Post # 46
Something cute from the registry. If there is nothing much left on the registry, I’ll just find something cute and decorative yet useful, because that is the kind of gift I like to give.
ETA: I think it’s nice to go off-registry sometimes so there is some element of thoughtfulness or surprise with the gift. Always including the gift receipt, and usually buying it from the store they are registered at anyway.
Post # 47
Amazon gift card. It’s giving money while not directly giving money.
Post # 48
Something from the registry. If they’ve registered at Bed, Bath, and Beyond I usually wait until I get a 20% off online coupon in my email (usually get one every month or two) and get one of their bigger-ticket items.
Post # 49
anonbee4321 : 40$-50$ for a wedding gift??? That’s probably less per person depending on the wedding.. if it’s a simple backyard wedding then sure…
Post # 50
vikingbride89 : there is no requirement for a gift and certainly no obligation to cover the cost of your “entry price” to the wedding. So not sure what the problem is.
Post # 51
- Wedding: April 2017 - Hogarths, Solihull
anonbee4321 : A gift card and maybe some His & Hers mugs.
The gift card is practical usually, and we get the mugs as something that’s a bit fun. I know it’s a bit of tat, but it gives them something to unwrap when the main pressie is the voucher.
We give £30-£50 depending on what we can afford.
Post # 52
Either cash or a gift voucher, people here don’t tend to register though, and usually live together before the wedding so don’t need loads of house stuff.
I’d prefer to give money that the couple than get what they like with, than get them something they might not even want. We have a few of the standard engraved glasses and knife type gifts, which are thoughtful, but not really my cup of tea and never get used!
Post # 53
anonbee4321 : my go to gift is wedding silver photo frame ( think Vera wang etc).
Post # 54
I always like to give cookbooks! I really enjoy cooking so there are a few that I stand firmly by. “How to Cook Everything” by Mark Bittman is a good introductory one that has… well, pretty much everything. Then, depending on the couple I’ll pick some specialized ones. “Wild Fermentation” by Sandor Katz, “Indian Cooking Unfolded” by Ragavan Iyer, “Great Whole Grain Breads by “Beatrice Ojakangas, “660 Curries” by Ragavan Iyer, “The Moosewood Cookbook” by Mollie Katzen, to name a few.
Post # 55
Everyone gives money here. The average gift is 300 per couple.
Post # 56
If they have a cheese board on their registry I always get that because I LOVE a cheese board and wanted to be invited over to eat on it 😂😂 Other than that something unique they registered for.
Post # 57
vikingbride89 : the cover your plate “rule” is ridiculous IMO. A couple should have the wedding they can afford, not expect guests to give gifts equivalent to what they pay per person. Also, it makes it seem like the “nicer” the wedding the fanicer the gift. Just because someone has a more expensive wedding doesn’t mean they deserve a more expensive gift.
Post # 58
Cash always cash. It’s what most people want and prefer.
Where I am from almost no one registers for the wedding because cash is the norm and registries are for the shower.
We usually give 300 as a couple and more for best friends/if one of us is in the wedding party
Post # 59
For those that the average gift is $300, where do you live or what crowd are you a part of? lol That would be incredibly generous where I am in the midwest.
Post # 60
Gift from registry for the shower, if no registry usually a GC. (around $50 on this – more for close family and friends)
Cash for the wedding. (Always $100 – more for close family and friends)