Help please! I have no idea what to register for!

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
2419 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@ladyamalthea:  If you are having your engagement party across the country, I would get the word out that you would apprecaite gift cards to three of your favorite stores. This way you don’t have to worry about having to transport all of your gifts back home 🙂

Post # 4
173 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@ladyamalthea:  Since you just bought a house and live across the country, I would kindly ask your FMIL to ask guests to consider giving gift cards to a home store where you can purchase those things at. You can also go and register for gifts. Its easy!! The gift registry can accomodate by having the gift giver purchase off your registery in one location and the gift receiver picking up in another location.

Happy scanning!! 😉


Post # 5
6166 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

just have your FMIL spread the word that you would like gift cards to Home Depot, etc.

although people do give engagement gift, engagement parties aren’t gift giving events.

just make sure to register before the shower.


Post # 6
8850 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

The blog Young House Love has a great registry tips blog post:

(Also, since you just bought a house, you should DEFINITELY check out that blog.  They have years’ worth of posts of every single kind of DIY project you can imagine.)

I think curtains and that kind of thing are fine!  We used, where you can put anything that’s available online all on one registry.

Post # 8
11300 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Hm…is there anything you have that could use an upgrade? FI and I have lived together for almost three years and we still registered for a ton of stuff (at Target) because what we did have was the cheap crap I bought several years ago when I moved into a place of my own. We registered for a nice knife set/block (with a built in sharpener!) so that we could get rid of our three Walmart knives. We registered for nicer, all white dishes and servewear, new flatware (because the crap I bought has a plastic handle and we’ve lost all but one of the forks, and the other handles are cracked and stuff), a cool new coffeemaker, nicer/larger food processor, new duvet, sheets, duvet cover set, vacuum, tool set, tons of frames, blender, electric wine chiller and opener set, etc. etc.

Post # 9
640 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I think most people know that they can go in together on a gift…that’s what my sister and I do if we are invited to the same wedding. At one, My sister just paid for it, and I paid her my half. I’ve done this loads of time for gifts and stuff with other people.


Post # 10
307 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@ladyamalthea:  I love the Home Depot GC idea! I would still register though, and people should be polite enough to have it shipped (they can give you a picture in a card at the party or something if they want).

I would really recommend having at least one brick and mortar store registry (and check out the store, even if you do the registering online, so you know what it will be like for your guests).  People like to come in and buy something and see all of your choices.

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