You Tell Me: Favorite Frugal Wedding Gift

Do you hear wedding bells? Well, it’s June and prime wedding season. I should know. My husband and I got married 14 years ago June 17. I think we attended around 8 other weddings that summer, too.

Attending weddings means bringing a wedding gift. Now, I love buying wedding gifts, because I remember appreciating everything that was given to my husband and I when we got married. It really helped us to set up our first home, a lovely pink townhouse in student housing.

Since I love shopping for wedding gifts so much, I don’t really have a go-to gift that I buy for every couple. The wedding gifts I buy tend to be a combination of my mood and what I find a great deal on. Here are some of my favorite things to get a newly married couple, though.

  • A nice picture frame…perfect for wedding pictures
  • Casserole dishes. I don’t know why these always appeal to me, other than the fact that I had NONE when my husband and I tied the knot. That and they last forever. I’m still using the casseroles that we received at our wedding.
  • A picnic basket, full of yummy goodies. We received a couple of them at our wedding, and they made for some good times early in our marriage.

So what gifts do you typically buy when you attend a wedding? Do you have a go-to gift, or do you vary what you buy?

Photo by *spudballoo*.


By , on Jun 26, 2009
Lynnae McCoy I'm Lynnae, wife of one and stay-at-home mom of two. I'm committed to getting out of debt by being frugal with my choices in life.


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  1. J:

    I buy a laundry basket (on sale of course) and fill it with pantry items. Things like spices, crackers, spaghetti, peanut butter, gravies. I even add paper towels, tea bags, a coupon file, cleaning supplies. Anything you can think of that you would reach for if you were in your own home. The bride to be always loves this gift. And I have loads of fun filling it up.

  2. I like to shop clearance sales for good “maybe” wedding gifts. The gardening tool set and the “every holiday” theme gift are some of my favorites (one item to decorate with for each holiday, picked up in an end-of-season sale). Once I even gave a big tub full of homemade cleaning supplies, ingredients and recipes to make more!

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