Many department stores traditionally hold "White Sales" in January where discounts are offered on bed and bath linens. The first "White Sale" was held in 1878 when nearly all sheets were white—nowadays sheets and towels of all colors are put on sale. Take advantage of these deals to buy gifts for your recently engaged friends or to complete your own registry.
Browse more gift ideas in our Wedding Registry Gallery. —Allison Bean
Pictured: Marimekko Samovaari Berry Bed Linens, $29.95-$119 (sale prices), Crate & Barrel