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Posted: 10/28/2004 2:43:17 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/28/2004 2:43:30 PM EST by OKLAHOMA_LAWMAN]
Alright, I need some help my best just got married last week in Jamaica. My friend and his wife will throwing a party in a couple of weeks and I need some ideas on a wedding gift. Thanks
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 2:43:56 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 2:44:48 PM EST

Originally Posted By Wave:
does he like guns or not?



No, not really a gun person like me and he isn't a cop either.
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 2:47:00 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 2:47:33 PM EST
I was thinking about $100
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 2:47:36 PM EST
if i may make a suggestion:

cast iron cookware. lasts forever. get the Lodge brand. made in usa. good shit maynard. get 3 sizes of skillets, 2 sizes of dutch ovens, a griddle and maybe a corn pone mold. it'll all cost you less than a hundred bucks. the stuff is cheap, incredibly durable, and lasts forever if you don't blow a hole in it with a deer rifle.

Link Posted: 10/28/2004 2:49:09 PM EST




Sgtar15
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 2:49:29 PM EST

Originally Posted By tommygs:
if i may make a suggestion:

cast iron cookware. lasts forever. get the Lodge brand. made in usa. good shit maynard. get 3 sizes of skillets, 2 sizes of dutch ovens, a griddle and maybe a corn pone mold. it'll all cost you less than a hundred bucks. the stuff is cheap, incredibly durable, and lasts forever if you don't blow a hole in it with a deer rifle.




Very good stuff, I worked for Academy Sporting goods for three years and I remember selling that stuff.
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 2:50:01 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 2:51:22 PM EST

Originally Posted By sgtar15:
www.s-ssales.com/cart-images/hand-lotion-lg.jpg



Sgtar15






Link Posted: 10/28/2004 2:51:59 PM EST

Originally Posted By Wave:

Originally Posted By OKLAHOMA_LAWMAN:

Originally Posted By Wave:
does he like guns or not?



No, not really a gun person like me and he isn't a cop either.



That makes it kind of tough.

How about tickets to an NFL game? Road trip to Vegas? Plasma Screen TV? How much you got to spend?



About $100
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 2:52:30 PM EST
Cash is king.
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 2:52:32 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/28/2004 2:58:54 PM EST by shaggy]
Are they registered anywhere? If so, that would be the place to start. People don't go to the trouble of registering and listing what they want and need for kicks and giggles. Its because there's stuff they really want/need.

A good friend of mine got married in September and I got him a large set of very nice cookware (All-Clad). The whole set cost something around $500-600 but I know they needed it for their home, and its something that will last for them.

edited to add...

For $100 you may only be able to get a good skillet or saucepan, but good cookware is an invaluable tool in the kitchen. (shit, I'm starting to sound like Martha friggin Stewart)
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 2:53:19 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 2:54:13 PM EST

Originally Posted By BigMHoff:
Cash is king.



Good Idea
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 2:57:14 PM EST
In this day and age.................they should have been REGISTERED somewhere as to the gifts they would like:
Brand and style of crystal
Silverware
Daily Stainless
Fine China
Pots&Pans
yada yada

So, what's the da-da-damn major malfunction?

Dave S

Link Posted: 10/29/2004 4:24:39 AM EST
BTT
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 4:34:52 AM EST

Wedding Gift for my best Friend




Originally Posted By OKLAHOMA_LAWMAN:


No, not really a gun person like me and he isn't a cop either.



New set of testicles?
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 4:34:53 AM EST
Always give cash.
You can't go wrong with cash.

Link Posted: 10/29/2004 4:41:00 AM EST
Cash or guy stuff.

Most couples end up registering for all froo-froo stuff. China, expresso machines, useless stuff. The bride gets everything she ever wanted and the groom gets to stand there and pretend to be excited.

Screw that.

Get him a bbq pit or a smoker. Does he fish? Golf?
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 4:53:52 AM EST
Make sure its for HIM....NOT THEM...cause he ain't getting much anymore, sgtar15 seems to know that!
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 4:58:46 AM EST
Anal lube.

Tell them to post pix
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 5:11:36 AM EST
+1 on getting something for him.

I got one of my friends a milt sparks VM2 for his HK when he got married. He was very grateful.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 5:17:30 AM EST
A few cases of beer?
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 5:20:55 AM EST
I got a custom Barminski knife for mine.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 8:42:59 AM EST
Get him some fresh pie.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 8:48:03 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/29/2004 8:48:18 AM EST by Cincinnatus]
Never go off of the registry, UNLESS, you know beyond a shadow of a doubt, that no one else will get it.

NEVER go off of the registry, to buy houseware/cookware. Never.

Don't give anyone a bowl or a candlestick.

Don't give a gift that says: "this isn't for her".

An expensive BBQ, like the Weber Ranch Kettle, is one of the best gifts there can be.

BUT..... you'll NEVER go wrong with cash.

Link Posted: 10/29/2004 8:53:28 AM EST
Bathroom scale.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 9:02:26 AM EST
Just got married recently...

We loved getting cash money...

The best kind of money there is...

Shawn
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 9:23:28 AM EST

Originally Posted By srv656s:
Just got married recently...

