Last minute help for a wedding gift?

@gizmo528 (732)
United States
June 20, 2007 4:04pm CST
My cousin is getting married this Saturday and I am going to be the Matron of Honor. Here's the problem, she and her future husband, already have everything. They have the house, the furniture, the dishes, decorations, etc. You get the idea. I have no clue what to do for a gift and I don't think anyone else does either. They are still a pretty young couple. She just graduated high school last friday and he works on the water. Ugggg, what to do? I'm gonna go nuts soon, :-)
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@raychill (6530)
• United States
20 Jun 07
just graduated and have everything? I'd like to be that lucky. I'd say go with the gift card because it's true you can't go wrong. Personally the thing i hate about gift cards is that you can't hide how much you spent on them! Another option would be to go personal. There's a store in our local mall call things remembered. It does a lot of personalized things and most don't take too long to do. they have a website...www.thingsremembered.com and you can probably see if there is one near you. Or possibly another place similar. Personalizing something would be unique...i'm sure they don't have all that do they?
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@gizmo528 (732)
• United States
21 Jun 07
No, I'm sure they don't have everything personalized. I'm telling ya, wish I was that lucky too. Her fiance is very good with his money and doesn't blow it...maybe he should give me some advice. I'll have to check into that tonight. Thanks again for the idea and the response.
@raychill (6530)
• United States
21 Jun 07
No Problem... I hope you find something good. I think we all could use some money advice. I'm actually pretty good with it too, but because I'm good is why I don't have everything you know?
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@gizmo528 (732)
• United States
21 Jun 07
True, where we live you can make some really good money working on the water. Maybe I should have been a waterman, excuse me, waterwoman.
@latsmom (824)
20 Jun 07
Best thing to do when you don't know what to get is to get them gift tokens, in the UK they have a shop called argos taht sells all from prams to ride on lawnmowers, id you have something near you like this maybe they have a gift service or gift tokens, that way the bride and groom can get a gift they really want and will use. Hope this helps.
@gizmo528 (732)
• United States
20 Jun 07
Yep, that is a good idea. I think if all else fails tomorrow night when I'm roaming the stores I will get them a gift card to a store that I know they go to. Thanks again!
@latsmom (824)
20 Jun 07
No problem at all, hope you find something fitting. I am sure they will be happy with what ever you get them. If they have an argos or something similar where you live then at least they have a choice of thousands of gifts. Good luck
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@magikrose (5423)
• United States
20 Jun 07
You can never go wrong with a gift card. I know it dosnt sound personal but if you get a gift card then they can take it to the store and get what they need when they need it. That is what I would do.
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@gizmo528 (732)
• United States
20 Jun 07
This is true...I just may have to go check out some of the gift cards they sell in the store tomorrow. Like you said it's not real personal but since I have no idea what to do it's not a bad idea. Thanks again for the response.
@gizmo528 (732)
• United States
20 Jun 07
Thanks again!
@lexus54 (3576)
• Singapore
21 Jun 07
If your cousin and her future husband have all the money to buy whatever they need, then give them something they cannot buy. If you are artistic and have some good photographs of them, you can scan selected photographs into your PC at high resolution, and using a PC software like Adobe Photoshop or Microsoft Picture It!, create a picture collage or montage of them, blending these in with beautiful backgrounds and effects. Then print the collage out in A3 size or larger, and get it beautifully framed. It will be a unique gift that money can't buy, because it is personally created by you for them, and it is personalised because there is no other exact gift which depict them that they can find in the shops or anywhere else. If you can do something beautiful and creative, I think they will appreciate it.
@gizmo528 (732)
• United States
21 Jun 07
Awesome! I will have to check my pictures of them and talk to her mom. Thanks again for the idea and the response and we will find out soon just how artistic I am. :-)
@navtech (1776)
• India
21 Jun 07
Since they have everything give bouquet to them. It suits the occasion.
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@gizmo528 (732)
• United States
21 Jun 07
Thanks for the response and that would be cool idea. Maybe I could do a bouquet for their house.
