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Best place for wedding gifts

YOUR PICKS

1) Crate & Barrel

You said: “I think you should stick to the registry, if there is one. If none, then I like Macy’s and Crate and Barrel for nice, household items.”

2) Macy’s

3) Bed Bath & Beyond

4) Charles Willis

5) Fragile

OUR PICKS

1) Crate & Barrel

“Somehow C&B manages to meet the needs of newly-marrieds without ever feeling too stuffy and traditional or too trendy.” – Nedra Rhone, AJC style reporter

2) Pottery Barn

3) Bloomingdale’s

4) Macy’s

5) Target

20 comments Add your comment

Lori

May 17th, 2010
4:26 pm

The wedding gift is supposed to be about the couple, not about you, so buying something YOU think is cool, rather than something THEY need or requested is kinda crappy!! Stick to the registry, they exist for a reason!!

GettingMarriedSoon

May 17th, 2010
4:39 pm

@ Lori-Thanks for that! Registries do exist for a reason! Most couples would not take the time to create one if they really didn’t desire/need the stuff. On the other hand, CASH is ALWAYS a timeless gift! You can rarely go wrong there. :)

matt s

May 17th, 2010
5:14 pm

why not buy the couple an engagement photo session?
stacey bode photography is amazing! check her galleries and blog:
http://www.staceybode.com

Lars Taint

May 17th, 2010
9:09 pm

Richard’s Variety Store has wonderful give for couples with a sense of humor….

Mary

May 17th, 2010
9:16 pm

You can never go wrong with four linen napkins (dinner size): they pack well (good for both giver and receiver); are always appreciated; go with any decor and; if you buy a dozen, you can have enough for two more weddings!

Ann

May 17th, 2010
11:17 pm

Charles Willis has beautiful things, and they offer a bridal registry.

kayemkaye

May 18th, 2010
1:44 am

I think you should stick to the registry, if there is one. If none, then I like Macy’s and Crate and Barrel for nice, household items. For the big spenders, Nambe.com, for unique household gifts.

ldb224

May 18th, 2010
5:16 am

THINGS REMEMBERED.COM HAS A LOT MORE ITEMS THAN AVAILALE IN THE STORE.

LongtimeEducator

May 18th, 2010
6:19 am

I agree…stick with the registry!! I usually shop at Bed, Bath and Beyond or Macy’s for wedding gifts (unless the bride has registered elsewhere).

Soon to Be Married

May 18th, 2010
6:33 am

I’m currently registered at Macy’s, Bed Bath and Beyond, and Fragile (in Sandy Springs). However, although it is probably taboo to officially ask, my fiancé and I would prefer money.

Michael J.

May 18th, 2010
8:48 am

For the Guy, LeTUX: Highlands & Buckhead!!!

Aubrey

May 18th, 2010
8:55 am

Stick to the registry. Most couples, especially younger couples need the things they registered for. I do not however need FIVE sets of candlesticks.I agree with the photo session idea though. If you know they didn’t get an engagement session I highly recommend doing something like that. I love Tessa Rice photography. http://www.tessarice.com

KDFatlanta

May 18th, 2010
10:04 am

I don’t have a business for which I’m shamelessly plugging free advertising. Is it still okay if I post something here?

DeeDee

May 18th, 2010
10:39 am

Lori, somebody failed to teach you that a wedding gift is optional and that you should be grateful for what you get, not what you want. If there’s a huge list of things that you need, maybe you and your fiance should purchase them. As far as giving money goes, I’ll give a gift card occasionally, but if all the bride and groom want is money, why don’t they just have an entrance fee at the reception, and yes, I’m just kidding.

Nickey

May 19th, 2010
8:18 am

I like The Chandlery in Roswell, and Canton Street Antique Market has some beautiful silver pieces.

Carrie

May 19th, 2010
2:00 pm

It is more respectful to give a gift that is in keeping with the tastes of the Bride and Groom than to reach into your closet for what you might have/don’t want and gift that sample sale merchandise or re-gift what you couldn’t return because they were unable to return/stuck with the gift and now it is yours.

Be considerate. Too many of those type of gifts makes it hard to appreciate the “thought” when clearly there wasn’t a whole lot of thought there. That type of ‘gift giving’ lead us to believe that money was not only the perfect color – but the perfect gift as we knew Where It Could Be Exchanged.

Linda Compton

May 19th, 2010
4:20 pm

Dollar store…don’t want the happy couple fighting over it in 3 years.

Anne

May 22nd, 2010
4:27 pm

http://www.jkmitchellphotography.com

Amazing photography…. and for gifts, I usually go with a gift card to Target. Who can’t find something they need/want at Target?

GAPeach

May 22nd, 2010
5:09 pm

Charles Willis in Buckhead and Fragile in Sandy Springs both have wonderful selections and excellent service. For those brides who are registering for silver, Beverly Bremer is wonderful!

Sara

May 24th, 2010
9:44 am

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