Is it OK to sign up for housewarming gifts?


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ALBANY, NY (NEWS10) – Today’s 98.3 TRY social dilemma comes from an email from Emma. It’s something I’ve never heard of, but she’s looking for our advice.

Hi Jaime. I couldn’t believe what I got in the mail today and had to email you about it for the social dilemma. I have a cousin who recently got married about four months ago. The wedding was great! Nice party, lots of fun. And of course my husband and I brought a gift for the happy couple from their registry. So today I open my mail and there is an invitation for a housewarming party. It is very good. They just bought their first house, so of course I’ll gladly go to the housewarming for them. But in the invitation there was a gift list suggestion !!!!! I could not believe it. There are all kinds of things there, appliances, furniture, pots and pans, etc. And most are quite expensive. There are some things that are not that much, but I thought it was crazy! Is that a thing now. I had planned to bring a little token for them anyway, but now I’m annoyed with the registry, and don’t even want to go. Am I overreacting or is it just as crazy for you as it is for me ?? Is this the new way things are going now? I can’t wait to hear what others think about it. Please please use this as a social dilemma Jaime. I need to know if I should be as upset as I am, or if I just need to go with the flow Thank you very much

~ Emma

Okay, I like to bring gifts to people. I really do. However, I have a real problem with people asking me to bring gifts in situations where it should be voluntary. A registry for a shower or a wedding suits me. You don’t want to have ten toasters, so you put the things you want on a register and it’s easier for those of us who buy. But a register for a housewarming party. It seems too much to me. Especially since it’s only been four months since the wedding. But maybe I’m late too.

So have you ever heard of this? Do you think it’s okay? Or are you with Emma thinking it’s a bit of a stretch? Let’s help her. Let me know on the TRY Facebook page.