using coupons for lotions, bubble bath, soap, and other soothing essentials.

Registry Item: Vase

Personal Touch: Have fresh flowers delivered to their house so they can use their new gift. Just make sure that the flowers arrive after the honeymooners get home.

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Registry Item: Cookbooks

Personal Touch: Get a discount gift certificate from Restaurant.com for a night they don’t feel like cooking. You can get $25 certificate for just $10. Check out the Local Coupons tab for offers in your area.

Registry Item: Luggage

Personal Touch: Include a set of his & her or Mr. & Mrs. luggage tags so they can head out on their honeymoon in style (and have an easier time spotting their bags in baggage claim).

Final Tip: If you have to attend multiple wedding/bridal events, it can get expensive. To keep from overspending, choose an overall gift budget per couple/bride and allocate a percentage to each occasion. For example, 15% on the engagement present, 25% on the shower, and 60% on the wedding.


3 replies on “Fabulous Wedding Gifts with a Personal Touch”

Hi Texassa,
We didn’t provide links since most brides and grooms pick out specific brands, colors, and models, etc. of items that they want. However, if you’re looking specifically for the Mr. & Mrs. or his and hers luggage tags, you can find a wide assortment on Amazon at http://amzn.to/1GLK8dg
Thanks for reading, and hope that helps. :)

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