I hope I'm posting this in the right area!
I have an absolutely huge extended family. They're al getting together to throw me a big baby-shower in a month, and I'm really grateful for all the love and support they're showing. The trouble is, my husband and I live in a yurt. We don't want or need a lot of things and we have some standards as far as avoiding most "made in China" things and trying stick to mostly natural, simple things. My relatives do not have the same priorities, and for the most part they've been very understanding, but we're now getting tons of pressure to register for more and more things, at big "box" stores near them. I've tried explaining that we have no storage space and very little living space, but it doesn't seem to be making an impact.
Any advice on how to guide them away from over-buying, without seeming rude or ungrateful. We've already tried making a private "wish-list" of small things we like that are avaliable online, but that has been met with resistence.
blessings to all of you and your babies!