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    Nov 4, 2019

    41 Wedding Gifts That Only Look Expensive

    It'll be love at first sight for your bank account.

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    1. A scratch-off world map so they can begin their journey together and mark off every step along the way.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Got this as a wedding present and we love it!" —Lanie Zobell

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in two sizes).

    2. A crystal wine decanter that'll definitely help them impress their dinner guests.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Love, love, love, love, love. Did I mention I love this? It's elegant yet simple. The drying rack is seriously the greatest thing. It comes out clean every time and no need to dry it or find a way to twist a towel in the side. it's great. and the wine always tastes better once it's been in the glass. Would 100% recommend." —LpaulaD

    Get it from Amazon for $27.95.

    3. A pair of stain-resistant, super-comfy microfiber sheets that are so luxuriously soft you'll actually be gifting them the lap of luxury.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These are by far the best sheets I have ever bought! Super soft and cozy! Not really thick or crisp, which some people like. I am more than pleased and will buy another set of us, and for my son." —Mary

    Get the four-piece set from Amazon for $24.97+ (available in sizes twin-California king and in 43 colors).

    4. A stainless steel bottle sealer designed with a built-up pressure pump so their bottles of bubbly will stay that way.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Loved this product. So easy to use. Everything is in one — no plug with pump. It stays on and keeps the bubbles in champagne and all carbonated wines. It does not pop off or leak if you lay the bottle back on its side in the refrigerator. It's metal and very strong. Love that you just need to pump the top to take out the air. Great for picnics and BYOBs. Plus it DOES NOT LEAK!" —C. Glidden

    Get the bottle sealer from Amazon for $8.97.

    5. And while you're at it, an extravagant bottle of sparkling wine so they can use their new bottle sealer.

    Wine.com

    Explore all the bottles of champagne you can get online at Wine.com and get this bottle of Chandon California Brut Classic for $17.99.

    6. A fluffy and lightweight faux fur throw blanket, because winter is coming and they'll need to be ready.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I started off calling this the Jon Snow blanket because it reminded me of the fluffy cape he wears, but now my family and I refer to it simply as Jon Snow. My house knows no blanket except for the king of the blankets named Stark. Also, be forewarned, if you have any direwolves they will immediately take over Jon Snow and he will no longer belong to you. My little direwolf did this the first day I got Jon Snow. I'm considering ordering a second one just for myself now. My direwolf likes to get into mischief around the house when I shower, but if I put Jon Snow in the bathroom, my little wolf will curl up on him and behave the whole time. Jon Snow is beautiful and soft on both sides and great to cuddle with. He is also machine-washable and dry-able and comes out looking just like new. Just make sure you wash him in cold water and tumble dry him on low heat. He is from the North, after all." —Samantha A

    Get it from Amazon for $25.48+ (available in 19 colors and in six sizes).

    7. A set of gorgeously lush velvet pillow covers that'll lend a little color and texture to any room in their house.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I used to manage a Pottery Barn and they have stunning velvet pillowcases. I was wondering what these would be like in comparison and honestly, I like these better! I purchased both the mauve pink and the golden khaki color. I’m about to purchase seven more now that I know how beautiful they are. The colors are spot-on and are a tad shiny but velvet should be unless stated otherwise. The brighter colors will be great for spring and summer. The price point is FANTASTIC!!" —MBATLANTA

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $12.99 (available in seven sizes and in 32 colors).

    8. A set of measuring cups so pretty they'll find a home on your counter for everyone to see.

    Nordstrom

    Promising review: "The beautiful details really make this measuring cup set the perfect addition to any kitchen. I can’t wait to get the matching pie server to complete my Anthropologie Eres set." —GIMLA

    Get the set of four from Nordstrom for $28.

    9. A set of perfectly coordinated books that'll help their shelves look like they belong in the pages of an interior design magazine.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "If you've been looking for decorative books, then look no more — you've found your shop! Colors are true to photos and I love how they were real books! Not those hollow, fake ones you see. This made decorating very easy, fast shipping, and quality suburb. Will be ordering more from here in the future!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a set from Covogoods on Amazon starting at $4 (packages start with just one book and go up to 25 books, they're also available in 15 colors including custom colors).

    10. A 20-piece stainless steel set of matte finish utensils that'll just look so damn chic on their dining table! So. Damn. Chic.

