What are your thoughts? My sorta MIL says some of her family members hate them, thinks of it as you're telling people what to buy you, it's rude, etc. But why not? I have 2 upcoming showers, I do not want ANY more clothes for Elyse, I'm drowning in them already, she will never get to wear some of her stuff. But doesn't have that many toys and there are some items I still need for the future.. ie: high chair/booster for her dad's place. Personally I would rather buy someone a gift off their registry that I know they wanted/will use than buy them clothes or something they don't want? I think that makes more sense than buying whatever you want in ignorance of what someone might need/want. I KNOW those family members who are anti-registry are going to get us clothes.. I'm grateful they're wanting to get us a gift, etc. I just don't see why they can't think my way. LOL.