The average wedding guest will spend $120 on a wedding gift. Worryingly, 58% of people say that the cost of a wedding gift has caused them to fall into debt. With the number of weddings booked soaring, you’re sure to be invited to at least one in the not too distant future. Here’s how to ensure your wedding gift is affordable yet thoughtful.
A favor a week
A generous and thoughtful gift is a jar packed full of treats and favors. Simply fill an empty jar with pieces of paper which you have written treats and favors on. Once a week, the newlyweds get to pick out a piece of paper and you provide the goods. This could be walking their dog in the morning for them, treating them to a luxury bar of chocolate, babysitting their children if they have little ones so they can go on a date-night, and similar. None of the items you put in the jar have to cost the earth, but your gift will show your friends how much they mean to you.
A professional jewelry clean
Jewelers typically recommend that rings, such as engagement rings and wedding rings, are professionally cleaned and inspected twice per year. Unfortunately, this is something that many brides don’t think of and it can impact the overall look and style of their wedding jewelry. A great gift to give is vouchers for a professional ring clean and inspection to both the bride and groom. The bride will particularly thank you for this, especially if her piece of jewelry cost a lot of money. In some states, grooms-to-be splash out more than $9,000 on a luxury engagement ring for their beloved. But some high-end rings with diamonds can cost more than $13,000. To ensure the diamonds remain intact and the metal continues to shine, a regular professional clean is a must.
Meal subscription kit
The past 18 months has encouraged people to cook at home more often. 7 in 10 individuals say they will continue to do so. So why not make meal prep a little easier for a few weeks? A meal subscription kit is ideal as it provides all the ingredients to allow your friends to cook up a new and tasty dish. It’s also a good choice for guests on a budget as you can pay monthly for multiple boxes or just buy one kit.
A welcome home hamper
65% of newlyweds head on their honeymoon within two months of their big day. Many couples experience a big wedding comedown when they return to home soil. But you can keep the wedding spirit alive by surprising the couple with a welcome home hamper packed full of their favorite treats. A fancy bottle of fizz, some nice chocolate, posh toiletries, and yummy biscuits are sure to make their return home one to remember.
Too many people are spending cash they simply can’t afford on wedding gifts. These ideas are far more thrifty and are sure to be adored by any newly married couple.