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Old 03-14-2009, 02:50 PM
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Wedding gift ideas

As the parents of a Bride To Be, what do we give them as a wedding gift. They don't want us to give them anything.
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Old 03-14-2009, 07:18 PM
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Do they already have a place to live? If they both work, maybe a gift certificate for maid service for a month?

Gift certificates to restaurants that could be used at the end of a busy week.

Is there some item that they've always talked about but they would never buy for themselves for one reason or another?

Are they going on a honeymoon? Maybe you could stalk the frig for them for their return?

Homemade desserts for a month, maybe.
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Old 03-20-2009, 05:58 AM
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When I got married, my parents gave us money and my in-laws gave us a new bedroom set (which was good as we had no furniture!). Gift certificates to restaurants, stores where they can buy household items or anything else they might need, something frivolous they have always wanted but would not splurge on. Usually newlyweds have a limited budget and need to set up a new household so I am sure anything would be appreciated.
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Old 03-20-2009, 06:19 PM
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If the bride and groom have thier household set up what about a scrapbook? I have made a few without photos, all the bride and groom have to do is put the photos in. A recipe book with their favorite recipes. A party for thier 1st anniversay? If they like old furiture, find something at a thrift store or auction and restore it for them. If you sew, what about a quilt with pictures of thier life together?
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Old 03-20-2009, 11:42 PM
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How about free house cleaning for a week, month, lawn mowing? Depends on where they will be living of course ....
How about something (dinner a night out or away) for their first anniversary instead?
The frig stocking is a good one.
I also like the something frivolous idea.
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Old 03-21-2009, 12:24 PM
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When 2 of my dds got married I asked what they needed help with. One we paid for flowers and another booze( wine & beer) for the reception.
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I think furniture or something bigger for their home is nice
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