- 4 years ago
So, we are on the older end… 38 and 36, but since we live in a big city, it’s pretty standard to get married in your 30s here and i still have tons of single friends.
I registered at BedBathandBeyond; Macys; REI and PresentValue.com (people can put money towards goals like a down payment on a house, our first car, etc)
Both of us have never bought a house or invested in nice house stuff (my towels are still the ones i went off to college with; my plates were hand me downs from a friend; pots and pans are random and not so good). We just moved in together in February and are REALLY excited to get gifts to start a proper home with – we registered for kitchen stuff, nice server ware, stemware, etc, a few bathroom things, some decorative items, and also family camping gear to support our love of camping. basically the full official registry stuff. we are also about to buy our first car (i’ve never had one, his car – hand me down from his dad – died last year) and plan on buying a house in the next year or two, so don’t want to be spending money on tea kettles and such and having it gifted to us really will help!
my good girlfriend is getting married in October; she’s 42 and her fiance is 65. they are having people give money to charity on their behalf. she said they already have everything they need and don’t need gifts.
so now i feel weird and like i’m cheap and petty asking for gifts at our age when maybe we should have bought it all ourselves years ago.