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Old 01-15-2010, 07:26 AM
 
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I am attending a wedding for a coworker tomorrow and have been at a loss as to what to get for the gift. I want to get something however all my ideas are too expensive.

I would like to stay around $20 but what I am coming up with is cheesy.

Just looking for some more ideas in that price range.
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Old 01-15-2010, 07:34 AM
 
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Most people register their "wish list" at a local store such as Crate and Barrel, Macy's, etc.

Crate and Barrel usually has quite a few items for $20.

Bed, Bath and Beyond has coasters with initials on them for about that price.

Vicki
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Old 01-15-2010, 07:35 AM
 
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A gift card to Target or Crate and Barrel would be fine.
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Old 01-15-2010, 07:49 AM
 
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I like the coaster idea. I wanted to get a plate set with the last initial but whoa is what I said at the prices I could find.
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Old 01-15-2010, 08:17 AM
 
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My go-to inexpensive wedding gift is an air popper, some kernels and a romantic movie.
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Old 01-15-2010, 08:52 AM
 
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I think $20 is a bit cheap for a wedding gift. I mean, we're not talking secret santa here, are we? Then again, I don't know if there are rules where you work (where I work, any gift to a superior must be $20 or less), so you might be in that boat, too. Although, I believe there are exceptions for special occasions (such as weddings).

I would suggest at least a $50 gift card, if you can't find something on their registry to get them.
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Old 01-15-2010, 09:02 AM
 
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nogard13-Thank you, I know $20 is a bit cheap. That is what I can afford for this. If it were a family member or a close friend I would get something more extravagent. But that is not the case. I am not trying to impress. Just want some ideas. You got any in the $20 range. Your idea is in the $50 range.

(take this with a sarcastic tone ofcourse)

Last edited by mike052082; 01-15-2010 at 09:11 AM.. Reason: Had to label sarcasm.
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Old 01-15-2010, 09:06 AM
 
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nogard13-Thank you, I know $20 is a bit cheap. That is what I can afford for this. If it were a family member or a close friend I would get something more extravagent. But that is not the case. I am not trying to impress. Just want some ideas. You got any in the $20 range. Your idea is in the $50 range.
I stand by my idea of the coasters with INITIALS from BB& Beyond. They are personalized and something everyone can really use and don't look cheap at all. And...you should be able to grab a 20% off coupon from someone!

At my office, we have so many getting married and having babies and it isn't always easy to spend $50 on each and every one!

Vicki
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Old 01-15-2010, 09:26 AM
 
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I think $20 is a bit cheap for a wedding gift. I mean, we're not talking secret santa here, are we?
Wow, that's pretty rude. Not everyone is in the same economic situation as you. Your suggestion of a gift more than twice the stated amount was unhelpful.

OP, you might also consider a set of 2 monogrammed guest hand towels.
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Old 01-15-2010, 10:19 AM
 
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Thanks guys, I will go with the monogrammed towel, coaster set, or something I thought of just now: a nice picture frame that I will just write "insert the wedding love here". All are acceptable to me.

Thanks, guys, and gurls.
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