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#1 boscobel

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    Posted 01 July 2008 - 01:47 PM

    One of my close friends just got engaged and I want to get her a little something special, but can't think of anything! A friend of mine bought me a really cute manicure set when I got engaged. It came in a handy little hard and clear carry case, and it had the nail clippers, toe clippers, side-nail clippers, lotions, creams, files and a few nail polishes in it. I searched ALL frigging over this past week to find something like that, cuz I use it all the time, but found nothing anywhere! Not even Ulta, Sally's, Macy's, Claire's, Boscovs, Bath & Bodyworks, Bed Bath & Beyond, etc.

    Anyone have any other really cute ideas? Anything that you received that came in handy? Anything that you didn't get and wish you had?

    #2 ACDCDCAC

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    Posted 01 July 2008 - 01:51 PM

    wow all i got was flowers from one of my aunts no one got me any cool gifts!

    i was thinking tho that maybe a gift card to a hair place or nail place or something nice like that, would be along the same lines as a manicure set, only she would just go do it instead of own it??

    #3 kevsgirl

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      Posted 01 July 2008 - 02:01 PM

      When I was engaged last time (!) my ex and I got a gift certificate for movies at a nearby theatre. It was fun - we got to go out together to two movies and get snacks, etc. It made for 2 fun date nights out.

      I also got some kitchen things from an aunt for our "house" (which we didn't have at the time) and a nice photo album and address book, for us to start using together.

      I'd love a spa gift, but that's not really for the girl and guy...

      Another option would be to get them some kind of nice decorative house gift.

      #4 boscobel

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        Posted 01 July 2008 - 02:06 PM

        It doesn't have to be for the guy too, this gift is about the girl for me. Since we've been friends for almost 20 years, and I've only known him while they were together. This is just about me giving a gift to her.

        Since Jac, got engaged near Christmas, I got her a personalized Christmas ornament, it was cute! But it's a bit far from Christmas to do that. Or is it? Perhaps I will just do that!

        #5 nikkianddean

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          Posted 01 July 2008 - 02:13 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by Abbie
          wow all i got was flowers from one of my aunts no one got me any cool gifts!

          i was thinking tho that maybe a gift card to a hair place or nail place or something nice like that, would be along the same lines as a manicure set, only she would just go do it instead of own it??
          I like giving gift certificates to mani/pedi salons. when is the party? can you order something online?

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          #6 Jacqueline

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            Posted 01 July 2008 - 02:16 PM

            car i really liked what you gave me. she got me the cutest xmas tree ornament. it had two cute lil bears, the girl sitting on a chair, and the boy kneeling holding a ring to her, with our names and date we got engaged on it. i think maybe you got mine based on the time of year (early dec- hence xmas ornament) but i still think that is a cute gift, no matter what time of year. they will always have a xmas tree around the holidays.


            if not that, maybe a cute pair of undies with "Mrs. XXX" on them. I have a pair of them too and I love them. A personalized frame, ??

            #7 JaimeLynne

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              Posted 01 July 2008 - 02:31 PM

              Hmmmm... let's see...

              my fav gifts to receive are really nice candles (Pacifico, Archipelago, etc.), Thymes has some great bath salts/milk bath soaks, a nice bottle of wine...

              My fav gift from our E-Party was this:

              Z Stemmed Martini Glasses

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              Also, fun wine charms are neat. Tami (foxytv) got me some cool ones for the Secret Santa last year. They have little sayings like "To your health", "Bottoms Up" and "Cheers" (among others). So now every time we have ppl over we have them choose their "saying of the night" and whenever they say it everyone has to toast and reply with their own saying (and of course take a sip!). It's really fun :)

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              #8 Yari

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                Posted 01 July 2008 - 02:33 PM

                I've received a cute wedding check list book. I love it! I've given a couple of wedding mags too.

                #9 kevsgirl

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                  Posted 01 July 2008 - 02:50 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by carly
                  It doesn't have to be for the guy too, this gift is about the girl for me. Since we've been friends for almost 20 years, and I've only known him while they were together. This is just about me giving a gift to her.
                  In that case, you have tons of excellent possibilities here! :)

                  #10 Spazz

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                    Posted 01 July 2008 - 02:51 PM

                    When my BFF got engaged a few months ago, I made a basket filled with: tons of bridal magazines, a wedding planning binder, a ring holder (really nice & inexpensive Lenox one at BB&B), champagne and a wedding picture frame & album.




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