My girlfriend and I have recently moved in together (yay!) – we moved out of our respective apartments and into a 3rd location.
We’re both mature adults (in our 50’s), so as you can imagine we both came with well-furnished households. We’ve got Lots O’ Crap that we needed to merge and blend and consolidate, but it seems to be working.
We’re throwing a housewarming party so our friends & family can see our new home (and meet our new partner, in some cases) and wish us well.
What do we do about housewarming gifts? There are a limited number of things that could actually be useful (like, I somehow lost all the lids to my pots and pans in the move), but we absolutely don’t need anymore tchotchkes and knick-knacks.
Should we send out a “no presents, please!” message?
Should we register for the stuff we might actually want?
Should we not say anything at all?