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MrsExpo Thu 11-Jul-19 15:59:03

Any ideas what on Earth go get this couple for a wedding gift would be very gratefully received.

Couple in their 30’s, the bride is close family, been together 10 years, own a beautiful home, both professional musicians who also have other professional/business interests, very arty and creative, no kids yet, vegans (if that’s relevant). The wedding is in the USA so gift needs to be taken/sent there. I am attending the wedding which will be a low key, fun, relaxed event to reflect the B&G’s life style; definitely not a formal affair.

Help MN brains trust. I have no ideas so all suggestions, regardless of budget (within reason) considered. Thanks all.

HappyHarmonica Thu 11-Jul-19 16:38:47

Meal voucher
Voucher for a day out
Money

Anything for their honeymoon?
What's the budget?

MrsExpo Thu 11-Jul-19 18:11:09

Budget would be around £100 - £150 ish.

Want something that can keep rather than an experience or a meal. Not sure about honeymoon .... they travel extensively anyway so may not be planning anything specific. All arrangements are a bit vague at the moment.

HappyHarmonica Fri 12-Jul-19 10:45:12

If you know their style well enough could you pick a piece of art

A photography session with a canvas keepsake of their favourite photo

OKBobble Fri 12-Jul-19 10:47:01

Definitely never chose art for other people!

Have they not got a gift list?

MrsExpo Fri 12-Jul-19 16:03:59

No gift list that I know of, but am contacting the bride's mother shortly to ask for inspiration.

Now thinking of giving them something that was a family heirloom - a piece of my grandmother's silver but feels a bit cheeky as it's something I've had in my possession for years, rather than something I've bought specially for them.

mumonthehill Fri 12-Jul-19 16:09:27

Try a company called Lovecrate they do bespoke signs and would be transported

OhEliza Fri 12-Jul-19 17:01:28

I'd love an heirloom in their position

They sound like they have everything they need, so something special and personal would be just right. And something with family connections is much better than art, which is so likely to not be quite their taste.

Beebumble2 Sun 14-Jul-19 07:57:12

Is it time for the revival of the silver toast rack? I know it used to be the long standing wedding present joke. But I love having my toast nicely presented and a beautiful antique silver toast rack would be a lovely thing to look at each morning.
Certainly in the UK they are out of fashion, so you’d be able to pick up a beauty for your budget.

CharlieWork Sun 14-Jul-19 08:02:57

Why not money? Just get them money.

Please don't give an heirloom as they may not attach as much significance to it as you/your family.

Art is also a bad idea. I have a few painting gifts in the wardrobe as I have no idea what to do with them & they don't suit anywhere in the house.

Money, money, money. The gift of autonomy.

georgialondon Sun 14-Jul-19 08:11:47

I'd give money too.

Tavannach Sun 21-Jul-19 02:50:45

Here you go, Op. Sorted.
silver toast rack

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