I suck at giving gifts...help!

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    Sep 28, 2012 5:46 AM GMT
    I work in a pharmacy, and I love all of the Pharmacists I work with. One of the Pharmacists is getting married in October, and my friend and I want to chip in and get him a wedding gift. We've only worked with him for about 5 months, because he's new to our store, so we aren't invited to the wedding or anything, but we still want to get him a gift because we like him.

    My friend wanted to give him money, but I feel like that would be weird...I'd rather buy something. Any ideas?
  • AMoonHawk

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    Sep 28, 2012 6:35 AM GMT
    give him either a gift card or a gift certificate ... he' gonna need it
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    Sep 28, 2012 9:43 AM GMT
    Bees make novel gifts.

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    Bees.

    That is all.
  • dimaperm

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    Sep 28, 2012 4:31 PM GMT
    check to see where they are registered. see what they are requesting and if there is something reasonable you could give them from that. if not i agree that the gift card idea always is a good backup plan.
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    Sep 28, 2012 4:33 PM GMT
    He's a Pharmacist he dont need money, they make at least $110,000 starting...lol
    I would say get a nice picture frame for his photos
  • Timbales

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    Sep 28, 2012 4:37 PM GMT
    An idea that can be fun is to make a 'date night' kit.

    You can do a movie night kit with microwave popcorn, snacks and movie theater candy with some current or classic DVDs, get some neat bowls for the popcorn and maybe a nice throw for snuggling on the couch.

    You could do a dinner night kit with pasta, sauce sauce and wine with some nice glasses and dishes.
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    Sep 28, 2012 4:55 PM GMT
    METAMORPH saidBees make novel gifts.

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    Bees.

    That is all.


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    Sep 28, 2012 5:01 PM GMT
    I run after the same Roo' you do !! My solution is to buy gift cards . If i know the person likes a certain store or eatery , i buy one from that company , if not i buy a Visa or American gift card .
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    Sep 28, 2012 7:45 PM GMT
    If he's getting married, a nice photobook or picture frame would serve well. Unless he already has one in mind. Otherwise i would say a gift card.
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    Sep 28, 2012 8:10 PM GMT
    You don't say how much your planning on spending, but a gift certificate to a nice restaurant in your area might be appreciated. Or if you have the $$, something like a gift cert. for a couples massage at a spa in your area. The idea being it's something they can enjoy doing together, versus something material. You also don't say how old the couple are- do they already have established households that they are merging? If so, nix the toaster- they already have two. How about tix to a show or concert they'd enjoy? Or movie passes?

    A bottle of Jack, a bag of weed, a quart of lube, and some sex toys?

    Be creative.
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    Sep 28, 2012 8:16 PM GMT
    pharmboy90 said...we aren't invited to the wedding or anything, but we still want to get him a gift because we like him.

    Wedding gifts are for when you are invited to attend. He should get a nice card, and nothing more.
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    Sep 28, 2012 8:26 PM GMT
    ART_DECO said
    pharmboy90 said...we aren't invited to the wedding or anything, but we still want to get him a gift because we like him.

    Wedding gifts are for when you are invited to attend. He should get a nice card, and nothing more.


    Au contraire. While you are not obligated to give a gift, you are perfectly free to do so if the spirit so moves you. Haven't you ever given a friend a gift for no reason other than "just because"?
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    Sep 28, 2012 8:29 PM GMT
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    Sep 28, 2012 8:30 PM GMT
    Gift card to the store you work at.
  • AMoonHawk

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    Sep 28, 2012 8:33 PM GMT
    Get him a set of His and Hers coffee mugs
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  • LJay

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    Sep 28, 2012 8:35 PM GMT
    I see your point Art, but I really don't think there is anything wrong with a gift if the guys want to do it. The worst thing is an invitation that expects a gift. Miss Manners does not like that.

    Just this morning I got a package from Amazon. I had ordered some double-walled stainless steel drinking cups (search for them) and they are really nice. 10 oz., shiny, cool looking and good for hot or cold stuff. Anybody setting up housekeeping can use this sort of thing and they will last forever. Not so expensive that you couldn't go for four or six.

    Another traditional wedding gift that most everyone enjoys receiving is good towels. Really good bath towels with extra hand towels and several extra washcloths are actually a luxury item and great to have.
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    Sep 28, 2012 8:41 PM GMT
    LJay saidI see your point Art, but I really don't think there is anything wrong with a gift if the guys want to do it.

    True, the guys may give anything they like. But I still maintain that a gift when a wedding invitation has not been extended is not required. A card is sufficient.
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    Sep 28, 2012 8:44 PM GMT
    That comes back to the point that I was making earlier. Are the couple "setting up shop" for the first time, or do they both already have established households?

    If it's the latter, then their problem will be one of too much 'stuff' since they will need to consolidate down to one household. Garage sales are in their future....

    It's something to bear in mind.

    Edit: I was answering LJay.

    And yes Art, a card is sufficient but not necessary either if no invitation was extended.
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    Sep 28, 2012 9:49 PM GMT
    Timbales saidAn idea that can be fun is to make a 'date night' kit.

    You can do a movie night kit with microwave popcorn, snacks and movie theater candy with some current or classic DVDs, get some neat bowls for the popcorn and maybe a nice throw for snuggling on the couch.

    You could do a dinner night kit with pasta, sauce sauce and wine with some nice glasses and dishes.


    This idea is a terrific one!! Be sure you know what he/they can cook.
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    Sep 28, 2012 9:59 PM GMT
    Sungod17 said

    A bottle of Jack, a bag of weed, a quart of lube, and some sex toys?



    *SQUEAL!!!*

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    Sep 28, 2012 11:15 PM GMT
    Something they could have never imagined- a donation in the couple's name to the organization Freedom To Marry. The looks on their faces when the open the card...memories that will last a lifetime.
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    Sep 28, 2012 11:29 PM GMT
    Iceblink saidSomething they could have never imagined- a donation in the couple's name to the organization Freedom To Marry. The looks on their faces when the open the card...memories that will last a lifetime.


    Sounds nice. Now, a bottle of jack, a bag of weed, a quart of lube, and some sex toys.....icon_twisted.gif
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    Sep 28, 2012 11:53 PM GMT
    WaytoDawn saidIf he's getting married, a nice photobook or picture frame would serve well. Unless he already has one in mind. Otherwise i would say a gift card.

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    Sep 28, 2012 11:55 PM GMT
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    Iceblink saidSomething they could have never imagined- a donation in the couple's name to the organization Freedom To Marry. The looks on their faces when the open the card...memories that will last a lifetime.


    Sounds nice. Now, a bottle of jack, a bag of weed, a quart of lube, and some sex toys.....icon_twisted.gif

    Gay sex toys?
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    Sep 28, 2012 11:57 PM GMT
    Iceblink said
    turbobilly said
    Iceblink saidSomething they could have never imagined- a donation in the couple's name to the organization Freedom To Marry. The looks on their faces when the open the card...memories that will last a lifetime.


    Sounds nice. Now, a bottle of jack, a bag of weed, a quart of lube, and some sex toys.....icon_twisted.gif

    Gay sex toys?


    *sniff*

    You're taken.....Just shut the fuck up and leave me alone.....