DIY wedding gift ideas with #targetwedding and a giveaway

My darling sweet cousin Brooke just got married last Saturday! Wedding are such a magical time aren’t they?

She was such a beautiful bride and I was thrilled when they registered at Target!! Cause as we all know – target is one of my FAVORITE places!!

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The problem is they couldn’t register for much since they live in Hawaii and flying back with all their gifts would be super expensive and near impossible. So what they did register for had to be basic necessities – which lets me honest, aren’t always the funnest gift to buy or give! ha. So I tried my best to make it fun and unique while not making their luggage double in size :)

I decided to go with these cute mason jar handle mugs

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I put them in a basket with my favorite drink mix, fun paper straws…

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I also tied a piece of twine around the mugs and wrote out tags that said “bride and groom” so the mugs could double as wedding glasses at the wedding!

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Target has SO many fun unique items that you could pair with anything to make an wedding registry a fun DIY inspired gift idea!

Target would like to offer a $25 gift card to one of you!!!!

Simply tell me:
(please leave separate comments –  each comment is an entry)

1.) best, most unique wedding gift you have received / gave / seen

2.) what would you use your target GC for?

3.) favorite wedding memory for your wedding or one you went to

{contest ends 1/5/14 – open to US residents only}




  1. 1

    When we attended a friends wedding they received an engraved glass wedding plate with their last names & wedding date, it was beautiful!

  2. 2

    Would probably use my Target gift card to add some color to my master bathroom, I need some new matching towels, etc. We’ve only been in our home a few months & i am so behind!

  3. 3

    One of the weddings that I attended, I was in the wedding party. It was great to see the wedding up close & personal & actually be involved a little bit more than a traditional guest!

  4. 4

    The most unique wedding gift I saw recently was on someone’s registry,sending the newly married couple on various excursions while they are on their honeymoon. I hadn’t heard of this before.

  5. 5

    I would use the gift card for a new purse.

  6. 6

    The most unique wedding gift to me was a set of quilted teapot cozy.

  7. 7

    I would use Target gift card for groceries.

  8. 8

    How fun! December 28th is my wedding anniversary! The most unique gift I received was a book with relationship advice from all of my friends (they each wrote a passage).

  9. 9

    I would use the Target gift card on clothes for my daughter.

  10. 10

    My brother in law got married this past summer and the cooking s’mores outside the reception was really fun.

  11. 11
    Melissa L says:

    I gave my cousin an engraved cutting board with their names and date of marriage. I thought it was so cute! :)

  12. 12
    Melissa L says:

    I would use the Target gift card to buy items for our wedding guest bags. Thanks

  13. 13
    Melissa L says:

    My favorite memory was when my sister in law was posing for a picture with my 5 year old nephew on her wedding day and my nephew said “Wow mommy you look beautiful!”

  14. 14

    The most unique gift was this huge photo collage wall board. The person who gave the gift was an artist and they literally created this huge moving board that was like a little lifeline.

  15. 15

    I would use the Target gift card for home decorating supplies.

  16. 16

    I’ve only been to one wedding and it was my aunt’s wedding. It was a beautiful wedding because my whole family was there. It was in a tropical area so we went to the beach, had nightly dinners and just had a blast.

  17. 17

    I gave someone a picnic basket filled with their favorite packaged treats & some board games

  18. 18

    I would use my gift card for a new skillet to cook in!

  19. 19

    My favorite wedding memory is when I caught the bouquet at my sister’s wedding!

  20. 20
    Christina C says:

    I don’t know what the best/most unique gift I’ve given has been, but I can say that one of my bridesmaid has recently been threatening that she is going to give my fiance and me dishware with her face on it!

  21. 21
    Christina C says:

    I would use the gift card for a welcome mat!

  22. 22
    Christina C says:

    Favorite wedding memory from a wedding we went to (since we’re not married yet) has to be seeing all the groomsmen come out wearing horse heads to dance to music. It was so funny and so weird!

  23. 23

    I would use it for new clothes for my kiddos!

