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    My dads fiancee's shower is in a week, and she is having a "wishing well". The other brides maid told me its where you get cheap nic-nac type things that the bride may forget to buy like cleaning supplies.

    I know it may sound silly, but I am at a loss of what to buy?? She already got cleaning supplies. I don't want to get her like kitchen utensils and stuff because thats all on her wedding registry and bought already.

    I guess I am just not sure of what this really is?

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    a wishing well is usualy a basket set out for money?

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    there are wishing wells at weddings..they are usually for $$$ to be thrown in...i myself think it is tacky...sorry, i just do

    throw in a $20 and be done thinkin about it..jmho

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    Never heard of one at a shower only at the wedding reception. I didn't know people just threw cash in them, I thought they were for cards. Yes I realize that the cards most likely have cash in them, but just to throw cash in that's new to me.

    I don't think it is tacky to give a card and a cash gift if that is what you want to do.

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    You can hide money in small cleaning items, or things like scented sachets for her closet and drawers.

    Shelf lining paper, shampoos, mini guest size items in a little basket, vacuum cleaner bags, micro clothes for cleaning, dish towels, hand towels for the powder room, etc.

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    All the articles I read about it said they were for showers but did not say anything about money. I was thinking of going CVS'ing and getting shampoo, conditioner, TP, tooth brush, hair ties, etc.

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    Thank you cards.

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    I agree with another poster who said wishing wells are tacky. I've never heard of filling up a wishing well with cleaning supplies or shampoo before.

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    I wish I could advise but some of these customs do not translate to these parts; I've never heard of anything like this

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    I have never heard of putting "things" in the wishing well. I have only seen this done for the cards which of course almost always contain cash. I have never seen one at a shower only a wedding reception. They are generally on the gift table around here.

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    I have never heard of this either. I would just ask the bride what it's for. If it's for cleaning things put some nice candles in it. If it's for money then put in money. But the only thing I thought they were for was cards .

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    in the area i live in PA NJ wishing wells are not for money .
    they have been used at showers for a least 40 years that i know of since i went with my mom to a shower when i was a little kid.

    they are considered a fun thing for smaller items that one can use like kitchen utensils pancake flippers spatulas etc - little things that may not be normally given as a gift but can add up when staring a new household .

    of course it was all started in the days when people didnt have registries and huge $$ gifts werent expected like they seem to be now

    i wouldnt put seen anything smooshable or perishable in there
    i would hit the dollar tree and nab a few things there- pot holders - kitchen towels sponges etc

    i know at the kids schools they often have baby or wedding showers for their teachers and all there is , is a wishing well so the kids can have a little party without alot of expense.

    you can actually rent a wishing well at most party stores around here .

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    I would ask the bride before you spend money for something that's not necessary. That way if it IS for money/card you can use THAT money you would have spend on the what not stuff for the card/money. And it would be for what the bride intended.
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    ~I've heard of this-and-that wishing wells. They aren't very common though.
    Isn't she going to be moving in with your dad who already has a furnished house? If so the list of possible this-and-thats is very small.
    How about Lysol wipes, car wash coupons, candles or air fresheners, band aids, batteries or a fire extinguisher?
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