(Closed) Wedding gift ideas for the busy couple or new homeowners?

posted 5 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 2
528 posts
Busy bee

What about something like a really nice picture frame that she could put a wedding picture into (I’m thinking $50-100) and then a gift card to Home Depot/Lowe’s towards the bathroom remodel?  That would combine something personal with something they could really use rather than spending $300 on an item they might not get as much out of.

Post # 3
47433 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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bellanotte11:  One thing many people don’t buy themselves, that everyone should have in their home, is a fire extinguisher. You could even get them a small one for the kitchen and a larger one they could keep elsewhere.

Post # 4
1407 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2005 - A Castle

I would have been thrilled with a Home Depot gc when we bought our house. Maybe it’s impersonal, but it’s practical. Maybe half gift card, half nice gift?

Post # 5
576 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Honestly if I was the receiver and had just bought a new house that needed renovations I would be very happy with a gift card from Home Depot. 

If you want to make it more personal, write a personal note in the card, so that they know you were really thinking about them, and not just buying a random gift card. Or get something small to go with it, a picture frame or something like PP said.

Post # 6
112 posts
Blushing bee

If your friends don’t have much time to prep meals, maybe a subscription to a weekly meal service? Don’t know what area you’re in but try checking around local markets/restaurants that may have pre-made meals that are just pick up, heat in oven, and eat. 

Post # 7
9519 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Reading this my first thought would be a temporary subscription to Blue Apron or one of those sites. I’m sure a yummy dinner together woild be appreciated

Post # 9
7199 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

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bellanotte11:  If you know for sure they are renovating the bathroom I’d do something cute + the home depot card. A few ideas:

A basket full of new towels, candles, guest soaps, etc.

A bucket full of paint brushes, a roller, a paint tray, a roll of painter’s tape.

If it’s a full bath maybe a set of apothecary jars filled with nice bath salts and soaps.


Otherwise you could focus on the “not much time” thing and put together stuff to make using that crock pot easier. A crock pot for two cookbook, maybe some of those cooking sauce packets that you just dump in with the meat (I’ve had a few and they were all good), plus a bottle of wine and if you still have money in the budget add in a gift certificate to a restraurant that delivers in their area. 

Post # 10
6624 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

Gift card for a housekeeping service? Or a couples massage or other experience they can use after the wedding and moving into their new house?

Post # 11
372 posts
Helper bee

A good set of knives, Global are the best and retail for around that. I always planned to get some but they were too expensive to justify but absolutely stoked to get it as a wedding present.

Post # 12
704 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

We bought a house last year and it’s in dire need of a makeover I’m praying people give cash or gift cards lol. I’m registering at target for kcups, cleaning supplies, fan, steam mop, and ya lol that’s the only things we could need. I really wanna register at home Depot for floor tile lol.

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