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Some people buy individual gifts for both the bride and the groom separately. Others choose to buy a gift for the couple instead.
While money shouldn’t be the main issue when it comes to buying wedding gifts, there are some guidelines to keep in mind with regard to what’s an appropriate amount to spend.
One thing’s for sure, your gift doesn’t have to be big, it just has to be meaningful — to both you and the bride-to-be.
For what it’s worth, here are the top 5 gifts that couples wish they had received as wedding gifts!
Here are 10 unique gifts for the bride that are sure to be a hit…
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, right?
That means you can’t go wrong with this sparkly gift for the bride.
This huge, diamond paperweight is engraved with her name, a 3-line verse of your choice, and your own personalized sentiment.
It’s a gift that will shine throughout the years.
This beautifully illustrated scrapbook was designed by the leading lady at Martha Stewart Weddings
It’s along the lines of a baby book to make it easy for overwhelmed newlyweds to create a book of their first wedding memories and let the bride’s unique style and personality will shine through.
The scrapbook includes things like first-date impressions, how he popped the question, what the bridal shower was like, the Wedding Day itself, the romantic honeymoon, and much much more.
This wedding scrapbook was designed for brides who want a lovely, original keepsake, but aren’t sure where to start.
Super classy! This bracelet is dainty and understated, yet it makes quite a statement.
There are 3 ivory blossoms made from cultured pearls and glass beads, this bracelet was threaded by hand on stainless steel strands.
The bracelet wraps around the wrist for a custom fit.
A story card about the artist is included.
A handcrafted garter makes a precious gift for the bride.
It’s made of double-faced satin with a baby blue ribbon rosette, and there’s a sparkling crystal in the middle.
You can add her initials in a color that matches the ribbon.
It is also perfect for the bride-to-be’s “something blue”.
Celebration is in the air whenever these elegant Amethyst shot glasses are used.
Made from recycled glass using masterful hand-blown techniques.
The effect is mesmerizing.
Each piece is individually handmade. Tiny bubbles bear witness to the authenticity of blown glass.
Their bodies meld to form a heart.
Carved from sleek suar wood, this sculpture symbolizes eternal love.
One love… eternal love!
A story card about the artist from Bali is included.
Personalized Photo Album
This classy photo album features a silver-plate for the front with soft, navy velvet binding.
The cover is a brushed finish to avoid scratches and fingerprints.
It holds up to 100 photos, so the bride to fill it with memories from her wedding day.
You can even get the cover engraved with the couple’s full wedding invitation text!
For the bride who is about to spread her wings and fly…
This one-of-a-kind butterfly perfume bottle can be filled with her favorite fragrance to remind her of her family, friends, and days gone by.
The bottle is made of frosted glass and it’s accented with stainless steel.
There’s just a touch of purple.
Because Of You Sculpture
This gift idea for the bride will definitely bring tears to her eyes.
Choose from the following verses: “Because of You” or “Always There.” Or, make up your own saying.
You can engrave the top of this eye-catching sculpture with the bride’s name and end the verse with your name and date.
It’s elegant design will add amazing detail to any room.
Make the bride’s day a little easier with this gift.
She can carry all of her wedding day essentials in this cute tote made just for her.
The tote reads: “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue.”
Add a special touch to the tote that’s made from 100% cotton by adding her name for free.
I planned my own Destination Wedding and everything went off without a hitch — we got married barefoot on the beach in the Bahamas! I like to help brides-to-be find unique ways to do things that will ultimately save them time & money on their wedding. I write about "outside the box" wedding ideas that most people wouldn't think of! When I'm not exploring the latest wedding trends, you can find me at the corner of Good News & Fun Times as publisher of The Fun Times Guide (32 fun & helpful websites).