Affordable Wedding Gift Ideas

Just because you're single doesn't mean you have to be broke as well

Being in your mid-twenties comes with a few lot of hurdles: the always-dreaded rent week, a quarter-life crisis or two, and, of course, the realization that everyone around you is getting married—except you. You'll also quickly find that booking flights around the country and hotel rooms for one can take a toll on your bank account, leaving you scrolling through registries in search of the cheapest item.

But just because you're cash-strapped doesn't mean you have to resort to the throwaway gift: Between the friend getting hitched at the glossy country club and the one doing it DIY-style in her own backyard, these thoughtful, sub-$50 gifts will get you through peak wedding season. (There's always that great aunt who can handle that paycheck-swallowing copper cookware.)

Matching Kitchen Attire

The OG Couple's Cookbook

A Date Night In

Blue Apron Two-Person Plan, $30 for the first week

The Movie Night Necessity

A Cookbook to Nourish Their Relationship

Date Night In, $27.50

The Cooking Gadget They'll Use Every Day

Gear for Their First Dinner Party

A Coffee Maker for Grown-Ups

Honeymoon-Ready Gadgets

A Place for Their Growing Wine Collection

The One Thing Every Kitchen Is Missing

A Reminder of Where They Met

A Housewarming Gift Just for Them