Money Saving For Gradution and Wedding Gifts
- June 16, 2016
- By: Greenpath Financial Wellness
June kicks off high school graduation parties and the summer wedding season. GreenPath counselor Kathryn Bossler has put together a few tips on money saving for Graduation and wedding gifts without breaking the bank.
- Watch their registry on-line and wait for items to go on sale.
- If it is a family member, consider putting together a cookbook of family recipes or gifting a family heirloom, like a piece of jewelry.
- Make a keepsake box that the couple can use to store mementos from their special day.
- If the couple is going out of town, offer to watch their house or keep up their yard.
- A gift basket with a few homemade treats, or a gift card to a special restaurant, adds a nice personal touch.
“Remember, when you are deciding how much you can afford to spend on a wedding gift, take into consideration the overall cost of the event,” said Bossler. “Will you need a hotel room, airfare, or new clothes?”
We’re also in high school graduation party season. “While money certainly is a one-size-fits-all idea, you can make your gift stand out and be memorable to the graduate,” Bossler said.
- If the graduate is headed to college, a t-shirt or sweatshirt from their new school will get much use.
- A tote bag filled with bathroom supplies for their dorm room.
- Pre-stamped and addressed envelopes and notepaper for them to send notes home.
- A meaningful book with an inscription of well wishes from family and friends.
- A gift card to a restaurant, sub shop or pizza place in their new college town.
“Remember, thoughtful can be more impactful than expensive,” remarked Bossler.
So, a little planning and foresight can have you showering family and friends with gifts, while keeping your summer budget in line.