Tricky gifting situation

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
791 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Does your furniture store do gift cards or gift certificates?  I would just tell them that you’re in the middle of redesigning your living room right now (which may or may not be the truth), and since you’re undecided on a design, perhaps a gift card/certificate may be the way to go.  I think how and what you tell them depends on the relationship you have with them and whether or not they would be flexible with getting you a gift card/certificate versus physical furniture.

Post # 4
42089 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@mousepeach:  As uncomfortable as it might be, I still recommend honesty. You don’t want them to waste money on something you have to live with for years.

It is exceedingly generous of you to offer to purchase our living room set. ___ amd I had already chosen the furniture we want to get before

( whatever happened).  If you are willing to help us purchase that set, I would be in heaven. I didn’t think we would be able to afford it for some time. If that doesn’t work for you, we completely understand.

Post # 6
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@mousepeach:  Maybe you can just show them part of the set? Like just the couch, or a comfy chair and the coffee table?

Post # 7
5767 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

You could say that you’ve been saving for a specific set and ask if they’d consider gifting a specific item from that set. Like “Aunt Martha, thank you so much for your generous offer! We’ve been saving towards the Super Classy Line from Fancy Furniture, and have already selected a few items; we’d be thrilled if you’d be willing to gift us the Entertainment console from that set.” Or whichever piece would be within their budget. 


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