I am getting married in August 2017. My fiance and I recently moved across country and we are staying in a very cramped relatives home until we purchase a plot of land and build our own home. Obviously this process is going to take some time. I have told my mother I don't want a bridal shower because we have a severe lack of storage where we live and are in fact throwing or giving away things we already own on a daily basis due to lack of space. Gifts are just not wanted or necessary right now. My mother however has said she is throwing me a shower whether I like it or not and calls me constantly to ask if I have registered yet. Despite my best efforts I am unable to avoid a shower. Is there any polite way to request gift cards to home improvement stores for when we start building instead of actual gifts???? I am desperate.