There is nothing cheap about getting married in the United States.
The average wedding costs about $34,000. And that may be a conservative estimate for any couple looking to have a large, extravagant wedding day.
And why not splurge for that special day? When a couple wants to spend their lives together, they usually can’t wait for their wedding day to arrive.
However, if you are a wedding guest with no clue what to present as a suitable gift, you may be able to wait longer for that big day to arrive.
Sometimes wedding guests don’t know what to get the couple – like give cash, or get creative when buying a gift.
Wedding planning experts recommend that you spend anywhere $300 to $750 on a wedding gift. And if you are going to spend big bucks like that, why not get a little creative?
Here are 10 of the best wedding gift ideas to help you out. And remember, it’s the thought that counts as much as cost. Try to present a gift that will be memorable and which you know will be wanted by the couple.
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Firstly, some quick thoughts on wedding gift etiquette.
Wedding Gift Etiquette
Before we get to the best wedding ideas, some thoughts on wedding gift etiquette.
Giving cash as a gift is impersonal and outright states you had no idea what to buy. Never present a check. If you give some money, which some couples would undoubtedly appreciate, include a friendly letter.
Try to gift via the wedding registry or by contacting the wedding organizer. You could present your gift personally at a wedding, but consider; do you think the happy couple wants to carry around 50 or 100 gifts given to them at a wedding?
And if you can’t afford the $300 to $750 wedding gift price range, then $75 to $150 should be your baseline starting point.
Now, the ten best wedding gift ideas.
10. Certified International Orbit 16-piece Dinnerware Set
If you are going to get the happy couple a dinnerware set, make sure that your gift stands out aesthetically from the others.
This 16-piece dinnerware set by Certified International is made of artisanal hand-painted and embossed ceramic. And this dinnerware set is aesthetically designed to look like invaluable antiques.
This dinnerware set includes four dinner plates, salad and dessert plates, ice cream bowls, and cups. You can buy this dinnerware set in colors like grey, blue, cream, red, or teal.
And the starting price is $85.
9. Firstleaf Wine Club Subscription
The purpose of subscribing to a wine club is to get professional advice and recommendations from sommeliers about the best wines. Why not pop open the kind of wine that a waiter in a nice restaurant would recommend instead of grabbing a bottle of hootch from the local liquor store?
And the best wine clubs send you a new selection of wines based on your application. Make sure you know what kind of wine the happy couple enjoys drinking.
And then give them a Firstleaf wine subscription, which includes six-bottles a month for $90.
8. Dragon Glassware Diamond Whiskey Decanter
This luxurious looking decanter and its two accompanying glasses are shaped like diamond structures.
It comes with a black-colored holding stand base and would look aesthetically striking on a counter or home wet bar. This diamond-shaped decanter is a crystal-clear and visually stunning attention grabber.
It costs about $90
7. Plush Bathrobe by Parachute
This bathrobe is made with Turkish cotton, is ultra-comfortable to wear, and is perfect for lounging at home with a loved one.
It costs $89 – $95.
6. POTANE Vacuum Sealer Machine
This powerful vacuum sealing machine features four operation modes and four power vacuum sealing modes. And it also features a sloping design to keep liquids in the bags from spilling out.
This Potent vacuum sealer machine comes with a five-year warranty and 24-hour access to customer service representatives. You can buy it for about $90.
5. Instant Pot Duo Crisp Pressure Cooker with Air Fryer, Roast, Bake, and Dehydrate Options
This pressure cooker serves eight people per meal and comes with ten safety features to ensure ultimate safety while cooking. The lid automatically seals when in use. Additionally, this pressure cooker vents steam from a safe distance.
However, this pressure cooker’s best thing is that it has 11 different cooking functions, not just pressuring cooking.
- Pressure cooking
- Slow cooking
- Warming mode
- Steam cooking
- Air frying
- Sous vides
It’s a perfect gift for couples you know are adventurous cooks.
The Instant Pot Duo Crisp Pressure Cooker costs $180.
4. Goplus 34″ Wood Globe Wine Bar Stand Resembling 16th Century Italian Globe
This wine bar stand is a hollow replica of a 16th-century globe that opens up to reveal a cavity to hold three bottles of wine or liquor.
The top shelf can accommodate more bottles or glasses, and the bottle shelf can accommodate eight bottles. The globe and rack are made from exquisite, polished gumwood and is a conversation starter.
This model costs about $200.
3. The Bigger Carry-On: Aluminum Edition
Manufactured by Away Travel, this carry-on is constructed out of aluminum, is virtually theft-proof, and fits into any commercial airliner overhead bin.
The spinner wheels at the base rotate in 360 degrees and offer increased maneuverability when on the go. Also, this aluminum carry-on case features many interior pockets for organized packing.
Best of all, this reinforced carry-on case comes with a removable, 37-watt lithium-ion battery. It is located at the handle base and can be popped out to power your electronic devices on stopovers.
You can get this model for $500.
2. Roborock S6 Robot Vacuum
The honeymoon is the pivotal time in a marriage – married couples gradually stop pretending to be what the other person expects and start showing their true selves. In the first year of marriage, married couples truly begin learning about the other, especially if they never lived together before.
And if there is one thing that can free up time for couples to learn more about each other, it’s not worrying about vacuuming.
The Roborock robot vacuum cleaner features autonomous room cleaning, multi-floor mapping functions, long battery life, and interfaces with Alexa allowing control by app or smart device.
And the Roborock S6 model sells for $600.
1. American Standard Aqua Wash Non-Electric Bidet Seat
The bidet has been a standard bathroom appliance in Europe and parts of Asia for decades. And the pandemic of 2020 forced many Americans to consider after the ensuing toilet shortage.
The American Standard bidet seat can be affixed to most traditional toilet seats. It is non-electric, comes with its water supply module, and features a detachable nozzle with customizable spray patterns.
It’s adjustable, user-friendly, and ensures hygienic freshness. And such hygienic luxury does not need to be that expensive. You can buy a bidet that must be installed for $600 to $700 or get this mountable version for $65.
Get a Gift You Know They Will Appreciate
Whether your wedding gift costs $65 or $650, make sure that you buy something you know the happy couple will appreciate and use.
It’s great to buy a creative gift that stands out from others, but make sure they will want it.
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