(Closed) Did people buy from the registery?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

I got a mix, but more off my registry. Some bought off the registry, but didn’t check it off on the sheet, so that may could have happened to you too.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

For us, people mostly gave us clothes. From our registries, my mom gave us our crib (co-sleeper), my sister bought us our first aid kit, a cousin gave us a sleep sack, and so did an aunt. Everything else was clothes. That was even after people asked us what we wanted or needed and we said “basically everything– it’s all on the registry.”

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Ughh that is so frustrating. I was just telling my Mother-In-Law who suggested going off registry for a wedding shower that then she will have to return it, lol, and not to do it. I say if you go off registry, get a gift card to the store you registered at to go with your “unique” gift. I hope you end up getting more stuff, maybe they were late to purchase or got it elsewhere? Keep us posted!! 

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

That is so frustrating. You are giving them a pretty awesome guidline of what you want and need and then they get you something random.. ugh I havent had this problem at my first shower, we will see what happens at the one next month lol. We did have that issue with our baby shower though.. OH my is it annoying but people mean well!! Oh and sometimes people will forget to give the paper to the cashier or whatever so things dont get taken off the registry, also remember there will probably be some last minute shoppers and maybe even people that just get you gift cards to where you are registered. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - MacLean Park

I know people can get all riled up about the whole registry issue, so I won’t even talk about that. I didn’t get much from my registry either. I got a few good useful things, but mostly clothes, whcih drove me effing NUTS! I know people get excited about clothes, but geez louise! Babies probably need clothes least of all on the list, and you get tons and tons of them. We took 75% of them back and put the credit on gift cards so we could buy things like bottles and bibs and a diaper genie. Basically everything we bought that was a necessity was used from returned clothes money. That may make me a horrible ungrateful person, but I’m sorry, my baby needs bottles and crib sheets more than fifteen dresses.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We had 4 people buy stuff off of our registry.  We mostly got clothes from everybody else.  It was kind of frustrating, because I’d been stocking up on clothes ever since we found out we were having a girl so we really didn’t need that much more clothing.  We actually needed stuff that was on our registry more. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I was seriously annoyed over our registry. We spent hours working on it and registered for about 100 items like the store suggested. The items varied in price. They started off at $3 and went up to $170 (the stroller). There were only 3 things on the registry over $100. We wanted everyone to have options. We got 16 things off of the registry and the only reason it was that many was because my awesome aunts put together a basket full of the little things. It ended up being one of my favorite gifts! We also had so many people ask what we needed. That was the worst! This is our first child! We NEED what we registered for! We intentionally did not register for clothes because we knew we would get a ton of them! The only thing that bothered me what it came to clothes was that people did not pay attention to the seasons and how old he would be. We got a fleece snow suit type thing in a 9-12mo. That would fit him next summer and will be useless. 

 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Since my husband and I aren’t looking to TTC any time soon, we take great delight in spoiling and shopping for all our friend’s kids. That said, I have gotten into the habit of making gift baskets for each of my dear friend’s new babies and I always take care to include a mix of on and off registry items. We got our fair share of weird off registry wedding items so buying a little of each keeps mama happy and satisfies the urge to buy cute baby stuff. 

For example, my friend is due in November with a little boy and we got her a great mx of things: a bathtub to use as the basket (on registry), a bebepod seat (she registered for bumbo, we got the bebepod because it had the seat strap, same color etc), a teething set (on registry) and then because we love her and again have none of our own to spoil, we added 5 onsies, a layette set, a fuzzy pants and jacket set (you can’t resist baby clothes, i swear they’re addicting), a no tears bath pourer, oatmeal baby wash, hooded duck towel, giraffe blanket, robeez shoes, lovie snuggle blanket, baby socks, baby mittens, a handful of books and a wooden pull toy. All useful things with the exeption of the lovie which was just cute. 

We might have gone overboard but its great for satisfying the baby rabies. I know I can’t resist the tiny baby clothes so I try to get the registry stuff first and the “fun” stuff after. 

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Hmmm, this is interesting.  Were any of you team green?  Or did you tell them the gender of the baby?  I wonder if them knowing this information affects the amount of clothes you get.

I know my brother and my friend both complained that they were sick of seeing blue or pink clothes because they got so many outfits of that particular color.

Whenever I do get pregnant I hope to do a gender reveal at the same time as my baby shower.  I’m hoping this will cut down on the pink or blue clothes I get since no one will know (including myself) until the party if I’m having a boy or a girl.

I’m a long ways off but this is my plan. Whenever it does happen. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

We had about 70 people at my shower, and 25 gifts were bought off registry. Luckily it was the big, expensive things at least so we didn’t have to purchase anything too crazy expensive after (except the cloth diapers). We got a ton of clothes, which is nice b/c we won’t have to buy any for at least a year. And we got lots of wash cloths and bibs, we ended up taking some of those back. We kept a lot of wash cloths though and I wish we didn’t, we do laundry so often that by the time bath time comes again we just keep using the same ones.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee

@ttn133: I’m Team Green and I think it did make a difference. We got clothes, the ones I registered for, but since they weren’t the cutesy stuff, more ppl bought others things.

I don’t mind buying baby clothes myself, so it’s no big deal. I LOVE cosignment shops!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

This is my fear – and why I’ve been buying things from my registry myself. I started my registry as a list of things I would need or things that have been suggested to me. As a first timer, I didn’t really have a clue and babies need lots of stuff! We bought the crib, the sheets and breast pump. And I plan on continuing to check things off my registry list as I purchase them up until the shower, we need these things and if there’s a sale (or tax free weekend in Massachusetts), why not?

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

double post :/ 

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