Were you surprised at the generosity of gift-givers?

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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8426 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@skippydarling:  We didn’t get a lot of big ticket items on our registry (70% of our items were under $60), however we did get very generous cash gifts from my uncles and my mother.

Post # 4
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3199 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@skippydarling:  so far i’ve been really surprised at the VOLUME of gifts we have gotten. we had 32 people give gifts at our two showers, about 70 gifts though! one of our three registries is almost empty now! i think most people spent around $75, so its been very humbling.

all our biggest-ticket items are still on there though (luggage, bedding set, kitchenaid mixer, crate and barrel lamps, china, etc).

Post # 6
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3199 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@skippydarling:  eh, we put the big-ticket things on there for the registry completion discount at the end. if we get some of them as gifts, bonus, but if not we may use the discount to purchase a couple things after the fact.

Post # 7
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8593 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I was surprised so many people that couldn’t come sent me gift cards.  My 1 big item I received was my stand mixer, though I knew about that beforehand since it was from my mother Smile

Everything else was pretty much $50 and under.  Though I did get all of the sets of my everday dishware.  Those are all priced individually under $50 though!

Post # 8
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2100 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I have about CRIED at the generosity of some people and my showers aren’t until September. So far, we’ve gotten our Kitchen-Aid (my sweet grandmother has known I wanted one since I was a kid), some expensive skillets, a nice stainless steel roasting pan, really expensive Villeroy and Boch canisters, some of our china, a NINJA (holy smoke), a nice frame and our toaster, which isn’t a Breville but it isn’t a $25 one either.

I don’t even know who bought half the stuff…I can’t tell if it’s for my shower or if they can’t come. Doesn’t matter…it’s that they thought of US.

Thanks for posting this!! It gave me a chance to post my exciting news. I’m just feeling blessed every single day!!

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