A toaster. A set of plates. Some bath towels. If you’re attending the wedding of close friends or family members, chances are you don’t want to get them some impersonal household item. But you also don’t want to spend a ton of money, OR give a gift that doesn’t have meaning. So, the obvious answer: Make something. And the tough question that follows: But what? To answer that, we scoured Pinterest to find 10 affordable, handmade wedding gifts. Not only will these options keep your budget under control, they’ll be something the couple will cherish for their whole marriage — which, hopefully, is a long time!

1. Photo Collage Letters

All you need are wooden letters, Mod Podge, scissors, a paintbrush and photos.

2. Relationship Map

If the hearts are a little much, you could simply cut the maps into squares or circles instead.

3. Personalized Recipe Book

Instead of just including your favorite recipes, you should request them from the couple’s friends and family as well. Ask them to type up their favorites, plus a note to the couple, then compile them into a cute book.

4. Photo Coasters

Use high-quality photos of the couple or maps of meaningful spots, and you’ll have a beautiful (and useful!) gift.

5. Year-of-Firsts Basket

Buy a bunch of their favorite bottles and label each with a “first” they’ll have during the next year: beach trip, dinner party, anniversary, etc.

6. Hand-Painted Song Lyrics

If you know the couple’s wedding song (and have legible handwriting), this song-lyric canvas would make a stunning gift.

7. Wooden Photo Hanger

Who doesn’t want a shabby chic photo display in their home? To make it more wedding-y, you could paint the couple’s names and wedding date onto one of the boards.

8. Handwritten Plates

Did you know Sharpies are magic? So magic, in fact, you can create personalized plates like these ones.

9. Personalized Cutting Board

10. $3 Photo Display

At that price, you could make several for the couple — perhaps with their names, or with different quotes about love and marriage.

via thepennyhoarder