Weddings are a special occasion. Not only are they an excuse to drink on someone else’s bar tab all night, but they’re a reason to throw a huge celebration. And that celebration, of course, includes a wedding gift for the handsome couple. In exchange for your invitation to a free dinner, dance party, and open bar (we’re kidding, weddings are great), wedding guests are expected to return the favor by sending a special present, and hopefully, it’s one that the couple specifically requested.
Unfortunately, as we all know, this isn’t always the case. Terrible wedding gifts run the gamut of totally inappropriate to totally useless. Nonetheless, it’s pretty funny to hear about such tragic wedding gifts. So, while we honestly, truly hope that you’ve never been on the receiving end of any of these gifts, we also hope you take everything on this list as a word of caution: Never, ever give these things to a bride or groom.
9. Useless kitchen appliances that weren’t on the registry
OK, so we have to start by discussing the long-debated issue of a wedding gift registry. To go off the registry, or to not go off the registry? It’s a loaded question, but one every person must ask themselves. For most, the answer is undoubtedly no, you should not stray from the registry.
Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s jump right into the totally useless items nobody ever wants. An egg poacher? How lazy are you? A crepe maker? How ambitious a cook do you think the bride or groom is? And don’t even get us started on a vacuum sealer. When in doubt, keep to the registry, and leave the pointless kitchen appliances behind.