(Closed) What kind of gift to give? Need advice!

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
1274 posts
Bumble bee

Can you gift them gift cards for like a less expensive department store?  Like Wal-Mart or Target? That way they could pick up the necessities they will probably need as well as baby stuff. Or alternately a gift card to a restaurant nearby for a dinner out. Cash would probably be what they want, but I would feel more comfortable giving gift cards in this instance. 

Post # 4
3583 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@SunnyBunny:  Um, therapy? I would probably get them a gift card to a baby store…just to point out the obvious.

Post # 5
2622 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

How about diapers and wipes? Set up a monthly mailing of something the baby needs from Subscribe & Save from Amazon for one year. 

Or something else more needed, like a PP said a certificate to walmart or target. 

Post # 6
82 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Honestly, I would make a cheap DIY craft (I’m huge on decorating those cheap letters you can get at Hobby Lobby, so I’d probably grab three (2 first names & 1 last name), paint them, paint plywood piece & hang them on the wood like a monogram.  

It would probably cost less than $20 (not a huge investment), but be super original & point out ot them that they should now act like a married couple. 

These are two of the letters I have decorated before.

If you want less of a time investment, totally just get a gift card (I would not feel comfortable giving them cash either!)

Post # 7
1778 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I agree with PP.  Baby items is the way to go.

Post # 9
9955 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Etiquette wise, even if you know the reason they are marrying is the pregnancy… it would be quite RUDE to point that out (so you can’t truly send anything that features that)

This is their Wedding… and despite all the obvious reasons (and probably the need for the baby more than them)… you have to do the RIGHT THING and honour their marriage.

And that means sending them a gift that is strictly for them (or appears so)

So something household, money, gift card, etc is the right thing to do.

Hope this helps,


Post # 10
1274 posts
Bumble bee

@WillyNilly:  lol at therapy! Sorry OP, not to take away from your question, but it is sorta funny. 🙂

I mean if you did gift cards, they can still spend them on whatever they want, but maybe they will think about it and save some of them for the baby necessities. I seriously wouldn’t send cash to them. Another option could be to order a nice photo frame online (I’m thinking a collage type family one) and have it sent to their place. 

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