I was in the same exact spot last year during the holidays. It seemed that every single penny of my (tiny) disposable income had to go to some incidental wedding-related cost. I even took a second job to help pay for Christmas presents. (Thanks, Bentley Diamond!)
Since my goal in life is to reduce the stress levels of brides everywhere, I decided to put together a Holiday Gift Guide. Each gift is specifically categorized under "Parents", "Future In-Laws," "Bridesmaids", and of course, "Soon-to-be Hubby."
Oh and the best part, every single gift is under $50.
Happy Holidays, happy wedding planning and my favorite - HAPPY SHOPPING!
Gift Ideas for Your Parents:Mom: She's been dreaming of your wedding day for as long as you have. You want to get her a gift that says "thanks for being there with me every step of the way."
A Personalized Handkerchief for her to use on your wedding day.
Price: $23 (Etsy)
Dad: He's going to give you away soon but you want to get him a gift that tells him he'll always be the first man you ever loved.
Father of the Bride Cufflinks for him to wear on your wedding day.
Price: $20 - $27 (Etsy)
Gift Ideas for Your Future In-Laws:Mother-in-Law: You know how proud she is of her son and you also want her to feel included in the planning process. Let her know you'd love her to join you on the morning of your wedding and get all glammed up together.
Personalized Mother of the Groom Robe
Price: $35 (Etsy)
Father-in-Law: Let's face it - he just wants to drink his beer and stay as far away from the wedding planning as possible. Let him know you support his stance!
Beer Brewing Kit & Personalized Bottle Opener
Price: Beer Kit $49.99 (Northern Brewer); Bottle Opener $19 (Etsy)
Gift Ideas for Your Bridesmaids:They are counting down the days right alongside you. They are your best friends in the whole wide world and you want to give them a small token of appreciation for all they have done for you.
Mani/Pedi Gift Certificate + Bottle of Nail Polish in the color you want them to wear on your wedding day
Price: Mani/Pedi Gift Certificate $35 - $50 (depending on the salon); Bottle of Nail Polish $8 (Essie)
Gift Ideas for Your Soon-to-be Hubby:You probably promised each other you wouldn't "do gifts" this year because you're already spending so much on the wedding. But there's no reason you can't get him one of these cute little stocking stuffers (and don't forget the card!).
"In Case You Get Cold Feet" Socks
Price: $33 (Etsy)
After-Party Tuxedo T-Shirt
Price: $26 (Café Press)
Do you have any great gifts to add to the list? Leave 'em in the comments below!