When it came to registering for gifts, we really tried to keep things practical. Practical, as in we registered for $15,000 dollar China.
We didn't really register for $15,000 China (do they even make that?)...or any China at all for that matter. I'll buy that shiz when I have money to wipe my ass with...or money to buy toilet paper to wipe my ass with. Actually, I'll never waste my money on China--mark my word.
Anyway, I don't know what "norm" is for registering for gifts and lets be honest, I really feel awkward doing this whole gift thing anyway. So with that in mind, we kind of stuck to what is "normal" for us and what things are practical, and most importantly...what things we would really use!
So, we registered for things like....
|A rolling pin, because I have to borrow Ryan's mom's every time I need one|
|And rubbermaid containers, because we also always use Shelly's. See a trend here?|
|And measuring cups, because we are missing 2/4 AND the measurements have worn off ours so you just have to "know" which they are..hence the reason I never let Ryan measure things ;)|
|And a safe box, not because we have anything good, but because we BOTH had to order new passports AND new birth certificates because we had "misplaced" ours.|
|and a First Aid kit, because shit happens...and because our neosporin expired in 2010...and we still use it.|
|and a meat thermometer, because I normally just guess.|
|And new bathroom stuff (that I let Ryan pick out) because we are using mine from college still...that looks like this...|
|Yes, those are real pink puff balls that stick out. Oh, and our toothbrush holder is the pink high heel. #notjoking|
But we also registered for some fun little things like...
|And monogrammed towels|
|And a new carry on...because every girl needs one like this.|
|and every boy needs one like this.|
Finally, we registered for something
We also (briefly) toggled with the idea of the "honeymoon registry" but ended up deciding against it--though I don't know much about what's appropriate for wedding registering, I felt that that may be crossing the line and tacky; back to my thoughts on registering for gifts in general. What do you all think about those? Have you seen one, or bought a gift for someone from one? I have mixed feelings on them..I would gladly buy someone a massage or put money towards their plane tickets but Ryan would not and throws a fit every time we get one. Also, I wouldn't feel comfortable receiving a gift like that, I don't think. So I'm very undecided.
We ended up registering for all of these things at either Target or Bed Bath and Beyond. We steered clear of everywhere else due to lack of time and lack of interest. So that's it, folks. YORO.