@Madona1 (2099)
• Gibraltar
21 Jun 07
I will suggest you to buy photo frames or albums as they definitely will need it. Obviously you had better buy them from the shop that can be changed incase they want to change to the different sizes or shapes. :-)
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@gizmo528 (732)
• United States
21 Jun 07
True, I had forgotten about picture frams and albums. I know my cousin has tons of pictures. Thanks again for the idea and response!
@bambi_doe (566)
• United States
21 Jun 07
I can help with this one. If they are going on a honeymoon have flowers and candy sent to their hotel room with a basket of personal items and rose petals for their bed. Have room service place a bottle of champaign or sparkling fruit juice in the room with 2 glasses. Or offer them a nice dinner certificate at a fancy sit down restarant where they are honeymooning. If they are not honeymooning the have the items sent to their homes. You could always take photos of the wedding and make a photo album just for them. I knew of a couple that had 2 photographers at their wedding and when they seen mine they wished they had not gotten the high priced 2. My pictures were from the time they got together in high school until they went on their honeymoon with extra blank pages with a note that read " And the rest is yet to be seen". They loved it and have been married for 12 years now. Every year they ask me for another album for a christmas gift so they can have one for each year of their marrage. They travel and take day trips on weekends together. They have 2 children in which they asked me to make them an album for each one. Hey my hubby just suggested a good idea!? He suggests that you hired them a lawn care service for a month as if they are going on vacation or just want to relax they do not have to take care of the lawn! Or a house keeper! I have made a donation in a couples name before in a charity of their choosing. How about a savings bond for their 25th anniversery? Or offer a 1 month paid bill. If they have ahome then they must have a bill or two. Good luck and hugs
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@gizmo528 (732)
• United States
21 Jun 07
Wow, you have given me alot of great ideas and thank your hubby for me as well. I'm thinking about how to do some of the these already. :-) Thanks again!!
• Canada
21 Jun 07
What about a gift certificate to some restaurant that they like . Some place that might be romatic and cosy for them to go when they want to be alone . It is something that could be used anytime they wanted and with the convinece of not having to use it right away if they were going away on a honeymoon or something .
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@gizmo528 (732)
• United States
21 Jun 07
That's a good idea and they love the Outback even though it's not too romantic but it's something they love. Thanks again.
• United States
21 Jun 07
i agree with one of the other posters a Gift card is always a wonderful way to go for someone who has everything that way they could use it for food,clothes,home or just stuff visa has some gifts cards on their homepage for gifts that way it could be used anywhere they actually wanted to use it even on their honeymoon :) have a wonderful time at the wedding
@gizmo528 (732)
• United States
21 Jun 07
Very true, I didn't think about a plain old visa gift card. I'll be checking that out as soon as I wake up some more. Thanks again!
• United States
20 Jun 07
You can also find out if they are registered for gifts...it seems all stores have registries now. If not my suggestion is one of those etched glass plaques with a special wedding saying on it.
@gizmo528 (732)
• United States
21 Jun 07
I'll have to check but the last time I looked they didn't register. I do know what etched glass items you are talking about and they are so cute. Thanks for the ideas and the response. :-)
• United States
20 Jun 07
You could give them a set of guest towels with a monogram on them, or set of sheets or blanket. Perhaps a decorative blanket or throw. How about a pretty tray or a waffle iron? I was given a heart-shaped waffle iron which I just loved. Just some thoughts.
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@gizmo528 (732)
• United States
20 Jun 07
OOh, the heart shaped waffle iron is a neat idea. I'm def. going to be out shopping for awhile tomorrow. Thanks for the ideas and the response. I'm glad I came on here to ask because I was having a hard time coming up with anything.
@vijigopi (991)
• United States
20 Jun 07
What about a pair of watches? You have a lot of variety on them and people can wear different watches on different days. Or a nice little piece of sculpture that can be kept in a decorative show case. Hm... Clocks would also be good.
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@gizmo528 (732)
• United States
20 Jun 07
That's a good idea as well. I can see that I'll be spending sometime in the stores tomorrow after work. Thanks again for response and the ideas.