(Closed) Help! Is asking for gas gift cards instead of registering for gifts ok?

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
353 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Asking for gifts in general is rude.

The majority of people under age 50 or so give cash these days anyway, and people who prefer to be traditional and buy physical gifts are going to do so whether you’re registered or not – so asking for a specific kind of money (a gift card) is only going to put people off.

Post # 4
541 posts
Busy bee

No. Just don’t register and if people ask what you’d like, then tell them about the gas card/road trip idea. Then hope for some cash from those who don’t inquire as to why you aren’t registered. But, NO, don’t ask for anything. 

Post # 5
899 posts
Busy bee

I agree, spread the word about the gas cards by mouth, still register for a few things.

Post # 6
4046 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@countryjeepgirl:  I don’t think its a good idea, what if they get you a gas card to a store that doesn’t exist along your route? Last year someone gave me a gas gift card but that convenience store only exists in eastern PA, so it was not much help.

Post # 7
7560 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

Are we talking about shower or wedding gifts? 

For a shower – you’re kind of stuck registering

For wedding gifts – don’t register and people will figure it out, help them out by telling your family and close friends about your road trip

Post # 9
3039 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I went to a wedding in 2010 that asked for the same + gifts cards at Home Hardware. I don’t think anyone thought it was odd. Especially as they had a wedding website where they explained that they really didn’t need anything for their home.

Post # 10
955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Personally, I’d rather gift something to someone that I KNOW that they want.


Screw tradition and what’s “proper”.


Quite frankly, couldn’t a theme shower be thrown– a roadtrip theme shower of sorts?  Showers don’t have to be household items.  I think it’d be rather fun to have a road themed shower….

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