Their OLD kentucky home
October 10, 2012 6:52 PM Subscribe
How do i buy thoughtful and (kinda) inexpensive wedding gifts for people I don't know that well?
posted by broadway bill to Shopping (30 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I have some friends getting married in a couple weeks, and I'm brainstorming ideas for good wedding gifts, and I'd love to get some hive help!
Some info: younger couple (mid-20s). They're a hetero pair. Both from Kentucky, living in Colorado, but coming back to KY for their wedding. He is into music production (although he does studio recording as his career, so I doubt there's anything I could or would get him that's really related to music) and outdoorsy stuff. She is into...typical 25 year old woman stuff (I hate that I know so little about her interests, and that I just said "typical 25 year old woman..."!). They are good friends, in that they are central in my circle, but I don't know either particularly well.
I don't really like the idea of getting them something for their home; they are financially pretty well-off, and I know they have an abundance of that stuff coming. I'm thinking something more fun, but still thoughtful and nice.
I'm thinking maybe something specifically "Kentucky," since after the wedding they'll be heading back out west and I think they'd like to have something state-specific and related to their marriage.
So far, my ideas are as follows:
A nice bottle of bourbon and a set of etched julep cups
Some sort of horse paraphernalia (I know she likes horses!)
Or something else along those lines? Ideas?
Another option is to get them a nice bottle of bourbon and a bunch of pretty Kentucky native flowers, but that's a little short on keepability.
Any ideas? Or suggestions on where to buy, etc.?
(I'm not terribly concerned about cost here. I want to keep it reasonable, of course, but I don't mind getting them something nice!)