My niece is getting married in May, and my nephew (her brother) will be getting married in October. Between joining the military, graduations from college, weddings, and family reunions, this year will be a banner year for the family. That also means attending wedding showers, graduation parties, bridal showers, but it does NOT mean attending bachelorette parties. I have a limit. I’m sure it will be fun. For them. It’s just not my thing.
Now, had it been a quilting bee, heck yeah!
Moving on, it got me to thinking about my wedding and the gifts I received. I was very lucky in that we received a lot of kitchen and bath stuff. But we did get some rather odd gifts that never even saw the light of day.
Wedding Gifts to Avoid
#5– Character appliances
We received a Mickey Mouse™ waffle iron as a wedding gift. It stayed in the box until I sold it in a garage sale. Twelve years later.
#4– Lawn equipment
Most times the first home is an apartment. And there is only so much space for a weed whacker.
Everyone’s tastes are different, and newlyweds will have enough work finding common ground without having to add Wharhol soup cans to it.
#2– Relationship books
No. Just no.
#1– Anything personalized
As wonderful as the thought may be, you are giving a gift that will be limited in use. A framed item is nice, but where would the personalized throw and the personalized candleholder end up?
I hope this helps some of y’all as we head into
summer wedding season. If all else fails, cash is always a welcome gift.
So I’ve been told. Countless of times 😉
March 28th, 2014 at 7:55 PM
*cancels order for a gross of wine goblets with my face engraved on them…*
March 28th, 2014 at 7:59 PM
I’ll take a few 😀
March 29th, 2014 at 4:08 AM
Anything with unicorns on it. Just no.
March 29th, 2014 at 8:12 AM
March 29th, 2014 at 11:35 AM
Coolest wedding gift evah…….MONEY! I dont do registry’s, I dont try to guess what the happy couple “needs”. You want something specific…buy it yourself….dont select it and have me purchase it for you….
and I would like to add (if I may) GET OFF MY LAWN! and BAH HUMBUG!…(cause thats where Im at today… right now…this too will pass)
March 29th, 2014 at 2:01 PM
It all passes eventually 😉
March 30th, 2014 at 2:21 AM
Dinner certificates are nice. Gas cards. Book gift cards. BB&B cards. Lowes gift cards….
March 30th, 2014 at 4:17 PM
The Man’s easier way out.
The “easiest” is to let the significant other get the gift in the first place. 😉
March 30th, 2014 at 2:57 PM
Ammo, everyone needs more ammo. And Money, money and ammo.
March 30th, 2014 at 4:17 PM
Money FOR ammo!! 😀
March 30th, 2014 at 8:34 PM
hahahahaaaa! that’s awesome!
March 30th, 2014 at 9:24 PM
*takes a bow* 😀
March 31st, 2014 at 5:16 PM
His & Hers blow-up dolls.
April 1st, 2014 at 6:32 AM
I’m shocked to hear they even make a Mickey Mouse waffle iron. The idea of having anything vaguely resembling a rodent on my plate is a powerful appetite suppressant.
April 1st, 2014 at 8:07 AM
I guess they thought that it was a good gift since I had worked for Disney. Guess they didn’t take into account that I also quit that job 😉