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    25 Fantastic Wedding Gifts That Only Look Expensive

    "Oh look, another wedding!" *Refreshes bank statement to see if money magically appeared*

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    Editor's note: Before you start shopping, always check to see if the couple has a wedding registry you can shop from!

    It's proper etiquette to select gifts from there. But if there's really nothing within your budget left — or nothing left at all — by the time you start shopping, it's okay to go rogue and find an item the couple didn't even know they needed. Here are some of the best, all under $25.

    1. A beautiful plate the couple will love so much they'll totally forget it wasn't on the registry.


    Get it from Anthropologie for $24 (available in silver and gold).

    2. A luxe cheese plate with four tools that sit in a convenient utensil draw, and four slate labels you'll be expecting to see at every dinner party you attend at their place.


    Get it from Amazon for $23.99.

    3. A set of four wineglasses that are much fancier than they seem, as they aerate the wine as you pour it in.

    Uncommon Goods

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $20.

    4. A breathtaking metallic confetti decanter the newlyweds will never be able to tell costs less than a nice bottle of wine.

    World Market

    Get it from World Market for $24.99.

    5. A two-pack of super-cute baking dishes, which will also serve as a subtle hint that you want you friend to bake your next birthday cake.


    These are dishwasher-, freezer-, microwave-, and oven-safe!

    Get it from Target for $19.99.

    6. A chic marble holder with many uses — from wine bottle chiller (it will make a $5 bottle of wine look super classy!) to a utensil holder.


    Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

    7. A customizable print the couple will want to hang in their home ASAP.


    Get it from BirdAndKeyUK from Etsy for $20.34+ (for an 8x10) or a similar Mrs & Mrs or Mr & Mrs print.

    8. A door mat to keep friends and neighbors away so the couple can fully soak up that newlywed bliss. 😉


    Get it from Amazon for $17.95.

    9. Or a cookbook that will prevent any arguments about what to have for dinner: This one's packed with recipes to save time cooking and washing dishes.


    Get it from Anthropologie for $24.95, Barnes & Noble for $22.46, or a local bookseller through IndieBound here.

    10. A wooden sign you can customize with the date and the names of the newlyweds so the gift feels a little more personal.


    Get it from Simply2Girls on Etsy for $24.95 or a similar Mrs & Mrs sign from Amazon for $18.97.

    11. A beautiful hand-painted champagne flute the couple will be thrilled to toast in and so will your wallet. (Buying two of these will put you right on budget.)


    Get it from Anthropologie for $12 each.

    12. A set of glasses with guides to making a mojito, Bloody Mary, whiskey fix, or salty dog, so the bar is always stocked.


    Get it from Amazon for $17.

    13. A house-shaped garlic keeper to add a little bit of flavor to the home the two are creating together.


    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    14. An electric wine opener the couple probably doesn't *need* but will totally appreciate because it makes opening wine so much easier.


    This one has a built-in rechargeable battery and opens up to 30 bottles per charge.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    15. A vase that's a bit more unique than anything else and really adds a personal touch to the gift with a spot for a photo.

    Uncommon Goods

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $20.

    16. A set of diamond-shaped whiskey glasses so the couple can feel extra fancy while sipping on their favorite spirits.


    Get it from Amazon for $15.

    17. An adorable custom illustrated print you can add personal details to, for the most charmingly unique gift — one they'll think you spent way more on.


    Get it from Etsy from BaileyandBeauPaperCo for $18.48+ (available with or without a frame).

    18. A hot air popcorn maker that will look just as chic as that KitchenAid mixer you totally couldn't afford.

    World Market

    Get it from World Market for $24.99.

    19. A set of mini serving trays because everything looks better and more appetizing when it's in miniature form.


    Get it from IWOOT for $13.49.

    20. A picture frame you can put a cute photo of your friends in (or one of you and them so they'll remember that three wheels are better than two).


    Get it from Amazon for $14.55.

    21. A heart-shaped egg pan that makes an ~egg-celent~ gift for a couple who love breakfast more than most.


    Get it from Amazon for $13.13+ (available in pink and red).

    22. A date-night jar packed full with 52 fun ideas so the couple doesn't get stuck just going to out to dinner every week.


    Get it from FlytrapOnE on Etsy for $18.

    23. A set of beautiful wine glasses so the newlyweds can enjoy a drink together at the end of a long day.


    Get it from Amazon for $20 (also available in Mr./Mr. and Mr./Mrs.).

    24. A wood picture frame you can customize with one of the couple's engagement photos to level-up their current framed version.


    Get it from WeddingTreeGuestbook on Etsy for $8.99+ (available in sizes 4x6, 6x6, 6x9, 8x8, and 8x12 all under $25).

    25. And plush throw pillow that'll add a sweet everyday reminder to the couch.


    Get it from Wayfair for $24.99 (available in five colors).

    When you're so excited your friends are getting engaged and then realize that means you have to buy more gifts:


    Need more great gift ideas that are a bit pricier? Check out this list of thoughtful wedding gifts.

    Looking for the perfect gift for any occasion? Check out all of BuzzFeed’s gift guides!

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