I live in a rural area and the closest place that I wanted to register (Buy Buy Baby) is an hour away. My only in town option was Wal-Mart. Both Babies R Us and Target are also an hour away.
My mother called me this weekend and asked about people buying gifts online from the registry and whether they would be shipped to me or to the buyer so they can bring it to the shower. I told her that I assumed it would be shipped to me as that's how the registries worked for my wedding last year. She seemed upset that people will have to drive an hour to shop and have to pay for shipping.
Are there ANY online registries that ship somewhere other than the intended recipient's house? I told her that I can bring the boxes (unopened) to the shower and open them there. She still seemed annoyed, so I gave her my registry password and told her to go find something comparable and then just delete it from my registry. That way she can buy it where she wants, use her Amazon Prime free shipping or whatever, and it won't be shipped to me.
Do other people make a big hassle out of where you have registered?