We loved getting cash money...

The best kind of money there is...

Shawn



How many stupid, worthless bowls and vases did you get?

Isn't cash nice?
Who doesn't like cash?
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 9:25:48 AM EST
If he doesnt have a good 12 volt or 14 volt cordless drill get him one. It should fit in your price range. I got my buddy one for christmas just after he got married. He used the crap out of it doing honey do's the first year.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 9:34:58 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/29/2004 9:40:59 AM EST by Wolf_Warrior]
For him, her, or them?

For political reasons, I would suggest you find out where she is "registered" and purchase your gift for "him" there. She will have picked out all the things that she wants. China pattern, silverware, etc. Buy a plate or a place setting, etc. Very good system. I highly recommend that you use it.

You would do well to follow mythe sage advice of Cincinnatusand I . Trust me, if you buy a skillet from Academy or a toaster from Target, you are dead meat.

For him...buy him a lap dance and a bottle of scotch -- but you better take care of "their" present first, or you are dead meat.

Wolf
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 9:36:18 AM EST

Originally Posted By Cincinnatus:

Originally Posted By srv656s:
Just got married recently...

We loved getting cash money...

The best kind of money there is...

Shawn



How many stupid, worthless bowls and vases did you get?

Isn't cash nice?
Who doesn't like cash?



Lots of bowls. Lots of vases... We got the most picture frames ever though.... I don't know if I have enough wall space for all of them.

Shawn
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 9:38:37 AM EST
Doesn't it suck?

Cash, damn it, CASH!


One of the best things about NYC Weddings (provided your guests are NYC folk) is the tradition of giving cash.
Most people don't have enough room for 50 bowls and vases in their apartments..
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 9:44:17 AM EST

Originally Posted By Cincinnatus:
Doesn't it suck?

Cash, damn it, CASH!


One of the best things about NYC Weddings (provided your guests are NYC folk) is the tradition of giving cash.



If you are not in New York, cash might, at a minimum, land you in lukewarm water.

When in doubt, ask one of her best friends. They will have already been briefed by her. If the Bride thinks that cash is appropriate or wanted, then cool. Remember, its her party and you are a big player. Don't screw up. What you do now you will live with for a long time -- good or bad.

Wolf
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 9:47:40 AM EST
Get him a gun anyway. If he doesn't want it, you may get a new gun!
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 9:49:23 AM EST

Originally Posted By Wolf_Warrior:

Originally Posted By Cincinnatus:
Doesn't it suck?

Cash, damn it, CASH!


One of the best things about NYC Weddings (provided your guests are NYC folk) is the tradition of giving cash.



If you are not in New York, cash might, at a minimum, land you in lukewarm water.

I've never met a person who was averse to a gift of cash.
The only thing I could imagine, was if the people getting married were ridiculously wealthy, as in 100 million.



When in doubt, ask one of her best friends. They will have already been briefed by her. If the Bride thinks that cash is appropriate or wanted, then cool. Remember, its her party and you are a big player. Don't screw up. What you do now you will live with for a long time -- good or bad.

Wolf


Cash is always best.

True, the Bride might have these dreams of china and trinkets.... she's been having these for her entire life.
Cash.
NO ONE dislikes cash.

Cash can be used for many things.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 9:51:12 AM EST
some us dollars
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 9:55:42 AM EST

Originally Posted By innocent_bystander:
Bathroom scale.



for when pounds turns into "gross tonage?"

for $100 you could buy them a hell of a good bottle of wine.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 10:03:19 AM EST
cash
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 10:42:36 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/29/2004 10:43:48 AM EST by five2one]

Originally Posted By OKLAHOMA_LAWMAN:

Originally Posted By Wave:
does he like guns or not?



No, not really a gun person like me and he isn't a cop either.



Kimber 1911, definately. And he'll become a gun person.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 10:59:42 AM EST

Originally Posted By photokirk:
Cash or guy stuff.

Most couples end up registering for all froo-froo stuff. China, expresso machines, useless stuff. The bride gets everything she ever wanted and the groom gets to stand there and pretend to be excited.



+1. Or better yet, do both!

For my best buddy, I got him a Randall Model 1 (7" blade, carbon steel blade) with India Stag handle. Cost was a good premium to get it in 3 months time (got it from A. G. Russell's) but IMHO worth it.

Here's a link to the knife:

Randall Model 1

I didn't forget about the bride either. I ordered something off the registry to keep them both happy. But I can bet you that he was happier with the Model 1.

Justin
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 5:42:41 PM EST
The largest bottle of Crown Royal you can afford.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 5:49:42 PM EST
Plunger and Toilet Brush.

My cousin just got married and they registered for a fancy set, I couldn't help myself and got it for them.

Brian
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 6:04:50 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/29/2004 6:06:58 PM EST by Ky_Bob]
I asked a guy that works for me what he would really like but wouldnt buy for himself. It happened to be a nice pocket knife. I bought it for him and told him this gift is for you because every other gift will be for her. He was very happy and I was right. That is why the wife always writes the thank you letters. It's all for her.

I see that knife in his pocket every day. Hell, I work with HIM, not THEM. How often is that $500.00 leaded glass vase used?



Bob
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