Post # 1
I’ll be going to a bridal shower next weekend and after checking out the registry a few weeks ago, almost everything was fulfilled, with the exception of very pricey items ($150 cocktail serving tray for example).
There was a serving bowl I was planning on purchasing but needed to wait until my next paycheck. Now that I can buy it, it’s been fulfilled. Literally everything that remains is out of budget. There are a few things that are priced reasonably, but I just don’t feel comfortable purchasing for a friend-like the sham for the bed.
What are some ideas for other gifts? I liked the post I think from ms Fox with the multiple bottles of wine and different dates to open them, but I’m open to different ideas. I also plan on giving her a scrapbook I am making from a trip my FI and I took last year with the couple.
Post # 4
Can you go in with some other people for a larger gift?
Post # 5
Hm, cash is kind of hard for a shower. Do you know the bride well? She might not know her registry has been so depleted, and if she doesn’t I’m sure she would LIKE to! If it’s just shower time and not yet wedding time, she should probably add a few more things. Or, at the very least, she could give you some info on what else she and her new hubby will like.
Post # 6
You can’t go wrong with a gift card to wherever they registered, though it is a bit on the boring side. Do you know if/where they’re HM’ing? Maybe you could arrange something like a couples massage or nice dinner for them (though that may be pricy).
Post # 7
I would say go with a gift card to one of the locations they are registered at and gift it with a nice candle (like Yankee Candle or something similar) from the same store. That way – if they don’t like the scent of the candle (there is a “Wedding Day” candle by Yankee Candle that is cute) they can return it and get credit towards something else in the store.
I know that Bed Bath and Beyond (if they are registered there by chance) has a large selection of candles and candle accessories.
Post # 8
They are only registered at BBB, and for what will be a large wedding (200+ guests), the registry did not have much on it (35 items). I’ll be giving cash for the wedding and would prefer not to give cash at the shower. Five items aren’t available to purchase online and when I try the store locater, it forces me to search another item.
I know they are HMing at a Sandals, I’ll have to try to track down a previous message to find out which one though and I’m not sure if she has planned anything there yet. Informing her that most things have been fulfilled is another option.
I know her medium well, if that makes sense. We usually go to dinner or meet up about once a month or every other *(she and her Fi and me and my FI), but she’s not someone I talk to much outside of those get togethers.
Post # 9
What about a gift card to a restaurant in their town? I’m sure they could use a date night before (or after) the wedding!
Post # 10
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
Gift card, or Lingerie- a neglige is always a good shower gift (everyone oohs and ahs, and the bride blushes)
Post # 11
My favorite gift is a date night gift. These can be tailored to any budget. More expensive options might be a gift certificate to a nice restaurant and a play. Cheaper options could be gift card to a yummy but less expensive restaurant and a local movie theater. Or make your own with a gift card for pizza delivery, microwave popcorn and a DVD (or RedBox rental gift card). Or go to the grocery and buy stuff for a picnic (try to buy things that won’t go bad too quickly) and put it in a nice basket.
Post # 12
i would say get her a gift card for BBB…. that way she can put it toward one of the higher priced items if she gets multiples…. that is what i would hope my guests would do.
Post # 13
In that case I would totally buy a bottle of grey goose and two martnini glasses! (or wine with wine glasses).
At my shower I LOVED it when people did this! It’s so boring opening gift after gift that you’re expecting – since you registered for it and saw that it was fulfilled the day before your shower. And (most) people ALWAYS need alcohol for entertaining, so it’s an awesome gift.
Post # 14
A gift certificate for a manicure or pedicure might be appreciated! If she doesn’t use it for the wedding, I’m sure she’d splurge on herself sometime.
Post # 15
I put this suggestion on a similar post…what about a manicure, pedicure, or massage? I think that a bride-to-be would always appreciate some pampering to de-stress before the wedding.
Post # 16
@oracle: haha, you beat me to it! 🙂