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SPY Guide: 10 Unique Wedding Gifts to Give This Season

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* Opt for a thoughtful gift this wedding season
* Both the bride and groom will love these gifts
* Affordable options to suit every budget

While a wad of cash and thoughtful card is always a solid option, there’s nothing more special than receiving a thoughtful, personalized gift that took some effort and consideration. Many couples choose not to create a wedding registry, making the hunt to find a gift they’ll both love even more of a challenge. Add in the fact that wedding gift etiquette might as well be a foreign language, and the whole wedding gift hunt can become quite an ordeal.

This wedding season avoid the stress and consider giving the bride and groom something more thoughtful than a blender or bills. According to The Knot, the polite amount to spend on a couple really depends on your relationship to them. In general, they advise to plan on spending about $50-$80 on coworkers and distant relatives, $80-$120 on friends and relatives, and $120-$175 for your closer friends and family members. Here are some unique ideas for every budget that the bride and groom are sure to love.

1. Wine Club Membership

Why not give a gift that keeps on giving? Treat the bride and groom to a monthly wine club membership. Wine of the Month Club will send two bottles of hand selected vintage wines to the couple every 30 days, along with an informative brochure with information on the bottle and suggested meal pairings.

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2. Personalized Cutting Board

A personalized item is always a great choice for a wedding gift, and this solid cherry wood cutting board symbolizes the unity between the bride and groom with a Venn diagram laser engraving.

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3. Cooking Class

One of the best gifts you can give is a shared activity. Regardless of the bride and groom’s kitchen experience, they’ll enjoy learning new recipes and skills together. Sur La Table offers a diverse range of cooking courses, both online and in their retail stores. They are priced per class, ranging between $69-$150.

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4. A Luxurious Chest Set

This handsome chest set will not only make a great addition when they host their first game night as a married couple, but it will also look chic displayed in their living room.

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5. Grill

Both the bride and groom will love this compact grill for family barbecues and burger nights at home. One of Amazon’s best-sellsers, this mid-sized grill will easily fit in a variety of spaces.

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6. His and Her’s Bath Robes

Luxurious bath robes are an underrated wedding gift option, and this monogrammed set adds a thoughtful, wedding-appropriate touch. Composed of 100% Egyptian cotton, both the bride and groom will love the ultra soft feel.

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7. Retro Turn Table

For music lovers with a taste for old school character, a retro turn table or record player makes a unique gift that both the bride and groom will appreciate. This minimal wood and acrylic turn table has a mid-century feel, so it will match well with a wide range of home decor styles.

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8. Amazon Echo

Smart speakers are a great home addition for a couple that loves to entertain. Give the newlyweds tech-savvy tunes with Amazon’s Echo. The voice-controlled speaker is also Alexa compatible, doubling as personal assistant.

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9. Instant Camera

What better way to document a romantic honeymoon than with an instant film camera? This Fujifilm Instant Mini 90 camera will give them tangible prints of their first shared memories as husband and wife. It’s easy to use, and the handsome design will please a wide range of tastes.

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10. Espresso Machine

It’s likely that the couple already has a coffee maker, but a fancy espresso machine? Probably not. Give them something they’ll love, but might not buy for themselves. This sophisticated Nespresso is easy to use and yields a rich espresso shot with each conveniently packaged pod.

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