Best (non cash) wedding presents received

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yapyapyap Posts: 13
To follow on from the hilarious worst present thread (ie one pillow case etc ha ha ) I am wondering what presents people really loved? besides cash of course (its a given that its liked!). I have lots of friends getting married soon and am looking for inspiration! :)
kittycatt24 Posts: 1322
My friend gives a signature gift to all weddings she attends! A hamper with wine glasses, nice wine, some goodies and a night/two in a fancy hotel! its a lovely idea and nice to have a romantic weekend away a few months after the wedding!
IndigoMoon Posts: 2842
I have to say it was all my Le Cruesuet pots & bakeware. Love the stuff but couldn't justy buying all the stuff when I already had pots etc that were still working.
BusyDee Posts: 8527
My best friend got a calender made - each month has a photo from our wedding and a funny caption - we love it and everyone that sees it in our kitchen comments on it. We have a second calender up that we can write on as didnt want to write on that one as will keep it forever.
MiniBlingfor2012 Posts: 673
The calendar idea is so thoughtful, what a lovely pressie. We got some lovely pressies but my faves were vouchers for weeneds, trips away. We got 3 in total and some even with dinner included which went down a treat. We booked one for a month after the honeymoon or so to have something to look forward to. I' normally give cash myself but this is a nice alternative I think.
MrsAH Posts: 3715
We got a beautiful painting from my parents friends. We are really fussy about art, so we sort of held our breath opening it. It's fabulous though. Really thoughtful of them.
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MrsBran2Be Posts: 123
Not something I've received myself as you'll see from my ticker that I'm not actually married yet! But presents I've given when I've been bridesmaid are a good barbecue (to two girls) and a set of Denby with 8 of each item. Know the girls were all sper delighted with these presents. Think it's nice as BM to give an actual present that they'll have for a long time, or else something that they can use like a weekend away and remember for a long time. HTH!
kittycatt24 Posts: 1322
I gave friends of mine who were from England and lived in Cork for 2years a personalised monopoly board, with all their favourite places/restaurants/bars/shops on the board. They loved it and it was fun to make and its a lovely reminder of their time in Ireland.
Sprocket Posts: 1671
We got loads of lovely things that we wanted (we had gift lists) but our absolute [b:2ymrm027]FAVOURITE[/b:2ymrm027] surprise present was a voucher for a weekend in the hotel that we got married in so that we could go back and "re-live all our happy memories without any stress of the wedding" :lvs :lvs :lvs :lvs
MrsEL10 Posts: 910
We got a fabulous lamp, Newbridge cutlery, some lovely candles in holders from people that came to afters