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Worst Wedding Gifts to Give

Don't waste your money on presents the newlyweds don't want.

The average wedding guest spends $127 on a gift for a family member. For a friend, it’s $99. No matter the amount, giving a gift the newlyweds don’t want and won’t use is a waste of money.

Wedding planners say the solution is simple: Stick to the gift registry. You also can’t go wrong giving cash or gift cards. You can, however, go wrong with these gifts.

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Start with anything monogrammed. These days, initials are tricky. Many couples opt to keep their names or create hyphenated names. If you insist on personalization, put together a nice gift basket instead.

Next, stay away from china, crystal and silver. Unless specifically requested on the registry, these traditional gifts are more likely to end up in a drawer than on display.

Finally, skip gifts that might be misconstrued. Relationship guides, baby books and even exercise equipment can send the wrong signals.

Sneak a peek at more wedding gifts that newlyweds don't want.

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