(Closed) Gift help!

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: How much did you spend per gift?
    $0-$15 : (1 votes)
    6 %
    $15-$30 : (3 votes)
    17 %
    $30-$50 : (4 votes)
    22 %
    $50+ : (10 votes)
    56 %
  • Post # 3
    1161 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    Maid/Matron of Honor 1:  $50 donation to an animal rescue she cares passionately about (this was her request)

    Maid/Matron of Honor 2:  $50 worth of etsy jewelry the she wanted (she has an amazon wish list, so that made it easy to chose

    BestMan:  $50 gift card to a high end liquor store in his home town

    Groomsman:  gift card to williams sonoma (he just moved and wants a a chef’s knife, but Fiance believes strongly that people should pick out their own knives)

    Flower girls:  Cutesy pink lunch bags from pottery barn kids, cutesy personalized water bottles from etsy, and cute luggage tag (for their lunch bags) for the lunch bags.  (about $50 each)

    FI’s aunt made our jewelry, and she and her husband are helping to set up the reception, so we did a gift card to a nice denver steakhouse for them.

    Haven’t decided on parent gifts yet.  We will definitely NOT be doing photos of ourselves as gifts, however (I would feel really weird doing that)


    Post # 4
    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I did pearl necklace sets for each girl (each in a different style to match her style!), gift certificates (prenatal massage for Maid/Matron of Honor, home depot for Bridesmaid or Best Man1 who just bought a house, and a local performance space for Bridesmaid or Best Man2 who is a theater junkie), and day of survival kits with bandaids, bobby pins, mini lotion, etc.

    ETA: We spent between $80-100 per person for the bridal party.

    The guys all got a leather weekender bag that we scored on sale, filled with PBR (running joke between my husband and his friends about cheap, crappy beer).

    Post # 5
    393 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I got my bms jewelry trees from http://www.redenvelope.com and a piece of jewelry that I thought each girl would like. The tree was like $60 after discount and each piece of jewelry was around $20. They varied from a necklace to earrings to bracelets. They weren’t necessarily for the wedding. Here’s the link to the trees http://gifts.redenvelope.com/jewelry/sculpted-jewelry-tree-25455526-25455526?viewpos=3&trackingpgroup=RHMPG

    Groom gave his guys matching D&G sunglasses from Sunglass Hut. They made for really cool pictures πŸ™‚ I think each was around $80 after discounts.

    Flower girls both got pillow pets ($25), ring bearer and other little boy attendants got lego sets ($20), ushers got a leather travel toiletry case ($25).

    Parents we gave a frame with multiple pictures from our civil ceremony and either a spa set or perfume. Each of theirs was around $40

    Hope that helps! Good luck πŸ™‚

    Post # 6
    808 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011


    1)  2 Tiffany champagne flutes ($30)

    2)  Clinique mascara and lip gloss & bonus ($30)

    3)  DIY flip flops for reception ($5)

    4)  Customer gift bags with each girls name on it ($4 at http://www.exclusivelyweddings.com)

    Flower girls-

    Hello Kitty Easter basket which is what they will carry down the aisle and it is filled with all kind of Hello Kitty goodies (pez dispenser, coloring book, pencils, sticker book, etc).

    Ring Bearer-

    Mini construction set (my Fiance is in construction and our Ring Bearer is fascinated by him!) and a romote controled monster truck


    Beer of the month for 3 months


    Chocolate of the month for 3 months

    My mom-

    Dessert of the month for 6 months

    Fiance is choosing groomsmen gifts yet I don’t think he has any idea of what he is doing yet!

    Post # 7
    373 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I haven’t picked mine out yet, but I chose in between 0-15 which makes me sad because I would love to get them something super expensive but we have a HUGE bridal party… 22 bm & gms, flower girl, ring bearer, people who helped, + parents… Yeah….. I mean, if I only did 10 bucks a person it would still end up being like an extra 300 I just can’t swing it πŸ™

    Post # 8
    11325 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    Bridesmaids I spent around 80ish each. I handmade each of them a quilt which cost around 40-50 in fabric/materials. I also got each of them a necklace (a little over 20) and a wrap (12). 

    No idea what Fiance is getting his groomsmen. 

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