So my grandma hosted a baby shower for my husband and I a few weeks ago, but we are still receiving some gifts here and there. One thing we had not received yet was a car seat— which was totally fine because we had planned on purchasing it ourselves since that’s the one we wanted. I spent a lot of time researching and deciding between 2 different car seats— both in which I placed on my registry because one was a convertible and the other was an infant but the price for the convertible was a lot more than the other. So I figured if someone wanted to purchase one, they’d have a choice based on what we wanted. Or they could contribute what they felt comfortable giving towards the car seat we wanted.
So last week, my grandma told me that she knew someone was getting us the car seat from the registry. Well it was received today, and it’s absolutely not either car seat. In fact, it’s not even the same brand. I absolutely hate it— and while I am grateful that someone was generous enough to purchase us one, I am honestly kind of taken aback that they would buy this. It’s cheaply made, and has a 50% rating online. AND they did not include a gift receipt.
My grandma feels horrible because the person asked what we needed and she told them the car seat, however she also sent them the registry and asked that they purchase it from there. This person is my uncle and his wife.
I did end up just purchasing the car seat myself a few minutes ago— which again I didn’t have an issue with at all. I’m kinda in disbelief that they wouldn’t stick to the registry for this particular item. There aren’t many things from it that I was not dead set on, and didn’t care if people went off registry…but this? It was very important to me.
But yeah, AITA?