Post # 1
My Fiance and I are attending a wedding next weekend. It’s a friend of my fathers, and I have no idea what to get for them. They are not registered anywhere. She said she’s “too old to be registered”, and I don’t think I’m close enough to her to estimate her taste. I tried asking my father for suggestions, but he was of no help.
This is the first big occasion that I will be attending as my own family unit, as opposed to tagging along as my father’s daughter. I don’t know how I feel about giving her money. Is it awkward because she’s known me since I was a baby? I’m looking to spend 50 dollars or so (seeing as I have a wedding of my own to pay for).
Any ideas or suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated 🙂
Post # 3
A gift card to a local restaurant would be perfect. As an older bride who also didn’t register, it was everything we had to have the wedding so the gift cards that we received to restaurants were our only nights out for a few months. They were greatly appreciated.
Post # 4
bump! i don’t mean to be a pain, but the wedding is this coming weekend. i’m really in a pickle here…
Post # 5
I got a few really nice picture frames from guests who don’t really know us well, and didn’t shop on our registry. I thought they were a nice gift, and we can use them to display wedding photos!
Post # 6
Typically money would be the best present if they are not registered. We attended a wedding where the couple didn’t register anywhere because they wanted cash rather than gifts or gift cards.
Post # 7
If you don’t know them well enough but seriously wants to give them something then what about perfumes or a set of watch….or you can gift them basket of dried or candied fruits…..
I have found a great site for personalized gifts……http://www.thepersonalizedmall.com/ have a look…..hope you will find something for them…..
Post # 8
i would go with a gift card or money!
Post # 9
Nice candle sticks is what my mom always gives to people she doesn’t know well, or a nice set of wine glasses. (attach a gift receipt just in case).
ETA: Like crystal glass candle holders
Post # 10
Check out places like Costco or Sam’s Club (if you order online, you don’t have to be a member) and you can get “discounted” gift cards. Nice restaurants are typically $70-$80 for $100 worth of gift cards, and they come in smaller denominations. We bought a bunch of these to Ruth Chris and split up to give $50 gifts to our readers, and other “smaller” roles in our wedding.