5 Ideas for Saving Money on the Perfect Wedding Gifts
Buying a wedding gift is never as easy as you think. The days of receiving seven toasters and three kettles are gone. It seems that when one wedding is in the offing, up come three more, and this can get quite expensive. Here are a few ideas that can save money but give you the ability to give the perfect gift.
Look out for coupons
So many companies and shops offer money-saving coupons these days, so the availability is there for you to use coupons to buy that perfect gift. Search Google for sites entirely dedicated to coupons and which provide great discount codes that you can use on hundreds of websites and stores. With the item you want to buy in mind, simply search for a relevant coupon, and you will be amazed at the results.
Shop the sales
Sales are on in the high street and online at certain times of the year, so be prepared to get that gift during sales times and have a small stock of wedding gifts that you can bring to play when needed. Keeping a diary of sales from different shops and when they are having a sale is a great idea.
Shop in the right places
One look at Amazon will show you that some retailers can be almost double in price. The same is true on the high street. Look for the items at the lowest price. If you are looking online, make sure that you have taken into account the postage. For instance, if you want a personalized gift, it can get quite expensive if you shop in the wrong place. However, there are very reasonably priced retailers out there that enable you to pursue your wedding gift idea. When that item is found at the lowest price, and you know you have multiple weddings, why not buy two or three for each happy couple?
Use credit card rewards
Most credit and store cards offer rewards for their use. This can be built up to a substantial amount giving you the flexibility to use the rewards gained. Once again, search Google or inquire with your credit or store card supplier to find out what rewards are on offer and what restrictions there may be on the usage.
Purchase a gift as a group
Buying as a group gives you the power to get something a little more expensive while spreading the cost amongst the group. Talk to others, friends, or family to see how they feel about a group purchase. The number of people in the group will reflect how much can be spent. Bear in mind that buying as a group may well take a bit of organization and sometimes some chasing. Create a budget that everyone is happy with and stick to it. Now comes the hard part, what to buy? This can create friction, so have a brainstorm.
The thought that you put into the gift that you get for the happy couple is the important factor here. To give a present that can mean the world does not need to cost a fortune, but it carries your love and appreciation of their love with it.