Would you send money or a gift?

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: What gift would you send?
    Cash. : (4 votes)
    19 %
    A physical gift : (17 votes)
    81 %
    A card : (0 votes)
    Other : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    Hostess
    22135 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2011

    They sound like great friends! 🙂 I personally would send a nice gift if you have an idea of something they would like. That way, the emphasis is more on the thought/sentiment than the actual dollar value.

    Post # 4
    Member
    5351 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    Does she have a registry? (I assume maybe not since they eloped.)

    But what about gifting them an experience or date? That way it isn’t cash, but isn’t a gift like wine or a frame that you are unsure if they would use. 

    Do you know what restaurants they like, or maybe a certain type of food? Or if they live in a larger city you can check out concerts/comedians/shows they may like and gift them that. A gift like this would be meaningful b/c it will show you put thought into it, plus when they think back on that event, it will be because of you. 🙂 

    Post # 5
    Hostess
    22135 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2011

    @AnnieAAA:  That’s a great idea!

    Post # 6
    Member
    1157 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Wow, you’re lucky to have such kind and generous friends. Send a gift- I think in this situation, I would give a piece of art or handblown glass. Visit a local artist gallery, or check out Simon Pearce. I love his glass. 

    Post # 7
    Member
    2114 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @krex:  Wow they really do sound great! I would maybe do a cash gift of what you can afford..possibly in a hotel chain gift certificate. You could also pay for an experience from Groupon or something. You can get greal deals on dinner, couples massages, fun activities like whale watching etc.

    Then to step it up and make it a little more personable. Perhaps you could stop by Things Remembered and get a frame or champagne flutes engraved with their Mr and Mrs X on it. It wouldn’t be more than $50.

    If you are really budgeting, hit the dollar store! I know it seems tacky but they have beautiful frames, glasses, candle sets, home decor things like that. You can make a whole “newly wed” package.

    Post # 8
    Hostess
    9903 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @krex:  I would send a physical gift.  I always feel weird giving money if I’m not there in person.  I had to miss a friend’s wedding this past fall and I sent her a really nice (IMO) silver Kate Spade picture frame that has a little Mr & Mrs engraved on it.  Simple, pretty, something I knew they would like.  If i’d gone to the wedding they would have gotten cash/cheque.

    Post # 9
    Member
    5697 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Maybe do something personalized or unique? The best thing you can give to someone who has everything is something fromyour heart IMO. Check out Etsy for some great ideas.

    Post # 10
    Member
    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I would send a gift and a letter! Maybe surprise them with a mini-cation on their 1 month or 6 month anniversary? Groupon/LivingSocial/Amazon Local generally have nearby minications on deal!

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