Post # 1
I’m a bit of a gym junkie and love working out (FI too somewhat). Has anybody ever heard of someone giving/getting personal training time (even just one session), cool workout gear, or something similar as a bridal shower or wedding gift? I would love to get this stuff, but don’t know if/how that would work.
Any ideas on if/how this could be on some type of registry or if/how a host (not bride or groom) could let someone know of this interest? Anybody think it shouldn’t be on any registry or given for bridal shower? wedding?
Post # 3
@Shkragoldfish: If it’s something you both like to do and it’s something you both can use (such as a sets of weights) or matching gear (such as a new water bottle for each person) then I think that’s ok. However, registering for more personal stuff, such as clothing or a DVD that would clearly only be used by one party, would be inappropriate. I’m also iffy about the personal trainer time. If it’s something you both can do, then it might be ok. But if it’s a session for just you, then I would pass.
Post # 4
@RunsWithBears: Thanks for your explanation and that makes sense. I’ve gotten confused from seeing shower registries with almost exclusively personal items for the bride (toiletries for hair, makeup, etc.), but I don’t want to make a faux pas (sounds like that is one).
Post # 5
@Shkragoldfish: Yeah, shower items should really be something for the couple. Typically, shower gifts are gifts for the home (linens, dinnerware, flatware, pots, pans, etc.). Back in the day, the woman took care of the home and thus the gifts were considered for her. A man had no use for a mixer, but a woman sure did. So I think that’s why people assume shower gifts are for the bride and you see showers with registries that are more appropriate for a Christmas or birthday wish list.
However, bachelorette parties tend to have more personal gifts (lingerie, sleepware, etc.). But of course, you could agrue that the groom would also benefit from lingerie. 😉
Post # 6
REI has a registry.
i would just make sure the gifts are something they can both use.
as for registering, you can’t really register for the personal training sessions. if that is something you choose to give, that is up to you.
Post # 7
- Wedding: September 2013 - Ontario, Canada
I think it’s an amazing idea! I however do not agree that personal training sessions is just for one person. isn’t a gift for your partner to have a chance to improve their health an awesome gift? I sure think so. Also, you could argue that it’s even more of a shared gift than lingerie as you both can reap the benefits of a leaner and fitter body.
i am a gym bunny myself so would be completely on board if one of my friends did this. It is also something that interests you and I can’t see the difference in this to something like diving lessons or similar experiences that you can have on your registry. a PT session can also be a shared experience where the trainer works with both of you for an hour. My FI and I have done this and it can be really enjoyable.
Post # 8
I think I’m different than a lot of people on the bee, but honestly I just want to give people something they will enjoy and use. I don’t typically feel like much is “inappropriate.”
The list of things I wouldn’t want to give a couple even if they asked for it would probably be everyday types of food (like chips and stuff that people register for at target. I think that’s weird), and odd stuff I don’t think they would ever actually use, like a crystal vase or something lol.
To me, cash is king as far as gifts are concerned, & also anything related to giving people a good time or allowing them to enjoy their hobby. I think your idea is great!