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#1 fruitbat72

Posted 08 December 2012 - 03:48 PM

DH and I got given $200 in Myer vouchers as a wedding gift which is lovely and thoughtful (although if I was Livsh's bridezilla SIL, I would be complaining  biggrin.gif )

I have no idea what to get - we have everything we need, all our appliances work and I don't want to spend them on "boring" stuff

Any suggestions? Nothing is too out there, as long as I can get it at Myer. Obviously not a major dilemma but I want to get something nice for us both. And we have plenty of wine glasses.



#2 Mercurial

Posted 08 December 2012 - 03:53 PM

I could spend $200 in Myer in a heartbeat.  

I started to write a list and then realised I was writing everything Myer stocks!  

Maybe wait for the post Christmas sales so it stretches even further.  Maybe something a bit more luxurious than you'd normally buy?

#3 JaneLane

Posted 08 December 2012 - 03:57 PM

What about some new clothes or pair of shoes each?

#4 TinMan

Posted 08 December 2012 - 03:58 PM

Do you need new luggage? When they have % off sales on luggage their prices are pretty good.

#5 Sam Wheat

Posted 08 December 2012 - 03:59 PM

How about a pair of good quality  sheets, you both will get enjoyment out of them. There is nothing better then sleeping on beautiful soft sheets.

#6 (feral)epg

Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:02 PM

it probably has a 2 year expiry so there's no rush to run out and just buy 'something'
There's also a good chance you can use it at a store other than myers (any of the coles group including coles, ?liquorland and officeworks)

But those are quite boring suggestions - I would buy sunglasses or fancy bed linen.

#7 Lim Lam

Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:06 PM

Id buy something in the boxing day sales that was luxurious and more expensive than I'd normally buy...

#8 namie

Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:42 PM

I would just wander around until I saw something that struck my fancy.

I always see lovely bedlinen or gorgeous soft towels on sale right when I'm not able to buy them

I'm sure if you wander you'll see something you both love that you would normally say 'We don't need it so we won't try to find the money for it'.

#9 mez70

Posted 08 December 2012 - 05:29 PM

What about a really nice Christmas Tree and some decorations etc to go with it that you can add to each year?? Failing that I would put it toward something I really want EG It wouldn't cover a Kitchen Aid mixer but if I could get $200.00 off then I would try and find the extra. Or wait until the boxing day sales


#10 ~shannon~

Posted 08 December 2012 - 06:01 PM

Good linen was the first thing that came to mind, but then I've also spent that much on really good pots and pans too.

I would just go in without any plans and just browse... even if you buy lots of little stuff (DVDs, books, kitchen things, pair of earrings, nice stationery, etc, etc) it's all good!

#11 mini mac

Posted 08 December 2012 - 06:04 PM

Since its for your wedding, I would recommmend something you would keep for a long time like some nice sheets, a special photo frame (could put a wedding photo in it), a fancy cake knife and get it engraved? A special fancy serving plate/dish like Wedgwood etc. A glass jewellery holder for your rings. A nice pen each, if you like writing?

Edited by minimac, 08 December 2012 - 06:08 PM.


#12 FeralProudSwahili

Posted 08 December 2012 - 09:50 PM

Photo frames, picnic set, wine or spirits decanter....

#13 laridae

Posted 08 December 2012 - 09:57 PM

Nice sheets &/or doona cover
A good dinner set


#14 Gudrun

Posted 08 December 2012 - 10:02 PM

Something for picknicking?  Rug, basket, thermos etc

#15 *Lib*

Posted 08 December 2012 - 10:09 PM

We get our sheets at Myer. 1000 thread count. They are like getting into a hotel bed. 2 sets for $200 and you're set!

#16 Feralishous

Posted 08 December 2012 - 11:33 PM

good linen for sure!
I never appreciated good linen until I had some, but now I cant go back!

#17 pinkcupcakes

Posted 08 December 2012 - 11:54 PM

ok, well it seems like the linen has me beat ( 1000 thread count, wow!)

but what about the his n hers beauty gift sets, if you wanted to steer away from practical?you could get a $100ish one each n feel pampered! wink.gif

#18 PigNewton

Posted 09 December 2012 - 12:04 AM

Not sure what part of Australia you live in OP, but after my initial thought of sheets/doona cover, my next thought was a good quality 100% wool blanket. The quality ones can last for decades quite easily...might cost a little more than $200 but definitely worth it.

#19 Kaonashi

Posted 09 December 2012 - 04:51 AM

If it were me I would buy latex pillows or linen.

But since you said not boring... I liked mez70's suggestion of Christmas tree and go nuts on new ornaments. Or a slushie machine!

#20 lozoodle

Posted 09 December 2012 - 06:16 AM

You need help spending? That's crazy talk. Send it my way I'll have it spent in 2 seconds flat

#21 livvie7586

Posted 09 December 2012 - 06:31 AM

we had the same thing from our wedding (ours was $250).  i ended up getting an absolutely gorgeous quilt cover (which is currently tucked away, it isn't something i'll put on the bed with really small children) and paid $200 for it.

i would go with something you love, which normally is way out of your budget, as something that can be looked at and you can remember why you got it

#22 Shanski

Posted 09 December 2012 - 06:33 AM

What about his and hers big fluffy bath robes?

If it was my gift card I would buy
- towels
- a really large/fancy/stylish/modern fruit bowl or platter
- a beautiful glass or porcelain photo frame to put a wedding photo in
- a cutlery set or dinner set
- a floor lamp or really nice table lamp
- recipe books
- a really large crystal vase
Any one of those items or whatever combination would reach the $200 mark. That's the practical me done.

Now frivolous me would buy shoes for me and nothing for hubby or if you did want to split it a new wallet each.

#23 Harmonica

Posted 09 December 2012 - 08:05 AM

I'd buy a really nice sheet set or some lovely luscious towells that I might not otherwise splurge on.

Or put it towards a Kitchenaid!




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