Post # 1
We received a lot of useless gifts at our wedding, stuff that I know I will never use, that are not my style, my taste, like cups and decorative plates and other things that clutter our storage. Imagine…they are not even in our apartment. 🙂 In fact we’ve already given away some of the gifts.
Do you think it’s ok if we continue doing that and eventually get rid of all of them?
What did you do with your useless gifts?
Post # 2
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
I sent a very appreciative thank you note and donated the things to charity. Of course don’t tell the gifter that though!
Post # 3
We kept our useless gifts, but only because DH felt bad getting rid of them. They have been taking up space and collecting dust in our 800 sq ft apartment for four years now, lol!
Post # 4
we only recieved one actual physical gift, the rest was money (getting gift-gifts in our area isnt common). We kept it but Im sure over time it may wiggle its way out of our house at some point. It isnt our style even though it was super super thoughtful
Post # 5
Karina83: Return it (if you can), donate it, see if anyone you know (not mutual to the giver) could use it. If it’s from someone who visits often, like an in law, keep it in a box and decorate with it when they come over 😉
Post # 7
Karina83: I received a few useless items as well. I was able to return some of the items to the store and got a store credit (I was actually able to figure out where the stuff came from). I would try this approach first before giving stuff away or regifting.
Other stuff I just donated to good will.
Post # 8
My parents spread the word that since my husband and I are moving to a new country soon after the wedding we would prefer the guests just come and enjoy themselves and not worry about gifts. We ended up with a bunch of cards and gift cards (that one gift card for $25 for the local AMC theatre was awesome!) and were thankful for all of it. But one couple I’ve known my whole life gave us an obviously regifted item – A decorative bowl with a chip in it.
We toss our mail in it for now, but when we move we’ll probably toss it out or donate it.
Post # 9
I would return them if they came with a gift receipt, or donate them if not.
Post # 10
We explicitly asked his parents to tell to people they invited to the wedding that we would appreciate the most money as a gift. Common, it’s 21 century. We are a young family and we know better what we need and want to buy in the house! However, they felt occurred to tell that to their guests. Apparently in their region it’s not polite. And…we ended up with a bunch of crap.
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Post # 11
For example we received as a gift 2 cups with inscription Bride and Groom on them. Seriously…we were bride and groom for one day! Why do we need to use/drink from such cups when we already have our favorite cups in the house? 🙂
Do you think it’s ok to give them as a gift to our friends who will be having their wedding very soon?
Post # 12
Karina83: You/they didn’t actually word it as the ‘most money’ did you?
Post # 13
Karina83: if someone told me to give their kid cash (“the most” or otherwise) as a wedding gift, you can damn well bet that I’d buy that kid a set of teddy bears dressed as a bride and a groom. Or something equally useless. I can be a bitch that way.
You know how it feels to get a useless gift and you still think it’s ok to do that to your friends? Really?
Post # 14
i think it’s a misplaced modifier. i bet she means that they would appreciate money “the most.”
Post # 15
Some people feel uncomfortable giving cash as a gift.
Some people don’t even like shopping off a registry. There were a bunch of very affordable gifts on our registry that weren’t purchased, and we still got a heck of a lot of ugly picture frames and vases. We wrote nice thank you notes and the gifts were returned to Bed Bath and Beyond for store credit (if BBB sold the gift) or given to good will.
I think a ‘bride and groom’ mug might be nice as an engagement gift for someone!