(Closed) Opinion please–don’t know what to gift

posted 11 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: What should I gift someone who I am not close to and only know thru a friend of mine?

    Something from her registry; even though only expensive items are left (over $50)

    Following fi's advice--get something around $5 and a card

    Purchase a gift card for $10-20 and say whatever..I don't care if she thinks I'm cheap

    Get her a Betty Crocker cookbook and call it a day

    Buy her something monkey related (she was registered for monkies bathroom stuff at BBB )

    Other, please explain

  • Post # 17
    7172 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    I’d bring her a bottle of wine or champagne and a note with my well wishes.  I think that’s the best generic congratulatory type gift – especially given your non-relationship with her.  

    Post # 18
    436 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    i voted, but I like the wine/champagne idea.  I think it’s reasonable and celebratory.  Include a card with congrats!

    Post # 20
    3979 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I’d just get her a card & send well wishes her way 🙂

    She sent you a facebook message & you weren’t invited to her wedding… just the after party? You don’t really have a relationship with these people either? Hmmm It sounds like a ploy to get more gifts.

    Post # 21
    65 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I think it would be rude to show up to a reception and not bring anything. If all of the stuff on her registry is expensive, but thats what they want, I’d say get her a $20 gift card to BBB and let her buy it after the wedding (with their wedding deal discount thing they’ll probably get). I wouldn’t give less than $20, it costs money to have you there, so you should at least give back what it would be for you to attend. I’m going to a wedding next month with my Fiance, and neither of us has ever met the bride, but we still put in $70 on a gift even though we’re not financially stable because it would be rude not to give something.

    Think about how you would feel if someone you invited to your reception didn’t bring you anything. And $5 in a card is almost an insult.

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