I am to the age now where many of my friends are getting engaged and married. If you have ever been in a wedding you know how fun they are but how quickly the expenses can add up. Most people just graduating college and starting out don't have a ton of money so I put together this gift for my friend Tiffany. I did add a Kate Spade ring dish (I got it for $17!) that was actually a Christmas gift but the pictures are all of items featured in the under $25 part. The basket is something I already had on hand but comes from the Dollar Tree.
The pens and note pad I picked up for $1 each out of the Target Dollar Section. They were too cute not to add, plus for a $1 the pens are pretty nice.
I really liked this planning notebook, it had just about every checklist a bride would need from cake choices to bridal party planning to wedding music. I picked it up for $11 at Books-A-Million. A bridal magazine is a must and something she will likely buy anyway so I chose Bridal Guide. It is one of the more reasonably price bridal magazines at $5.99 and to me has more articles for real life brides who don't have a budget of $60,000.
I did use coupons on the Orly nail polishes. They were buy one, get one half off and I also had a $5 off coupon at Sally's so I got them for around $2.99 each. I loved the polish names but also the colors. They are both really pretty pinks that are good for everyday wear.
In total I spent $24.97, 3 cents under my budget! No this isn't the most extravagant gift but full of things a bride can actually use and appreciate so I am happy with how it turned out.