Giving a wedding gift can be tricky. There are so many variables. How much to spend? Should it be a gift for just him or just her? How long do I have to give it to them?What if I don't want to buy anything on the registry?
Ultimately, you want to give something that is meaningful as well as something that will be useful for the couple. According to Vogue Magazine, in 2016, the average wedding gift for a distant relative was between $75-$100. The price was slightly higher for a close relative. Consider that!
Most people purchase gifts from a wedding registry in the following categories; kitchen, entertaining, bed and bath needs. There are three tips that can help when you are shopping for a wonderful wedding gift.
1. Start early. Once you are aware of where the couple is registered. Check out the registry as early as possible. This allows you and opportunity to view the entire list and make an informed decision on what you can afford to spend on the gift.
2. Buy with a group. If you are apart of a tight knit group of friends or a co-worker is tying the knot, consider forming a group to purchase a large item from the registry. This will offset your overall cost while giving the couple exactly what they asked for.
3. Give from the heart. There is no real reason to try to purchase something for the couple that you can not afford. Sometimes, it is meaningful to purchase a gift that will make a heartfelt impression on the couple.