Post # 1
My FSIL isn’t registered anywhere, and I know for a fact that she prefers money instead of a wedding gift, as they indicated this specifically in their wedding invitations. So I have no idea what to do for her bridal shower–do I give money for that as well?
Post # 3
I would give her cash, because you can’t go wrong with that. That’s most likely what she prefers considering she didn’t register.
Post # 4
So I do not give cash/ gift card often I just do not like to I would rather give something personal. But I was reading on a thread somwhere on the bee earlier today where someone put a ton of fake money in the card with a small folded check
If it were me I would likely do a game of LIFE theme and createa box with the board then fill the box with fake cash with a check inside.
Or you can be like my crandma and give it all in change for Christmas one year my sister asked for money because she was going on a trip and my grandma gave it to her all in dimes
Post # 5
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I personally don’t believe that cash is an appropriate shower gift. It’s fine for the wedding, but a shower is really supposed to be about giving the bride concrete gifts. If you are comfortable giving cash, however, go ahead. That is your choice. I would give a physical gift, but what would depend on the person. If she likes to cook, maybe you could give her the Williams-Sonoma bride and groom cookbook, some gourmet spices, or an apron set with mitts and kitchen towels, etc. If not, maybe something like board games or wine and a decanter or similar. Really, that will depend on her personality and the lifestyle she and her FI have together. You could also give lingerie.
Post # 6
Could you ask some other guests (your mom, any sisters or friends) what they are bringing to get an idea of whether cash will be okay?
If you get her a present, I’d just be sure to get her a gift receipt so she can return anything she doesn’t need. Cookbooks are always a good choice for brides, and if you get it from somewhere like Amazon or Barnes and Noble, it would be easy for her to exchange.
Post # 8
What about a pedicure or a massage? Brides are all frazzled before the wedding, and I know that for me at least, I would love to get a massage at a spa a few days before to de-stress!!
Post # 9
I just had my shower last weekend and some of the stuff I didn’t register for were my favorite. Some of the cool stuff I got that I liked were:
A gift basket full of all sorts of spices that she, and her culinary graduate brother picked out for me.
A full margarita set including margarita mix, glasses, tequila, salt, and a rimmer
a personalized recipe book with a personalized apron/dishtowel set.
I always appreciate things that people put thought into….
Post # 11
personally I HATE giving cash and usually stay away from gift cards unless it has a specific use (and I usually present it in such a way). To me, cash or gift cards (not specifically intended) just scream “hey, I think you are worth this much”.
Go with something creative like pp suggested. I like the massage/day spa idea 🙂