Post # 46
missadventure85: Honestly, I totally wouldn’t mind buying most of the things on there. I just procrastinated and waited too long! Last night Fiance and I went out and found the same brand of organic swaddles and one other item on her registry for like 1/4 of the cost it was at Buy Buy Baby (TJMaxx – everything!). So, now I think we’re just going to plop some diapers on that pile and call it a day.
I normally wouldn’t have an issue with all of these items because it’s her first child and I’m sure she’s stocking up for when/if she has a second one! I waited too long, so that was my mistake and I missed all of the easy-to-buy things and now it’s too late to order anything online. Now, the crib and what not, that can be gift grabby lol but I think if a few people went in on those kinds of items it would be understandable.
I’m making my registry for my wedding shower and I feel guilty putting anything over $30 on there! LOL but I’m a bargain shopper so that’s where my head is at.
Post # 47
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
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.