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Shopping with a Gun…

January 27th, 2011 by     

A scan gun that is!

Lilac Dude and I have been slowly crafting our gift registries. I thought this process would be a lot of fun, but it wasn’t nearly as much fun as I had thought. There. is. so. much. pressure!

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As some of you know, Lilac Dude and I inherited a bunch of things for our home together, including china and silverware. We both have apartments with sufficient cooking supplies, so we only need a few things. But as selfish as this sounds, we’d really like some cash. We’re moving and he is starting law school, so money is going to be tight.

We’ve so far made registries at Macy’s and Bed Bath and Beyond. (Fun fact: the top 3 wedding registry locations are Target, Bed Bath and Beyond, and Macy’s).

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They recommend registering for everything you want. Which makes sense because you won’t usually buy “want” items for yourselves. They also recommend registering for twice as many gifts as guests. Which yes, makes sense for bridal shower presents.

But we just don’t need that much STUFF! So we have very small registries. Boy the consultants did not like that!

My tips:

– Give the guy the gun, it gives them something to play with.

– Hit several price points

– Register for needs and wants

– Get some “fun” things

– Don’t register for 3 blenders or any other item that you don’t need multiples of

Happy shopping!

2 Responses to “Shopping with a Gun…”

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  2. Orchid Bud Says:

    Haha, I gave Orchid Boy the gun and he ended up scanning an ice cream maker and a snow cone maker when I wasn’t looking. We also inherited a lot of stuff. We could actually use much bigger items like, a washer and dryer or a few book shelves. Our registries were fairly small when compared to that of my friends who didn’t live together before marriage. We are also registering at Sears for man stuff like tools. If you rent, you may not have a need for it now, but once you buy a house, that’ll be stuff that you won’t have to worry about buying and will be used way more than fancy Lenox china.

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