Post # 1
My best friend just got married, nothing big, it was a simple courthouse and reception affair. She did not have a registry and when asked all she said that she wanted was gift cards. I really want to get her something personal and special as she is a new bride. I was thinking of getting her a spa gift certificate, but that made me think of a birthday present and not a wedding gift. Any thoughts?
Post # 3
I would honestly just get her a gift card. I always ask for them for christmas and birthdays, when people insist on getting me something. My mom and other family members always insist on getting me something more personal, but I never actually need what they get me, and just wish they would have gotten me the gift card.
Could you maybe get her a gift card and something else that’s personalized? Like a frame with their wedding date on it or something like that?
Post # 4
I agree with the spa gc and maybe you can make it a BFF weekend!! My BFF and I did that for her birthday in May and we had a great time!! We went to Hershey Spa in PA, check it out, its not too far from you!
Post # 5
Well if that’s what she wants I agree, get her the gift card. Is she in a profession that requires her to have a business card? I think it’d be a cool touch if you put the gift card in a really nice silver card case that you can get from all the wedding stores or “Things Remember” and you can engrave it with her new married name. Just an idea. Shouldn’t be too expensive either.
Post # 6
A wedding gift is usually for both the bride and the groom for their new home together. A spa gift card doesn’t apply to him if it’s for her only. If you want to give it to her anyway, treat it as a shower or bachelorette gift and then get something that both of them can enjoy and use in their new home. Surely there is something at Target, BB&B, etc that they will appreciate. Otherwise, get a gift card for those places and they can pick on their own what they want. Then again, gift cards always seem lazy and impersonal to me, like the gift giver doesn’t care at all to find out what the receiver likes or doesn’t which they should know if they even chat or interact sporadically much less frequently, but everyone has their own preferences.
Post # 7
I agree, get a gift card where the couple can use. I also prefer that myself. I am actually going to spread the word for my wedding that I prefer gift cards for IKEA and Future Shop.
Post # 8
I’d get her an AMEX or Visa Gift card that way they can use them in whatever store they choose.
Post # 9
Maybe you can get her what she wants (the gift card) but wrap it or box it in something special.
Also think about getting her a gift card to an unusual place – a restaurant that specializes in “couple meals” or a GC to a lingerie store.
Post # 10
I also agree that if she wants a gift card, you should honor that. But along with the gift card, you could give her another, smaller gift that is more personal. Maybe a food-related item or home-baked treat?