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Surprises about Wedding Gifts

This post comes a little late.   I was supposed to blog about our wedding gifts but I totally forgot about it and now we're using most of them already hehe.

Since, we did not specifically ask for monetary gifts, AJ and I received plenty of gifts.



We had fun opening gifts (most of them in SM wedding wrappers in plain silver because our gift registry was from SM) and we're happy to receive most items from our gift registry list.  

At the same time, we were surprised to find that nobody gave us plates!   It must have been SM's policy of "no delivery" of gift items to the recipient's home (a service available at Rustan's)  that limited our guests' choices to either cookware or bedsheets (because they're easier to carry).   But we loved it that we got plenty of those because they will surely come a long way.   Especially the expensive bedsheets that I know we wouldn't normally afford to buy hehe.

But if nobody gave us plates, about 3 guests gave us microwaves!  And that's in plural form, friends, because we got three!  Hehe!    We also got 2 steam brushes (personal dry cleaning system) of the same brand (Edmark). 

At first, we thought of keeping these duplicate small appliance items, to be recycled as gifts later.  But then again, why not re-sell them?  I think the money, when pooled together, could help AJ and I buy the things that we really need.   We also could not afford storing them for long because our apartment is not that big and storage spaces are therefore not enough for big items like microwaves.

So there, if you are interested in some some cheap but definitely unused microwave oven or steam brush / personal dry cleaning system, check my eBay store and just bid on the items if you like   =)  

We also got gift certificates (GCs) from Fully Booked, a good surprise for both of us since we love books.  

And the biggest surprise of all?  A book as wedding present!   Our friend, Pia, gave us this sci-fi book which you probably have not heard of:



This one's a classic, and a very controversial one because the author, H. G. Wells, speculated on future events and they're all about war and the end of capitalism.  Very un-American hehe.

It'll surely be a long while before we get to receive gifts this many so we'd like to thank all our relatives and friends for their kind gifts!   Salamat ulit!


Tags: at home, books, ebay, shopping, wedding
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