    Walmart

    And they're dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "Great quality! I love how sturdy these are. They feel nice and heavy in your hand. I bought one set and gave it a trial run for a month in the dishwasher. Color and finish remained beautiful. They haven't scratched and have kept the brushed satin look. Went back and bought two more sets." —OntheSearch

    Get them from Walmart for $19.99 (available in two colors).

    11. A gorgeous bamboo matcha set complete with a whisk (chasen), traditional scoop (chashaku), and teaspoon to help stir things up.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this little bamboo set! Very well made and nicely boxed. Makes my matcha latte simple. I give these as gifts all the time as a way of introducing the benefits of matcha to my friends and family." —Soozie

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99. And if you want to be super generous throw in some yummy matcha.

    12. A set of stunning handblown champagne flutes to help them celebrate their union in style and class.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These champagne flutes are very elegant and beautiful! The package arrived fast and was packed very, very well! The box is nice and will make a great gift for anyone and any occasion! Happy with the purchase." —Svetlana Shavez

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in two styles).

    13. A set of silky-soft satin pillowcases designed to help keep their hair from frizzing, their skin from breaking out, and their dreams sweet.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this SOOO MUCH! The hype for silk pillowcases is real! I have a FULL head of hair that is very long, which has also been processed to death. Since my hair is always so dry due to all of the color processes, I like to air-dry it to save it from being damaged further by the heat. Well, my hair would always look like a frizzy mess the morning after, even though I saturated my hair with leave-in treatments and treatment oils. Finally, I decided to try out a silk pillowcase and I'm obsessed! I can now rock my air-dry hair the next morning without looking like I have a rat's nest on my head. The only thing I wish this had is zippers. Since silk is slippery, the cover tends to fall off the pillows often. Other than that, this is perfect. I'm going to bring a pillowcase with me when I travel!" —Rubicant

    Get the set of two from Amazon for $8.98+ (available in standard, queen, and two king sizes and in 15 colors).

    14. A pack of aerating wine decanters so they can turn the two-buck chuck you also gift them into duex-franc Claude.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These wine aerators are FABULOUS! I do wine demos for different wineries and I don't always have time to let a bottle of wine breathe properly before a demo starts. These greatly enhance the flavor and it makes all the difference in the world. My sales numbers increased greatly. And you can't beat the price!" —Ash Bash

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $13.99.

    15. A cozy bathrobe for each of them, because nothing is better than a luxurious robe — nothing!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Love, love, love this robe! It really is plush and luxurious. Hubby and I wear this at night before getting into our swim spa and use it to dry off after getting out. It's even plusher than our bath towels. It is thicker, so if you are looking for a robe to wear during a warm day, this is not it." —Jocelyn Shade

    Get one robe from Amazon for $29.99 (available in S-XL and in gray, white, and blue).

    16. A set of copper Moscow mule mugs that'll look so damn pretty sitting in their cabinets, displayed on their counter, or nestled in their hands while they get their drank on.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "We loved our set so much we purchased this set as a wedding gift for friends. Beautiful craftsmanship and they work fabulously. Great service and on-time delivery." —Amy M

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $25.99.

    17. A beautiful cookbook filled with the recipes from that almost-impossible-to-get-reservations-to restaurant.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is one of the finest cookbooks I have ever owned. I appreciate the author's relationship with food. It's hard to explain what I mean, but the book deals with a ground of being (where one comes from) with integrity, respect, love, inspiration, etc., with regard to food. This cookbook won a major 'cookbook of the year' award in 2001 — from a major cookbook association — out of thousands of cookbooks published that year. If you like to cook or would like to be able to cook, you'll love this book. Even if you never cook a recipe from it. It's beautiful, simple, elegant — a real treat among cookbooks. Also would make a BEAUTIFUL wedding present or a great present for a person or couple who have just purchased a new home." —Susan Martin

    Get it from Amazon for $32.97.

    18. A set of personalized leather luggage tags so a little piece of you can go with them on all their travels — but not in a creepy way, I swear.

    Leather Made Nice on Etsy

    Get it from Leather Made Nice on Etsy for $45.

    19. A sturdy set of 6" cast iron pans, one for each of them since they can't ever decide what to eat.

    Macy's

    Get the two-piece set from BuzzFeed's Goodful line at Macy's for $28.99.

    20. A classic copper Dash stand mixer, that'll look so good sitting on their counter or while they're baking you a sweet treat to say thank you.

    Nordstrom Rack

    Get it from Nordstrom Rack for $34.97.

