What to give a couple that has no house (or plans for a house)?

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: What to give that will get used and not just sit around?
    Linens : (5 votes)
    12 %
    Gift Certificate : (12 votes)
    29 %
    Frames : (2 votes)
    5 %
    Cash : (23 votes)
    55 %
  • Post # 3
    8282 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I think your best bet is a gift certificate. Let them buy what they could use now while still in someone else’s house. 

    Post # 4
    830 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @Ennie:  If you’re worried about them not using something though, I’d say just stick with what they’ve registered for (choose something practical rather than ornamental if this matters to you). Isn’t the point of a registry that they list things they actually do want and will use?

    Not forgetting of course that cash is something that will definitely not sit around collecting dust!

    Post # 5
    2132 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    They are guaranteed to appreciate and use a cash gift, that’s what I would get.

    Post # 6
    2537 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    Cash.  They can use that for anything!

    Post # 7
    305 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    i’d say they’re all good choices except frames. couples always end up with too many no matter how many they register for, and they usually end up clashing if they’re not all from the registry.

    Post # 9
    10384 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Definitely cash.

    I would hope people wouldn’t go off-registry for linens/towels, though – they shouldn’t end up with 10,000 towels if people just get them what they asked for!

    Post # 10
    351 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I vote for linens–specifically, the ones on their registry. They get what they want, and you get what you want too… that is, for your gift to be used immediately.

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