My boss is a highly successful real estate agent, and she is getting married. I've only been working with her for a couple months, but we get along great. And I am so thrilled that she is getting married after a nasty divorce a few years back.
Since this is the second marriage for each of them, they are not registering, and to top it off, it's a destination wedding! I want to get her something to celebrate the occasion, but nothing over the top if that makes sense.
I'd love any advice or tips on this touchy subject! -Tori
Hey! I'm a person getting married for the second time, who didn't have a registry (until we were forced to cave due to various requests). Perhaps I can be of assistance. Here are my wedding gift ideas for “what to get the people who don't want to tell you to get them, but you pretty much feel like you need and want to get them something anyway”…
The most useful “we don't know what to get you gifts” we received at our engagement party was straight-up booze. We like to have people over for parties, so even if it was stuff we don't necessarily drink, it was nice to stock the bar. If you feel like you want to throw in a little extra something, gift them booze-y accessories to go with your drink of choice…
Do your friends host a lot of parties, or like to cook? Then things that make hosting a breeze are always welcome…
I'm telling you, there's nothing better than an Amazon gift certificate for my family. We order all kinds of home goods from there, from cat food to detergent. That's always a welcome gift.
Gifts that donate to charity
Know what causes or things they're passionate about? Have they mentioned their interest in politics? Maybe donate to a cause they support. Or maybe they're always gushing about their adopted pet? Can you sneakily find out what rescue they used, and donate to them? Or, you could spearhead a large office-wide charity gift for them? Or keep it small, and find a gift that also gives the proceeds to charity.
Just send flowers
Go classic, old-school, “thinking of you” and just send them flowers! Maybe a little “something blue” to make it wedding specific?
What did you get for the couple who didn't register? Anything I'm missing here?