(Closed) What did your SO add to the Registry

posted 5 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

A $700 cookware set and a $500 dyson vacuum cleaner. I removed them. lol

I tried to add typical thinks that were moderately priced. We are “symbolically inviting” a few people who will not attend but will perhaps purchase the higher end items. BUT I didn’t want someone seeing a $700 item at the top of the list especially if there are other moderately priced cookware sets (I think I chose one around the $400 mark).

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I have heard of FI’s “getting hold of the gun” and adding inappropriate things. A co-worker said she printed out a registry that had 12 bags of Doritos listed and a case of beer. 

Apparently his future-bride had no idea that he did this but her friends let her know once they saw the registry.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@fuentesbee:  I see no reasons some of this cna’t be. People register for TVs so why not gamiing items? 

 

If you’re feeling uncomfortable about it just ask that he stick with more generic items such as the electronics. I think the watches are perfectly fine though.

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

He wanted a Dyson and new towels. I forgot to add the towels, whoops! I promised him we’d use the gift cards we got to buy new towels.  When we were looking at China, he found some every day dishes he really liked (not my fave) that I registered for thinking we wouldn’t get them since they were like $100/setting.  We got all of them!  Oh well!  Other than that he really didn’t care much about what was on there. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Mine had fun with “the gun” in the grill area of bed bath and beyond 🙂

 

He also took an inapprorpite picture of himself pretending to register for things in the eh hem, “family planning” aisle of target…. I’ll admit it was pretty funny

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@fuentesbee:  I think DH’s only contribution to the registry was a surround sound system for his mancave.  It was in the $125 range and I think my Aunt bought it for him for $100 on sale for Christmas (because we got married right after Xmas lots of people used our registry as a Christmas list).

 

We registered online, but I have seen a registry with 3 cases of Diet Coke on them and some skittles that were jokingly added by the Fiance.  DH and I registered online to avoid that mess of playing with the scanner gun!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

The watches are definitely not appropriate.  The electronic items it depends on what they are, for example the gaming console isn’t really appropriate – it would be one thing if you were hardcore gamers as a couple, but it’s obvious it’s a toy for him in this case.  One thing you might do is offer to let him have a gaming console from the money people gift you with.  That way he gets what he wants but it isn’t as overt.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Fiance wanted to register for a $400 knife block    -_-

 

I told him he could settle for a more affordable set, as last time i checked, he’s not a professional chef lol. 

 

Post # 12
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Helper bee

I told my Fiance to add whatever he wants, so there are several tools, garage stuff (I have no idea what the stuff is called) and a $600 air compresser. Sigh… if someone buys it, great! But if not, I don’t care that they are on there, because everyone knows him and that he would have added those things. If I am adding things that only I care about, then why can’t he add whatever he wants? If people don’t think it’s appropriate, there are plenty of other things on the registry they can buy.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

 

FH and I haven’t lived together, so we did register for a bunch of kitchen basics from everyday plates to a moderate/affordable  cookware, an affordable knife block, etc. 

Fh’s request –  He wanted to add an icecream maker to our home appliances. He chose one that was moderately priced at about $100. 

I figured as it’s his one request, I’d let him add it.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

He added a couple of sauce pans (he’s a wizard with sauces and pasta), a sturdy large skillet with a lid, a trash can (he’s oddly particular about trash cans), a Bunn coffee maker, a toaster oven, a staple gun and some other tools, more “manly” coasters than the floral ones we have, towels, a cocktail shaker, a houdini corkscrew, and his “really, honey?” item, a pricey poker chip set for himself.

 

There were also a number of things we both knew we wanted and set out to find together, like beer tasting glasses, wine glasses, new luggage (used it for the honeymoon!), pillows, a sushi-making kit, a firewood rack, camping supplies (two-person sleeping bag, lantern, travel propane grill, etc.), miscellaneous cookware, and a tea kettle.

 

And don’t ask me how, but I managed to find some crystal champagne flutes that he actually got excited about. Who knew that was even possible?

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

He added a bunch of grilling stuff from Williams Sonoma. I pretty much did everything else.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

He added a ladder, a wheelbarrow, a fondue set, and some bbq items. He also might have added a power tool or two. My only limitation was nothing more expensive than the iRobot vacuum 🙂 So far nothing he’s wanted to add (other than a table saw) came close to that limit.

A lot of other things we added jointly – like sheets, pillows, random kitchen gadgets, etc.

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