Post # 1
So this is embarassing, I’m getting married in 5 weeks but have another wedding to attend next week and can’t think of a darn thing to give them. The only thing left on the registry are the boring towels and spoons, and I hate giving somekind of "thingy" that just collects dust.
Ideas? What would you want? Keep in mind this couple has already lived together for a number of years….
Post # 3
What kind of things are the couple into? If they enjoy wine, perhaps make them a nice basket with a nice bottle of wine, cheese, crackers, chocolate, fruit, etc. If they enjoy spending time outdoors, perhaps a picnic set or an IOU for some outdoorsy item that they really want but haven’t gotten yet. Or something along those kind of lines that promote them spending time together and having fun.
Good luck! 🙂
Post # 4
This may only apply to destination weddings, but the most appreciated gifts I’ve given are photo albums that come from the area where the couple married. For instance, I bought my brother a beautiful koa wood album in Maui and got a really neat handmade album in Cancun for another friend.
Also, hate to say it but cash is always welcome! If you’re uncomfortable with cash, you can give a gift card to one of the stores where they’ve registered. New homeowners? Home Depot or Lowes…
Post # 5
Harry and David have some great baskets. I, for one, would have loved to have received one at our wedding. I think the best gift I ever gave was a basket with "Home Safety" as the theme. What was in it:
- a first aid kit
- a fire extinguisher
- a carbon monoxide detector
I thought it was cute, especially because I am a Community Disaster Educator for the American Red Cross.
Post # 6
I second shinymonkey – if this is a couple who has been living together already and they have everything then money is the safest option – cash, check or gift certificate.
They’ll love it!
Post # 7
- Wedding: August 2009 - Bernardo Winery
and if you weird about giving them money you can always get them a giftcard to one of the stores they are registered.
Post # 8
The last wedding I attended where nothing else was left on the registry, I gave a nice basket that included a newspaper from the day of the wedding that had a note tied around it that said, "to remember the day," a tropical scented candle that with a note that said, "to remember the honeymoon," and a picture/invitation frame (with the invitation inside), that said, "to remember forever". It was really fun putting together, and the couple loved it.
Post # 10
Thanks! It’s definitely my go to non-registry gift now