Post # 1
I am going to a shower this weekend for a bride who has not registered and is asking for monetary gifts for the wedding. They are moving into a new apartment and I would love to get them something for their home, but when I ask ‘they don’t need anything’.
Are there any Bee’s out there who ‘didn’t need anything’ and ended up with something they loved as a gift?
Post # 3
What about a date night gift?
Post # 4
@emeraldcity13: I was registered, but my Maid/Matron of Honor added a suuuuuper cute apron to my kitchen-stuff gift that I wasn’t registered for and I love it. I like that date night idea from @AB Bride too
Post # 5
I actually got this as a gift at my bachelorette, but I think it would be a great shower gift – one of those hangers with “Mrs. Smith” or “Bride” in wire for your dress to hang on for pictures the day of the wedding. Not sure if you would be able to get one in time (if you’re crafty, you could try to make one!) but I thought it was awesome.
Asking for monetary gifts to cover the wedding… ugh, won’t even go there. So she’s having a fundraiser, not a shower.
Here are some of my most used gifts that we got that would be easy to get at a local store (many were on our registry but I didn’t realize how much I’d love them):
Expandable Trivet – SO awesome for putting things like casserole dishes, multiple pots, etc on. We use this almost every night, so much better and easy to store than a regular trivet or using hot pads.
Instant Read Food thermometer – this thing is the BOMB for cooking. I didn’t know how much we needed it until we had it.
Cloth napkins – These microfiber ones are fantastic and don’t wrinkle in the wash, we use them every night so we registered for 7 sets and it’s nice that we don’t run out.
Post # 6
I always like a nice cookbook – some of them are more eye candy/food porn than recipes I’d ever make, but I still think they’re fun! My go-to shower gift for a while was a salad spinner & measurement cruet for making salad dressings, since those are things people might not think to buy for themselves. That said, if they haven’t registered and have yet to move, they might just not want the hassle of packing and moving a bunch of gifts that may or may not fit with their new home. If you really want to get them something tangible, maybe write a little note saying you’d love to take the couple shopping once they’re settled in?