(Closed) HELP!! I need a gift and I don’t know the BRIDE

posted 12 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
4381 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

Get them a gift card to somewhere like Macy’s, Bed Bath & Beyond, Target, etc. Then they can use it on stuff they need. πŸ™‚

Post # 4
2015 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

If I were in your shoes, I would get them a gift card to their favorite date restaurant so that they can enjoy a nice meal together one of their first weekends back from their honeymoon. Or maybe even a spa gift certificate for a couple’s massage.

Then there’s always a gift card to a store like Bed Bath and Beyond, Target, Crate and Barrel, Macys, etc.

And you can never go wrong with cold hard cash πŸ™‚

Most likey, if they haven’t registered, they’re not looking for things for their house. So it seems like a non-traditional gift is appropriate.

Post # 6
1011 posts
Bumble bee

How about something you know the groom will love coupled with a gift card?  For example, I bought someone these little ice cream molds, but obviously couldn’t get the ice cream . . . so I got an ice cream gift card to go with it.  Or a coffee maker with a starbucks gift card.

How about some really artsy beer steins and a gift card to somewhere that has exotic beers?  Sounds like they like beer.

Post # 7
2342 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

One time for a friend I made a “baking basket.”  It consisted of some stuff from their registry but I’m sure any newlywed couple would put it to good use!  Because my friends added a lot of little things to their registry I decided to go for a theme.  In the basket I put different size baking pans, cookie sheets, measuring cups, baking cookbook, brownie mix, cake mix, package of nuts, chocolate chips,  frosting, etc!  They loved it when they opened it…I was pretty excited!

Post # 8
298 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

If I’m in doubt, I always go with a pretty vase — because it’s both useful and decorative. And maybe you could give them a voucher to a local florist so they can buy the first flowers for it?

Not the most personal gift in the world, I know. But it’s my fallback!

Post # 9
7172 posts
Busy Beekeeper

When you think of your friend, what gifts come to mind?  Do you know of anything they do as a couple (hobbies, etc.)  If they are big beer drinkers, what about personalizing some beer mugs for them??

Post # 11
1896 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

Very cute idea!  I was going to suggest a gift certificate they could put toward a nice dinner out.  πŸ™‚

Post # 12
436 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010



I love this for future gift ideas.  I think it’s cute.  I got it for my Future Mother-In-Law and she LOVED IT!!! It’s a great conversation piece and it makes the best sound!! I hope to get one for a gift!

Post # 13
5493 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

great idea!  usually when people don’t register it’s their way of saying they don’t need house stuff but what they need is money.  I like the way you did it pairing it with the glasses.

Post # 15
4479 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

A gift card for a wedding doesn’t say “I don’t know you well enough to get you something you will love.” It says, “I want to get you something you will use/like.” πŸ˜‰ If they didn’t register, it means they want cash. Gift cards are a nice go-between that will probably make both of them happy, rather than something that the groom might love but that will offend the bride.

ETA: I just read what you said you are giving them… I’m sure they will appreciate a gift like that. Best of all worlds! πŸ˜‰

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