(Closed) A gift of a single knife?

posted 10 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2004

Could you make it a more complete gift? Maybe add in a small gift certificate to a specialty grocery store, or find a pretty cutting board at Home Goods, or something similar? Maybe then your Fiance would be more comfortable (although I totally agree that, if it’s on the registry, it’s a perfect gift!).

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Do it!

We’ve registered for individual knives and I’m afraid that people won’t by them because they think it is lame gift.

I can only hope I have some procrastinators on my list to! 🙂

if you are worried about it write a heartfelt card to go with it – but trust me, if they registered for the knives, they must want them!

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Could you give a check instead maybe? And then if they reaaally want the knife they can use it to buy that??

Post # 20
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My fiance really wanted some Shun knives that are $120-200 each. I told him that people might not get them because they don’t want to gift one knife. But he’s so excited and would really really love if people bought them. He was so excited that one of his coworkers already bought him one and he’s thrilled. And I don’t know if it’ll be the same, but it came packaged very nicely so it looks like a really fancy gift. I’m sure your friends can’t wait for someone to buy them that knife!

Post # 21
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

They asked for it, so I don’t think it’s lame that you want to give them something they asked for!  If he’s not comfortable with a gift like that, maybe you can get a gift card to that store so the couple can choose what they want to spend it on? 

Post # 22
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

As someone who loves to cook – a good knife is an invaluable tool.  Would your fiance feel the same way if you were giving a blender?  A knife is even more useful.  If you want to add some small item, like a cutting board to bulk it out, that’s up to you.  I have registered for 1 knife and it’s an expensive one, but I sure do hope that someone gets it for me.  I wouldn’t be disappointed in the least.

Post # 23
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Honey bee

If they didn’t need or want it, they would not have registered for it. Is there any way to pair it with something else (put together a kitchen themed gift basket) if you don’t want to give just that?

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Go for it. My Fiance and I registered for knives too, so that would be a great gift. I’d say they knew that they would most likely only be getting one knife from each person due to the expense. Plus, they’ll probably think of you everytime they use it in the kitchen.

Post # 25
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

Definitely not lame. That’s what we’re doing with our registry, because we’re kitchen snobs and don’t want to register for the outrageously expensive sets of things. I would be happy if someone got me the one knife! Ditto whoever mentioned a cutting board, that’d be cute.

And to all you people wondering about the $150 mixing bowls…. we’re registering for this huge set of really good, heavy mixing bowls and prep at WS for about the same price. I have a $23 set of glass mixing bowls that I love right now, but they’re nowhere near big enough for some of my huge recipes, and GOOD mixing bowls need to be really heavy. So don’t knock the expensive set so fast!

Post # 26
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

they probably aren’t expecting people to get them expensive things like that (i was always sooo excited to get a high priced item because it meant we wouldn’t have to buy it ourselves after the wedding) so i’m sure they’ll be happy about it.

however, it’s a jewish superstition that buying people knives for wedding gifts is bad luck, (people bought us knives and we had to give them a penny because that means we bought it from them) so i wouldn’t do it. 

Post # 27
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Hey!  Just FYI, I just bought a single knife for my friend’s shower and she loved it!  I am hoping people get everything off our registry – even a really nice trashcan we registered for!  haha, people prob wont buy it for us b/c it sounds like a lame gift, BUT I WANT IT!  So she definitely wants a knife! 🙂

Post # 28
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I’d do it! Nothing beats a great chefs knife or bread knife… seriously. Expensive knives are worth every penny & I don’t think it’s a lame gift at all! The couple knows the cost of that knife, so it’s not like you’re being cheap by just buying them one! 🙂

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