(Closed) Is it tacky to register for baby furniture?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
2465 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

most baby registries i’ve seen people do have furniture, like cribs or changing tables, on there, i don’t think it’s tacky at all.

Post # 4
684 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

 Its not neccessarily “tacky”. I registered for a glider and a changing table. I got the changing table. Most woman will have someone who will buy a big ticket item for their first. Heck have you seen the price of baby strollers? Mine was $240 and that wasn’t even the most expensive! Most woman do register for stuff like strollers and with the price of those then you can’t really say that furniture is out of the question.


Post # 5
293 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I personally think asking someone to purchase items to furnish your nursery is a bit far for me… but, nowadays people register for EVERYTHING…

Post # 6
5398 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I don’t think so at all!  We’re registering for it and my mom and grandma already both want to gift us a big piece of furniture each, so that way they’ll know exactly what we want.  Plus, some people like to go in together on larger gifts, so that gives them a nice option for a group gift.  Additionally, if people don’t buy you any furniture, at least you’ll be able to use the completion discount at the end to get your furniture for a big cheaper! 🙂

Post # 7
9053 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I don’t think it’s “tacky”.  I’m sure some people would have relatives that look to go in for a larger group gift or something.  For me, I don’t think I would do it, since most of the furniture we would possibly put on a registry would be fairly necessary, and we don’t do showers until after the birth in my family. 

Could be tricky to go cribless for a month or two…

Post # 8
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I think it’s fine. I don’t think most people expect for people to buy that stuff where there isn’t a plan in place. For instance, my sister registered for bigger ticket items. My mother and father bought her the crib than her Mother-In-Law bought her the dresser and Father-In-Law bought her the changing table. They all talked about who was going to buy what at a picnic. Then I bought the stroller and her SIL bought the high chair and everyone else bought the little stuff.

Post # 9
2866 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I don’t think so. Because even if people don’t buy it chances are you can get a discount to complete your registry – also it lets people know what the nursery will look like (dark wood, light wood, white) so if they buy any accessories (framed pictures, baskets) they can know what will match.

I don’t think there’s much you can put on a baby registry that would be considered “tacky” except if you put only expensive items (nothing under $100) or things that are obviously not for baby use (ipods, tvs etc).

Post # 10
5494 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’ve never even had that thought.  most baby registries I’ve seen have furniture. I know that for a close family member or friend I always like to buy the big ticket items like furniture or strollers, etc. Not tacky at all.

Post # 11
3758 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I would say its fine as long as you have a range of prices in your registry so they don’t feel obligated to buy you an expensive or anything you know what i mean?

Post # 12
1645 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We didn’t put furniture on our registry, but that’s because we had the rocker and dresser already and my mom’s purchasing our crib and mattress. We probably would though, at least the rocker and possibly a changing table.

But we are only registering for essentials, and I’m hoping that we have a good enough spread in price range on our registry. I really hope people go in together to get things like the breast pump, stroller, etc… Those are such useful things. We didn’t put a lot of lower priced things, like blankets and clothing, since people tend to buy what they like anyway and I want to be suprised by the cute things.

Post # 13
714 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010


Post # 14
3871 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

No, I don’t think it’s tacky.  I’ve seen furniture like cribs, changing tables and such on all of the baby registries I’ve looked at.  They were all reasonably priced around the $300 range.  If I saw a $1000 crib, yeah, I wouldn’t know what to say.

Post # 15
202 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I’m not, but I don’t necessarily find it tacky when a baby registry (at least in my case) is really for close friends and family unlike my wedding registry which was viewed by everyone my parents and IL’s ever knew. But my mom and probably his will pitch in for one or two of the big ticket items so we will just tell them we want crib or furniture and leave the registry stuff for everyone else.

Post # 16
1718 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country

If I ever get pregnant I’d probably register for baby furniture and not think twice about it 🙂 I don’t know if baby registries are similar to wedding registries, but a lot of places you register for weddings give you some sort of “completion” discount, so you can acquire the rest of your registry items at a discount…a good reason to add your furniture to your registry!

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