It's wedding season in Illinois and you're trying to find the perfect gift for that special bride and groom in your life.  What should you really get them?

If you're like me and don't get invited to very many weddings, be thankful!  It means you don't have to stress over buying something really special for a couple you barely talk to.

Though, when you do get invited you always want it to be a "standout" gift.  Honestly, I'm lame and order off the wedding registry... easy, ordered, done!

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According to a new study, experts say giving Newlyweds a minimum of $100 is the perfect amount.  Other studies say just being present is a "gift" in itself!  And if you really don't want to give cash, definitely steer clear of these wedding gift ideas.


Illinois' No-Go List: 11 Worst Wedding Gifts for Newlyweds

  1. Gift cards
  2. Home decorations
  3. Regifted items (unless it's an ongoing joke!)
  4. Anything baby-related
  5. Exercise equipment
  6. Kitchenware or a knives set
  7. Gifts reflecting personal beliefs
  8. Anything that requires batteries
  9. Plants or flowers
  10. Lottery tickets
  11. Anything not listed on the registry

Listen, all of these sound fine and dandy... until everyone else has gotten them the exact same things, especially kitchenware.

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You're wondering, "Why are home decorations bad?", right?  You don't know someone else's taste or style, so as much as you want to get them a cute porcelain angel for their living room just don't do it.

If you're married or have been married, what's the worst wedding gift you've received?  Spill the tea, I need to know.

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