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A wedding guest's main duties are to show up to the ceremony, witness the bride and groom exchange their vows, and enjoy the post-nuptial party. It's also usually expected that guests bring gifts, but this can sometimes be a tricky proposition, depending on how close you are to the couple getting married, and what kind of budget you're working with. We've made it easier by gathering an array of gracious gifts from prices affordable to a little more extravagant.

Wedding Gifts Under $75

If you know the engaged couple well enough to rate a wedding invitation, you're probably slightly familiar with their lifestyle and habits. If not, look at their online registry for hints on their taste, even if you don't plan on purchasing from there. Wedding gifts that won't break the bank but won't fail to impress typically meld well with any style of home décor. Consider sentimental items, such as keepsake boxes, engravable photo albums, throws and quilts embroidered with the couple's initials, and that classic of nuptial glassware: personalized champagne flutes. Personalized pillowcase sets bring their new spousal signature into the bedroom, while a crisp linen table runner showcasing their marital monogram will be pressed into service during many dinner parties to come. Bar accessory sets also help with future entertaining, as do bakeware sets like the quality collections from CorningWare.

Matching accessory sets are also a great idea for the bath, and at this price range you can score some lovely glass or silver-plated sets. Meant more for display rather than for day-to-day use, decorative bowls make popular wedding gifts, and Kosta Boda offers masterful (and very colorful) designs at surprisingly affordable prices. More practical kitchenware, such as the newest must-have, a cordless kettle for heating water in a jiffy, or a spice rack complete with new fresh spices, will add some true domestic bliss to their days.