Thursday, April 28, 2011

What Do You Get for a Couple Who Has Everything?

I'm very excited about this weekend's royal wedding. You've just got to admire a girl who waits for her prince as long as Kate Middleton did. After all, she waited so long that the British Press called her Waity Katy.

I remember vividly when Charles and Diana got married. It was so magical and fabulous. Diane looked so demure and princess-like. Who knew that those shy looks were more likely dread and fear? Who expected that within a few short years the fairy-tale romance would turn into a royal nightmare? But I digress.

I've been thinking about what to get Wills and Kate for a wedding gift. But, I guess my invitation got lost in the mail. So while Sir Elton John and the Beckhams are dressed to the nines and making their way to Westminster Abbey, I'll be donning my best pajamas. I might even bust out a tiara.

It is my understanding that, by royal command, Will and Kate are eschewing traditional wedding gifts in favor of charitable donations. But, just in case, I've come up with some ideas for things that I think would be perfect gifts for the Prince and his new Princess. And, I'd bet that most of them are things they won't be getting from anyone else.

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1. A his and hers spa outing. They’re bound to be stressed after all this public hullaballoo. And who doesn't need a little down time after a big event?

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2. A subscription to People Magazine delivered directly to their royal mailbox. Because the Princess shouldn't have to fight the crowds at the newsstand. After all, it’s always about them. It's practically their own monthly family album.

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3. Matching disguises … I mean really, would you want the paparazzi following you on your honeymoon?

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4. Custom cowboy boots. After all I'm from Texas and this gift would serve as a reminder that they've got a friend in Texas.
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5. A year of maid service from Merry Maids. I heard they’re not hiring household staff. What good is becoming a princess if you still have to clean up after your prince?

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6. Cookie of the month club – because, as my sister Bylinda would say, "God knows, that girl needs a cookie!"

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7. A week-long getaway to El Cosmico in Marfa, Texas. Not only could they see those famous mystery lights, they could stay in a teepee, a yurt, or a trailer. Any of those would be an experience I bet they’ve never had before.

8. A barbecue pit … I’m willing to bet Wills has never thrown a rack of baby backs on the pit or smoked a brisket to mouth-watering perfection. And with no household help, it’s time he learned.

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9. Matching tattoos … and, frankly, I think they should be wedding ring tattoos, because Wills isn’t going to wear a wedding ring. What’s up with that?
10. A Target gift card – In the USA, it’s the perfect gift for any young couple who will be furnishing their first home. With a Target gift card they could get anything they want … games, appliances, sporting goods, linens, etc. In my humble opinion, it's the perfect gift. I bet nobody gets Wills and Kate a Target gift card.

This post was inspired by the writing prompt "The Royal Wedding…ten gift ideas" and is part of Mama Kat's Pretty Much World Famous Writing Workshop.

12 comments:

  1. Love the cookie of the month and ribs ideas especially!

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  2. Cookie of the month!?! I haven't heard of this, I must look into it! =)

    And giving the royal couple a gift card to Target is such an awesome idea, you're right, every new couple needs one!

    stopping by from mama kat's =)

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  3. Visiting from Mama Kats. I can't believe they aren't hiring a household staff. The thought of having a housekeeper is my main reason for wanting to be a princess. :)

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  4. I am pretty sure my 7 year old granddaughter -- who of course wants to be a Princess -- expects lots of servants! She calls me her Servant when we play Princess together. Being the Servant is a slight improvement over having to be the Evil Witch!

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  5. Yep. That girl NEEDS a cookie!

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  6. Found you at Mama Kat's. :)

    I love your list...it's so down to earth and thoughtful.

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  7. Is there really such thing as a cookie of the month club? If so, I need to sign up to receive cookies in the mail.

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  8. That's a cool list of gift ideas!

    Visiting from Mama Kat's today.

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  9. my invitation never made it either! i have to wonder... do they have something against texans? surely not!!

    love the gift ideas... too bad they didn't register somewhere handy for us -we could've to shopped on-line and had those gifts sent right over... live and learn

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  10. Love the list!!!! May use an idea or two from it for one of my favorite couples getting married in June who double checked my address and sent an invite. :)

    BTW, Charles and Diana got married on my birthday, lo these many years ago, so I got up to watch their wedding live. Thankfully, I now have a DVR and will watch this one at a reasonable hour.

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  11. Great list of gifts...I MUST find this cookie of the month club!!

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  12. I'd love to see them both in the cowboy boots!

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