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Useful gifts for newlyweds

Gifts for the Mr. & Mrs.

Seems like buying a great gift for a bride and groom would be a piece of wedding cake, especially with a registry that lists what they want and where you can get it. But it's not without its stresses.
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Practical or personal? Outside the box or conventional? If you're searching for answers, consider these ideas.

Money

This may seem impersonal, but money is the most practical gift of them all. Newlyweds are often saving for a home, a car or even a proper honeymoon, and the extra cash can be put toward any number of expenses. Money gives a couple freedom to choose what they want to spend it on, and who wouldn't want that?

Camera/camcorder

Life as newlyweds is filled with exciting moments, and what better way to capture them than with a new camera or camcorder? This gift is sure to come in handy while the lovebirds are vacationing in some tropical paradise or decorating a new home. For years to come, the photos and videos can be a reminder of the beautiful moments they have shared.

Kitchen appliances

While a blender may be an unimaginative gift, it's the kind of item that comes to mind while brainstorming ideas, and with good reason. Kitchen appliances are a necessity for any home. They're included in every wedding registry for a reason — couples want them.

chef hatCooking class

What good are the kitchen appliances the bride and groom will undoubtedly get if they don't know how to use them? Help them put to use all their new equipment with some cooking classes. Sign them up for lessons at a five-star restaurant or culinary institute, or go all-out with a private chef.

Anniversary wine box

Give a gift that will last for years, with a trio wine box. Include three anniversaries' worth of wine that they can share on the special day. They can crack open the bottles and toast to years of health, love and happiness.

Hotel reservations

A romantic honeymoon starts a marriage off right, so make them a reservation at a luxurious hotel. Just be sure to gift these reservations early before the bride and groom make other arrangements.

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