  24. 24

    Q #1: my cousin actually gave gifts to their parents during the ceremony – as the symbol of love & gratefulness from the bride & groom to their parents. didn’t expect that and it was very touching to see them took time to honor the parents.

  25. 25

    Q #2: i will use the gc to get my hubby something special, our anniversary is coming up! :-)

  26. 26

    My favorite gift I’ve given was a framed picture – with a state cut out of the bride and a tiny heart over her home town, and the same for the groom with the wedding date at the bottom!

  27. 27

    I would use the gift card for some clothes or home goods!

  28. 28

    Favorite memory from my wedding was our family prayer!

  29. 29

    My favorite wedding moment was walking down the aisle and seeing my husband waiting. I started to tear up, which I didn’t expect!

  30. 30

    most unique I’ve seen is those pictures that spell the last name, but the letters are all different. you know what I’m talking about, lol?

  31. 31

    I can not stop with the throw pillows!

  32. 32

    the sisters of the bride made the comment that she was going from a miss to a mrs to a dr in one week. it was funny.

  33. 33
    Justyne M says:

    The best wedding gift I have received so far is a pasta machine

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    Justyne M says:

    I would use my target gift card for thank you cards

  35. 35
    Justyne M says:

    my favorite wedding memory is being maid of honor in my roommates wedding

  36. 36

    The best gift I’ve given was a pop up tent and camping chairs, the couple uses them all the time!

  37. 37

    I would use the Target gift card to buy shirts for my bridesmaids, I’m going to DIY them with their names!

  38. 38

    My favorite wedding memory was when I was the maid of honor in my cousins wedding, and afterwards her saying what a great day she had.

  39. 39
    Kelly Hughes says:

    1.) For two close friends who were married last year I made a piece of wall art that had the quote from the song “Honey Bee”, “You’ll be my Louisiana, I’ll be your Mississippi.” The husband was from MS and the wife was from LA, and that was “their song” :)

    2.) I’m getting married in August, so the GC would be used for wedding items!

    3.) My best friend’s wedding was amazing. My favorite moment was when the groom broke down reciting his vows

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    Lisa Brown says:

    i gave a miniature violin as a gift once, it was so appreciated.
    jlsbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

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    Lisa Brown says:

    I would buy a blanket for my bed with the gc
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

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    Lisa Brown says:

    when to a wedding that was right on the lake and in the water were otters on the surface, so cute!
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

  43. 43

    The best gift we received was an engraved wedding album with our names and anniversary


  44. 44

    I would use the gift card towards stuff for my SIL’s baby shower that I am hosting


  45. 45

    My favorite memory from my wedding was cutting the cake. Not sure why it specifically sticks out, but I remember being nervous my husband would smoosh caked in my face and ruin my dress (thankfully he did not!)


  46. 46

    best unique wedding gift gave is a stripper pole- lol for wedding night

  47. 47

    i dont know what i wiuld use it for but it would go to kids though

  48. 48

    my favorite memory was our dance

  49. 49

    I gave Joey Roth Ceramic Speakers!

  50. 50

    I would use it for accessories.

  51. 51

    i went to a tiny island wedding. it was so beautiful!

  52. 52

    the best gift I’ve seen is the parents paying for the honeymoon in Hawaii!

  53. 53

    i’d use the target card to buy wrapping paper & cards

  54. 54

    I went to a wedding where the children of the mother came up and helped light candles with their mom and their new step dad, I thought that was very sweet

  55. 55
    Susan Christy says:

    The most unique gift I received was a (made by the giver) stained glass heart to hang in my window. So pretty!

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    Susan Christy says:

    I would use the Target GC to buy an elephant scarf they have online.

  57. 57

    My family pitched in to get my cousin a hammock for her wedding, something fun for her backyard and entire family!

  58. 58

    I would use the card for kitchen supplies, and maybe those glasses!

  59. 59

    The most unusual wedding I’ve been to was in Japan. I didn’t know the bride, but she looked beautiful in her traditional hairdo and kimono.

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