(Closed) Gifts Help!

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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15 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2013

If you really do not want anything, you could ask that donations be made to a charity of your choosing. OR I believe that there is a registry called hatchmyhouse.com where donations can be made be home savings. 🙂 Good luck and congratulations!

Post # 4
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46406 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

If you don’t want physical gifts, don’t ask for anything. (I wouldn’t call it clutter. Your family and friends might find that term a bit offensive.)

Tell your aunt that you have the basics that you need right now, that you don’t have room to store physical gifts and that you are saving to buy a house. She will pass the word.

Post # 6
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9 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2013

We’re not having a “physical” list and have instead set up an IKEA gift account for donations.  We put a note in the invitatios saying that as we bought our house 2 years ago, it’s in need of some TLC and we would like to put in a new kitchen.  The IKEA money will go towards the kitchen units, and then it there is and left over towards bookshelves for the dining room.

At one point my grandparents still want to get us “physical” gifts, so we thought of a couple of things we might want (a Le Creuset cast iron casserole dish and a cutlery set) but once they heard the explanation they were more than happy to contirbute to the kitchen fund.

I think just say to them that you really want to settle down shortly after you’re married and it’s important to you that you purchase a family home, so contiributions towards that would be gratefully received.

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