My daughter and her then-fiance eloped a few months ago, getting married without having to deal with COVID stuff. After the wedding they closed on a house and have moved in. They wanted to have a combination housewarming party/wedding party/excuse to have fun, and that is coming up soon. Everyone attending is fully vaccinated; this might be the first event we’ve attended where this is the case!
They set up a gift registry, because although they’ve lived together through college, medical school, etc, they wanted to replace all the patchwork dishes/cutlery/etc that they’ve been using. My daughter’s plan was to include everything they need/want in the gift registry, then use it as a shopping list to purchase whatever they do not get.
I’ve been watching the registry. My plan was to purchase a few of the more expensive items, plus give them some cash. Last night I went through all that was left and loaded it all into my online shopping cart. It was a little more than I’d planned to give, but what-the-heck, so I paid for it all after seeing that everyone else was done shopping.
Is doing this a thing? As I was checking out I wondered whether other parents have done this.