(Closed) Weird text from a family member about my registry…

posted 5 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
1710 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World

Could it be she went to someone else’s registry by accident?

Post # 4
13249 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

That’s very strange.  To be honest, I’d be pretty direct and say, “Perhaps you have the wrong store – I double checked and found that there’s still plenty of things on the registry at ____.”

Post # 5
108 posts
Blushing bee

Maybe she dosen’t know how to use a computer and won’t admit it? Nevermind, she walk into the store you’re registered at, I guess! 🙂

Post # 6
691 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

She might be looking at the wrong registry. But even if not, does it matter? She’s buying you a gift. 

Post # 7
1606 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@hartmamp:  I haven’t seen anything that could be interpreted as rude. It is weird but if you read in a sweet aunt’s voice – I see it as her looking for some way she can stand out from the crowd and get you something that you really wanted but didn’t want to put on your registry…

This of course matters little if youhave put everything on your registry that you could possibly want…which it sounds like you might have done. In this case – you have sent the perfect answers.

Post # 9
1475 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@abbie017:  I would do this too, especially if you checked and you still have several items from all price ranges available. It sounds like she might be confused.

Post # 10
4436 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Agreed- maybe she is looking at wrong registry. My initial thought is that she has something in mind for you off the registry that she really wants to get you. I wouldn’t assume it’s lingerie, but 1 also don’t know her!

Post # 11
206 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

That is weird.  Hmmm…maybe she isn’t an online shopper/computer savvy and the store she visited doesn’t have anything else in stock?  She may not even know how to check your registry online.  That’s all I can really think of.  Maybe you can ask your mom (if they are close) to offer to shop for her (or help her).  Or you could give her ideas of generic things that are on your registry (such as whatever-color towels or queen X thread count sheets) that she can get anywhere and that won’t be annoying to have an extra set of. good luck!

Post # 12
6355 posts
Bee Keeper

Agree that you should double check that things in a wide range of prices are available… then the choice is hers whether she prefers to go with what’s on the registry or not.

Post # 14
2716 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@hartmamp:  Meh, I don’t think it’s that strange.  She was probably wondering if there was anything you want but didn’t/couldn’t register for.  She might want to get you something more personal and unique.  We had a few people do that and I’ve even done that for other friends’ weddings.  I agree that it was a weird way to do it though.

Can you think of anything else you would want?  An IKEA gift card? Art? Sports/media memorabilia (ex: my brothers got us a Michigan Stadium framed picture)?  Board games?  Wine/liquor?  Camping gear? 

Post # 15
3230 posts
Sugar bee

You could say, “How about the Keuring?”

Post # 16
251 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Maybe you can just ask for a gift card or something so you can then buy whatever you want? Say “aunt, thank you so much for thinking about us and getting us a gift. I can’t think of anything else I need right  now but I would definitely appreciate a gift card so I can buy what I need later on.”

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