Registry Gifts Over $100

Getting a gift is always enjoyable. It fills you with excitement and draws you a little bit closer to the person giving you the present. Gifts let you know that your friends care about you, want you to be happy and think about you often. At west elm, we share their heartfelt wishes for your joy and success, in every exciting life event you experience. Technology continues to revolutionize and improve many aspects of the gift-giving process through the creation of gift registries. How do they work? Is it OK to pick out registry gifts over $100? Here are some tips and tricks regarding registry etiquette.


With a gift registry, you basically select a number of items that get you excited or that you’d love to receive as a present. You can do this physically, by entering into a store and scanning the things you like, or – often more easily – by looking at possible gifts on a website and setting them aside in your registry. When guests log in, they can see the items you pick and get them for you. The whole process of setting up your own registry is really easy and is similar to putting products into your shopping cart.


Now, on to the why. Gift registries make life infinitely more comfortable both for you and your guests. Using a registry isn’t considered tacky at all. It’s something very common, and it actually benefits the people who want to get you a present. For one thing, it removes any trace of anxiety for them over whether or not the accent pillows they picked out will make you happy. They’re absolutely sure you’re going to love them, even before they give them to you! That gives friends and family members peace of mind. You give them a more effective way to do what they already want to: make you smile.


It’s almost universally customary to register for wedding receptions, bridal showers, engagement parties and baby showers. You can also check some items off your registry very easily as you receive them. For example, if you get those awesome accent pillows for your engagement party, removing them from the registry helps guests avoid giving identical presents. Can you register for other occasions like birthday parties, graduations, housewarming parties or things like that? There aren’t really any set social rules for those times, so you kind of have to play things by ear. If you know close friends are asking around about things to get you for your new house, you might decide to set up a registry to help out. At other times, you might decide it’s best to avoid possibly offending coworkers or people you don’t really know that well.


Is it OK to include large items in your bridal or baby registry? Definitely. Registering them is only saying to your friends, “I like this.” They can decide whether or not to spring for them. In fact, pooling together between several friends to get you something extra special – like a favorite leather armchair, a beautiful crib or a chic desk – is very popular.


Don’t forget to have fun as your pick out your registry collection. It’s a great moment for soon-to-be newlyweds to get to know each other’s taste in decor, and find out ways to mesh different styles together. You don’t have to register only items that are considered customary for bridal showers, like dishes – although distinctive dinnerware that reflects your personality can be pretty awesome – or towels. Feel free to include anything that gets you excited: artwork, home accents, duvets, curtains and other items that you can’t wait to use in your home.


Many wedding coordinators recommend including a variety of price ranges in the items you choose for your registry. A balance of registry gifts over $100 and under $100 ensures two things. First, your guests can give from their heart. Second, there are options for everyone, so all of your friends get to support you and show their affection.

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