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11 wedding gifts the bride and groom will love

Celebrate the happy couple's vows with any of these stylish wedding gifts.

Everything about wonderful weddings is exciting: the dress, the ceremony, the vows, the first dance, the socializing, the gifts. If you’re a guest at a wedding this year, it’s time to start thinking about what wedding gift to buy the lucky couple. There’s no doubt they’ll enjoy a gift from their registry, but it’s also OK to think outside the box and present your friends with a gift you know they’ll love. Here are a few routes to take when deciding on a wedding gift for the bride and groom.

It’s OK to give the bride and groom money. Lots of couple appreciate cash gifts and use them toward important expenses like a down payment on a home, a home renovation or their honeymoon.

Contribute to a big-ticket item
Go in with some friends and buy the couple something big for their home, like a barbecue, a piece of bedroom furniture or a piece of beautiful, original art.

Gift certificate to a local restaurant
Who doesn’t love a night out on the town? And after all the chaos that comes with planning a wedding, the couple will need a date night to celebrate each other.

A pass to an art gallery or museum
A yearly pass to a local museum or art gallery will encourage the couple to get out and spend some time together, and it’s a gift they can enjoy over and over again.

Cooking classes
Treat the couple to an experiential gift like a cooking class! Find something unique that will teach them how to cook a food they don’t often cook -- like Indian, Vietnamese or vegan cuisine.

Prefer to get them something more tangible that they can enjoy for years to come? No problem! Here are 11 beautiful wedding gift ideas any bride and groom will love.

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