(Closed) Is this gift weird?

posted 12 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 17
157 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I’ll have to agree with 90% of the posters above me and say that unless you are 100% sure that the bride AND groom would adore it, I would stick with the registry.   Although there aren’t any pictures in the post, I quickly googled it, and I think this is probably a very specific taste.

Post # 18
5493 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

I agree with pretty much everyone here.  You have to think about what the couple would like, not what you , as the gift givers, like. 

For instance: for an anniversary, Fiance gave me little diamond stud earrings.  I never wear studs and I really don’t like "small" jewelry.  I knew i would never ever wear them so I told my Fiance and we exchanged them for something else.  When i asked him why he got them for me even though he knows it’s totally not my taste, he responded with "they were something i would have really liked to see on you."  BAD gift giving approach.  The gift was for me but he was trying to make it a gift for himself.  That’s like the equivalent of a man buying lingerie as a V-day gift. 

I personally would not like something like that vase.  it just seems to kitchy for my taste.  It would be unfortunate to receive something like that and then just keep it in the garage.

Post # 19
4479 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

Meowkers: I can one-up it. I had an ex give me lingerie for my BIRTHDAY gift! MY birthday gift! Hmph!

Post # 20
579 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I’m with everyone above… too risky, too subjective, too geared to the bride, and it sounds like it’s expensive, so it’ll be a real shame if they keep it in a basement and never use it. File the idea away, though, because it is clearly the perfect gift someday for your sister! (For her wedding if she’s not married, or a major anniversary if she is.)

Post # 21
65 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’d say no on this one, sounds too subjective to a person’s taste. I have seen a gift where the invitation put on clay tile that looked nice, but it’s dependent on the person.

Post # 22
1078 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

I agree with heather25. I would stick to their registry, so you know your gift to them goes with their taste in decor.

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