Post # 1
How do you feel about receiving registry gifts for Christmas? My main registry was at BB&B and they keep their registries active for 2 years post-wedding. I know for a fact at least 2 family members are planning on shopping from my registry for Christmas. While it will be nice to get some of the things I didn’t receive, I’m not sure how I feel about it. Part of me would rather keep wedding gifts and Christmas gifts separate and receive Christmas gifts that people have put thought into about what I personally might enjoy vs. something I’ve stated that I would like on the house. What are your thoughts, hive?
Post # 3
I’d be happy to receive some registry gifts for Christmas… there are definitely things for the house that I still need! My one thing is that I’ll be a little peeved if the same person gives me a registry gift and my hubby a personal gift. It’s probably going to happen though… last Christmas, MIL gave me a bunch of household things – napkins, tablecloths, serving dishes – and gave him clothes, books, etc. I guess it’s partly because she doesn’t know my taste, but household gifts are for both of us, and I have interests besides my nest!
Post # 4
AWESOME! lol. It’s what you want anyways, right? Unless you registries for stuff you don’t want….
I get enough crappy gifts that a registry is like a pre-made awesome list of things I really want.
I got DH a pizza stone for Christmas that was on our list–i never would have known he’d wanted it until we went registering.
At some point, gifts end up being things you need, not “just because”. It’s just practical I guess.
Post # 5
I’m asking to get gifts off mine
Post # 6
i would be excited! but i can understand being a bit disappointed, because the registry gifts are for your house or for the two of you, and sometimes it’s nice to get something that’s just for you.
Post # 7
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
I’m actually getting some of my registry gifts as Christmas gifts from the FILs, and it’s before the wedding! 🙂 I don’t mind at all; I registered for things that I liked and would use, and I don’t begrudge FI that he’ll get to use them, too. Of course, I can see that it would depend on who is doing the buying. If FI decided to buy me a gravy boat for Christmas, I might not enjoy it so much!
Post # 8
My mom did this for Christmas! She bought ALL of our silverware, all our glasses, a cast iron pot, cutting boards & decanter. I love it… but now we have to register again because our registry took such a hit.
I’m more excited that my mom has finally embraced my wedding. At first she wasn’t loving the idea (mostly that I’d be moving 3000 miles away)
I think thats awesome! You’re getting something practical & something you’ll use 🙂 I’m all for practical gifts.
Post # 9
I would love it. If you don’t want to get anything else off your wedding registry, couldn’t you just delete those extra items, before Christmas?
Post # 10
I would be okay if the gift was for both of us. If he got fun personal stuff and I got something like towels I’d be a bit ticked. He’d better not get me anything off the registry. I would have been okay with the Kitchen AId Mixer but we already got that.
Post # 11
I hope I do. Because generally I get a lot of crap I don’t want… like body lotions… aka the “I don’t know you but youre a girl so this probably is good gift”
Post # 12
I wouldn’t mind, but you can always do a little bit of clean up if there are things on there you don’t want anymore.
Post # 13
I know that people have already bought Christmas gifts from the registry so I am avoiding going on the registry, which means I can’t “clean it up”. I like having the stuff on there for my reference when I get belated cash wedding gifts. Everything I registered for, I truly do want. Just at a stage of life where I’m enjoying having an identity outside of wedding planning!
Post # 14
i would love it! i put things on there because i want them, so of course, i want them.
Post # 15
I would love it. I’ve been asking for kitchen gifts (a slow cooker, an ice cream maker, a juicer, even a colander, etc.) since I was about 16, so I see getting registry gifts for Christmas as an extension of this. In fact, I asked my mom for a food processor for Christmas and removed the more expensive one I had registered for from my registry. I’m sure next Christmas I’ll be even more appreciative when people help us complete our registry!
With that said, I know my fiance has issues with asking for registry stuff for Christmas. He’s having a hard time coming up with gift ideas so I said, “Why not ask for house stuff?” For him, registry stuff isn’t “exciting enough” to ask for for Christmas. To each their own.
Post # 16
I think this is a lovely idea! My parents are planning to give us registry gifts for Christmas and I’m really excited about it. I’m not sure what we will end up receiving as gifts for the wedding and my mom knows what I specifically want the most from the registry, so I think its wonderful that they will be giving us some of this for Christmas.