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What to buy for a wedding gift?

My second cousin is having her SIXTH wedding. She's 49 years old, she's only been with this guy for 4 months. I'm not saying it can't happen, I'm just saying I'm skeptical. She extended an invitation for us to attend a sort of "weekend family reunion and wedding reception"... and she registered at a few places for gifts. If I'm being honest, I'm sort of disgusted that after 5 husbands, and at the age of 49, she would register for gifts. But I feel odd showing up without a gift. We always obliged her before...Suggestions?


Asked by livn4hevn at 12:21 AM on Feb. 4, 2011 in Relationships

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  • How about a coffee table hard cover book on relationships??????? lol yes Im bad lol. A couple nice picture frames that match her house colors is always nice........and you can get them for a good price on sale.

    Answer by mistynights234 at 12:48 AM on Feb. 4, 2011

  • buy the cheapest thing on there or give her a gift card or $20?

    Answer by febmom007 at 12:24 AM on Feb. 4, 2011

  • Can't go wrong with something for the house. Something like a dish set, wine glasses (if they drink wine), nice set of glass tumblers maybe with a matching pitcher?

    Answer by txsgal at 12:24 AM on Feb. 4, 2011

  • yup i agree w/ febmom007, walmart has towels for like $4, id buy like 4 of them,

    Answer by gabby06 at 12:40 AM on Feb. 4, 2011

  • I don't know what the proper etiquette is for a situation such as this. I personally wouldn't be signing up for gifts anywhere, should something happen to my marriage and I wanted to get hitched again, but that's just me. I'm 48 and even if DH and I split everything we have right down the middle, there's enough for 2 households to share!

    I think possibly something nice, such as mentioned above. . . . .wine glasses, a pretty picture frame, etc. Best wishes to your cousin w/#6.

    Answer by etexmom at 12:43 AM on Feb. 4, 2011

  • i think getting her something for the house like dishes or something would be nice

    Answer by emmasmommy442 at 1:26 AM on Feb. 4, 2011

  • I buy things like kitchen fire extinguisher or a carbon monoxide alarm. These are cheap and you know they don't already have them. I think it's wrong that she expects gifts too but to keep peace give something.

    Answer by admckenzie at 2:26 AM on Feb. 4, 2011

  • I agree that frames are always a nice idea. If you have a TJ Maxx or Marshall's nearby you might check out their clearance area. I have found some great gifts there. Don't go overboard, but take something.

    Answer by elizabr at 9:07 AM on Feb. 4, 2011

  • All you are obligated to do is give her and her SO a very nice card and your best wishes. Gifts aren't mandatory! I think after this many marriages and her age, if you do get something I'd be sure to buy from the registry or a gift card to the store.

    Answer by Austinsmom35 at 5:04 PM on Feb. 4, 2011