Friend's registry is is fulfilled – what to get her?

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’d get her something from the store she’s registered at (What about a super nice $150 set of knives?), and have them mark it as bought related to their registry.

So if she wants to return it, she can! Or exchange it for other stuff she might want (we exchanged an apron, three dish cloths, an ice cream maker, and two gift cards for our Roomba, which I use twice a week!)

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

 You could always get her a gift card to the store where she registered. I know it’s pretty common to realize after the wedding that there’s additional things they need that they weren’t expecting.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’d either get a gift certificate or look at her registry items and find something close. (same material, colors, etc). Make sure that you tell the store it’s for her registry, if she doesn’t like it, she can then return it no problems.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2000

cant go wrong with a gift card to wherever she’s registered

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

I would say get her a gift card to the store she registered so she can go ahead and get more of the stuff she wants.

You can never have enough towels and sheets. Maybe get her more sets of what she already has? Or if her china set is only a set of 8, she likely would need a set of 12 and not realize it. You can add to her china set.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Gift card to a spa for her and her new husband?

Post # 9
mswallabyBee
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

@kay01:  I’d give her a $100 gift card to the store she registered at. We got a lot of gift cards to Williams & Sonoma and had a BLAST shopping there when we got back from our honeymoon – I’ve never in my life had that much money in gift cards and been able to buy anything in the whole store! It was awesome! I totally understand not wanting to give cash, but I think a gift card would be very much appreciated.

Do she and her husband drink wine? You could also give them a basket with 3 bottles of wine – one to drink on their wedding night, one to drink on their honeymoon, and one to drink on their first anniversary.  I’ve always thought that was a really cool idea and would personally love to receive some nice bottles of wine we wouldn’t otherwise buy ourselves because we’re too cheap.

Crate & Barrel has a lot of beautiful marble kitchen pieces, like cutting boards, cheese boards, etc. – our friends who just got married put a lot of those on their registry, marble is so pretty and timeless that I think something for the kitchen made of white marble would be really special.

I would avoid buying extras of things she already registered for – she may not have storage space or really see the use for extras. (Do she and her FI entertain a lot? IF not they may not want extra sets of dishware, stemware, etc.)

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

Since her registry is fullfilled, I would actually recommend a gift card to another store.  Sometimes one store doesn’t have something that another does.

There are also gifts like date-night stuff.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Gift card to the store she’s registered at, or something else from the store that matches her patterns!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

Do you know where they are going on their honeymoon? If you do, maybe calling ahead to the hotel and adding on a couples massage to their room, or paying ahead for some kind of excursion they might go on…or something nice like that?

I tend to give a cheque/cash as a wedding gift – but if I get a gift for a shower I usually buy one or two things from the registry and then add to it to create some sort of theme. I know wine/wineglasses are out based on your previous comments, but maybe they have a coffee maker or something like that on the registry that’s been purchased? You could make up a basket of yummy gourmet coffees and treats and maybe a fancy coffee recipe book to go along with it. Or if say they had a Keurig or Tassimo on their registry, you could stock them up with accessories for it. 

 

 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

While looking at her registry, see if there are any ‘themes’, color patterns, etc that she’s stocking her house in, then try to find something decorative (serving platter, picture frame, vase) that you think might match that.  Its tangible, and you tried to make it something to her decor tastes, but include a gift reciept so she can return it if she doesn’t want to keep it.

On that note, you could also look for extra pieces to her china/dinner sets.  Cream/sugar servers, tea pot, butter dish, those kind of things.

Post # 16
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@kay01:  does the registry show what has already been purchased? I would look at dishes and such which had already been fulfilled and either get a complimentary serving piece or and extra one. I know I have a full corningwear set but would love a second of the medium deep size but would have felt odd and a little grabby registering for an extra. 

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