10 Wedding Gifts You Should Never Give

Wedding GiftsA monogrammed towel with the wrong initials? A birdbath for a fifth floor walkup?

When so many couples register for wedding gifts, how can the giver go so wrong? To prevent gift-giving mishaps, it’s probably best for guests to stick with the registry unless they know the couple’s taste very well.

But if you do decide to venture off the registry, here are some guidelines for wedding gifts better avoided. Stay clear of these gift types ranging from relationship advice books to obviously re-gifted items so that your contribution will be cherished rather than discarded.

Remember, we recommend making a budget that accounts for all of your wedding season expenses and sticking to it. Wedding gifts should be about 50% of your overall gift budget, leaving room for engagement, shower and bachelorette presents so you won’t ever show up empty handed.

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