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The Best Wedding Gift: Sometimes It Really Is The Thought That Counts
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Whenever you are invited to a wedding, you are expected to bring a gift. And, no matter how well you know the happy couple, you want yours to be the very best. But, with today’s economy the way that it is, the very best gift could be the very worst thing for your budget unless you practice some self-restraint and change the way you define the words “best gift”. Sometimes, the very best wedding gift is not the most expensive item on the registry, or not even in a store at all. Sometimes the best wedding gift that you can give is found within your loving heart.

Great gift ideas for couples that you know well:

1. A photo album that combines pictures of their childhood. Alternate pages of the bride and groom and make sure there is space for their new lives together.

2. Gift certificates for an activity or hobby that only their close friends know they enjoy.

3. Passes for a year’s worth of movies at the local theater, game tickets or something similar.

4. Couple’s cooking lessons.

Ideas for couples you know, but not very well:

1. A moderately priced item from the gift registry, possibly accompanied by something a little more personal.

2. Monogrammed items.

3. A lower priced item from the registry as well as something from the first set of hints.

And for couples you do not know at all:

1. Stick with items from the registry to avoid duplications and confusion.

2. Forgo bringing a gift and give a card with a check. If you give cash instead, make a notation of how much on the inside of the card and get fresh bills from the bank.

Many couples get a ton of gifts, so even if you think yours is not the greatest, it is really no big deal. They have each other, and that is what is supposed to matter, right?


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