Go Back  The Hull Truth - Boating and Fishing Forum > BOATING FORUMS > Dockside Chat
Reload this Page >

Homemade/different wedding gifts for sisters wedding gift?

Notices

Homemade/different wedding gifts for sisters wedding gift?

Old 05-07-2011, 02:10 PM
  #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Delaware
Posts: 5,318
Received 213 Likes on 146 Posts
Default Homemade/different wedding gifts for sisters wedding gift?

Sisters wedding is upcoming here in September, sure I can give her a few bucks, but I would much rather get them (her and my future brother in law) a wedding gift that is unique/custom/stands out, not something that everyone gets at their wedding.

Being that I am younger, and have only been to three weddings, I seek the advice of the older population that may have had a sister/brother get married and got them something pretty sweet for their wedding gift?
Old 05-07-2011, 02:18 PM
  #2  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: North Coast of America
Posts: 7,280
Received 204 Likes on 103 Posts
Default

Cash.............unless you can really pull out a super fantastic unique handmade or store bought gift that is either needed by them or a great piece they can proudly display in their house.
Old 05-07-2011, 03:26 PM
  #3  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Delaware
Posts: 5,318
Received 213 Likes on 146 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by osudaddy View Post
Cash.............unless you can really pull out a super fantastic unique handmade or store bought gift that is either needed by them or a great piece they can proudly display in their house.
well they do have a new townhome..so i have been trying to kick around different ideas thats all. I know cash cash cash, but he just landed a 6 figure job, and my wedding gift will be just another check they count while theyre totaling up all the $$ they got. Id much rather it be more personal/creative then that, just wasnt sure if any of ya had any ideas..
Old 05-07-2011, 03:45 PM
  #4  
Senior MemberCaptains Club MemberPLEDGER
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Arlington, VA
Posts: 4,293
Received 155 Likes on 60 Posts
Default

Some sort of cool frame for a mirror. Maybe with hooks so they can hang coats and put it by the door.
Old 05-08-2011, 02:32 PM
  #5  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: S.E. Michigan
Posts: 1,161
Likes: 0
Received 293 Likes on 150 Posts
Default

I started giving a bottle of good champagne. Dom Perignon (sp) or something like that. $100-150 a bottle. Not something that most people would go spend that much on. They can enjoy it on there first anniversary. The weddings I go to now are 2nd timers. They have everything they need for the house.
Old 05-08-2011, 03:01 PM
  #6  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: MA and ME
Posts: 16,795
Likes: 0
Received 15 Likes on 11 Posts
Default

Cash. No matter what your (or there) taste is it might not look right in the home/condo/whatever they will live in.

Fine wines if you KNOW they enjoy them work also.
Old 05-09-2011, 01:41 AM
  #7  
Senior Member
 
atcfris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 11,979
Likes: 0
Received 585 Likes on 230 Posts
Default

Maybe give them a gift that lets them do something, rather than giving an object, that collects dust and in time becomes out of date. Maybe an all expenses paid trip somewhere, mini vacation/adventure. Thats more memorable. Cash is always king though, no matter what his salary is.
Old 05-09-2011, 04:50 AM
  #8  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Garett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 24,905
Likes: 0
Received 1,165 Likes on 661 Posts
Default

I thought I posted this yesterday? ;?

My number one gift is a fire proof safe. Absolutely it's off the wall as far as gifts goes, but it's ALWAYS needed, never thought of to buy and it never goes out of fashion.
When everyone elses gifts are broke, worn out or discarded your gift will continue to give.
Old 05-09-2011, 05:24 AM
  #9  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Naples/Ft Myers
Posts: 1,415
Likes: 0
Received 7 Likes on 7 Posts
Default

A safe is actually a pretty good gift!

