Post # 1
I got an invitation to a friends house warming party today and there was a whole section dedicated to gifts. Not only is it a potluck so they’re asking everyone to “bring a dish to share” but they also registered at a department store and made sure to note that gift cards to Lowes would be acceptable as well.
When I opened the invitation, I thought it was a long overdue thank you card for the $100 check I sent her kid for her graduation but nope, they just want more gifts. Eww.
Now, if I was to attend the party (I haven’t decided yet), I would NEVER show up empty handed but asking for gifts is totally not cool with me. Apparently my go-to bottle of wine or dishtowel cake won’t suffice.
Do housewarming registries irk you?
Post # 3
I have never heard of this, but for some reason, it rubs me the wrong way. Weddings and showers are the only events I’ve ever attended with a gift registry. Maybe it’s the wording she used, “…would also be okay,” implying the requirement that you bring a gift to the party you are already bringing food to.
If she’s having a potluck, I think the idea is that the food you are bringing is your contribution, so you shouldn’t have to bring a gift as well.
I would skip this one.
Post # 4
I don’t have an issue with the registry existing, but something about the wording of the request for gifts and the fact that it’s potluck seems a little presumptuous. I might go and bring Mu regular “congrats” wine.
Post # 5
I’ve never even heard of this before. It definitely rubs me the wrong way, and I’d probably choose to sit this one out.
Plus, still not receiving a Thank You card for the graduation gift is not cool. But then again, this is coming from the person who wrote and sent out all my Thank You cards the day after we got back from our honeymoon. 🙂 So, I might be a little extreme on that one.
Post # 6
This makes me ill. It’s sad how selfish some people can be.
Post # 7
I’ve never heard of anyone registering for a house warming, maybe it’s a regional thing somewhere?
I personally would bring wine and the food. It’s what I would typically bring. It also sounds like the home owners are a bit older? You said you sent money to her son who just graduated? At this point in their lives they should be well enough established and don’t need to ask family and friends for gifts to fill their home, but that’s just my opinion. I think the whole situation is kind of greedy on their part.
Post # 8
I looked at the registry and I’d say it’s comparable to most couples wedding registries. Everything from pots & pans, to a vacuum, to rugs and curtains. They’re in their mid/late 30’s and have had their own home (a rental) for well over a decade. You’d think they’d have all of this junk but for whatever reason they feel the need to register.
I’ll probably end up picking up the dishclothes and pot holders that they registered for since those are part of the “cake” that I normally make for these events anyway but I doubt I’ll go to the party.
Post # 9
Weird. I could see registering for one, but that would only be for the discount. I might share the registry with immediate family who wants to know what to give for Christmas and stuff. There is no way I would have the info with house warming party invites!
Is the couple married? Maybe they have no plans but figured they deserve the type of gifts their married friends got? Still, ewww.
Post # 10
Ha! I would bring them something lame, like a tarp!
Post # 11
AB Bride: Yep, they’ve been married for years.
Post # 12
- Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016
One of my ‘best friends’ wants to have a housewarming party with a registry. The annoying thing is that she and her new boyfriend just moved into some random place. They’re renting, they didn’t even buy a place! She told me that she secretly just wants presents! :/ I mean, I would never show up empty handed but it makes me so mad. I know that if I have a housewarming party when my Fiance and I buy a place she won’t even think to bring a card.
Post # 13
ew this really bothers me. We recently had a house warming party and I was surprised to see people actually bring gifts. I would have never expected them. That sense of entitlement really rubs me the wrong way.
Furthermore, I’m of the opinion that if you are asking people over to celebrate YOU, (birthday, anniversary, housewarming), then you should provide all the food and beverages for them and anythng they chose to bring is just a bonis.
Post # 14
One of my friends just bought a house and she is already planning the housewarming. I am positive she will have a registry. She was very “strongly opinioned” about the type of wedding gifts she should be getting (how much guests should be spending) so I know she’ll feel similarly about the housewarming.
That reminds me I forgot to have a housewarming myself lol. Oh well I think it’s too late now.
Post # 15
ew ew ew.
People are out of control greedy these days. Its a shame, really.
Post # 16
Oh, I do not like this one bit!