We have a wedding gift sitting in our garage for one of DH's friends/roommates from college who got married a year and a half ago. They had a destination wedding while I was pregnant and we couldn't afford to go, so we instead got them a fairly expensive wedding gift. We bought it SEVERAL months before their wedding and tried to give it to them a few times before and now a few times after and haven't been able to get it to them. (They were pretty upset that we didn't go to the wedding, but it was going to be $5000 plus taking time of work for both DH and I to go since it was on a Monday.)
This friend lives in the town that DH and I went to school in, and now we live in a different state so there are limited opportunities that we have to get it to them. We had the gift stored at DH's parents house (in our college town) and every time we would go back we would try to catch up with them to give the gift but every time the flake out on us, and say the house is too much of a mess for us to just drop it by. Anyway, last time DH's parents came to visit they brought the present with them, not knowing what it was or why it was at their house.
So now I don't know what to do. We bought this gift almost 2 years ago, and haven't actually seen them in person since (I think the wife doesn't like my DH). We are going back in October, but it's a big gift and I'm not sure we'll have room to transport it there (and possibly back if they flake on us again). So what do I do? Unwrap it and try to sell it on CL? Do we just give them the cash that I sell it for? Should we try to give it to them again?