It’s that time of year– the season for weddings. Don’t let the stress of getting the perfect gift for the bridal shower, bachelorette or even the wedding take up any more time than it needs to. It can be fun to pick out a thoughtful gift and we’ve got some ideas for you. There are so many affordable gift-giving options for the happy couple aside from the usual place setting off of the registry or the always useful gift of money. In our opinion, it’s always appreciated when a gift is thoughtfully given.
Before shopping, think about the various interests that the couple has. Do they like cooking, the outdoors, wine, this will help you to find the perfect gift. We like Sur La Table for at-home cooks and couples who like to entertain. Shop their Summer Sale for kitchen tools, outdoor entertaining, dishes, grilling essentials and more. On a budget? Everyone loves to grill so you could put a great gift together that includes the Red Nonstick Grill Wok $19.96 (orig. $24.95), Pro Chef Barbecue Tools $19.99 (orig. $39.95) and Steven Raichlen Barbecue Rub $7.96 (orig. $9.95). All items are very affordable and together make a completely useful gift.
Burke Décor is a great site to find gifts for all occasions. You’ll save a little money with 15% off sitewide with “JUNEBUG” or take $25 off orders over $100 when you sign up for their mailing list. We love the idea of giving the couple a set of champagne glasses for their first toast at the reception. The Set of Two Champagne Glasses in Pink and Green by Sagaform $37.36 (orig. $43.95) are gorgeous and totally unique.
A coffee maker isn’t so boring when it’s got a little pop of color. The DeLonghi kMix 10 Cup Coffee Maker is only $135.99 with coupon (sale price $169.99; orig. $235) from the Lord & Taylor Sale (take 20% off sale and clearance items).
The gift-giving doesn’t end with the bride and groom. If you’re the one getting married and looking for a little inspiration on what to give your bridesmaids, try the pretty friendship bracelets from Ettika. They’re not overly expensive and there are tons of styles to choose from. Of course, you’ll save 15% with “ETT15″ through 7.3. Choose from styles like the delicate but glam Colorful Gold Friendship Bracelet in Lilac Tree $34 (orig. $40) and the Mother of Pearl Bracelet with Single Gold Dusted Ball Bead $51 (orig. $60).
We certainly can’t leave the groomsmen out. It just so happens that the Nordstrom Men’s Half Yearly Sale is going on now (ends on 6.23) with great accessories like the Paul Smith Flash Stripe Cufflinks $49.98 (orig. $125)- they can even wear them with their tuxes! Or give a more laid back gift like Nixon’s The Sentry Watch $74.98 (orig. $125). It’s a perfect casual weekend watch.
For more great wedding gift ideas and overall wedding style, be sure to check out Shopcade for their Wedding Month. Shopcade is a site that lets you create and share lists of your favorite things around the web. They’ll be hosting a Twitter party on June 20 (you can follow them here). There will be chances to win fabulous prizes and of course, they’ll be talking about all things wedding.
Disclosure: We have been compensated for this post. Opinions expressed here are our own.