(Closed) What gifts were you surprised about being bought quickly from your registry?

posted 4 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016 - Blue Hound Farm

A beautiful 4 piece place setting was first for us. Probably the prettiest thing on our registry. The real surprise tho was how early we got it, old family friend had it sent right after she got our save the date. So sweet! And so exciting, receiving our very first wedding gift!

Post # 17
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Helper bee

No invites – shower or wedding – have gone out yet, but my mom’s friends have had a shower planning party, and three people already bought gifts! Our quilt was the very first one, and I’m super excited. I’ve bought so many gifts for so many weddings and babies…it’s really exciting to have one of my own. πŸ™‚

Post # 18
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

liaeona:  Our parents or any close relative didn’t get them…it’s going to be a big surprise! Lol. 

I REALLY want my baking sheets and oven mitts. Its kinda the big joke, that the cheapest stuff (the stuff I want/need the most) won’t get purchased πŸ™‚ Apparently we have a pretty boring registry. My mom keeps telling me people are looking to buy certain things We aren’t registered for. 

Post # 20
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

Pots and pans went first (thanks mom and dad!)

 

Post # 21
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Someone bought the bread maker that we listed. I was like…seriously?? Of all the things listed?! haha well at least I know we will always have bread! 

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

liaeona:  Well, my fancy waffle maker was the first thing to go!! I thought it was hilarious that someone loved fancy waffles as much as I did!

Our registry was entirely kitchen related, so the next things to go were the expensive items! That was surprising to me, as I assumed the blender, toaster, coffee maker, etc. were going to go first, but it was the full place settings for 8 people, the expensive box of pots and pans, the tabletop grill, and the knives that were gone right away. 

 

Post # 23
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I’ve been pleasantly surprised that most of the registry gifts that have already been sent to us have been appliances (stand mixer, griddler, coffee maker, crockpot, ice cream maker). We do still need a new plate and bowl set, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed that we will get that soon! 

I’ve also noticed that people have bought us the crystal vases / bowls / candles fairly early on.

We are still over a month and a half away from the wedding so it’ll be interesting to see what other gifts we receive!

Post # 24
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

A very generous guest bought us a Vitamix and a knife set. So excited!

Post # 25
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

liaeona:  A pair of champagne flutes (FI’s parents bought them because they wanted us to have them for our engagement party) and a wine rack that I threw in on a whim (my cousin bought it).

I haven’t been stalking my registry because I want to be surprised, but there’s a set of Star Wars hand towls that I’m REALLY hoping someone gets for us.

Post # 26
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

liaeona:  Not necessarily a surprising gift, but surprising who it came from! We had a small-ish wedding (60 guests) and my sister is in a common-law relationship. They’d been together about 2.5 years by the wedding, but since Darling Husband and I had lived in China for a year during that time, we had never met any of her SO’s family.

WELL, before my bridal shower, my sister told me that her SO’s parents had bought me a gift – so sweet! I told her to invite his mom to my shower, since they had already purchased a gift and I thought she should at least get some snacks out of it! Haha. Turns out they bought us a 7 quart Kitchenaid food processor! Which retailed at $250 where they purchased it from. I was blown away. I’ve spent more time with them now and LOVE them – such amazingly sweet people!

Post # 27
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

liaeona:  I don’t rememeber firsts, but we did get ALL of the Calphalon pots/pans that we asked for. They were spendy, so we didn’t think people would actually buy them all for us. In one of our cards, a close family friend of DH’s said that she was happy that we asked for great quality pots/pans as they will last forever. They also gifted us a Wustenhoff paring knife!

A lot of my friends bought me most of the wine things I had asked for! It was like they knew… πŸ™‚

Post # 28
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I think the first things that were bought were fancy Lenox and Mikasa place settings, then stainless steel cookware, bookcase, ice tongs/bucket, clock, toaster, hand mixer. I think about 18-19 items so far. I am really appreciative people are buying things (in the $11-200 dollar range) because we are going to move in together and we really need things, so really really appreciating it πŸ™‚ 

Post # 29
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer, Dyson Vacuum were the two that surprised me the most because I also thought we could get them with our 110%  discount.

We also put on a crazy expensive Breville coffeemaker that was purchased. Who would have thought!

Post # 30
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

hokie2wildcat:  Ooh! Where did you find Star Wars hand towels? I might have to buy those for myself.

Sadly, no one has bought anything off of our registry. I kept the registry small because we don’t need a lot of stuff, so I carefully selected about 20 items we actually want instead of trying to pad out the registry. I figured this would be OK since we’re only inviting 80 guests. I made sure to include plenty of low-priced items in the $20-$30 range and then a few splurges in the $45-$110 range. Alright, plus a $350 Le Creuset French Oven for s*** and giggles. It’s a long shot but it’s something I’ve lusted after for a decade so why not?

On the one hand, if everyone’s planning to give us cash instead I’ll be happy with that, but on the other hand there are a few items I really want now after adding them to our registry but will feel stupid buying with my own money later. Like a $40 cheese slicer/knife set. Sure, they look awesome but do I really NEED them? I’m sure I’ll convince myself I don’t and will continue to use the crappy cheese slicer we currently have that mangles the poor cheese more than it cuts it.

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