Post # 1
So, I’ve been dragging my feet and hadn’t purchased a gift for an OOT wedding I’m going to this weekend. I had found a gift on their registries I wanted to give and when I went to purchase it yesterday, someone else had – d’oh!
There isn’t a whole lot left. For what I wanted to spend (about $150) there’s a single knife (they are registered for their knives individually) for about that price.
I told FI I was planning to do that – and he said it was lame.
He thought we should be giving more of a complete gift.
I figure – they want their knives! We plan to register for knives individually and while it’s probably less memorable of a gift – I’d still want someone to purchase it.
Am I crazy to do it this way? There’s also a set of mixing bowls for the same price that I can gift – FI thought that was more appropriate (but I think a good knife is way cooler!).
Post # 3
I think they want the knife so getting it would be fine! No one can afford multiple knives for $100+ each!
Post # 4
I don’t think it’s lame! We have a set of Wusthof Knives that we originally bought a starter set and have been adding to it slowly as we catch them on clearance. Hence there are a bunch of single knives on our registry.
We would love it if someone got us knives to add to our block!
Post # 5
If they registered for knives- they want knives.
I love to cook and given the choice would rather have a great knife and make do with older mixing bowls than the other way around.
Post # 6
A great knife will be way better than some mixing bowls. But really $150 mixing bowls? or is there other stuff in the set?
Post # 7
I also don’t think it is lame either but if you are still unsure about it all, then you can give them money so that they can buy what they want with that money.
Post # 8
Get the knife – they obviously want it! It’s one of the things I registered for that I really want!
Post # 9
I totally understand how you/he feels! I procrastinated for a good friend’s wedding and by the time I got to the registry the only thing left in my price range was also a knife. I figured they wanted it so I got it for them, but this was 7 years ago and it still bugs me a little that I got such a good friend a freakin’ KNIFE for her wedding! ah well, better to spedn the money on something they wanted….
Post # 10
it is never LAME to buy what they ask for. lol.
Post # 11
Having just went through the process of registering and adding things like door racks and paper towel holders and saying to FI – who is going to buy these – they would make lame gifts – even tho they are things we want. In the end I agree with the other bees and yourself it isn’t crazy and will be something that they want and will use.
Post # 12
I think it would fine to get them one knife. Like others have said, they wouldn’t have registered for it if they didn’t want it. And they wouldn’t expect one person/couple to get them several knives at that price. Plus, a knife is much cooler than mixing bowls. And I think 150 for mixing bowls is a bit much. But like roddy said, you could always get them money and have them use it to buy what they want.
Post # 13
If it’s on the registry, it’s a good gift in my opinion
Post # 14
I am very specific about the kinds of knives I use for cooking and have only bought them individually. When you get a set of knives, you might be getting a great serrated knife but a pretty sub-par chef’s. I think registering individually is smart because it allows you to shop for a great chef’s, utlitity, santoku, etc without having to adhere to a specific brand. Maybe that is their thought, too…
Also, I agree with Julies- they registered for it because they want it! In fact, I’m big on people who “clean up” the registries because they pick up all those small ticket items that you wanted but thought you were going to have to purchase on your own after the wedding.
Post # 15
The knife would be an awesome gift.
Post # 16
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
My fiance is planning on registering for a few individual knives (he has a really amazing set of kitchen knives that he wants to complete) and I know that he would be ecstatic to receive an single knife!