what's a good wedding gift?

@versio9 (329)
Philippines
August 23, 2009 9:05pm CST
any ideas? surprises? would appreciate if you could give some uncommon ones.
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@Jennlk84 (4216)
• United States
24 Aug 09
My husband and I just got married in June, so I can definitely give you some great ideas! My 1st idea would be to buy them items off of their gift registry, if they have one that is. Those are items THEY registered for, so you know they need them. Those were some of the gifts we appreciated the most because they were things we could really use or really needed. If you're trying to go for something unique and personalized I would recommend an engraved picture frame with their names and wedding date. Good luck finding a gift :-)
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@ilyzium (1204)
• Canada
24 Aug 09
Well, I guess it depends on how well you know the person getting married. If I don't know the person well I sometimes get them a gift certificate from a store, and seal that in their envelope. You can never go wrong with that. Most people usually have wedding registry's so I would check into that and see if there's something within your price range that you might be able to find there. Usually that's what I do because then at least you'll know they'll like it and you won't have any guessing.
@ladygator (3468)
• United States
24 Aug 09
The first thing that comes to mind when I read this question, I preferred to have money. We had our honeymoon trip to go on. We had a very small wedding but perfect. We mostly got money and this was perfect since that is what payed for our honeymoon. Along with the money that we had already, but in today's economy I think that more people may have worried about the money after the honeymoon. Or even gift cards to restaurants.
@versio9 (329)
• Philippines
24 Aug 09
okay. money then. not really uncommon but definitely practical! after the fancy wedding, practical needs should be met first! thanks!
• United States
24 Aug 09
Homemade gifts are nice and definitely unique, if you know how to make something. If they have a gift registry, look at it and see if they have any kind of theme, for their kitchen or bathroom, living room, etc., then paint or drawn a picture that would go with the theme. One of my friends was decorating her kitchen in sunflowers so I drew her a picture of a sunflower in an old milk can with charcoals then put it in a nice frame and added some sunflower kitchen towels to the box. Or if you knit/crochet/sew, you could make them a blanket to cuddle under on a cold evening If you're not artistic or crafty, there are a bunch of different books, called guided journals, that are geared toward couples. One I like is the Book of Us, by David and Kate Marshall. It's 150 open-ended questions ranging from how they first met to "One of the reasons we've lasted as a couple is..." and they fill them in together. Then they can keep it and show it to their kids when they are 16, 17, 18 (some of the questions are a little more intimate and even an 18-year-old is going to feel a little weird reading about their parents' first "time" together ). Or just go back on their 25th anniversary and read what they wrote when they were first married.
@phyrre (2321)
• United States
24 Aug 09
It really depends on the person. For example, when my husband and I got married we had already had our own place for a while and we didn't need anything for the apartment except for 1 or 2 more things that we did ask for. So the best thing for us was money and that's what we got since we did need an air conditioner still and we were able to get it. A good thing to do is to get them lots of little things that they might not think of. That's what my mother did as our graduation gift when we actually moved into our apartment. Things like silverware, the little silverware tray that goes in the drawer, a dish rack for drying dishes, cutting boards, ice cube trays, etc. They're small, cost-effective gifts that a lot of people forget about getting for their new place. I know that we would've forgotten most of those things if she hadn't reminded us until we had actually gone to use them. xD
@lilaclady (28226)
• Australia
24 Aug 09
I like to get a laundry basket ot storage box or something to that affect and fill it up with everyday useful things, I like to wrap them all up seperately so there are many surprises..I always make sire I put in a couple of poerboards and kitchen items and anything i think will help them and I have found I have often given them something they really needed...you can do the container up with ribbons and celephane...they can look really beautiful.