Great but inexpensive wedding gifts to treat the newlyweds without breaking the bank — plus play to win £50k on the Sun Savers Raffle – The Sun

TYING the knot can cost a lot – including for the guests. Those attending a wedding fork out an average of £50 to £75 for a present, says a survey by wedding website

Added to all the other costs of being a guest, you have got a huge hit to your wallet. But there are ways you can treat the newlyweds without breaking the bank.

Hatch a plan. Little things count — and personalised matching egg cups are sure to raise a smile for newlyweds. I like the wooden pair from for £8.95. You can add the couple’s surname and date of their wedding. They are a steal compared to ceramic versions available at for £22.

SAVING: £13.05

Clique and save. Arranging a joint gift could save you pounds. Use a website such as to share the cost, making extra-special, luxury items more affordable. For example, gather eight pals, then choose a gift for £80 at the website and split it between you all for as little as a tenner each. Or raise cash as a group on crowdfunding sites such as Start a campaign for the bride and groom and share it on social media.

SAVING: £70 if sharing the cost among eight pals

Made you clink. Who doesn’t like a glass of fizz and a chocolate? At, you can personalise a prosecco bottle with the happy couple’s wedding date, plus a box of Guylian chocolates, for £25. A similar set from costs £54.40.

SAVING: £29.40

Date night. After the wedding and honeymoon the newlyweds may be watching their budget, so maybe give the gift of a date night or dinner for two. Websites such as uk have some fantastic deals across the country. I found a great offer for fondue with a bottle of wine for two for just £25, down from £42.50.

SAVING: £17.50

  •  PRICES correct at time of press. Deals/offers subject to availability.

Deal of the day

KEEP little ones rolling along with a Little Tikes Cozy Coupe car. Was £59.99, now £44.99 at Smyths.

SAVE: £15

Cheap treat

SHAKE off the cobwebs with a Yazoo milkshake. Grab your favourite flavour for just 50p, currently half-price at Tesco.

SAVE: 50p

My Sun Savers fiver

CATHERINE CANNON, from Newcastle upon Tyne, says: “I spend my Sun Saver fivers on flowers and plants to keep me cheery.”

  •  Send your Savers fiver stories to and get 28 codes, worth £5, if we print yours here. Please include your name and town.

Top swap

COVER up with Collection Lasting Perfection concealer, £4.19 at Superdrug. It compares well to NARS’ Radiant Creamy concealer, £24 at

SAVE: £19.81

Reader's saving tip

SHIRLEY READ, of Northampton, says: “If your watch is battery-powered and you don’t wear it all the time, pull the winder out when it’s not in use to increase the battery life.”

  • Send your suggestions to and get 28 codes, worth £5, if we print yours here. Please include your name and town.

Shop & save

STAY razor-sharp with eight Gillette Fusion blades for £15 at Asda, down from £21.

SAVE: £6

Play now to win £50,000 on the Sun Savers Raffle

JOIN thousands of readers taking part in the new Sun Savers Raffle.

Every Sun Savers code you enter will earn you a ticket for our £50k monthly Raffle. And for every ten tickets you collect in a calendar month, you get a GOLDEN TICKET for our £80k Raffle, which takes place every three months, with the first one at the end of June.

There is no limit to how many tickets you can collect. So the more you enter, the better your chances.

To take part go to or open the Sun Savers app. Then opt in to each month’s Raffle by clicking “Yes!” when prompted and start collecting the Sun Savers codes printed daily in the paper.

Every time you scan or enter a code into Sun Savers, you get a Raffle ticket in the £50k Raffle.

Not yet a Sun Savers member? Just go to or find “Sun Savers” in the app store to get started.

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YOU can get FREE cash with super Sun Savers just for buying your favourite paper.

Our brilliant new rewards club will pay back our most loyal readers.

Just pick up the paper each day to collect your Sun Savers codes and we will GIVE YOU £5 when you have ­collected 28.

This isn’t a one-off and there is no limit to how much cash you can save.

For every 28 codes you enter, we will give you a fiver. So over the course of a year, that could add up to £65.

We are keeping it super-simple. You don’t have to enter codes from consecutive days, so don’t worry if you forget a day or two.

Download our easy Sun Savers app and quickly scan your code using your smartphone. Or go online and enter your code at

To get you on your way, join today and we will put a bonus £1 in your Sun Savers wallet tomorrow. And the good news doesn’t stop with free cash.

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