Post # 1
So, I was just in a wedding and haven’t gotten them a gift yet. I spent a lot on the bridesmaid dress, flying there, hotels, bachelorette, shower, etc. and the bride said the bms shouldn’t get her anything. But I know the rest of them probably did. My FI don’t have a lot of money right now, though, and she knows that. So, I’m looking for more creative ideas for a wedding gift, since everything from their registry is either gone or over $200. I’d like to spend $50-75. I am not crafty, though, so anything DIY is out. Thanks for any and all suggestions!
Post # 3
What about a movie night gift basket? Grab a couple of DVD’s you know they’d like-maybe a chick flick for her and an action flick for him. A box of microwave popcorn, a few boxes of candy, and maybe a couple bottles of Jones Soda. You could also put in a gift card to a local movie theater. And instead of putting it all in a basket, put it all in a big popcorn bowl.
Post # 4
I know you said you’re not crafty, but do you have paint your own pottery places around you? You can make a platter or something that’s constumized and says “Mr. and Mrs. their new last name.” The people that work at the places are always very helpful with the craftyness, they have stencils and stamps, and you can make it simple with dots or stripes.
Post # 5
how about a bottle of champagne (there are some for $30), two cheap champagne flutes in a basket with some smoked salmon or since it’s summer, fresh strawberries and chocolate sauce?
Post # 6
What about some nice frames for her wedding pictures?
Post # 7
I think these are all great suggestions, along with a nice card with some heartfelt stuff about how happy you are to share the day with her as well.
Post # 8
Also, a book that I recently bought for myself, I think would be great for a new couple. It’s called Cooking for Two from America’s test kitchen. I think it would be cute to bundle that in a basket with an apron and wooden spoons, maybe an oven mit and a bowl?
Post # 9
Pottery Barn sells a nice white shadow box and they will etch the glass with their name and wedding date. You could fill it with their invitation, a swatch of the fabric from your bridesmaid dress, a dried flower from your bouquet (or if you already tossed it, a silk flower that is is the same kind of flower as the bride carried), the wedding favor, etc. The box is in your price range and filling it would be free! My bridesmaid did this for us and it was the best gift we received.
Here is the link to the box: http://www.potterybarn.com/products/p6547/index.cfm?pkey=xsrd0m1%7C20%7C%7C%7C0%7C%7C%7C%7C%7C%7C%7Cmemory&cm%5Fsrc=SCH