(Closed) FI sneakily adding things to registry

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

haha men… they mean well 🙂

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

well. the whole concept of registries is relatively new to me, and I find myself wanting to add a weed whaker, a 12.5 ft ladder, etc. And mi Mother-In-Law thinks it’s the funniest thing. Don’t worry, I’m also adding cheese plates, etc. 

(I LOVE the Amazon registry!) hah.. But in all sriousness, is it inappropriate to add yard stuff to a registry?

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

  I have actually been more guilty of this than FI! However, he was the one that added a towel warmer to our registry. My mom bought it for him! I thought it was a little silly, but I will honestly be excited to use this myself :-).

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

@mcklough:  I’d delete the subwoofer.  Maybe you can be a good wife and allow him to purchase one with some cash that you both receive instead.  Maybe?!  lol  ~  While we were registering my Darling Husband added a camoflauge toilet seat!!!!  Insane, especially because he isn’t even into hunting.  Of course, I deleted it! 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@mcklough:  haha ok. Yup, we just bought a house (!!!) and yard is our priority!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

That’s hilarious!  What are the chances you can get even by registering for like… bright pink dishes?

EDIT – sure, why not register for yard stuff?  It’s meant to help build your new home (and yard) together and is totally appropriate.  🙂

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would register for yard stuff.  I put a mailbox on the registry and not only did someone buy it for me at my bridal shower, but 2 other people commented that they wanted to buy it as a wedding gift and were sad it was already taken.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@kmsw:  Home depot has a registry… there are people making one there all the time

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

Well, it is a registry for both of you. I think you both have a “say” in what gets added (even if that means a subwoofer), but it should not be sneaky either and wonder why he feels need to be sneaky? Nor should the deleting be sneaky! Did you register together? Why don’t you let him know you saw it and talk about it? I have seen people have electronics on their registries before, it is not that unusual. If no one wants to buy it…they won’t. On the other hand, some people get excited about buying something different than bedsheets or a KitchenAid. You may still get a discount on it, depending on the business, if no one does buy it, so some people strategize that way too. 

I did not have a registry, but a friend of mine had a registry that included axes, sledgehammers and other tools along with linens & dishware. Made for an interesting gift opening! Many people already have the items to “set up a home” these days so get a bit more creative. I have seen camping gear registries, book registries, travel goods registries, etc. If we had registered, it totally would have been at Mountain Equipment Co-Op (Canada’s version of REI), as we so did not need more stuff “for home” after many years on our own, both owning homes and renting, and also living together! 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Lol, Fiance didn’t add anything funny, but I did… not secretly though. He was there when he agreed to register for Disney character dishes and some board games… and he let me register for a cute Yoda pillow without complaint, haha. My relatives think we’re the coolest couple ever for it though, so it’s ok. 🙂 (A subwoofer would have been too far though, haha.) But I honestly think you can register for whatever you want, as long as you agree that it’s ok. If people don’t want to buy it for you they won’t.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Yard stuff is fine! And I think the cooler will be nice to have. 

Fiance was totally there when we registered – there and participating. But now he doesn’t seem to remember deciding on some of the things on there, and he’s like: when did you put that on there?

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@mcklough:  Hahahahahahaha that is so funny!! 

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