wedding gift

@sunil_008 (1270)
India
March 9, 2009 2:51pm CST
hi all,one of my close buddy is getting married this friday. so i am planning to give them something really nice as a gift.so i thought a lot and have got quite a few ideas about the gifts like wrist watches for both them,a pair of sun glasses for them like this...can anyone suggest me of something really nice for the couple and of course budget does matter for me as i have only little more than $100/Rs.5000 for the purpose.
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@cher913 (25891)
• Canada
9 Mar 09
what you suggested is a great idea. who said a wedding present had to be for the house? i also think a piece of furniture or a nice blanket or something like that is cool, but i like what you have suggested because its way more personal.
@sunil_008 (1270)
• India
9 Mar 09
hi now i am wondering what exactly it would be if i go for furniture.thanks for the idea.
@cher913 (25891)
• Canada
9 Mar 09
what about a nice table or a chair. i know when we got married, an aunt and uncle of my hubbys bought us a nice rocking chair. its was great plus, every time we sat in it, we remembered them.
@sunil_008 (1270)
• India
9 Mar 09
yes it is a good idea indeed. do you think it will come the money i have with me for the purpose?
@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
9 Mar 09
Um, are they living together, or going to be? Do you know if they will be throwing a house warming party? If not, a nice gift for their home would be good. Maybe a coffee machine, something they'd both benefit from... Uh, let's see other then a coffee machine, they might also both benefit from a toaster, or if not that then something else, a rug, or some kind of decor. I'm sorry, I don't know what to say as I am not sure what a proper gift would be in your country. I hope that someone else can give you better ideas. Have a great and fun day, at your friends wedding as well as here on mylot. Good luck!
@sunil_008 (1270)
• India
9 Mar 09
hi, no they are not staying together.they have invited all their friends and relatives so i think its going to be big one.yes toaster and coffee machine are good ones too but am not sure if they come in my budget.in my country there is no restrictions over gifts...
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
9 Mar 09
I know in the usa the coffee machines and toasters can come cheap, maybe around $50.00 if not less. Not sure where your from, heard of Rs before on here, but sorry I don't know. I'll have to check your profile! Have a wonderful time mylotting.
@scann33 (101)
• Italy
10 Mar 09
married - pair of newly-weds just celebrate the weddingg.
I find the idea of sunglasses very original. I think for the budget you have available you will find a pair of glasses really pretty. But I hope that you know more or less the tastes of the bridg and groom.
@sunil_008 (1270)
• India
10 Mar 09
hi yes you are right. so i have to be careful in chosing the sunglasses. though i know the groom and his tastes but not sure about the bride...thanks for responding
@messageme (2821)
• United States
9 Mar 09
I'm not a very good gift giver, but I would suggest towels or something that says husband and wife on them. I think that would be cute, but you are a guy so your probably not into what is cute. I'm just assuming of course
@sunil_008 (1270)
• India
9 Mar 09
hi, its indeed a good idea to gift towels. but i wanted to give them something just unique...thanks for responding
@sandymay48 (2031)
• Canada
9 Mar 09
Hi Sunil...I like the idea of his and hers watches..Could you get them engraved with their names too? Where I live, there is usually some time between the ceremony and the dinner afterwards. A friend of mine, took a picture of the ceremony, and while waiting, ran to a 1 hour photo place and had the picture developed and put in a frame..It was a real shock later that night when they opened their gift to find a picture of a wedding that wasnt even over yet! I guess it depends on what they have and what they need to start their life together. Although, I do like your idea of personal gifts. I dont know what is available where you live either...His and hers towels and pillowcases with their names?
@sunil_008 (1270)
• India
9 Mar 09
Hi sandymay, yes i'm just thinking about the watches as i have so many other gift ideas now in my mind.i am not sure whether they can engrave the names on the watches or not but i think its again a good idea to do so.well, i really want to gift something really nice more than the photos for them to keep as long as they are together.towels and pillow cases with names is also another good idea to think but not sure about the time factor. hes marrying on friday and the reception is on the same evening here.thanks for the response.
@katsalot1 (1619)
9 Mar 09
Well it is hard to think of a gift for people you don't know, but I like giving people unusual things like windchimes, or a tree for the garden. Perhaps as somebody else said a gift card along with another present to show that you put some thought into it. Or have you got a good photo of them together that you could get framed?
@sunil_008 (1270)
• India
9 Mar 09
hi i liked the idea of photo.but since i have never seen my friend doing gardening so am not sure it would be good idea to present him with that.definitely gift card is a good idea.thanks for responding.
@Jezebella (1446)
• United States
9 Mar 09
I got my best friend things for her house, like I found glasses that she would have loved and she did because they were unique and she uses them daily. In fact I used one last time I was there. I like the idea of matching watches or glasses for them.
@sunil_008 (1270)
• India
9 Mar 09
hi i think glasses are good ones to gift someone.but i think it will take some time to search for the unique designed ones.as hes marrying this friday so i don't have much time to find the better glasses.thanks for responding