We made a very small registry, full of stuff we really want or need and we will eventually buy either way.
We registered at a kind of fancy-pants national store. One of the main reasons for us to register there were the advantages the store gave us. Every time someone buys something using our registry number (no matter if it’s in our list or not), we get 10% of that purchase in store credit, which will be very useful along the way. So we figured, even if no one gets us anything from the registry, we might buy them ourselves and get a very nice 10% credit we wouldn’t got otherwise.
We made a small registry, just a few things we want (and think we need), but it didn’t start that way. Mr. Toadstool wanted to have fun with the scanner, and knowing I could erase all the crazy things he’ll scan, I let him go crazy:
Miss T: Why would you get a boat?
Mr T: It’s a cool boat.
Miss T: Where will you put that boat?
Mr T: In the tub.
Miss T: We don’t have a tub, we don’t even have space for a tub.
Mr T: but it has black sails! [Scans it]
Yep, I erased the boat.
Tools, because I need him to work in the house.
Look at that smile!
I am actually very excited about this one! We’ve been talking about getting an Xbox Kinect for quite a while, so even if no one gifts it to us (which I think is what will happen), we’ll buy it.
Other than that, we got pretty standard things: a blender, pans and pots, a big fan (because we live in a very hot place), a vacuum cleaner (I don’t know why, but I really want a vacuum cleaner), a mixer…
We stayed away from things like fancy plates and silverware, because honestly, when on earth am I going to use them? I’d rather get very nice useful ones that I’ll use every day.
Did you let your FI/Husband scan some fun stuff? Did you spend a lot of time erasing goofy things?
*Excuse the blurry pictures. I was trying to snap the shot before he had time to hide.