    21. A fully loaded two-person picnic backpack complete with cute reusable plates, washable cotton napkins, stainless steel knives, forks, and spoons, acrylic wine cups, salt and pepper shakers, a cheese board, knife, corkscrew with bottle opener, and a cozy blanket. Who knew eating outside could be so glam!

    Amazon

    All they need to provide is the wine (and some food)!

    Promising review: "Bought this for my friend's wedding gift and they absolutely love it! Brought it with them to Hawaii for all of their hikes as well as their camping trip up the west coast! Said it worked great for not only picnicking but regular hiking as well!" —Kristin MacDonald

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99 (available in a two person or four person option).

    22. An elegant gold box of Godiva chocolates for when the wedding is over and they just need something totally decadent to snack on.

    Godiva

    Get the box of 19 pieces from Godiva for $29.95.

    23. A sleek marble rolling pin they can use to make delicious treats that maybe they'll invite you to share — or maybe they'll just let it sit on their counter to elevate the look of their kitchen.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I first received this as a wedding present seven years ago and it's always been a great product. My husband dropped it one too many times and it finally cracked and we needed to order a replacement. I don't think it would ever break during normal use. Great product and easier to clean than the old wood rolling pins." —CheeryCherry

    Get it from Amazon for $17.01 (available in seven styles).

    24. A large acacia serving bowl that easily doubles as a fruit bowl or "stuff" bowl — let's just say whatever they do with it, it has to be on display.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Purchased this bowl for a wedding present and the recipient is very satisfied! She noted how this bowl is very thick and sturdy. I would like to have one for myself because it's so nice!" —Cupcake

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

    25. A silky-soft, lightweight throw they'll use to cuddle up while they Netflix and chill. Just think: You could help set the scene that leads to their future offspring!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Received this as a wedding gift. It is lovely. Thin but very nice quality and soft. I love it." —Cherry

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in 16 colors and three sizes).

    26. Two pairs of gorgeously carved chopsticks that might be too fancy for their normal takeout meals but you know what? YOLO.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Great for the price. Comes with a nice cloth to store them in, inside a nice box. Also, it comes with a cool little chopstick etiquette guide for different cultures. It’s written on nice rice paper and adds to the look of the item. Overall great buy!" —NuklearPineapple17

    Get them from Amazon for $14.99.

    27. A set of delightfully matching ceramic mugs designed with a marble motif and gold details they'll love.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Bought these as a wedding present for my best friend and she loved them. They came already boxed and were such a nice quality for the price." —Tonya Stewart

    Get it from Amazon for $26.98 (available in six designs). Find elegant Mr. and Mr. glasses here and Mrs. and Mrs. glasses here.

    28. A set of sturdy silicone-handle beechwood utensils that'll look as cute in their kitchen as they are comfortable in their hands.

    Macy's

    The three-piece set includes a spoon, turner, and pointed spoon.

    Get the three-piece set from BuzzFeed's Goodful line at Macy's for $8.83.

    29. A personalized bamboo cutting board you can have customized in nine different designs to make it perfect just for them.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "A wedding gift that was very much appreciated by the bride! She loved that I took the time to order something custom. She likes it so much she doesn't want to use the cutting board for food but rather as decoration." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in 10 designs).

    30. Or really show off how well you know them by getting them a bamboo charcuterie platter designed to fit a bunch of yummy cheeses and meats — you know, the things you need to be eating with wine.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "We bought it as part of a wedding present for my aunt. They loved it. It's perfect for both of them. It's very practical because it has good space and also she loves the small saucers, which add a nice touch. The fact that there is a space to keep the utensils is also helpful. Overall we were very happy with the purchase and so were the newlyweds." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in three sizes).

    31. A set of personalized engraved wood coasters to help them keep their furniture protected and their home looking cute.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These coasters were a hit with the bride and groom to be. Their wedding is taking place in a barn, rustic setting, therefore an absolutely perfect gift. Simple engraving, but adorable and different!" —li727

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $25.

    32. A healthy little plant and adorable mister so they can keep a plant alive together...hopefully.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is one of my favorite purchases. This brass mister is small (perfect for my wrist arthritis), VERY attractive (I keep it on a shelf with other showy items, like crystal bud vases), and it works — nice, fine mist for my peace lily. I've already bought a second one for a gift that was received with many oohs and ahhs. It's on my list for future gifts. Please don't discontinue it, it makes a GREAT gift." —Patty Perfect

    Get the mister for $24+ (available in four colors) and explore all the plant options starting at $4.50 on Amazon.

