So I am a firm believer in registries. I think if people have taken the time to walk through a store for an hour with an electronic gun after hours of research to decide what fork fits best in their hand, I should honor that process and not buy them some crystal vase that I happen to think is pretty. Having been married and receiving more crystal vases than I care to remember, it is also not fun to be a new bride running all over town returning gifts from your “creative” (better known as those with bad taste) friends and relatives. Again, if you are a friend or relative of mine who gave me a crystal vase for a wedding present, I love it and use it to hold the flowers that my hubby lavishes upon me on a daily basis.
However there is something decidedly un-fun about wrapping up a set of steak knives to give to someone at their wedding shower. So I like to have fun with their wedding registry. Here are some ideas to get you started.
- Make a basket filled with measuring cups, spoons, a cookie sheet, brownie mix and a recipe for killer chocolate chip cookies.
- Give them some of their towels from their towel set along with some pricey bath products they would never buy themselves.
- Get them their margarita glasses with some drink mix and a gift certificate to a local Mexican restaurant.
- Or try a grilling tool set with a gourmet BBQ sauce and a homemade meat rub.
Your gift will be the hit of the shower and a will be a welcome relief for the bride who has spent the last hour faking a smile while saying, “Ooh, stemware!”
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