(Closed) What to do with wedding gifts that I don’t like?

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper

@Bichon Frise:  What you can do is keep them for a year, use them when she visits and then after she sees you using them at least once or maybe twice, you’re probably safe to dispose of them as you wish… sell or donate!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@happyface:  Great suggestion.  I am always sooo hesitant to give away any gift- even some of the junk…. I mean treasures that my students give to me. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I would keep them, when the time comes that your grandmother passes away you will treasure them. I don’t mean to bring up sad things, but I hold tight onto things that family members gave me that are no longer with us.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Can you keep just one of the items, maybe the one you hate the least? lol

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper

@canadianplum:  a friend of mine actually takes pictures of the items/objects and  donates the object itself but has the very thin, tiny square picture to treasure instead of  having the item take up space…

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Bichon Frise:  I’d keep one thing – like the serving platter – for sentimental reasons (and in case she ever comes over to dinner, it will make her day to have you use it)… and donate the rest. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I am with other people in getting rid of some things and keep a couple

 

4 person dining set ( Id get rid of this and if askd tell her you needed service for 6?)

a table cloth- probably would keep it dosent tke up too much space and could be brought our when she comes by

a couple serving platters- These could actually be handy I’d keep atleast 1

wash cloths-  Id donate these

some decorative items- dont know what they are but maybe keep one in a spare room or something

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I would like to add that @canadianplum: may have a point. My grandmother just died this last October. She had knit me a TON of things for my little one. They were all hideous- most of them were lopsided & none were proportional. One was a little girl’s bonnet (he’s a boy). I donated all of them, because I didn’t have the space, and she gave me one practically every time I visited. Last year, she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer & died within 2 months. The morning after I found out she had died, I woke up at 3 am, frantic. I tore up my entire house trying to find ONE thing she had knit. Just ONE thing. I didn’t care how hideous it was- I just wanted one thing that my grandmother had made for me. I was hysterical, sobbing to my fiance (at the time) about what a horrible, materialistic, selfish granddaughter I was. 

Anyway, I know where you’re coming from, but I still think you should keep at least one thing. You never know what the future may bring. Trust me, I wish I had found some space for one ugly knit vest.

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