    33. A stackable set of geometrically shaped storage trays they can potentially use as plates in a very beautiful table setting.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I purchased these trays for food displays. They are thin and pretty small but everything looked great on them! They definitely can’t handle anything incredibly heavy so in the future I’d use them as decorative trays for utensils/napkins or cheese platters but you can’t beat the price. I love the colors." —melissa houghtalin

    Get the set of four from Amazon for $9.78.

    34. A set of modern-looking oil and vinegar bottles that'll help add a little style to their dining table.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I could not be happier with the look and feel of these bottles. They will fit into any kitchen design. I love the oak stoppers and could tell they had already been oiled before packaging. I'm sure I will need to apply mineral oil periodically to keep them from drying out but I don't see that as being a problem." —Amy Graham

    Get the set from Amazon for $31.99.

    35. A blooming set of gold-tone measuring spoons — there's a really great joke to be made here about measuring out your flour with a flower, but I just don't know it.

    Nordstrom

    Get it from Nordstrom for $39 (also available in measuring cups).

    36. A classy Italian-made whiskey set complete with five gorgeous glasses, a decanter, and topper so they can make drink time a bit more classy (oh, and it's dishwasher-safe!).

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Honestly, for the price, I was expecting super-cheap glasses and a 'meh' decanter. Imagine my surprise when my dad opened his gift and pulled out some very high-quality items. The decanter looks beautiful with a dark liquor in it, and the glasses are perfect for happy hour. They are pretty resilient, too! I happened to knock one off a coffee table and it didn't even chip. Oh! And in case you're wondering, the stopper fits in the decanter very well. It's not loose at all." —Julesie_O

    Get the seven-piece set from Amazon for $15.

    37. An elegant marble utensil holder that'll also work for when they're serving wine.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "What a beautiful utensil holder! I'm excited to think about how this will be part of my kitchen for many DECADES to come! The marble will is long-lasting. Perfect size and color! I love how nice and secure it sits on the counter because of its heavyweight — doesn't tip over and get worn out like other flimsy holders (bamboo and stainless steel) I've had before. I love it!" —THT

    Get it from Amazon for $24.97.

    38. A glass and stainless-steel tea infuser, because maybe they aren't so into coffee.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is a beautiful little pot. It's the perfect size for one or two people. It's surprisingly lightweight, but not fragile. I was afraid to pour hot water in it at first, but no need to worry. I've never had a glass teapot before, and now, for the first time, I can really see the beautiful colors of my favorite teas. I love seeing the tea in the spout. the infuser allows for a perfect brew. It's perfect for that late evening relax before going to bed. Quiet time cup of tea!. Highly recommended." —Elvira

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in two sizes).

    39. A set of adorable porcelain egg cups and spoons. (Honestly I have no idea why anyone would need these but if I had them I'd use them all the damn time, just cause they seem so classy.)

    Amazon

    Promising review: "First, I bought these egg cups for myself. I was so impressed I bought some for some friends. I love unusual dishes. Soft-boiled eggs — a favorite — served in adorable dishes...a great duo. The price was right and when they arrived they looked sharp. They are well packed so you don't have to be afraid to send them as gifts. (Packing, I am finding, seems to be a problem with online buying.)" —Elizabeth Martin

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $16.95.

    40. A really pretty set of ceramic condiment bowls so they can think fondly of you every time they chow down on chicken fingers with honey mustard.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These are so beautiful, but one arrived broken. They are extremely fragile, so we will be handwashing when we use them." —Amanda Hance

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $14.99.

    41. And a three-piece pizza grilling set they can use to make the kind of oven-fresh pizza that'll have people asking, "Is that delivery or DiGiorno?" But it won't be either! 'Cause it's homemade!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I have to admit that I was already a Cuisinart fan as I own a Cuisinart outdoor grill and have given two as wedding gifts. I was anxious to receive the new outdoor pizza maker as we live out in the country without the option of pizza delivery; so all of my past attempts at pizza making was with a boxed mix. My husband had the pizza maker assembled (along with the stand that is sold separately) and heated before the dough had even finished rising. Only have one recommendation, READ the Pizza Making Guide that includes several informative tips, especially the one suggesting to use cornmeal on the peel. We’re pizza-making pros now (by the second batch) and started experimenting with different recipes. When not in use I like the design that mirrors the cosmetics of my outdoor grill." —Kris F

    Get the set from Amazon for $25.77.

    Now when your friends decide to commit to a lifetime of love with another person (while you can't even commit to whether or not you want bangs), at least the gift will be taken care of!

    Warner Bros. Television

    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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