31.8.09

The Good, The Bad and the Ugly...

...the wedding gift edition.

We're BACK! The wedding day was perfect, (a few snafus, but still perfect), honeymoon was amazing and relaxing. We got many fabulous gifts from our friends and family, some off our registry, some clever and thoughtful and some not quite 'us'.

My favorite registry gifts :

1. Pyrex Glass Mixing Bowl (via Macy's) - I actually got this as a shower gift and use it ALL THE TIME. It's glass, but it has rubber on the bottom so it doesn't slide around on the counter. It also has a pouring 'spout' and 'handle'....so helpful for clumsy people like me. Love it.

2. KitchenAid Mixer (via Macy's) - Shocking, I know :). But I haven't 'baked' anything with it yet, I've made meatloaf with it - mixes those heavy ingredients so well. And mashed potatoes, again it just smashed right through them - no hassle at all. Perfect for lazy people like myself.

My favorite non-registry gifts :

1. Leather Picnic Set - for two :) (image)

2. Christmas Stocking - Inside was an "Our First Christmas" ornament and a gift certificate for our first Christmas tree.

Gifts I'm Still A Little Confused About :
1. Sex Straps - To um, bind our extremities to the four corners of the bed. So glad I didn't open that one in front of my parents. It wasn't a joke, we checked. This falls in the bad and ugly categories :)

Have you received any random gifts? What was your favorite?

7 comments:

Cyd said...

Hmmm....I have to admit most of our random gifts were not among my favorites. I still get confused by that - if you're not 100% sure of our taste, why not shop from the registry? Or at least pack a gift receipt!

ps. CONGRATULATIONS!!! I can't wait for photos.

Krista said...

Congratulations!!!!

... Wow ... So surprised by that last gift. I'm speechless, actually. (Ew.)

The picnic gift is so thoughtful and fun! I hope you use it!

Welcome back!

Mrs. Misadventure said...

The Mr. and I had our bridal shower not too long ago and my favorite gift by far was a 12 bottle wine cooler! Although, I wouldn't have complained if we got a stand mixer.

Newport Nuptials said...

I love your two non-registry gifts! They were both so thoughtful. The christmas gift is so cute!

Halsey said...

I've always wanted the Kitchen Aid stand up mixer for a wedding present! I love that picnic basket too, very cute

Polka Dot Bride said...

I love picnic baskets as wedding gifts. They're so essential to pushing yourself outside to have some time out!

Tiffani said...

I love the non-registry gifts!! What great ideas!