(Closed) Shower – About a Gift

posted 5 years ago in Parties
Post # 2
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

DanaWeddingGuest:  i loved getting gifts that werent on my registry. I would appreciate a sandwih maker but maybe this couple wouldn’t so I would give a gift receipt in case they don’t want It. Some people think they just waste space. 

I just wanted to add, its never rude to give a gift thats not on the registry. Its the thought that counts, and further more that you thought to give them a gift they thought would find useful. 

Some of my favorite gifts were ones that i didnt add on my registry and people gave me 🙂

Post # 3
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Honey bee

I agree with the P. P., about the gift receipt.

Way back in the stone age, when I got married, registries weren’t generally used for showers. I got 3 crockpots and returned them all. Although some people use them all the time, and swear by them, I don’t. I like to have as few gadgets to store as possible and chose those that have multiple uses.  

 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

I would just say that if you go off the registry I would include a gift receipt incase it isn’t something they would use or like.  People usually really put a lot of thought into their registries and get really excited about getting things from it. So I usually try and buy something from the registry and then add a little something else off registry. 

Post # 5
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4505 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

PPs have given you good advice; I just wanted to add that declining to attend the shower altogether is not rude, if you don’t want to go. You don’t need to give a reason. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

It is not rude to go off registry. It is also not rude to decline the invitation, just do RSVP.

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