A bit of silliness for this week for a Wacky Wedding Wednesday – but also some valuable advice for the upcoming Season of Giving. Today I’m sharing a delicious secret for all of you generous gift-givers out there.
Ready? Let’s answer the age-old question:
Can you be a Registry Ninja?
Chances are, you may have attended a wedding this spring, summer or fall. Yes?
And if you were on the wedding guest list, chances are you might also consider giving that person a gift around the holidays. Or, perhaps their birthday is coming up. Or a housewarming for the abode she shares with her new spouse. Yes?
Did that person have a wedding registry? Yes?
Then you can be a Registry Ninja, and shop their registry – again!
You get the ease of mind of knowing the gift is a desired item, and a simple shopping experience. The recipient gets an item they desire, and is surprised by your thoughtfulness. Everybody wins.
So here’s the rationale: In my experience registries are rarely, if ever, entirely “purchased” by the time of the wedding. Chances are there are a few items left on that registry that she wanted. I mean, they took the time to go to the store and pick out those items! They dreamed of their future married home outfitted with these items. Cheerful family holidays… Lazy Saturday mornings together… Gossipy cocktail hours with friends…
And after the glow of bridal showering and wedding-day gifting has passed, well, chances are she’s got a set of sheets but no Euro shams, is a gravy-boat shy of a full Thanksgiving table, and only 4 of her 8 guests can have dessert forks.
That’s where you come in, friend. Amie. To the rescue!
You’ve got that secret gift-giving ninja weapon: the registry. And no one’s saying you can’t reference it for future gifting. (Well, I didn’t check with Emily Post but I don’t think she has many rules for Registry Ninja’s.)
So, this holiday season, use the tools at your disposal and simply get a friend something forgotten from their wedding registry. Happy shopping!