(Closed) A gift of a single knife?

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think they want the knife so getting it would be fine!  No one can afford multiple knives for $100+ each!

Post # 4
3526 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I don’t think it’s lame! We have a set of Wusthof Knives that we originally bought a starter set and have been adding to it slowly as we catch them on clearance. Hence there are a bunch of single knives on our registry.

We would love it if someone got us knives to add to our block!

Post # 5
46375 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

If they registered for knives- they want knives.

I love to cook and given the choice would rather have a great knife and make do with older mixing bowls than the other way around.


Post # 6
651 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

A great knife will be way better than some mixing bowls.  But really $150 mixing bowls?  or is there other stuff in the set?

Post # 7
2856 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I also don’t think it is lame either but if you are still unsure about it all, then you can give them money so that they can buy what they want with that money.

Post # 8
2475 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Get the knife – they obviously want it!  It’s one of the things I registered for that I really want!

Post # 9
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

I totally understand how you/he feels! I procrastinated for a good friend’s wedding and by the time I got to the registry the only thing left in my price range was also a knife.  I figured they wanted it so I got it for them, but this was 7 years ago and it still bugs me a little that I got such a good friend a freakin’ KNIFE for her wedding! ah well, better to spedn the money on something they wanted….

Post # 10
453 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

it is never LAME to buy what they ask for. lol.


Post # 11
81 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Having just went through the process of registering and adding things like door racks and paper towel holders and saying to Fiance – who is going to buy these – they would make lame gifts – even tho they are things we want.  In the end I agree with the other bees and yourself it isn’t crazy and will be something that they want and will use.

Post # 12
1230 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I think it would fine to get them one knife. Like others have said, they wouldn’t have registered for it if they didn’t want it. And they wouldn’t expect one person/couple to get them several knives at that price. Plus, a knife is much cooler than mixing bowls. And I think 150 for mixing bowls is a bit much. But like roddy said, you could always get them money and have them use it to buy what they want.

Post # 13
987 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

If it’s on the registry, it’s a good gift in my opinion

Post # 14
139 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I am very specific about the kinds of knives I use for cooking and have only bought them individually.  When you get a set of knives, you might be getting a great serrated knife but a pretty sub-par chef’s.  I think registering individually is smart because it allows you to shop for a great chef’s, utlitity, santoku, etc without having to adhere to a specific brand.  Maybe that is their thought, too…

Also, I agree with Julies-  they registered for it because they want it!  In fact, I’m big on people who “clean up” the registries because they pick up all those small ticket items that you wanted but thought you were going to have to purchase on your own after the wedding.


Post # 15
112 posts
Blushing bee

The knife would be an awesome gift. 

Post # 16
4765 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

My fiance is planning on registering for a few individual knives (he has a really amazing set of kitchen knives that he wants to complete) and I know that he would be ecstatic to receive an single knife! 

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