umbluemusic (umbluemusic) wrote in thequestionclub,

Help, TQC! I don't know proper wedding gift giving etiquette.

My cousin is having a commitment ceremony with her fiancee over the fourth of July. They are registered at Bed, Bath & Beyond. I am a member at and there is a Scanpan 6 piece knife set (including a utility knife) for $79.90 + shipping; retail value is $199.00. However, it is final sale, so I couldn't return it. They have a single utility knife on their registry that has not been purchased, it is by Wusthof.

I really want to get them the Scanpan set because I think it is nice and everything, and I'm all about getting a good value on gifts - I like to maximize the money I spend. I'm planning on spending $100.00 on them either way, but if I can get them something worth a lot more I'd prefer to do it that way. The reviews seem to be pretty good for the product, at least from what I've found.

So, TQC, what would you do? I am probably being totally awful for wanting to go off registry, huh? This is seriously the first wedding I've been invited to since I was in high school and went to my uncle's wedding, so I need educated in the ways of gifting.
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