(Closed) Do/did you register for “small” stuff? (less than $10)

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Do you register for "small" stuff?
    Yes : (35 votes)
    76 %
    No : (0 votes)
    A few things : (11 votes)
    24 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1684 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    TOTALLY did. We need new mixing bowls, cake pans, cutting boards ….. and there was this lovely Kate Spade rose bowl I couldn’t resist. Also, place settings, pillows, napkins, shower curtain, etc. It gives your guests a LOT of price point variety!

    Post # 4
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    2548 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Its super important to have smaller items, for prices points. Not everyone has alot of money to give, and that way they know they contributed what they could, without feeling bad.

    Post # 5
    Member
    2701 posts
    Sugar bee

    @Cash000: agreed

    We put a mix of everything on our registries so no one would be obligated to spend lots of money that they didn’t have!

    Post # 6
    Member
    1165 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    We did, but almost none of that stuff has been purchased!  We got pretty much all of the appliances we registered for already, but the utensils and mixing bowls are still sitting on the registry.  That surprised me.

    Post # 7
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    285 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @Cash000: I completely agree! Plus, sometimes guests want to get something more expensive and then something cheaper to go with it–like a nice serving bowl and a cheaper ladle. I know I’ve already had a few of these “pair” gifts come in! 

    Post # 8
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    2580 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    We definitely put a bunch of small stuff on our registry! Things like wooden spoons, measuring cups/spoons, tupperware-type containers…we definitely need it and it gives people options if they want to give something off the registry if they don’t want to spend a ton of money. We’ve already gotten some things like candles and dish towels, so I’m glad we registered for them!

    Post # 9
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    3049 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 1991

    Yea, I asked for kitchen chair cushions, cheap kitchen gadgets like measuring spoons, garlic press, etc etc. We don’t have a ton of things $5 or less, but we also weren’t trying to do certain prices. We just chose what we liked and that was it. What we’ve found is that, if people don’t want to give you an expensive item (or an item in general) they give you a gift card for that store. You add up all your gift cards and get that big item. 🙂

    Btw, I go for those cheap utensil-like items so I can buy a few of them as one gift. Being a college student, I only buy about $20 worth of gifts anyway, it works!

    Post # 10
    Member
    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    Absolutely. Not everyone can afford expensive gifts and you still need those things.

    Post # 11
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    3222 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Yep! we registered for new utensils, placemats and a few other little things. I thought that maybe some people would want to mix and match? I don’t know..it felt weird not having anything under $10 so I added some small things to balance it out.

    Post # 12
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    1048 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I think it’s a good idea to add little, inexpensive items.  When I give gifts, I like either pairing a less expensive item with a more expensive item or giving a little item along with a gift card (so they can have some sort of immediate physical gift).

    Post # 13
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    907 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    A lot of times people will buy all these smaller items together. For example, a big “bouquet” of serving utensils along with a set of mixing bowls or a rolling pin. I think it’s important to include smaller items for exactly the reason others have said . . . multiple price points.

    Post # 14
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    11174 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    We will register for small stuff, definitely. Besides needing those things it gives guests a variety of price ranges to choose from. For some people a smaller gift is all they can afford.

    Post # 15
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    1962 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I LOVE baking.  A lot of the items under $10 were things like baking spatulas, rolling pin, dough mat, cookie sheets, etc.  Oh and my FI wanted to register for a “butter boy” which I think looks creepy.  You remove the “butter boy’s” head and use him to butter corn… So weird.  He wouldn’t let me leave the aisle without scanning it though.

    Post # 16
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    10563 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    There wasn’t much under $10 on mine, simply because there wasn’t much stuff at that price point that I wanted.  We have ladles, plastic spoons, etc. and most other small kitchen gadgets tend to be over $10.  Even my measuring cups were over that.  If you include the $10-$20 range, I had quite a bit of less expensive stuff.

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