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- AnonymousJanuary 9, 2003 at 9:37 pmPost count: 0
Q. I need some ideas for gifts around $10-15 each for participants in
weddings. Any useful web sites or other info would be appreciated.
Something awesome and unusual would be great. MaryAnonymousJanuary 11, 2003 at 9:50 pmPost count: 0
I have had alot of weddings to attend in the past year. I bought crystal pictures frames, Nice big ones 8×10 that were on sale in Dept stores for about 12.99 each. This time of year they are getting rid of the over stock from Christmas, so it would be a good time to shop for them. Every Bride loved her special frame for her wedding picture ;D ;DAnonymousJanuary 13, 2003 at 8:07 pmPost count: 0
Walmart has nice crystal deviled egg trays and stuff like that for a really reasonable price. I got one a couple of weeks ago for $5. That’s one thing that I’ve never seen given as a gift. It’s not only unique, it’s useful. HTH
AnitaAnonymousJanuary 26, 2003 at 1:08 pmPost count: 0
Well, this is probably easier in the warmer weather, but in keeping with giving baskets as wedding gifts….last year I found a beautiful basket with wine decanters on the back for $1.00 at a yard sale. I bought 2 yds of material at Wal-mart for $4.00 and made napkins and a liner. I had material left over. Then I filled the basket with crackers, pre-packaged cheese and meats, sparkling cider, and finally topped it off with a bag of hugs and a bag of kisses.
Even though the basket was a little rough, I fixed it up, cleaned it up, and sprayed it with a semi gloss finish I already had. I probably spent about $18, so I’m over, but the gift couldn’t be mroe appreciated.AnonymousFebruary 11, 2003 at 6:19 pmPost count: 0
I have bought brand new items at Yard Sales. Once I found a pretty crystal bowl but it had no box. I put some useful items like gravy mix and spices inside. I wrapped them individually in tissue paper. You could then wrap the bowl in tissue paper. I covered it first with plastic wrap to keep everything inside. Basically the same idea as a gift basket but I used the bowl (or you could use a covered box). I have gotten knife sets for under $10.00. One other place I have found new items is different Thrift Stores in my area. Good Will, Salvation Army and others will be listed in the telephone book. I look in the business section for new stores. You could also buy quality towel sets (bathroom or kitchen) that match their color skem. I have also gotten 2 or more wine glasses and given them champagne or sparkling cider for their use after the wedding. You can find a set of 2 usually at Thrift Stores or Yard Sales that are very inexpensive. I have gotten glass sets for normal drinking glasses for under $10.00 and baking dishes as well that people will use for years to come.AnonymousJanuary 19, 2004 at 11:02 pmPost count: 0
if you are creative you can make a shadow box featuring their wedding invitation or a wooden plaque that you paint- shellac on the invitation and then get creative with some border word around the edges of the invitation.
another neat idea and very frugal idea is to find out what their song is they will be dancing to- and find the lyrics on the net – type them up nice way in a nice font and print it out along with their names and date of their wedding and frame depending on thier tastes you can use an assortmant of different styles of paper to print it out on.
or can even just frame the sheet music, maybe “age” it first in some tea,if its not too long a song and
has maybe just 2 pages of music .
if not creative hit the clearance areas at the bigger name usually $$ sept stores they often have stuff that is 75% off plus you can sometimes use a coupon to further your savings .AnonymousJanuary 19, 2004 at 11:11 pmPost count: 0
ohh i misread your post – you wanted something for the attendents in the wedding
well mens nice wallets can still be found at low clearance prices left over from Cmas or even probably money clips etc other generic things that would have been stocked for Cmas but now on sale cheaper as they try to get rid of some of the stock.
maybe even hit thrift stores looking for a set of steins that could be given out ( this works well if the groom to be guy attendents were the type to hang out and drink some beers together )
for females maybe some CZ costume jewlery earrings or sets etc for wearing at the wedding also probbaly many on sale leftover from Cmas stock –
or maybe a charm for a charm bracelet that has something to do with the day or something you like and all share a fondness of from your single days as friends – say a champagne glass or a beach chair etc .
if your wedding is say at a beach then a shell charm or something that goes with any theme in your wedding .
i dont know if you have a boscov’s dept store near you but alot of that type of stuff can be found for 50% off or more there .
also those initialed pocketbooks etc are a big fashion thing right now as the new spring stock comes in you make be able to get the winter ones on a discounts and get them a small wallet – or make-up bag that has their initial on them.