We get that times are tough and that not everyone is able to afford an expensive wedding gift, but some people really take being a cheapskate to the extreme.

I have heard about passing down family heirlooms like exquisite silver as presents, but, to actually hand over a plastic spatula to the newlywed couple? It just screams “I couldn’t be bothered to make an effort."

Here are some over-the-top wedding gifts that will leave you either in awe or in stitches.

Megan:
One towel.

Debbie: A collection of old rags. It was apparently for cleaning floors etc. so that I wouldn’t have to use my new dish towels.

Nicole: Bed socks.

Eulanda: A broom.

Marrienne: An IOU note (which by the way has still not been redeemed 10 years down the line).

Fatima: A packet of Marie biscuits.

(Ok, this one’s more of an anniversary present, but we couldn’t resist including it in our list)

Starrene:
My hubby told me he bought me an expensive bracelet which he did: a high blood pressure monitor bracelet for our first anniversary. I was so pissed!

Charlene: A R20 note in an anonymously marked envelope.

Lynette: I got married a long time ago, but I can't forget the small frying pan and plastic spatula.

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