You’re thrilled for the bride and groom, of course, but the typical line-up of summer weddings can really do a number on your bank account.
The answer? Gorgeous gifts that look like a million bucks, but ring in for under $50.
We show you some great ideas of what to get (and where to get them) in the latest edition of our weekly fashion and beauty update!
A set of two very special champagne glasses — ones that a couple can use on special, private occasions — is also a lovely gift, and one that will bring back happy memories every time they use them.
Other innovative appliances that make great gifts include a panini press, a rice steamer (sushi, anyone?), a smoothie maker or a dehydrator (used to dry flowers, herbs, fruits and more).
Trendsetters love Jonathan Adler’s home and textile accessories for their great style and even better prices. At his Web site (JonathanAdler.com) you’ll find more gift ideas.
If you’d really like to give a gift that’s unexpected and unique, give a collection of games. Consider mixing old classics like Monopoly or mystery games with new trends such as poker or even a Game Boy!
For a truly personal gift, you could even take a camera to the wedding and then send an album like this afterwards, filled with your own photos and special notes. Sweet!
Judy Gordon is a New York-based style consultant and the “Today” show’s style editor. She has been covering the fashion and beauty beat for the past decade. To learn more about Gordon, you can visit her Web site, , which highlights style trends in America and across the world.
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