7 Worst Wedding Gifts: Something Blue, Someone Blew It

By Cameron Huddleston

You probably want to give your friends and family members who are getting married something nice, but you don't want to break your budget doing so. And you certainly don't want to end up buying the couple something they'll never use, will return to the store or laugh about for years to come.

You don't want your gift to be "that" gift -- the one people deem the worst they received, joke about it with other friends and roll their eyes every time they come across it in the back of their closet, garage or attic.

In general, it's best to stick to a couple's gift registry because those are the items they have chosen, says Trae Bodge, a shopping expert and senior editor of RetailMeNot. But if the couple didn't register or you can't afford most of the items on the registry, you might have to pick something on your own. To avoid wasting money on a bad wedding present, here are several items you should not buy:

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My all time favorite find on a brides registry was that for a nose hair trimmer. ? You never know, do you?

June 26 2014 at 8:57 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply