Post # 1
One of my coworkers is getting married and I need ideas of what to get her for the work shower. I work in a small place and I am really happy for her so I would really like to get her something, although we are not super close so I don’t want to get anything too expensive. She already had her regular shower, but I have no idea where she registered. Any suggestions ladies?
Post # 3
pic-nik basket and bottle of wine?
Post # 4
How close to the wedding? If it’s more than 6 months away, I’d get the book ‘A Practical Wedding”
Maybe get her a gift certificate to Etsy
But the best thing would be find out where she is registered and collect money from other co-workers to buy a larger/more expensive item off her list.
Post # 5
What about a personalized hanger? I just got one for an acquaintance of mine who’s getting married. I ordered this https://www.etsy.com/listing/121019197/sale-10-off-ready-to-ship-cheap-bride?ref=shop_home_active cost me less than 20 bucks.
Post # 6
Try searching the usual spots for her registry (bed bath beyond, macys, crate and barrel, target, and amazon). If you can’t find it, you usually can’t go wrong with a gift card to one of those stores or a nice bottle of wine and some glasses or something like that.
Post # 8
First if it is a SURPRISE Shower… don’t ask her and thereby give the secret away.
IF you know anyone who is close to her… going to the actual Weddding ask them if they’ve heard anything about a Registry… or if they know if she has a Wedding Website.
Going in on a larger gift with others as suggested by KoiKove:… BUT it is never appropriate for anyone to make it a MUST DO sort of thing (ie the whole shower having a cover charge of $ X and for that you are off the hook for a gift… that is a fundraiser… not a Shower). What you can do tho is ask a GF or two, if they’d like to go in on a larger gift… do it very casual like. “What are you gonna do for Sue’s Bridal Shower? What do you think of this idea… you and I throw in together and get her something bigger / better”. Don’t set a limit… such as “I’ll put in half and you put in half”… just make it a pool of funds so it is totally ok if you put in $ 25 and your co-worker only $ 10… now you have $ 35 to spend. And both of you sign the card. Same process if you get 3 or 4 to go in together… no one is highlighted for giving more (ya it looks lobsided if you are the one putting in the most… BUT just think about it from the perspective that it is a WIN for the Bride cause she gets a bigger / better gift)
If all else fails, and you are left to sort this out on your own…
If you are crafty make her something hand-made… always a nice touch.
If not consider some of the favourite stand-bys…
A Great Cookbook (Joy of Cooking is iconic) – A Bottle of Fine Wine – A Gift Card to a Store that has nice home items (Bed Bath & Beyond, Carte & Barrel etc)
Hope this helps,
Post # 9
Or get a personalized x-mas ornament. Just make sure that if you put THE LASTNAMES, that you know she is taking he last name. I would just get one that says HisName & HerName, Wedding Date.
Post # 10
Thirty One Gifts has really cute and feminine things. They arent super expensive and you can get it personalized if you wanted. Maybe a makeup bag or something. There are even ways to get it for free. Send me a message is you are interested in that.
Post # 11
Gift certificate to a nice restaurant in town.
FI and I are saving up to pay for the Big Day and the honeymoon and aren’t eating out much as a result. The holiday cookie exchange has made my lack of culinary skill legendary in the office. A gift certificate to a local restaurant would be wonderful.