I gave away just about everything that I had for my first child (she is six years old now) and she was born in a totally different season (summer) than this baby will be but I'm not counting on a baby shower or even hoping for one. Actually, I hope I don't have to sit through the torture of a traditional baby shower.
I did register for some stuff in the hopes that it keeps DHs family from buying us totally useless stuff. I'm not sure it will work, but it was at least worth a try. I'm also not telling people, "I am registered at [insert store name here]" but if a member of our family asks, I can point them in the direction of some items we'd like to receive, should the insist on buying us something.
I recently changed my username, but I still say "Hello" to all those who know me in real life! Hi P, S, T and K!