Be careful giving gifts intended to display in their home because it creates a weird obligation for them to display something (for you), that they might not necessarily like...
Old 05-09-2011, 06:10 AM
  #10  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Orlando FL.
Posts: 189
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

My older brother is getting married in Dec, I really couldn't decide what to get them, after thinking and thinking I got on to sandals.com, and just book there honeymoon for them. Took a little creativity to find out where they were planning on going, but it was done, I had to give it to them early so they wouldn't book there own tickets, but non the less they are pretty happy and excited about it....
Old 05-09-2011, 07:08 AM
  #11  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: CT
Posts: 18,406
Received 811 Likes on 400 Posts
Default

Why not something small and hand made or small and classy that fits their interests or tastes - whatever your specialty is AND Cash. An original St. Gaudens double eagle would be real special to me.
Old 05-09-2011, 12:00 PM
  #12  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 6,457
Likes: 0
Received 422 Likes on 243 Posts
Default

Do they have a wedding registry? If you go with something that they have already picked out then you can't go wrong. If you go outside of that I would go with a voucher to a nice destination that isn't too hard for them to get to. Something they could use for a weekend get away on their 1 year aniversary. Cash is way too impersonal and it sounds like they are doing OK financially.
Old 05-16-2011, 07:56 AM
  #13  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Delaware
Posts: 5,318
Received 213 Likes on 146 Posts
Default

thanks guys great ideas
Old 05-16-2011, 08:05 AM
  #14  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Md shore
Posts: 1,820
Likes: 0
Received 5 Likes on 4 Posts
Default

good idea on the safe!

like the wine too IF they are wine drinkers. if not would be wasted.
Old 05-16-2011, 10:45 AM
  #15  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: St. Charles, MO
Posts: 362
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

This is a little self serving since I own frame shops but you should go to a good custom frame shop and frame their invitation for them. That makes a great gift and it's something that not many people do to commemorate their big day.
Old 05-16-2011, 11:07 AM
  #16  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Somers Point NJ USA
Posts: 1,633
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Default

Insteada - I'll back you up on that suggestion, I remember getting one of those and really liked it.
Old 05-16-2011, 11:54 AM
  #17  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 446
Likes: 0
Received 3 Likes on 3 Posts
Default

As a recently married couple and homeowner we bought ourselves one of our favorite things in the house.

Anyway it is an old board that this guy routered our last name and names into......i know it wounds odd, but we are old fashioned and it really makes the place very homey

So it says "The Jones'"
Tina and Tom

Anyways its hard to picture, but alot of people put them on the outside of their house, ours is on the wall on the inside. Just sentimental and kind of signifying the starting of lives together, Since it is relatively cheap you could add this to another gift if you need to

-Geebs
Old 05-16-2011, 12:03 PM
  #18  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: NJ
Posts: 658
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Geebers View Post
As a recently married couple and homeowner we bought ourselves one of our favorite things in the house.

Anyway it is an old board that this guy routered our last name and names into......i know it wounds odd, but we are old fashioned and it really makes the place very homey

So it says "The Jones'"
Tina and Tom

Anyways its hard to picture, but alot of people put them on the outside of their house, ours is on the wall on the inside. Just sentimental and kind of signifying the starting of lives together, Since it is relatively cheap you could add this to another gift if you need to

-Geebs

Are you THE Tom Jones?
Old 05-16-2011, 12:56 PM
  #19  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: NJ & Greenport LI
Posts: 868
Likes: 0
Received 304 Likes on 139 Posts
Default

Cash for your sister is kind of tacky, if you ask me. Friends? Sure. Cousin? Sure. Co-worker? Sure.
Brother or sister? Nope.
Old 05-16-2011, 01:14 PM
  #20  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Hockesssin, DE
Posts: 1,113
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

I have given and received a nice wooden porch swing and nice wooden outdoor chairs. That may be something you can make and you cannot really go wrong with. And - no one else gives them because they are sooo damn bulky!! Take that idea and the idea of the routered names and you have a unique gift that will be around for years!

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.