Post # 1
My coworker gave out invitations to her housewarming and she put registry info on the invitation. Her registry had lots of home items (kitchen, bathroom, bedroom etc). Is this common? I had never heard of this before. All of the housewarmings I have been to most peoole bring bottles of wine or small things. Is it regional???
Post # 3
Yikes, definitely not common. Seems very gift grabby and inappropriate.
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley
The housewarming parties I’ve been to, people bring small household items (small kitchen appliances, decorative pieces). I have no idea if it’s regional or not. All of the ones I’ve been to have been in the mid-atlantic region.
EDIT: Oh I see we are neighbors! 🙂
Post # 5
@hollyberry4: IDK if it’s a weird regional thing, but in general terms that’s incredibly gift grabby and inappropriate. I can’t imagine how a housewarming registry could come across as anything but rude since gifts aren’t really expected like they would be for a wedding. Bring a bottle of wine if you go.
Post # 6
In my circle people usually bring some kind of alcohol. I’ve never seen a gift registry for a house warming party before.
Post # 7
- Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa
@hollyberry4: housewarming parties are not meant to be gift giving events. The new homeowners invite their friends over to warm their home with fun/laughter. Attendees can certainly bring something if they like, but to expect gifts is declasse. I hate how places that offer registry have added a housewarming category.
Post # 8
YUCK! That is so tasteless!!! You don’t deserve gifts because you bought a house!
Post # 9
@hollyberry4: I’ve never heard of this. Apparently she’s expecting presents!
Post # 10
- Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016
I think it’s normal to bring a small gift to a housewarming party, but definitely not normal to have a registry! Super gift-grabby!
Post # 11
That’s odd. I would bring wine and nothing more. Especially since she’s just a coworker. What the hell?!
Post # 12
Bed, Bath and Beyond has registries for housewarmings, college graduations, high school graduations, etc. I’d much rather know what they really need, then buy a gift that I think they would like. I would never attend without bringing a gift, and as a person who was raised in an alcohol-free home, it wouldn’t be wine. If anyone feels offended in any way, about the invitation you receive, you can always politely decline the invitation.
Post # 13
That’d be a big fat decline from me. I like BBB, we’re registered there, and I get they need sales tactics, but it is absolutely ridiculous to have a housewarming/graduation/dorm room registry.
Post # 14
No way. And from a coworker no less.
If it’s me, I’ve got wine or a plant in hand.
Post # 15
Ok I’m glad I’m not crazy!!! We are planning to host a housewarming this summer but were viewing it as a chance to have friends over and show off the house… Not to get gifts! We are not even very close as she is a relatively new coworker… I don’t think I will go.
Post # 16
I would normally take a gift to a housewarming, but I have never seen a housewarming registry.