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The Five Worst Wedding Gifts

Mar 16, 2008
Chances are, when you have a wedding, you are going to get more bad gifts than good ones. Usually the gifts will be in the form of kitchen appliances, odd decorative items or gag gifts. Despite the fact that most people know what bad gifts are, many still give them out of laziness or an obscure sense of humor.
A recent poll asked brides what the worst gifts they ever received were. These were some of the results:

1. A welcome mat for your house is a nice thing to have but it is a very cheap gift to give for a wedding present. Chances are, if they wanted a welcome mat, they would have one by now so there is little point in buying one.

2. A cake stand has one purpose and one purpose only, to hold a cake. Unless you make cakes on a daily basis, you are not going to get much mileage out of it and it will collect dust in the cupboard.

3. Nothing says here is to a successful marriage, like a food dehydrator. Now the couple can spend hours on end together dehydrating food together, like all good couples should.

4. Cleaning supplies serve a practical purpose, but that purpose is not to be a wedding gift. If you give cleaning supplies as a wedding gift, you are telling the couple: a) they need to clean their house, b) housework is woman's work.
Cleaning supplies for a gift is distasteful and cheap so avoid it at all costs.

5. Decorative lamps that are very tacky will never be out in the living room, except when you come to visit. Lamps are something we can all buy and we all have certain looks we want for our houses, so the chances are the lamp you buy is not going to fit their look. Stay away from lamps and other decorative items unless you know for sure the couple will like them. Don't pick something that you like, because they may not like it.

Other things to avoid when giving gifts at a wedding are pictures, unless it has sentimental value, anything that can be bought at the dollar store, trivial knick-knacks, anything that is offensive or rude and this includes gifts of a humorous sexual nature.

When you are at a wedding, you want to hit a home run with your gift, not swing and miss, falling flat on your butt.
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