Post # 1
I’m going to a bridal shower this coming weekend for my boyfriend’s* cousin who is getting married in August. Nothing in the registry is ringing my bells so to speak. They do have a gift card listed on their Target registry. Is it okay to get a gift card? I don’t know them very well but I am quite close with this side of bf’s family (his mom and sisters will be attending and I’m going with them). I personally would love a gift card, but you never know. I was thinking $50 is reasonable…?
How best to “present” a gift card? In the card, or some other way? Thanks 🙂
*Soon-to-be fiance, or so I’m told. Waiting!
Post # 2
It really doesn’t matter if nothing on their registry is speaking to YOU; it’s a list of items the couple would like to have. I personally hate gift cards at showers as brides like to show off their presents! It’s awkward to open an envelope with a check or gift card at a gift-giving event.
Maybe you could go off registry with some nice fluffy bath towels monogrammed with their new initials?
Post # 3
dgirl715 : I don’t have time for monogramming unfortunately since the shower is on Sunday. I snoozed a bit sadly.
I should have said, nothing very exciting–popsicle kit and a mandolin slicer are all that are even available.
Post # 4
Usually gift cards are automatically added to your registry when you create it. If I’m being completely honest, as a bride whose shower is in 3 months, if you’re not buying off the registry I’d rather get cash than a gift card! At least it can be spent somewhere other than that specific store. The bride and groom can even bring it as spending money on their honeymoon if they’re having one. I think $50 is perfectly acceptable!
Post # 5
Mandolin slicer is a bit exciting ☺… Since they put gift card on their registry should be fine… $50 seems generous to me.
Post # 6
murphybobbitt : Haha well it looks like they may have accidentally added the slicer because it says 1 of 5 purchased…? I am getting the popsicle molds and some kitchen towels (always useful) but it doesn’t seem substantial enough. Maybe a gift card as well?