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Engagement part gift..
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Posted 10 October 2019 - 07:50 PM
Been asked to a cocktail party for an old work colleagues engagement party. I haven’t seen her in over a year and I’m actually a bit surprised.
I’m going solo as my DH will look after kids and he wasn’t on the invite anyway.
What would be a good gift? Would some money in an envelope be stingy, if so how much, or another gift card?
Was thinking $50 as it’s just from me, or do I put from DH if he isn’t invited and has never met her?
Posted 10 October 2019 - 08:03 PM
$50 In a card from both of you would be perfectly acceptable.
Posted 10 October 2019 - 08:05 PM
George Jensen champagne is $50 and comes with a George Jensen bottle stopper (attached) so they can keep that as part of the gift
Posted 10 October 2019 - 08:58 PM
Money in a card was the done thing back when DH and I got engaged (around 10 years ago, though we asked for no presents and most ppl complied). Cash or vouchers seems to be the thing since then too- not that we’ve been to many in the last 5 years now.
I’d do $50 or a $50 gift card (usually coles-myer or bunnings for weddings and engagements).
Posted 10 October 2019 - 10:27 PM
Engagement I would give something for their house, like salad bowls, platter, glasses, salad servers etc. $50 is plenty to spend. However since your DH was not invited and they don’t know him I would just write the card from you. I feel that if you write it from him too, it might be seen as you being sarcastic in implying he should have been invited. But then again I’m a massive over thinker!!
Posted 11 October 2019 - 12:50 PM
The only engagement present I have given in years was last year - I ordered personalised coffee cups from - I think - Zazzle? and made up a hamper with them and some chocolates, biscuits etc
Posted 11 October 2019 - 01:03 PM
I got a wedding card from a friend and her partner that I had never met as they lived interstate. They broke up soon after so I never met him. Its fine in my view to have the card just from you. Engagement parties are not a big thing in my circle but a gift card would be fine I would think. It doesn’t sound like you are close enough to to know more about the couple’s interests or Future plans.
Posted 11 October 2019 - 01:05 PM
I think $50 in a card is more than enough. Especially if you aren't close.
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