All these issues could easily be solved by one simple and amazing solution/idea: The Personal Registry. The PR would be a registry of items that you would like to receive - your wish list. You don't need a specific reason, event, or occasion for this registry, in fact, it is better to not have one. This is not for a wedding or baby, this is just for you and only you. The PR could someday parlay into a wedding or baby registry, but for now, it's yours, all yours and you own it. This is also great if you have attended 30 plus weddings and you are 30 plus! The PR is for men, women, and children (well, 18 and above for legal reasons). The PR is ongoing and you can update it at anytime. Carrie Bradshaw did something similar in Episode 83 of SATC, but her registry was for when she turned 30 and to get one pair of Manolos (clever girl).
You could register anywhere! Your PR would be linked to your Facebook or Blog and gift givers could shop online for you.
Occasions that one would need to consult the PR:
- Good Days
- Bad Days
- Thank you
- Do you need more reasons?
"I got Bill in the office gift exchange and I don't even know him?"
"My girlfriend and I just started dating - what the hell should I buy her???"
"My mother-in-law is always so hard to shop for? What should I do this year?"
The answer: The Personal Registry.