Post # 1
I am attending the wedding of a friend who has not registered for any gifts. We were a lot closer when we were younger, but we haven’t been an active part of each others’ lives in years so I don’t know what her personal tastes are. She and her FI have already purchased a home together and have long since settled in, so my guess is that they already have a ton of appliances/accessories. Contributing to the honeymoon isn’t an option either.
Would it be tacky to give them a pre-loaded credit card as a gift? That way, they can spend it on whatever they need and take it with them on their honeymoon. I know it’s kind of impersonal…
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza
Honestly? It might just be easier to give them cash…
Post # 4
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I find those cards hard to use. Very few places can run the transaction for the last few dollars on it. Cash is simply easier.
Post # 5
I think a gift card is fine.Cash is always better..lol
Post # 6
How about a gift card to her favorite restaurant?
Post # 7
I would give cash instead, it’s just a lot easier!
ETA: Or a gift card to somewhere rather than a generic Visa card.
Post # 8
I wouldn’t give cash as paper bills in case it gets stolen, but I would write a cheque.
I don’t like the credit GCs as they have different laws for those than for store GCs (more fees, etc).
Post # 9
Gift card is perfectly acceptable.
Post # 10
Id give cash rather than a gift card.
Post # 11
I think a gift card to a place that makes sense for your friend can be very thoughtful. For example, if you know the couple’s favorite type of food, a restaurant gift card allows them to have a date night. I’m in the same boat as your friend – not planning to register since my FI and I are consolidating two homes into one and we really don’t need any “stuff.” However, we plan to renovate our kitchen, so I would be overjoyed with Ace Hardware Store, Lowes or Home Depot gift cards as wedding gifts. To me, more thought can go into a gift card than a check/cash.
Post # 12
I think whatever you can give would be appreciated. I have seen home depot gift cards for weddings. Only you know the couple best so do what you think they would like. I personally would be fine with a gift card!
Post # 13
As the recipient I’d rather get a check or cash, and I usually give checks, but back when I was a broke student I used debit card points once to buy a prepaid Visa card for a wedding gift. I didn’t really like doing it, but I had absolutely zero cash, and I realized with just barely enough time to order it that I had enough points for a $50 card, so I did it.
Post # 14
Thank you all for your input! 🙂