(Closed) good gift?

posted 11 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
294 posts
Helper bee

Put together a gift basket of wine/cheese/crackers/nuts/fruit — or a pasta backet, if they don’t drink (Cost Plus has great items for this, also Trader Joes)

Something for their garden–a potted plant or wind chimes or statuary.

An invitation to your  home for a nice dinner.

I’m sure they will appreciate anything you put together!  Congratulations on your engagement!



Post # 4
2492 posts
Buzzing bee

Not everyone likes wine. Get something you know they will enjoy that fits their personal interests.

Post # 5
8 posts
  • Wedding: March 2011

In general, my favorite is a gift certificate to a nice restaurant. Its such a nice treat! If they have kids you could even offer to watch them for the night while they go out. Or you could gear the gift towards there interests or something they could do together (passes for a museum, bowling alley, etc.) The suggestion by another bee to have them over for dinner is a great idea especially if you are on a budget. You can make a great meal for not that much money while at the same time showing your appreciation and spending time together. 

Post # 7
1415 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

The people who threw us our engagement party just re-did their backyard, and used our party as incentive to make it really pretty.  We got them a nice bocce ball set because we wanted to get them something that they could use in the backyard.

Post # 8
1760 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Not knowing the people, I’d say a gift certificate to a really nice restaurant is the safest bet.  And I can’t imagine anyone not liking that kind of gift!  Although, its not too personal, so if you’re looking for something more personal, think about some things they’re interested in and let us know, we can try to zone in on that stuff!

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