They ripped off the lovely paper to find inside - a used VCR. When we first started dating, my Dad's VCR broke. My groom happened to have the exact same one, so he offered it as a loan to Dad until he got a new one. My smart-alec father replied "how about we do a fair trade - I get the VCR and you can keep my daughter?" He thought it was a very funny joke, eventually got a new VCR and returned groom's.
Fast forward 2 years to the wedding day, and the deal was kept. He got the VCR and my groom got me.
Now it's a running family joke that I was a cheap bride....