So, a few people have asked me questions like "What do you want me to get you for the wedding?" My usual response is to tell them where we are registered and suggest a few specific gifts that I think might be appropriate to that person. The surprising reply is, "Yeah, I looked at your registry and I don't want to give you any of that stuff, what else do you want?"
This really frustrates me because a) we live in a beautiful, but small place and don't have room for things we really won't use and b) we put a lot of work into the registry so that people would know what we wanted.
So far, I've tried politely explaining the above points, but that is often taken as an insult.
Any suggestions on how to deal with this?