Post # 1
I’m invited to my fiance’s cousin’s fiancee’s bridal shower. Whew, that’s a mouthful. I’ve never met her (or the cousin she’s marrying for that matter), but I thought it was nice that I was invited and that I would attend to get to know that side of the family better.
I purchased $30 toasting flutes from her registry, thinking she’d like to get them at a bridal shower to have them for the wedding. (Although it cost me $40 total because my local BBB didn’t have them in stock and their shipping charges suck!)
Do you think this is an acceptable shower gift for someone I’ve never met? For reference, both FI and I are making 25k a year as graduate students, so we’re not exactly rolling in money. Most of the bridal showers I’ve been to have been gifts of $20-$50, but things have started to be purchased off of my registry in the $100-$150 range and I don’t want to embarrass myself!
Post # 3
Yes. It’s from her registry.
Post # 4
I think that’s fine. You buy what you can afford, not what you feel pressured into buying! I think anything off her registry is a nice gesture, especially for someone you’ve never met!
Post # 5
its off her registry its a good gift
Post # 6
Of course! Its an excellent choice!
Post # 7
I think it’s perfect, plus it’s from her registry, can’t go wrong 🙂
Post # 8
sounds like a great gift!
Post # 9
I think that’s a really nice gift. Great choice!
Post # 10
I think it’s a great gift!
Post # 11
I would love it myself. If someone gives me a gift, I don’t think about the cost. I am just grateful!
Post # 12
That is perfectly fine. It is something she wanted because she registered for it so I would see no reason why she wouldn’t like it.
Post # 13
That is a great choice! I would want my toasting flutes before the wedding. Otherwise she might need to buy them herself for the wedding
Post # 14
Oh course it’s a great gift.
You going to get to know them all better is really impressive and I’m sure they will love that.
Post # 15
It’s a great gift! Don’t worry about the $100-150 gifts, my registry is like that for my shower right now and I think it’s all gifts from my mom/FMIL/grandmas.
Post # 16
I think thats a great gift!
Hypothetically speaking, I would LOVE if my FH’s cousin’s fiance (whom I never met) bought us the toasting flutes off our registry (which also happen to be $30).