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Ahhhhh, marriage. Many of us have been in that union for years, others of us never, and still others are relatively new to the whole thing. That marriage thang...so tricky, so awesome, such hard work. That is why I know most of us kick it off with some sort of party or celebration...and when you do that, people give that couple gifts. But, sometimes, those gifts can cost moolah that we don't' have. When you still want to give something to those couples embarking on a great road of marriagedom but not spend too much, here are some idea that they will truly love that doesn't break your budget. 

-- Give what you know. Write out a collection of your favorite recipes on some cute recipes cards or printed onto cool paper and pair it with a muffin tin or mixing bowl or something else they may need.

-- Snuggle up. Everyone needs throw blankets for those couch snuggles. Wrap one up with a good bottle of wine for them to use on a night in.

-- Year-long giving. Sign them up for a subscription to a grilling magazine and match it with some monogrammed BBQ tools.

-- Crock it! This is great especially for younger couples who haven't discovered the joy of crockpot cooking. A crockpot and a crockpot cookbook are ideal to help them get going on healthy and easy dinners together.

What was the best and most useful wedding present you got? What do you wish you got now?


by on Sep. 17, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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by on Sep. 17, 2012 at 4:44 PM

cute ideas!

by Bronze Member on Sep. 17, 2012 at 4:52 PM

cash is KING baby

by Bronze Member on Sep. 17, 2012 at 4:56 PM

crockpot, and towels

by Bronze Member on Sep. 17, 2012 at 5:19 PM

Good list!

by Member on Sep. 17, 2012 at 5:24 PM

It's been so long since my first marriage, that I don't remember what I got. I didn't get gifts when I married my DH. But I love the crocpot idea!

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by Member on Sep. 17, 2012 at 8:12 PM

 We got married so long ago.  I can't remember the most useful gift we got.

by on Sep. 17, 2012 at 8:22 PM
My knives! I love my knives!
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by Gold Member on Sep. 17, 2012 at 8:24 PM
One of my favorite gifts that my husbands cousin got at her bridal shower was a binder filled with all the menus to restaurants close to their home...take out, fast food, sit down...there was also a collection of family recipes in the binder and some silicone cooking utensils attached to the binder with ribbon. It was creative and cute.
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by on Sep. 17, 2012 at 9:57 PM

I wish I had gotten a really really nice food processor.  I really didn't ever use the soup tourine (or however it is spelled).

by Carissa on Sep. 17, 2012 at 10:12 PM
Money and gift cards!
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