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mykpart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-09-06 11:09 PM
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Married people:
Name something you wished you had received as a wedding present, but didn't. My son is getting married, and I want to give them something special.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-09-06 11:16 PM
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1. OMIGOD! I cannot think of anything!
You could tell them that if they have their hearts set on something, and they don't get it, that you WILL......

Just a thought.....It could be expensive, though......

:hi:
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mykpart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-09-06 11:20 PM
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2. They are both so easygoing,
I think they would insist they have everything they want. I'd like to get them something they wouldn't think of until they had been married a while, even if it's just something like Tupperware!
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Ptah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-09-06 11:27 PM
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3. A wedding basket. Durable and timeless
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-09-06 11:30 PM
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4. That's really beautiful!
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Ptah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-09-06 11:37 PM
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8. I have a Tohono Odom basket similar to that one.
Unfortunately, the basket has outlasted the wedding.
:cry:

However I am near the desert:



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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:22 AM
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19. Lordy that's a beautiful pic!
Thanks for posting it! :hi:
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Shine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:21 AM
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18. We were gifted with a Navajo wedding vase at our wedding.
We LOVE it. :loveya:

I like your basket idea, too. Beautiful!
:hi:
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-09-06 11:31 PM
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5. A coupon good for one free, no-fault divorce, usable any time
:P
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zone Donating Member (376 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-09-06 11:32 PM
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6. A wife?
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-09-06 11:35 PM
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7. A really nice picnic basket
equiped with dishes for two. There are some nice ones available, or get a good basket and pick out dishes, linens, wine service tools, cheese knife...

Put in a card to remind him that marriage is NOT the end of romance. ;)
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mykpart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-09-06 11:59 PM
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14. I like that - I could even
include a little bottle of champagne and some cheese & fruit.
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:08 AM
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15. We always get that for a shower gift, if invited, or a wedding
gift....

We got one for our first aniversery....
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Floogeldy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-09-06 11:38 PM
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9. A Tommy Chong bong.
And some weed. :)
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LaraMN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-09-06 11:38 PM
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10. Ear plugs and a tazer.
:shrug:
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dolo amber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:19 AM
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17. Don't forget the Valium!!
:hi:
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-09-06 11:52 PM
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11. hmm....
Something, that we didn't get...hmm....I can't really think of any. One of the things, that my wife wished that we had gotten, was a dinner silverware set...like fine plates, silverware, glass ware, glasses...stuff like that...so, there's my answer...I got everything I wanted, money, we just got into a new house literally three weeks before we got married, and by god, i never knew how much $ it took to get a house furnished, my god.
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EstimatedProphet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-09-06 11:55 PM
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12. You're talking ANYTHING?
A honeymoon trip somewhere.
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:25 AM
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20. i second this suggestion
my grandparents gave us money for our honeymoon, which was the best thing they could have ever given us. We had a great trip that we've often looked back on fondly and will always remember, even after most things we received as gifts have broken or caught on fire or been garage-saled. And as an added bonus, it still makes my grandma's day to hear stories about our honeymoon, b/c she knows she contributed, so it's a gift that's kept giving for her as well :)
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-09-06 11:58 PM
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13. In retrospect
A divorce gift certificate
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Shine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:19 AM
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16. Really nice sounding QUALITY windchimes.
I love the melodic, soothing and meditative tones of windchimes. We have them surrounding our home. Very peaceful...

We have many times given a very nice set of windchimes as a wedding gift, along with the blessing for many years of harmony in their marriage.

I like to give symbolic gifts, and not always just go with the practical, yet somewhat boring, gifts.

Woodstock Windchimes are the brand I recommend. :thumbsup:
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carpetbagger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:45 AM
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21. Acceptance.
Took 6 years to get any, never got it from about 1/2 of my extended family.
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:56 AM
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23. damn, that sucks
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 12:56 AM by fishwax
:hug:

I can relate, though.

They'll come around, or else they won't, and if they don't they aren't worth the fret. I've got in-laws that missed out on so much as a result of not being more accepting--fortunately they've come around now, and I actually feel bad for them when they realize how much they truly did miss out on ...
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Katherine Brengle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:30 AM
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25. :(
We accept you :hug:.

I know it isn't the same, but still.
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fleabert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:49 AM
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22. a savings bond- or some such- money that matures without being touched.
it would be nice six years later to know that it was sitting there, ready for me to invest in a house or fixing up a house.
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Katherine Brengle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:29 AM
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24. Oh, this will be fun. My list:
Okay, my situation was semi-unique in that we had planned a traditional wedding with a registry and all that but had to move it up, only one side of the family could make it, and we ended up getting all cash gifts and no regular gifts... but...

I would have loved (have to judge from me cuz hubby isn't here for questioning, lol):

-The place settings I picked out from Pier One--they were so far beyond awesome.
-A really nice coffee maker (think Cuisinart)
-A digital camera (I have one, but it is really old)

I can't think of anything else right now... Gift cards are always nice--but make sure it is for somewhere nice (Pottery Barn, Crate & Barrel, that kind of thing).
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:46 AM
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26. KitchenAid Stand Mixer
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Laelth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:47 AM
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27. This is really mundane, I know ...
... but Mrs. Laelth and I needed a nice set (600+ thread count) of deep-pocket sheets. Of course, that might be a bit suggestive, but nice sheets are ... really nice. :shrug:

Oh, we needed curtains too.

Ultimately, as you know, it will be the thought that counts. :toast:

-Laelth
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