by Cinya Burton | Thu., Jun. 27, 2013 11:31 AM
Love is in the air!
Wedding season is in full swing and that means lots of cheers, tears and spending. That's right, not just the bride and groom have to deal with a staggering bill, post-nuptials. Simply attending a ceremony can blow a budget.
Even if you avoid splurging on flight, hotel and clothing (hopefully it's not black tie!), that still leaves gifts.
Most bridal registries are filled with pricey home items that aren't exactly wallet-friendly. The few cheaper items are almost immediately nabbed before you've even sent in your RSVP.
So, that's why you've got to get creative. There are plenty of awesome presents that don't cost over $50.
The best jumping off point? Etsy.com.
The online crafts mecca will quickly become your wedding BFF. Plus, most items have the added bonus that they can be personalized specifically for the newlyweds.
Like a set of His and Her utensils or a pair of Mr. and Mrs. Mason jars.
If DIY isn't your specialty, costume order an original artwork that celebrates the happy couples big day and helps add décor to their new home.
Of course, if you'd prefer to shop in brand name stores with good gift reputations (think: Pottery Barn and Crate & Barrel), cookbooks, serving trays, chic wine openers and nice silver frames are always standard newlywed essentials and always a safe bet.
Need a little bit more shopping help? No worries. We rounded up the best wedding gifts for under $50, including specific examples of exact items listed above.
Click through our gallery before you attend your next nuptials.