Apparently this is now a thing.  You don't need to have a wedding to register for gifts... housewarming gifts.

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Personally, I wouldn't do that.  I feel like it's a bit tacky.  You have a housewarming party, and if someone wants to bring a gift, great.  If not, that's totally fine.

Are there exceptions to this?  Maybe. You are super young, have your first place on your own, now married, engaged or dating anyone... maybe you should have a housewarming party with gifts.  Better idea.. someone should have the party FOR you.  Kind of like a shower.  Maybe that would be less tacky.

This is how I feel too... but this is a new generation, and maybe this will become more of the norm.

How do you feel about this trend?