(Closed) FI wants to buy an iPod with shower gift cards

posted 4 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Should I let him use the gift cards toward an iPod?
    Ask him to wait until after the wedding to buy the iPod with wedding/shower money/gift cards : (39 votes)
    67 %
    Let him get the iPod now with the shower gift cards : (11 votes)
    19 %
    Other (explain, please) : (8 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 2
    2786 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Well, I would wait, because you might get the pots and pans or the camera as a wedding gift, and then the whole thing will be moot, and he can have one of the giftcards.

    Or, if you really can’t wait, give him one, and you take one and both use them for what you want. I’d argue you don’t “need” a camera either, you both just want it. Maybe ask him which he’d prefer?

    Post # 4
    2857 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    MichiganGirl24:  Give him the Amazon card and you take the other 2 to spend as you see fit?

    Post # 6
    1623 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Unless he’s planning to drop several hundred on an iPod, I don’t see what the big deal is.  Yes, it’s strictly “for him”, but in the scheme of things it’s only one item and so many are for both of you. How many of the registry items do you want vs. does he want? Like a garment steamer?  

    I’d compromise to use one GC to get the iPod now (he’d have to spend a couple weeks saving up the rest) and then use the other 2 GCs and any monetary gifts from the wedding to get anything off the registery that wasn’t purchased. 



    Post # 7
    517 posts
    Busy bee

    Ask him to wait then give one to him as an early “wedding day” gift about a week early–that way he’ll have time to get some tunes on it.  

    Post # 8
    517 posts
    Busy bee

    $300 iPod when a Shuffle will do just fine for what  he wants it for?  Ummm…no.

    Post # 9
    2857 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    MichiganGirl24:  is he willing to get a cheaper one? There are  many IPOD options

    Post # 10
    4528 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    Eh, I guess I’m of the thought that a gift given to a couple should be spent by the couple, not just one half, so I wouldn’t want my FI spending “our” gift on him (and conversely I would not ask to spend a joint gift on my personal want). I say at least wait, see what you get and what you still need, and then decide.

    Post # 12
    370 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I would hold off till after the wedding. Maybe let him know that if you get the two items you have earmarked as the most important that you’d be happy to agree that one of the gift cards go toward an ipod.

    But definitely remind him that showers are typically given so couples can get the household essentials that they need, and that an ipod for his sole use does not really qualify as that.

    Side note, if my FI said that pots and pans were “for me” I would slug him.

    Post # 15
    5222 posts
    Bee Keeper

    MichiganGirl24:  Get an iHome! They are about $100 at BB&B and then you can download some of “his” music on your iPod and then maybe later on after the wedding he can get an iPod for himself. We use our iHome all the time and they are pretty reasonably priced.

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