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Shower like a Birthday?

My FMIL is throwing a shower in my FI's hometown where I don't know any of the women invited aside from her, my FSIL, and my mom.  Apparently a lot of the women invited are asking her what personal gifts to get me (they don't want to get registry gifts for the shower just for the wedding, which I find strange since the shower is for the wedding but okay).  Basically, they want to shop for the shower like it's my birthday so they want to get things like clothes, dvds, giftcards, body lotion/perfume, etc.  I really have no idea how to answer this (just like I don't usually answer this question on my birthday and people usually just give gift cards lol). I guess it's weird to me because I don't know any of these women so I'm not so sure how they can pick out a personal gift?  No real question here I suppose, but did any of you experience this or do you think it's slightly strange?  
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    Tell them you put everything you could possibly want on your registry.  That is, after all, a gift wish list.
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    Well that's weird.  Just tell them that the items on your registry is what you would put on a birthday/christmas list anyway. 
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    Yeah those were my thoughts... Isn't the point of a registry to put things you want?  And plus I feel weird that they want to get ME stuff and not US stuff..

    Anyway, glad I'm not the only one who thinks this is weird.  lol
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    Completely weird. It's not your birthday. it's a shower. For you and your future husband.

    Just mentioned where you're registered and thank them for their generosity.

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    Ask for dildos. They'll probably buy off of your registry to avoid having to buy dildos. But then again, crazy aunt Mildred might like buying dildos. But that's the risk you take when you invite crazy aunt Mildred to the grown up parties, right?
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