Post # 1
My brother is the best man at his bestfriend’s wedding in 3 weeks and is lost on what to get as a wedding present. He already helped with the bach party which took place last week and the honeymoon was planned a while back so he can’t use that as a present. Wondering what you bees received as a wedding present that was really thoughful or unique? What would you have liked to receive? Anything that was expensive but you hated it? What do you hope guests will give you? Please share any ideas that I can forward to my brother!
Post # 2
Do they have a registry? I would buy items off that or give cash.
Post # 3
Dang, that’s a really big gift budget.
Cash is always cool…our larger gifts came in cash form.
Post # 4
bluesparkles: I always think watches are great unique gifts. But personally, I liked recieving the cash, or gift card. I was able to then spend the money on whatever we needed/wanted.
Post # 5
If the couple has a favorite sports team, a pair of box seats to a game would be great. But only if they both actually enjoy watching the games.
Your brother may want to reconsider his price range, though. Such generous gifts can often make people really uncomfortable.
Post # 6
Horseradish: I also raised an eyebrow when he said the amount! He explained he just wanted to keep his options open budget wise in case a really good gift idea came about. He wants to give a thoughtful present more than anything else. What would be a more acceptable amount to gift as I’m sure he doesn’t want to make the couple uncomfortable by any means?
MrsCallalily: SisterJude: katy13: Thank you ladies for the input!
Post # 7
bluesparkles: I feel like a couple hundred would be good as far as a cash gift.
Post # 8
bluesparkles: I’m of the opionion that if a large gift isn’t cash/check, then make sure it’s 150% what the couple want/need (like off their registry). Thoughtful and unique for him, might not be the same thing, for them; non-personalized and returnable is more useful than thoughtful/unique. I.e. splurging on 2-$500 a piece sports tickets, for their favorite team, may sound like fun, but if the couple truly needs a lot of household items, for their new life together, they could be seem pretty impractical.
Post # 9
We got several $1K gifts that were all cash and antique decanters and platter set which I’m sure were over that but we have no use for them really. So I’d say cash is best.
Post # 10
I’d agree — cash is best.
If not, and they’ve already booked the honeymoon, one thing he could do is look at the resort, and book them something there.
A couples massage, a romantic picnic for two, or something like that (assuming he knows him well enough to know what he’ll like).
Post # 11
My husband was a best man and the groomsmen pitched in together to buy a really nice grill for the couple. Pretty cool gift if the couple doesn’t already have one, and have a place to put one.
Look at the registry and see if there is anything there. I agree deifnitely make sure the couple really wants it. We got a really nice custom crystal, that I’m sure cost the guest around a grand to have made in Europe. While it is beautiful, we don’t have a china cabinet or anywhere other than our kitchen table to display it. Maybe down the road we will appreciate it more, but right now, while the gift was thoughtful, we would rather have the cash.
Post # 12
bluesparkles: I’d like cash but I’d be so worried about leaving $1K in cash in a card basket! Maybe get like a $500 gift card to the store where they’re registered?
Post # 13
playdohpants: I think that’s a great idea, maybe do both since his budget is so big, get them the sports tickets as something unique and personal and then use the rest of his budget on a gift card to where they are registered. That way they can get something off their registry that they wanted but didn’t receive but he still gets to be personal as well!