Post # 1
My fiance has a co-worker who just got married. They work really closely together and I have met them socially. I feel like we should give them a gift. They have both been married before and they had a teeny-tiny family only wedding. They don’t have a registry, and I know they don’t need traditional household stuff. Usually we give cash, but they have a lot of money, much more than we do, and I feel like the $150-200 that we would feel ok spending would be kind of insignificant (on my fiance’s last birthday they called the restuarant we were at and paid the $300 bill. That’s kind of how they are).
So what should we give them? I don’t know them well enough to feel like I could pick out a peice of art for their house or something, and he’s a recovering alcoholic, so booze is out of the question. A plant? Gift certificate to a restuarant? I’m drawing a blank here!
Post # 3
do they have a charity or cause that they contribute to? maybe a charitable donation would be nice.
i also like the idea of a gift certificate for a restaurant, that way they’ll go out and enjoy a nice dinner together.
Post # 4
@MojitoMeg: I think treating them to an experience, rather than just giving money, would be nice. Dinner at a unique restaurant? Scuba lesson? Sky diving? A couples massage? A theatre show? A concert? Something specific that they can do together and remember 🙂
Post # 5
Brainstorm around unique gifts involving your special talents and/or their specialized hobbies.
Post # 6
@MojitoMeg: I’d donate to a charity on their behalf, something they would like (we’re donating to a wounded soldier charity for a friend’s wedding, who is in the airforce).
Post # 7
We are specifically asking for no gifts, and we mean it – we do not want gifts! A nice card would be nice though. If you really feel obligated to give something I also like the idea of a gift certificate for a restaurant.
Post # 8
I actually wouldn’t do charity unless you know it is a charity they love. Plenty of seemingly innocent charities that you love may be offensive to them.
I would give a gift certificate to a local theater company or sports team. People love experiences and getting hockey/baseball tickets on a night of your choosing would be great.
Post # 9
Thanks for all the great ideas! I think we might go with massages at a local Russian spa that I know they love. They actually introduced us to it, and i know they go there a lot.