Post # 1
I am looking to get an engagement gift for one of my best friends and her fiance. They just recently moved into a smaller apartment, so I don’t think they have people over much and neither one of them really knows how to cook. They’re both outdoorsy/athletic city dwellers, and into health stuff…so I’m trying to come up with something creative.
A gift recommended to me was outdoor picnic wine glasses, a friend got them and love them. Not a bad idea…let me know if you have any suggestions or things you loved to receive!
Post # 3
I’m a wine lover – so wine gifts were appreciated.
I also loved any wedding planning type things (like bridal magazines, planners, etc).
ETA: We also paid for our wedding and immediately felt the crunch of finances as we tried to save. I gift card for a favorite restaurant or even health food store (for a date night dinner) would be practical and sweet thing, I’d think!
Post # 4
The plastic hiking wine glasses are great, I love ours. Platypus also makes a plastic wine bladder pouch for light carrying:
I’m not sure if it still exists, but there was a yellow jersey or maillot jaune wine, in a plastic bottle which fit into a bike water bottle holder. You could combine some of these things, maybe with a map of a nice bike route?
The date night, relaxation concept is a great one too.
The wedding related book stuff is also good.
Post # 5
@oracle: I agree with a giftcard especially since they live in a small space.
Post # 6
I love these types of gifts.
I had gotten my cousin a monogramed LL Bean bag with a desk calendar from Sierra (hiking website), a cook book for couples, journal and fun pens.
Post # 7
@oracle: Mmmm, gift certificates could be good.
These are all great suggestions, like the wine pouches! I’ve been looking into plastic (BPA-free) wine glasses, maybe a neoprene wine carrier, and some wine stakes for the ground (to hold the wine glasses), but then was thinking stemless glasses would probably make more sense…
Post # 8
We have ones like this:
While they do weigh more, one of the pros is when you stick the base into the top, it seals them, so no red wine drops all over your bag.