Post # 1
We haven’t gotten any wedding gifts yet, but have you gotten any that you hated? My mom and dad always talk about the giant three-foot Hawaiin fork and spoon they got for their wedding. What were they supposed to do with that??
Maybe this has been fixed with the creation of "registries" but I imagine there are still some interesting gifts out there. Any to share?
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country
Yes… some bride and groom frames… that I regifted! But, I just wrapped them up with a sign in them that said "your calphalon panini pan is being delivered to your home!" for a shower gift, so it wasn’t as if I just passed off the bad gift without "extra" compensation to the next bride.
I know that’s pretty bad, regifting 🙁 But it was that, or storing it in the back of my closet forever, you know?
Post # 4
We got a weird shower gift we couldn’t return or regift. One of my mom’s friends gave us canned food for our shower, but it was all really weird canned food nearing the expiration date. We got canned olives, stewed tomatoes, and canned chicken. We also got a juicer (didn’t know what it was until she explained it) that her daughter had made in Freshman ceramics class.
Post # 5
I got this hokey platter with a picture of a house and the words "Bless this Home." Ugh. Who actually wants one of those? If the person who got it for us had even looked at our registries they might have gathered that such a thing was not our taste at all. And the platter is super small, so I’m not sure what purpose it serves.
I also got a basket of single use kitchen gadgets (I’m a big snob and only like good quality multi-purpose tools), which came from Crate and Barrel. We don’t have a CB here, so I can’t return them.