(Closed) Minor Non-Wedding Registry Gift Rant

posted 9 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
1245 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I don’t think they gave you the gift with the intention that you would return it and have a credit at a store you don’t shop at.  Maybe they put some thought into the gift or that store was more convenient for them.  Registries are just a suggestion and usually make it easier for people, but your guests can buy gifts wherever they like.

Post # 5
7380 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

It sounds like they tried to not spend much on a gift without you knowing about it.  I’ve done it before, but it was a registry gift that was just on clearance at a non-registry store (and I did include the gift receipt, but hoped they didn’t return it and discover how little I spent!).

Post # 6
365 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Ya… people get so hung up on these things.  My friend just called to ask what to buy my brother for his wedding… I said cash or something off the registry.  “but I’d feel weird about buying them 2 or 3 bowls”  “why?  if you give them cash, they’re going to turn around and buy 2 or 3 bowls with it”

At least in that case I could drive home that they were going to be living in a 1 bed apartment so REALLY don’t have space for stuff.

I personally don’t get the hang up people have with buying registry items.

Perhaps that person shops and keeps a “stash,” like I do for baby showers?  It’s too bad that the gift is really something that you don’t want.  

Post # 8
1017 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Just to offer a different perspective – I have YET to give a gift from someone’s registry. Heck, I have yet to LOOK at someone’s registry. I really dislike being told what to give.  I usually give money, but a few times I have given presents of my own choosing. If the person/couple doesn’t like it. they can return it or regift it!

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