Post # 1
I’m moving in with J, into his very well furnished studio, in July. In August/September, when his lease is up, we’ll be moving to a new place. The wedding is in October. We have most of the stuff we’ll need, and filled in a few kitchen/linens gaps on our BB&B registry, and because we’re moving just before the wedding, can’t exactly ask for furniture (even small stuff) – we don’t know what our space will be like!
SO I just set up an Amazon Universal Registry, and so far all that’s on it is two magazine subscriptions (Redbook and Newsweek, of course…) and seven bottles of wine. J wants to add some camping gear, but I feel like I’m not really making the most of this thing’s worth, haha.
So, I’d love to hear, what’s on your universal registry (especially stuff that might not be on a traditional registry?
Post # 3
I’m a new (waiting) bee and I’m curious to learn about this universal registry thing. Sounds fabulous!
Post # 4
A friend of mine did this, great idea. I’m trying to think of some stuff she had on there… I remember a digital picture frame, a board game, storage containers (which would probably work for you guys too since you’re moving). I can’t remember the rest but I’ll edit when I can!
Post # 5
We set up a registry with myregistry.com. We’ve already lived together for a year and don’t really need any housewares.
Some of the things we’re registered for are:
A record player & record player media table
Coasters that are handpainted with our favorite movie directors
Original Etsy-fab artwoork
The Joy of Cookign & Mastering the Art of French Cooking
Customary pink Kitchenaid mixer
I love the idea of adding a couple of bottles of wine to our registry, yumo!
Post # 6
We have an Amazon registry. So far, on the ‘universal’ part, we have 2 IKEA bookcases, one of the IKEA Poang chairs and footstool, a towel warmer from BB&B (for some reason $20 cheaper than the same one at Amazon), and thanks to your post, two of our favorite wines. (Hey, if someone wants to buy us a case, who are we to frustrate them? hehe.)
Post # 7
I used honeyfund, which at first was just for honeymoon items but we quickly expanded it to include anything we needed! We also split a lot of the big items so that people could contribute smaller amounts. Specifically some “universal” items included:
- Husky 123 pc toolkit
- Honeymoon stuff (flight, dinner, jet ski, lagoon tours, 4×4 excursions) – we went to Bora Bora
- We considered putting a DSLR camera on our list, but we decided not to get one in the end
- Playstation 3
Post # 8
We have put things like gift cards to our favorite places locally, a few housewares, a flat screen TV, board games, etc. We are using alternativegiftregistry.org.
Post # 9
hmmm… gift cards. that’s a thought!
Post # 10
We liked gift cards because it ment that friends who wanted to give a gift but could give it in any denomination that they could afford.
Post # 11
thanks for the suggestion, amaroo!
Post # 13
We have a MyRegistry as well! Yippee!
Some of the items I have are a aluminum wicker patio set, indoor compost bin, outdoor aluminum storage shed, personalized travel map, space bags, Korean stoneware set, sushi accouterments, a gift certificate to a Etsy store, Gorillapod (small flexible travel tripod), Himalayan salt plate, indoor electric BBQ grill for Korean BBQ, universal solar charger, Adirondack chairs, food saver (vacuum seal), Weber kettle charcoal, food slicer and Zojirushi rice cooker,