Post # 1
My aunt texted me today basically saying, “it looks like a lot of stuff is gone from your registry, is there anything else you want? Even if it’s not for the house?” So I’m surprised by this, so I check and there are 100+ gifts still left, ranging from a few dollars to $300. Many are household, some are more personal (like luggage). So I’m a little thrown off so I just said, “I can’t really think of anything else I want! We registered for a lot of upgraded things since most of our stuff are hand me downs.” I figured this would convey the message – just please buy something off the registry. I really need the towels that are on there (for example) and I really WANT the Keurig, etc.
So THEN she says, “well I might just go buy something off the registry, can’t even think of anything for your honeymoon?” Well I REALLY don’t want my 55 year old aunt buying my lingerie, if that’s what she is implying.
I guess I should just give her an idea of something, since she obviously isn’t going to pick off of our registry. This is just really weird, isn’t it?!
Post # 3
- Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World
Could it be she went to someone else’s registry by accident?
Post # 4
That’s very strange. To be honest, I’d be pretty direct and say, “Perhaps you have the wrong store – I double checked and found that there’s still plenty of things on the registry at ____.”
Post # 5
Maybe she dosen’t know how to use a computer and won’t admit it? Nevermind, she walk into the store you’re registered at, I guess! 🙂
Post # 6
She might be looking at the wrong registry. But even if not, does it matter? She’s buying you a gift.
Post # 7
@hartmamp: I haven’t seen anything that could be interpreted as rude. It is weird but if you read in a sweet aunt’s voice – I see it as her looking for some way she can stand out from the crowd and get you something that you really wanted but didn’t want to put on your registry…
This of course matters little if youhave put everything on your registry that you could possibly want…which it sounds like you might have done. In this case – you have sent the perfect answers.
Post # 9
@abbie017: I would do this too, especially if you checked and you still have several items from all price ranges available. It sounds like she might be confused.
Post # 10
Agreed- maybe she is looking at wrong registry. My initial thought is that she has something in mind for you off the registry that she really wants to get you. I wouldn’t assume it’s lingerie, but 1 also don’t know her!
Post # 11
That is weird. Hmmm…maybe she isn’t an online shopper/computer savvy and the store she visited doesn’t have anything else in stock? She may not even know how to check your registry online. That’s all I can really think of. Maybe you can ask your mom (if they are close) to offer to shop for her (or help her). Or you could give her ideas of generic things that are on your registry (such as whatever-color towels or queen X thread count sheets) that she can get anywhere and that won’t be annoying to have an extra set of. good luck!
Post # 12
Agree that you should double check that things in a wide range of prices are available… then the choice is hers whether she prefers to go with what’s on the registry or not.
Post # 13
It’s FINE if someone doesn’t want to buy off the registry, but why would they ask me about it? Or specifically say, “oh there’s not a lot left.” She also works at Macy’s, where we are registered with 60 gifts left, so I doubt that’s the issue.
I just thought it was weird, I never said she was being rude. I just couldn’t figure out her intentions.
Post # 14
@hartmamp: Meh, I don’t think it’s that strange. She was probably wondering if there was anything you want but didn’t/couldn’t register for. She might want to get you something more personal and unique. We had a few people do that and I’ve even done that for other friends’ weddings. I agree that it was a weird way to do it though.
Can you think of anything else you would want? An IKEA gift card? Art? Sports/media memorabilia (ex: my brothers got us a Michigan Stadium framed picture)? Board games? Wine/liquor? Camping gear?
Post # 15
You could say, “How about the Keuring?”
Post # 16
Maybe you can just ask for a gift card or something so you can then buy whatever you want? Say “aunt, thank you so much for thinking about us and getting us a gift. I can’t think of anything else I need right now but I would definitely appreciate a gift card so I can buy what I need later on.”