I went to a friend's bridal shower this weekend and did not buy her a gift off of her registry. Instead I typed up some of my favorite recipes and made them into a "cookbook" for her with room for her to add her own recipes over time. I also included a cute apron. I thought the gift was a nice idea and was thoughtful seeing as I had not just picked something off her registry. When she opened the gift in front of all her shower guests she loudly said: These weren't on my registry!When I tried to explain that I just wanted to give her something personal and share something that I cared about with her she told me that there is a reason for a couple registering and asked for the next gift without so much as a thank you!I just needed to vent!