(Closed) gift cards on registry?

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
4485 posts
Honey bee

Never assume anything. Many people do not give cash gifts for any reason. Gift cards are the equivalent of cash and it is rude to ask for cash in any form. If you don’t register, you will get a ton of gifts that you don’t want and can’t return anywhere. This applies as well if you don’t have lower priced items on your registry as not everyone can afford or feels comfortable buying expensive items.

There are a ton of things you can register for that are inexpensive. Don’t forget individual kitchen gadgets you may need such as can openers, etc, dishtowels, bathroom items, and the list goes on. Also, don’t feel as though you are limited to household items only. It is ok to register for things that you enjoy together that fit your shared interests and hobbies. Register for entertainment items such as board games, music, movies, books, whatever. If you are into camping/outdoors, register at a local sporting goods store. Same goes for any other hobby.

Post # 4
5388 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I don’t see a problem with it. Many of my guests are already saying that they will be buying us gift cards because we will have a long travel from our hometown to home and they don’t want us to worry about loading up hundreds of gifts.

Post # 5
2681 posts
Sugar bee

I think you should register for some other items but I don’t think it’s bad to have a spot for gift cards too. When we did our Crate & Barrel registry it automatically had a spot on it where people could purchase gifts cards. We didn’t have to list increments, our guests could get any increment they wanted.

Post # 7
4485 posts
Honey bee

You can make your own registry at wishpot.com and use any website online, if you prefer that option as opposed to brick and mortar stores. Also, places such as Target and Walmart which are available nationwide are options.

Post # 8
516 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I wouldn’t add gift cards. I don’t like it- let them get you something they choose then.

Post # 9
549 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I don’t see a problem with it… in fact, at Home Outfitters where we registered, they automatically add gift cards to the registry when you prepare it.  I think it depends on you, your hopes and that of your family and guests.  My family is a lot more laid back about these kinds of things… yes, even down to expecting registry info in the invitations *GASP* (but it’s what we always do!!) so it relaly depends on you and your guests!  I say go for it!

Post # 10
1684 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I think BB&B has a checkbox where you can say gift cards are also welcome. We got a lot of gift cards as shower gifts – we’ll use them to complete the registry.

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