Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Offer Gifting Alternatives

Claire & Jose did something very clever. In addition to setting up a registry with Giftwisdom.com (which allowed them to take any product on the internet and put it on their registry) they offered guests other creative - and even FREE - ways to give as well. The following is taken from their website:

For Our Houston Guests:

If you were expecting a more traditional registry, please consider getting us a gift card from Whole Foods. We were not able to find an eco-friendly store in Houston that has a registry option. Whole Foods has a wide range of luxury home goods that would delight us.

If you choose not to give from the registry but still want to pay tribute to us, please do one of the following:

A. Make a donation to those with more pressing needs such as your favorite charity, or one below, and give in our names. Let us know to whom, and if you like, what you gave.

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Boomer Esiason Foundation
Doctors Without Borders
Habitat for Humanity International
Humane Society of the U.S.
Make-A-Wish Foundation
Scholarship America
YMCA of Greater New York
National Transplant Assistance Fund

You can give FREE donations with 2 clicks by following these links:


Check out: http://www.changingthepresent.org/ to learn about giving gifts to charities in a loved one's name.

B. Make us or buy something that you know will be treasured and will not take up too much space in our small New York City apartment(s).

C. Ask us if we can use the gift you had in mind.

D. If you were thinking of having a shower for us please know that we would much rather spend quality time with you than have people watch us open presents!

Image: Jane & Phillips Wedding at Our Big Day

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