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    Wedding Gift Ideas

    So, the registry was sort of limited, and there isn't much "good" left on it- a crock pot? no.

    I usually like to do something a little personal (example: the last wedding I got a breakfast in bed serving tray, gourmet pancake mix, spatula, whisk, griddle, and wrote "to many breakfasts in bed together")... that bride and the one-to-be are friends so I can't use that idea again

    If it matters:
    I'm friends with the bride
    but... I like the groom.
    and, I'm pretty sure this one will last, at least for awhile. So, I don't need to get a divorce gift.
    under $50, puhlease!

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    Gosh wish I could help but, I haven't been to a wedding in years!! Do they like doing any activities together? If their outdoorsy, something like a gift card from REI or something like that might be nice?
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    Quote Originally Posted by artifice View Post
    So, the registry was sort of limited, and there isn't much "good" left on it- a crock pot? no.

    I usually like to do something a little personal (example: the last wedding I got a breakfast in bed serving tray, gourmet pancake mix, spatula, whisk, griddle, and wrote "to many breakfasts in bed together")... that bride and the one-to-be are friends so I can't use that idea again

    If it matters:
    I'm friends with the bride
    but... I like the groom.
    and, I'm pretty sure this one will last, at least for awhile. So, I don't need to get a divorce gift.
    under $50, puhlease!
    Maybe a set of monogrammed towels or glasses(like wine glasses), monogrammed anything
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    Here are a few that we got that came in handy-

    - A nice bamboo cheese platter and serving knives.
    - A set of the small and large silicon spatulas from William Sonoma. (I am the cook in our marriage and LOVE these, small thin ones are great for getting everything out of jars, etc.. and the larger flat ones are great for cooking eggs/omelets)
    - A nice medium size wooden bowl.
    - A good throw blanket.
    - One of those fancy lever pull wine openers
    - A fancy non-stick bundt pan and bundt cake recipe book
    - An immersion blender
    - A bottle of nice Champaign and 2 flutes.
    - A good, large cutting board

    Most of those were cooking bits, but as the cook, they were what I found fit the bill well.

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    I gave a picnic backpack to some friends of mine that like to hike and enjoy a bit of cheese and wine mid hike.

    http://www.outsideinthecity.com/2008...c-backpac.html

    Not sure of the brand, but it was along those lines.
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    Items that stood out - I got 15 sets of towels - OK so I didn't have to buy towels for 5 years, a 20 cup rice maker (commercial) - eh? Guess my Uncle at the time had an asian roommate and he was introduced to rice and embraced it - alot!

    Oh yeah and I got a card from the ex's cousin that simply said "thank you". and nothing fell out of the card.

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    Cloth napkins.

    I see too many households that sit down to dinner with paper towels on their laps.
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    I took the invitation to my friends wedding to this really cool lady who put it in a shadow box frame with all kinds of accent things made out of folded paper. It gave it a 3-D look and was very elegant. I did this several years ago and they still have it hanging over their fireplace with their wedding photo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BananaTugger View Post
    Cloth napkins.

    I see too many households that sit down to dinner with paper towels on their laps.
    oh hell I've used TP before. Make sure ya don't use those cloth nappies when you're eating sauce ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BananaTugger View Post
    Cloth napkins.

    I see too many households that sit down to dinner with paper towels on their laps.
    napkins, sit down, paper towels, laps. As the father of two boys, your post confuses me.
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Laguiole Steak Knife Set

    Best knives they will ever have and will be used for years.

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    Wine of the Month Club - Google it and you will find a bunch of companies that offer it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BananaTugger View Post
    Cloth napkins.

    I see too many households that sit down to dinner with paper towels on their laps.
    you say that like there's something wrong with it
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    Transcendental enumeration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tude View Post
    oh hell I've used TP before. Make sure ya don't use those cloth nappies when you're eating sauce ...
    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    napkins, sit down, paper towels, laps. As the father of two boys, your post confuses me.
    Owning and maintaining cloth napkins isn't that hard...



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    good ideas folks! I'll ponder them. I've got about 3 weeks to-date, so I'll ahve to spend some time shopping.

    oh no

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    Just don't re-wrap a gift!
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    If they like to cook, go to a farmer's market or a pottery/ceramic studio and get a ceramic colander. Very handy, one-of-a-kind and you get to support the local art/craft community. Shouldn't be a problem staying under $50.


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    Well, I'm still working on a wedding gift for my friends who's wedding was a month ago...bad Huy but here's what I'm doing:

    I have a nice picture of them at their wedding which I had a friend clean up and will be printing it out on 8x10. I'm in the process of finishing a hand maid picture frame which I will mount the picture in and give to them as their wedding gift. It's very personal as it's painstakingly hand made (I have no power tools outside of a failing drill). Need to pick up some sand paper today to prep the surface then the stains going on it. I'll have to pick up a matte but it's almost done.

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    I'm guessing the textured prophylactics would be not such a good idea.
    The search for inner peace continues...

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    Zorro!! *hands on hips*
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    A three-speed Oster™ breadmaker.

    Even better if they regift that to you later if you have a housewarming...
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    you're my boy blue
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    Passport wallets
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    Quote Originally Posted by KirkeIsWaiting View Post
    Passport wallets
    hmm that is a good idea I havent thought of

    Quote Originally Posted by Second Mouse View Post
    If they like to cook, go to a farmer's market or a pottery/ceramic studio and get a ceramic colander. Very handy, one-of-a-kind and you get to support the local art/craft community. Shouldn't be a problem staying under $50.

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    I am liking this one! they're artsy folk, too. they'd like it. (and if they dont... to bad, no returns!)

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    I'm apologizing in advance for this overly-pessimistic suggestion:

    Gift certificates to the local divorce court.

    (If it helps, I don't actually mean it.)



    [edit: Damn, I guess I should have at least read the first post in its entirety...]

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