The wedding season is a busy time, especially in communities where many members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints live. Weddings are exciting, joyful and can be — for Church members who attend several celebrations every summer — expensive.
But they don’t have to be. The LDS Distribution Center sells thousands of items at cost, many of which are useful to newly married couples as they build their homes. Here are 10 great gifts that won’t break the bank.
1. Subscription to Church magazines
Price: $10 for one-year subscription
LDS Church magazines are an excellent resource in any home, but managing magazine subscriptions is probably not at the top of the new couple’s to-do list. By purchasing a gift subscription, you can give them a meaningful gift with the added benefit of giving them one less thing to do.
2. Family History Supplies
Price: Under $5, depending on what you include
A marriage is the organization of a new family, and even if both parties have much of their family history compiled, they’ll need to combine the two as they organize their new family’s history. Give them the supplies to do so with an inexpensive collection of forms and booklets.
“My Family: Stories That Bring Us Together” is an easy-to-use booklet for getting started with family history. “Member’s Guide to Temple and Family History Work” is available for free, as well as family group forms and pedigree charts. Put it all in a binder and tie a ribbon around it for a unique, useful gift.