(Closed) Baby shower in two days for FI's cousin. Registry is booked. HELP!

posted 4 years ago in Babies
Post # 47
603 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

justinsgirl2016:  I always do gift cards when this happens – I feel like that way they can use it for diapers, any things they didn’t know to register for, etc after baby is born 🙂 I’m preggo and I’d love to get gift cards at the stores we’re registered with! 

Post # 48
12315 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

It is never rude to go “off registry.” If anything, it’s registering that historically has been considered in questionable taste. Beyond the polite fiction that it’s a list you made for yourself, asking other people for for presents and directing them on how to spend their money defeats the whole idea of traditional gift giving. 

For their part, guests are supposed to bring something small and practical, since after all, showers are about gifts. People have the right to buy you whatever they like with or without a registry, but the guest of honor is supposed to be grateful for whatever is received. 

You can buy a baby book for 99 cents. There’s no reason you have to spend $15. 

Unwrapped gifts are probably  an effort to be green and avoid waste. 

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