Are you prepared for the madness of wedding season? Curve-hugging dress? Check. Hot date? Check. Dancing shoes? Check! Er, have you checked…the wedding registry yet? Whoops! If you don’t want to give your beloved college roommate a set of dishes, we’ve thought up a few great off-the-registry gifts that are thoughtful and totally affordable, too.
Weddings are stressful, period. Treat your new favorite duo to a couple’s massage. If you know where they’re going on their honeymoon, call the resort and book it there. Otherwise, search for a local spa in their area (tip: spafinder.com is awesome!) and give them a card at the reception.
Wine Club Membership
Stay in your budget but still show off your amazing taste with a wine club membership. Whether they are wine connoisseurs or weekly entertainers, this is a gift that keeps on giving! WineInsiders.com offers four different kinds of memberships to cater to your couple’s liking.
What will the new duo put on all those plates they got? LocalCookingClass.com is a search engine for cooking classes for those who want to go pro or keep it casual in their own home. Tell them if they need a tester you’re willing to do it for free…as a part of the gift!
If all else fails and you’re scrambling for a present the day before (we’re guilty!), gift cards to spend at the place they registered are a great idea. They can use this gift to get whatever they didn’t receive, and then some. Or American Express gift cards will be perfect for spending cash on their honeymoon.
Have a great idea for the perfect off-the-registry wedding present? Already married? What was the most thoughtful gift you received? Help your fellow Sheckster’s out!