(Closed) What kind of gifts did you get that you neither registered for, nor can return?

posted 10 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 32
3292 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

— decorative bowls (several)

— glass or crystal vases (3)

— candle sticks / holders

I will say that some of the off-registry gifts we got were REALLy nice — stuff we never would have registered for because we wouldn’t even have dreamed that someone would buy it for us. 

Post # 33
3974 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

We got a HUGE set of dishes with purple roosters on them. They are HORRIBLE! The box looks like they have been in someone’s basement for 20 years.

Post # 34
3457 posts
Sugar bee

I got a mobile. Yes, that kind of mobile, with a bride and groom on it. It was very sweet, but what on earth do I do with it now??

Post # 35
646 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I am 99.9% sure that my sister’s Mother-In-Law re-gifted something to me for my shower!  UGH.  Everyone either bought off the registry, gave a gift receipt, or gave us something personalized that was non-returnable (which we liked).  My sister’s Mother-In-Law gave us a set of glasses and a pitcher.  They aren’t horrible, but we already have all that stuff, hence we didn’t register for it.  I would think she’d give a receipt if it wasn’t a regift.  I looked it up online and it appears the only place you can get it is on amazon.  So I’m going to ask our family friend who is moving into her first apartment if she wants it.  I wouldn’t try to give it to someone else as a gift, so she can say no.  Otherwise its getting donated, we don’t have space for them!

This lady is a total serial re-gifter too – she came to my parents house once and brought my mom a 3-tier stand for serving.  She had also brought cupcakes, so I’m not sure why she felt the need to bring an actual gift as well, it wasn’t a house warming or anything like that – she probably needed to get rid of it!

Post # 36
121 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I am loving this thread!

Post # 37
116 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

The only thing that comes to mind is we got two sets of BBQ tools when we don’t have a BBQ!

Post # 38
179 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We got a “Beer of the Month” club membership for our wedding….which is great for my husband, but I don’t drink beer!

Post # 39
1525 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

For our eparty, we got one of those drink dispenser things – a glass basin with a metal stand – from Southern Living (which I think is like pampered chef?). So non-returnable, and not asked for, but I really really really like it – I’ve used it twice already for parties, and I never ever would have thought to ask for something like that. And it looks nice on our “bar” (aka, former CD/radio stand) when not in use. 

Post # 40
2128 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Only one person went rogue and we were able to return it!

That being said most of our wedding gifts were presents, so we got a TON off our registry! YAY for people following my registry!

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