I’ve had lots of family and friends asking my mom what Cason and I want, to which my mom replies, “Well they are registered at Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, and Kohls.” However, I’ve heard that the response usually goes something like, “Yes, but what do they REALLY want?” So, I thought I would make a quick guide for the guests who want to know what we REALLY want.
A few quick things to give you an idea of us as a couple:
- I am the sentimental one. In ten years, Cason and I will be standing in the kitchen trying to get rid of old things and the conversation will go something like this:
C: “Jess, this wooden spoon has a crack down the middle. I will buy you another spoon if we toss this one.”
J: “Yes, but my aunt so-and-so gave that to us for our WEDDING gift. Can we frame it? Keep it in a box at least?”
Moral of the story: I will cherish any and all gifts and attach sentimental value to everything. However, I am a fan of the personal gifts–the ones that we will use forever and likely not have to toss.
- Cason is the memory-maker and story-teller. He likes to experience life and look back fondly on memories. So even though including a check in a nice card may seem impersonal, he’s likely to look back on our honeymoon in 5 years and say things like, “Remember how much fun we had zip-lining on our honeymoon?” And he will be thankful that our family and friends contributed to that experience.
- We both like things that are practical and good for everyday use. And we both love food! So, organization and kitchen items are always a good fall-back.