(Closed) All Small Items on Registry Gone

posted 5 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Should I add more items for less than $10?
    Yes : (6 votes)
    17 %
    No : (30 votes)
    83 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    4037 posts
    Honey bee

    If someone has a lower budget than your lowest registered gift, they can always buy you a gift card, to that store. Some guests, or group of guests, like to buy a bunch of the less expensive items, and make a large gift basket.

    P.S. I voted no.

    Post # 3
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    812 posts
    Busy bee

    2XMOB:  this. For my sister’s wedding I purchased the electric tea kettle that she wanted which was around $50, then I grabbed up all the other kitchen items and made a giant kitchen gift basket. I probably spent $125 or so. The funny part was that everyone complemented my beautiful gift basket, even my sister. We are not close. When she realized it was from me, her comments shifted to “gift baskets are tacky”. My mom, who normally sides with my sister actually put her in her place over it. Sorry but that massive gift basket took forever to put together!!! 

    Post # 4
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    4037 posts
    Honey bee

    CookieLady:  Geez, what a witch! I tend to never use the word tacky. I find that people who use it are usually the ones who epitomize the word.

    My Brother-In-Law cut-up my daughters’ (black tie) weddings on Facebook, in a very public post. He called them stale events-phony and that I spent the $$ because I wanted to impress. Everyone knows what a consumate horses hind-end he is, so it’s another “consider the source” thing.

    Post # 5
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    812 posts
    Busy bee

    2XMOB:  my mom requested I make baskets for the last two weddings she attended because my sister’s was so beautiful. When my friend had her baby shower, she asked if she was getting a gift basket–because they are so pretty! Clearly i just need to go into business for this and my sister needs to stfu. Oh and she got mad bc she bought her own tea kettle but didn’t remove it from the registry. So he complaint was I just got all the little things. I gave her a gift receipt!! I spent a good $125 before the basket materials!! 

    Post # 7
    Member
    812 posts
    Busy bee

    I voted yes to add some things because of my bias towards making baskets lol

    Post # 8
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    4891 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    kimberlypaige28:  That certainly happens with most registries, and people get out to spend the amount they want to spend and go from there. I usually try to buy things right away so I have more options, but also look at how much things are. if I want to spend $40-50 on someone – I may buy just one thing in that range, or many things that total that price (which be those little things).

    I’d only add on items you REALLY need. Otherwise, if you end up not needing them… you’ll just return anyway. People will either then give cash or gift cards – which is just fine, too!

    Post # 9
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    3035 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

    Only if you need other small items. Don’t just add items for people to buy because you need small items for people to buy. 

     

    Post # 10
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    234 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2017

    kimberlypaige28:  Don’t stress!  You don’t need to add more.  A gift is just that, a gift.  People always have the option to buy off the registry, give you something personal not even listed, give a giftcard, offer services, etc..

    Post # 11
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    8962 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    kimberlypaige28:  If there are more small/inexpensive things that you’d like, I would add them. I know a lot of people who either make baskets of the small stuff, or buy a midrange small appliance and a couple related cheap things to “fill it out.” If there’s really nothing more you want though, it’s probably fine to leave as-is.

    Post # 12
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    11519 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2014

    kimberlypaige28:  I think as long as you still have some $25-30 items you’re fine.  I don’t imagine you’ll have many guests with a budget lower than that and if you do they can buy you a gift card or maybe pool a gift with someone else.  I wouldn’t add little items just for the sake of it.

    We didn’t have a ton of small stuff on ours because we had it all – we had a bunch of $25ish stuff but no measuring cups or wooden spoons.

    Post # 13
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    246 posts
    Helper bee

    I agree – don’t need to add small gifts unless you really need them.

    Side-note are most of you finding that you’re getting more gifts NOT from the registry?  So far I have gotten more NOT from the registry – which is fine.  But we do actually really need the things we registered for. 🙂

    We are having a pretty small wedding – only about 65 guests or so – and there haven’t been many bites on the registry yet. But our wedding is about 4 weeks away and I actually think most people wait until the last minute to get gifts. 

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