What do you think is the most appropriate wedding gift?

@jlamela (4905)
Philippines
November 19, 2008 5:26pm CST
I have two good friends who are getting married this coming december, they are both my colleagues in the university, I cannot attend their wedding because I am going home in the province for christmas season, my family is already expecting me to join them this holiday season. My friends are expecting my presence during their big day but I'm yet to tell them I can't attend. so what I am planning right now is to give them a wonderful wedding present. Any idea what could that be?thanks a lot.
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@Barbietre (1439)
• United States
19 Nov 08
I am so glad I live in NY. The only thing we give is cash or checks, it is easy and you can use it anywhere. Besides, with the engagement party and bridal shower ( which they were registered at certain stores in a bridal registry), they already have enough "stuff". If you are determined to buy a gift, see if they are registered somewhere.
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@dhisaw (304)
• United States
19 Nov 08
I know when I got married my husband and I got a lot of towels and household items. I am not sure what to get people for wedding gifts though. Alot of people that I know didnt have a wedding ceremony they just went to the justice of the peace. Also most of them were already living together in their own place and had most of the things they need. I know for me though I try to get people something they can use or need.
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@nimnim74 (251)
• Philippines
20 Nov 08
When I got married the thing that I really wish to receive is a big album in which I can put all the pictures of the wedding, I guess it is one of the most useful item for them.
@jlamela (4905)
• Philippines
20 Nov 08
Actually, photo album is my usual gift to my friends getting married because it sounds very practical. Thanks for your suggestion.
• Philippines
20 Nov 08
A couple diary and a nice pen. With your letter inserted in the book. You may write, "Start writing your , they lived happyly ever after story." and your simple prayer.
@jlamela (4905)
• Philippines
20 Nov 08
Wow, your suggestion sounds good. Actually I am also preparing for a simple written prayer for them in a stationary with a book. Thank you for your suggestion.
• United States
9 Dec 08
I usually just give money or a gift certificate that way they can get what they really need.
• United States
23 Nov 08
I know it's not very personal, but why don't you give them a gift card? That way they can buy what they want and/or need and you will not have gotten them the wrong thing.
• United States
22 Nov 08
I would give them money so that they can buy whatever they want or need. Maybe they could even use it towards their honeymoon. Try $50 cash or a $25 Wal Mart gift card or something.
@fifileigh (3620)
• United States
22 Nov 08
r they registered with any store? it is best to get them something they want, like and need. maybe something for their kitchen, bathroom and bedroom that they will actually use. maybe a nice wedding album to put all their wedding photos in it. his and hers towels for their bathroom, and maybe a bathroom set. nice bed sheets and comforter for a king size bed.
@Carolyn63 (1403)
• United States
21 Nov 08
It may sound unusual, but I think a great wedding gift would be a basket with items for collecting memories. Perhaps a few disposable cameras. A photo album. Perhaps a beginners scrap booking kit. Attach a card reminding them to cherish each moment, celebrate life, and take time to revisit the special occasions they will share. A journal wouldn't be a bad thing to add.
@Mathurin (491)
• Philippines
21 Nov 08
sometimes it helps to ask them what they wanted. if they said it's up to you, you can try considering what the couples like. books, bedroom stuff, gc to spa treatments, etc. how about their hobbies? maybe you can give them something with regards to their hobbies.
21 Nov 08
hi there jlamela my suggestion are pillows.. thats a common gift but always forgotten..the new couples will love it. am sure cuz my co=office mate had just been married and they love the pillows.. happy holiday!
@iamnirod (83)
• Bangladesh
20 Nov 08
you should present a nice film you think best. which can melt them and keep them happy everyday all time. it must be about love ,deep love. this is that thing only which is precious in the vniverse. love with god, love with everyone. choose the best one you like.
• Philippines
20 Nov 08
to me... money is more appropriate! why i say so...? because after the wedding the couple starts their new life together. And it is soo amazing to buy stuff together. or they knew better what to do with the money and they need more.
@rjbass (1424)
• United States
20 Nov 08
Hopefully they are registered somewhere. This way you can pick something within the pricerange you want to pay and you know they will use it as they picked the gift themselves. If they are not registered and you think cash and giftcards are too impersonal, then I would think of something they would both like based on what you know about them. If they llike travelling, maybe a travel voucher of some sort.
@cortney09 (1346)
• United States
20 Nov 08
I have no idea what you should get them for a wedding gift. There are so many options as to what you could get them. I would say thought that household items are always a good thing, especially things that can be used in the kitchen.
@jstmarfz (1498)
• United States
20 Nov 08
I would recommend gifts that very useful. Like things that they will use inside their house like plates, glasses, casserole, etc. Those are very useful. It is very common gift for newly weds though it is a good idea.
• India
20 Nov 08
well actually i dont know the selection of gifts and i have to attend many marriages of my friends and i am in dialama to give a gift....actually i got this thought of making this discussion and i have seen it by you...please tell me what the best gift for wedding.....
• India
20 Nov 08
the best i could tell you is one potrait of any crispy memory.one necklace for lady and watch for gentleman
• India
20 Nov 08
hi jlamela,best wedding gift to u r friend couple will be a ticket of honey moon package,if u r planning for a large amount for gift.or u said they r your colleagues you will be having one or more photos of them,just put a album.writing some comments in it like when was that photo taken,or any remembrance lines of it.
@katrhina23 (1282)
• United States
20 Nov 08
I think the most appropriate gift would be a gift check from a department store. The couples would have the chance to chose the things they need. It is alright to give gifts, the problem is the couple would have a lot of things of the same kind. Like , they would get 3 sets of drinking glasses, or 3 wall clocks, stuff like that. So atleast they would have the chance to buy the things that they dont have.