According to a survey, the people who are closest to the bride and groom typically buy wedding gifts outside of the registry in order to emphasize their particular bond. Unfortunately, they frequently let the married pair down
We have combed the internet in search of the craziest and most unusual wedding gifts that neither celebrities nor royal couples expected.
1. Prince William and Kate Middleton: a bike
Kate Middleton and Prince William asked their guests to donate to a charity fund instead of presenting physical gifts, but one guest was determined on giving the bride and groom an unexpected present. As part of London’s new bike-share program, the pair was given a tandem bike.
2. Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman: a cow
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Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman married in a modest event in California in 2012 after 3 years of dating. PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) officials presented the couple with an unusual wedding present: a cow named Peter.
3. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: two koalas
Similar to Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wanted charitable donations instead of fancy gifts. Nonetheless, they still received a unique present: 2 newborn koalas named after them in Sydney’s Taronga Zoo, on their wedding day.
4. Madonna and Guy Ritchie: two rolls of toilet paper
Guy Ritchie and Madonna were given two rolls of toilet paper as a wedding gift in December 2000. According to the pop diva, this strange gift is a tradition that represents how marriages should be long and robust like a roll of toilet paper.
5. King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain: a Game of Thrones DVD box set
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On May 22, 2004, King Felipe and Letizia Ortiz were married in the Almudena Cathedral in Madrid’s Royal Palace. When King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain married in 2004, they got a spectacular low-key gift as a wedding gift. A Game of Thrones box set of DVDs served as the symbolic present.
6. Prince Charles and Princess Diana: a ton of peat
More than 6000 wedding gifts were given to Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer in 1981. A unique gift of practically a ton of peat made it onto our list. The pair received the one-of-a-kind wedding gift from a rural Somerset council to use on their Gloucestershire farm.
7. Katie Price and Alex Reid: a pig
Katie Price and Alex Reid were given a miniature pig named Bingles as a wedding gift in 2010. Unfortunately, they had to soon get rid of Bingles, their micro pig, because he was vicious when food was offered.
8. Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowle: a poem
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Prince Charles married Camilla Parker Bowles, his second wife, on April 9, 2005. A poem called Spring Wedding, written by Andrew Motion, British Poet Laureate, was one of the gifts Prince Charles and Camilla received on their wedding day.
9. Keira Knightley and James Righton: an olive tree
In a low-key wedding in France, actress Keira Knightley married her lover James Righton. James Righton gave her an antique olive tree with their initials carved on it as a wedding gift in recognition of their love.
Which wedding gift left you speechless? What is the appropriate pricing range for a wedding present?