My aunts are throwing a shower for us. We registered for some things we need, but don't have room for many things. We'll be living in a tiny place. Literally, we'll be living in an RV and travelling while FI expands his consulting business. We're probably going to spend 3 years travelling before settling down. And when we do settle down, it's likely to be a small apartment in San Fransisco.
So, I'm not really sure what to register for. My mom just wants me to register for all of the typical home items, and then store them until we needed them. This seems so impractical, considering we don't know where we will end up or what we will need. It feels rude to get all of these lovely gifts and then shove them in my parents' basement for three years.
I registered on Amazon for some more obscure items that fit our lifestyle immediately, and things that we will use in the RV and will be practical for the rest of our lives. For example, a french press coffee maker, and a camping grill we can use on the road or on an apartment patio. We are young and don't have much, so we do really appreciate them throwing us a shower to help us start our lives together.
I heard that it was rude to have a small registry because it means we are asking for money. It's not that I want people to give money; it's just that I DON'T want them to give me stuff I won't use. Obviously I won't mind getting money, but I don't expect it (or anything, on that note)
Would it be rude to ask my aunts to spread the word that we won't have room for lots for things and to explain our living situation IF people ask about what to get us or question the small registry?
ETA: By "small" I mean about 25 items for a shower of about 20 people. Items vary in price from $10-300. I'm thinking of adding a registry to Bed Bath and Beyond with about 10 items.