I’m not sure if he got it — but it did get me thinking.
I’ve never been a fan of registries. I get the point of them — to make it easier for guests to pick out the perfect gift and to ensure the recipients actually like what they get. It’s brilliant, really.
But I don’t like the idea of telling people 1) “Buy me a gift” and 2) “Since you’re going to buy me a gift, buy me something I really want, OK?”
Now that I’m getting married, people have been asking if I’m registered somewhere other than the Department of Health.
The thing is, we don’t really need anything. We’ve been living together for the past two years — with the exception of lately, as he’s in Wisconsin — so we have towels, sheets, plates, utensils and a nifty rice cooker. All the things we don’t need but want are too expensive and in the realm of Xbox.
There’s been a trend lately — probably because many couples shack up before getting married — to register or request non-traditional wedding gifts. Like “honeymoon” gifts of hotel stays and help with airfare. I even found this Foodie Registry, started by a couple in Chicago who thought people may want romantic nights out instead of another blender.
So I’m tossing it out there: what should I put on my registry? And if you could make one now — whether you’re married or not — what would you put on it?