Post # 1
We are running out of the lower priced items on our registry, but I don’t want people to feel like they don’t have choices if only more expensive items are left. We don’t really need much else than what we originally put on the registry, so my question is, is it okay to register for gift cards in $25 and $50 incriments or would it be better to assume those people would just give cash or something and not worry about it?
Post # 3
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
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
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 # 6
I guess our problem is that we really don’t want or need any more items. So, while I would love to add more items to give our guests options, I wouldn’t want to add items we didn’t actually want. I don’t think that would be fair to the guests either.
Good to know that we don’t have to put increments on there. We’re registered at BBB, W-S and Pottery Barn, so I’ll have to see if that’s an option. I’d also love to get board games, but they don’t have any where we’re registered.
Post # 7
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
I wouldn’t add gift cards. I don’t like it- let them get you something they choose then.
Post # 9
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
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.