(Closed) trying not to be frustrated… (rant)

posted 9 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
2765 posts
Sugar bee

Ugh, that sounds frustrating. 🙁

Where are you registered?  Most places will let you return items for store credit… maybe you can use the credit to buy what you really wanted?

Post # 4
773 posts
Busy bee

My family can definitely be like that.  They just don’t get that just because you can get a food processor for $20 doesn’t mean you SHOULD.  Also, some people look at a registry and see "kitchen stuff" and assume you’ll be thrilled with any kind of kitchen stuff.  Are any of the gifts returnable?  You could also try selling unwanted gifts on craigslist.  I definitely know how you feel though- for some of our weirder gifts, I just couldn’t keep myself from thinking "WHY didn’t you get me a gift card?"

Post # 5
4480 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

Wow, that’s the worst kind of frustrating because if you admit that you’re frustrated, you’ll be seen as ungrateful. But it is a truly annoying situation! Hopefully you can return the things they are getting you.

Post # 6
5993 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

i totally understand what you mean and dont blame you at all for registering for better quality items.  i too have spent alot of time sorting out my new kitchen with hubby to be (we dont live together yet) and buying high end but long term purchases have been important to me also

hopefully the majority of your guests will use the register instead of what FI’s aunt did



Post # 8
2250 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

i totally agree about cutco- I used to work at a kitchen store so I am REALLY picky about what I use. Wustoff are good- especially if you like the handle! I really like Shun also. If my relatives did that it would be back to the store!

Post # 9
2030 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Ugh, so annoying! I only had one friend who did that and it totally annoyed me. I registered for a few items that are supposed to go together (like a platter and a glass cover for it) and she bought individual parts (like only a cover) that are similar to but not the same as the ones I registered for! So now not only can I not use HER gifts, I also cannot use the incomplete gifts from other people! Yikes.

Post # 10
613 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

we ended up getting some pretty wierd, pretty random stuff. but i agree, the gifts that were kind of like what i registered for were the most frustrating. In the end, i returned everything I did not want and put it towards something i did.  luckily, a lot of stores carry the same thing.

the really wierd stuff (roosters) and really not our style stuff (forks and knives from fingerhut) all got donated.

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