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What is the best engagement or pre-wedding gift you received?
« on: January 19, 2013, 10:24:38 AM »
My baby sister got engaged last night! :D  I am so excited for her. I want to find something really special to give to her and her fiance.

I did look on notonthehighstreet.com and ordered a personalized card. I might get one of their prints, but still would like some ideas. She's in the States, so shipping is a consideration if I can't get it from a US store.

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Re: What is the best engagement or pre-wedding gift you received?
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2013, 01:15:57 PM »
We didn't really get gifts, only cards. I don't really think it's necessary to give gifts, but I think a wedding planner binder or any type of wedding book would be nice. Obviously you would want to order a US version of one. You could order it from US Amazon and have it shipped to her. Another idea is maybe a personalized candy/chocolate set. When my fiance's brother got engaged, he and his fiance got a personalized candy and chocolate box from their friends, which was a cute idea.


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Re: What is the best engagement or pre-wedding gift you received?
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2013, 01:23:27 PM »
I sent my best friend this book when they got engaged. (I've also read this one, which was good.)

We didn't get any gifts, just a couple of cards, so I don't know that it's really mandatory.
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Re: What is the best engagement or pre-wedding gift you received?
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2013, 02:04:27 PM »
Engagement gifts?!   :o

Nothing wrong with a sister-to-sister 'I'm happy for you' present, but... I don't know anyone who has ever received or given an 'engagement gift'. 


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Re: What is the best engagement or pre-wedding gift you received?
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2013, 02:13:28 PM »
I agree with Tracey.  I think it's really nice for you to get your sister something, but don't think engagement gifts on the whole are a regular thing.  Don't forget there's wedding shower gifts as well, at least in the US, so between the shower and the wedding itself that's a lot of gifts!  :)
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Re: What is the best engagement or pre-wedding gift you received?
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2013, 03:23:17 PM »
I've never received or given engagement or pre-wedding gifts either. But as it's your sister and you want to give her a little something, I think a wedding planner is a great idea.
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Re: What is the best engagement or pre-wedding gift you received?
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2013, 10:05:48 AM »
Thanks for all your ideas!

I agree that engagement gifts are not the norm, nor should they be. However, I have heard of close family members giving engagement gifts. Regardless, she is my baby sister (16 years my junior), so I just wanted to do something special for her.

Thank you again! I got some good ideas. :)
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Re: What is the best engagement or pre-wedding gift you received?
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2013, 10:59:33 AM »
For my brother-in-law we got them two crystal champagne flutes to use for the toast at their wedding (and anniversaries after).  As it's your sister, I would give a gift.   :)



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