Out of state wedding gift

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
3635 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Give what you can afford.  We got a $25 gift from a couple-friend and we just happy they could make it – we know they had to drive, stay in a hotel, and find a babysitter for the weekend. 

If you know for sure they haven’t registered anywhere that means “they don’t need anything.” 

Post # 4
1835 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@Pupperoni:  I agree with PP, I think a $25 gift card and a very thoughtful card is enough. Two of my childhood friends came to my wedding empty handed and honestly, I was just glad they made the trip. I knew they took days off, drove to another state, paid for a room… What more could I ask for?

Post # 5
3633 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We had guests that traveled in that didn’t gift anything. I think that if they’re considerate, they’ll take into account the cost associated with travelling and not expect you to gift as much as the local guests. I think in this instance it’s better to gift cash rather than a boxed gift since they clearly didn’t register.

HOWEVER, if you must insist on a gift that’s not cash/giftcard, I would suggest something like an experience gift (e.g. tickets to something local in their area, spa treatments, etc.) rather than a traditional boxed gift.

Post # 6
42101 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Use your coupons to buy  a good chef’s knife and have it delivered to their home adress. They can always return it for exchange or refund.

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