(Closed) Is a gift card an acceptable wedding present?

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
1902 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza

Honestly? It might just be easier to give them cash…

Post # 4
7899 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I find those cards hard to use. Very few places can run the transaction for the last few dollars on it. Cash is simply easier.

Post # 5
1156 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I think a gift card is fine.Cash is always better..lol

Post # 6
1156 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

How about a gift card to her favorite restaurant?

Post # 7
4693 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I would give cash instead, it’s just a lot easier!

ETA: Or a gift card to somewhere rather than a generic Visa card.

Post # 8
10635 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I wouldn’t give cash as paper bills in case it gets stolen, but I would write a cheque.

I don’t like the credit GCs as they have different laws for those than for store GCs (more fees, etc).

Post # 9
14492 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Gift card is perfectly acceptable. 

Post # 10
88 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Id give cash rather than a gift  card.


Post # 11
99 posts
Worker bee

I think a gift card to a place that makes sense for your friend can be very thoughtful.  For example, if you know the couple’s favorite type of food, a restaurant gift card allows them to have a date night.  I’m in the same boat as your friend – not planning to register since my Fiance and I are consolidating two homes into one and we really don’t need any “stuff.”  However, we plan to renovate our kitchen, so I would be overjoyed with Ace Hardware Store, Lowes or Home Depot gift cards as wedding gifts.  To me, more thought can go into a gift card than a check/cash.

Post # 12
528 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I think whatever you can give would be appreciated. I have seen home depot gift cards for weddings. Only you know the couple best so do what you think they would like. I personally would be fine with a gift card!  

Post # 13
1091 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

As the recipient I’d rather get a check or cash, and I usually give checks, but back when I was a broke student I used debit card points once to buy a prepaid Visa card for a wedding gift. I didn’t really like doing it, but I had absolutely zero cash, and I realized with just barely enough time to order it that I had enough points for a $50 card, so I did it.

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