However, there is one exception to my rule and here it is: get the couple's wedding invitation framed. Hey, you know they like the invitation. I mean, they picked it out. So go out and get something tasteful and simple that matches their invitation, and voila! Such a unique gift.
Below you can see an example of a friend's wedding invitation that I recently had framed. And here's another bonus: frequently you can find really cool frames on sale, stash them away, and then pull them out when you need a gift. I don't give these gifts because I want to save money, but it is a nice bonus sometimes! This one below was $10 for the frame and $19 for the custom mat. Not bad.
This idea came to me when one of my great-aunts framed my wedding invitation for me (see below). I have since learned that she pretty much does this for all my cousins and everyone else in the family. It has honestly been one of my all-time favorite gifts, because it is so personal, and not something that I would take the time to buy for myself.