That was…weird.

posted 3 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@GooteyBootey:  What about a gift basket that you make yourself?  You could put together items to make a meal – like pasta and spaghetti sauce in a jar, for example.  Or a dessert like brownie mix or cake mix.  Or different types of truffles and gourmet chocolates in a basket.  I would have so much fun with this.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@Sunfire:  I love your ideas! Pasta and sauce, and some sort of mix for dessert as well! A whole meal in a basket.

Post # 5
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122 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@GooteyBootey:  That is weird!! And very short notice for a bridal shower! I’m confused though, they want non perishable food items as gifts for themselves? Or to donate? They didn’t register anywhere?? 

Post # 6
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2893 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

You could also do a “When you are feeling down” basket with chicken soup and crackers.  Or winter night with hot coco and marshmallows and cookies.  The italian food was my first thought too, so you may get a lot of repeat on that.

Post # 7
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744 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@GooteyBootey:  I would do maybe some good summer sausage, some crackers, and a nice bottle of wine and some good chocolates.  Maybe you could add either a wine opener with the gift or a serving platter or cheese slicer.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Sunfire:  +1 on this, but wanted to add that you can add some gourmet seasoning mix like VEGETA as it sounds like these people are foodies. Vegeta, garlic powder, etc..

Post # 10
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11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

That’s adorable! What a good groom!

I agree with the pasta basket.

Post # 11
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687 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Hmmm, that would be a tough one for me! I’d probably end up doing a selection of chocolates, and maybe a bottle of dessert wine to go with that.

Also, are they coffee drinkers? Last Christmas I got my FI a taster set from Barismo (those are local to us, but I’m sure there are plenty of similar options where you are) and he LOVED it.

Post # 12
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687 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

And if they are in fact foodies, spices are a cool idea too, like MrsNewDay suggested – I’d love some Himalayan salt, Tahitian vanilla beans, saffron, dukkah… Not sure how easy that would be to source on such short notice though!

Oh, and Trader Joe’s has an awesome gift set of four Dijon mustards right now, as well as some sets of various nut oils and flavored olive oils.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

It is weird to ask people to grocery shop for you on such short notice.

Are you sure this is a shower and not just an excuse for them not to go food shopping this weekend?
(Don’t worry, I’m joking.) 😛

Apart from that, I’d give them spices or extracts – basically ingredients that some recipes assume you have on hand. Things that will last them a long time but spice up their dishes!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Pumpkin pie basket! You can even get them a pie pan as a “normal” shower gift!

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@GooteyBootey:  That is so weird that it’s cute! I think you’re getting a lot of good suggestions too!

Post # 16
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Helper bee

I’d do a “cookie bake/decorate” basket.  For some girls I didn’t know well (my son’s friends fiances) I put together a basket with all kinds of cookie cutters, and spatulas, then bought tons of cake and cookie sprinkles in all colors, all seasonal (like holly berries and leaves, fall leaves, etc.) and a couple cut out cookie recipies, etc.  The girls literally squealed when they opened it.  Not something they thought to ask for.

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