Holly Madison Will Regret Not Asking for Baby Shower Gifts

holly madisonPregnant Playboy model Holly Madison had her baby shower this weekend in Las Vegas, and in case you didn't get an invite, here are some note-worthy details: The theme was Valentine's Day; Madison sipped on a non-alcoholic drink called the Holly-Go-Lightly; and the mom-to-be didn't receive any gifts. Nope. No presents for baby at all.

Instead of receiving a never-ending pile of swaddling blankets, burp cloths, and sleep sacks, Holly asked that in lieu of presents, friends and family members make a donation to Baby2Baby, a charity which supplies baby gear to families in need.

Sweet, right? But what about the friends and family members who really wanted to buy Holly swaddling blankets, burp cloths, and sleep sacks?

What Holly did was kind, no question about that. But here's something I realized after not only having a kid of my own, but after watching friends and family members of mine have babies: People love buying babies presents. Plain and simple.

My registry wasn't very elaborate. In fact, I copied the majority of the items on it from two of my friends' registries. And I reiterated to my sister, and cousins, and aunts over and over and over again that I did not want any superfluous stuff -- my apartment was too small, and to be honest, I wanted to pick out my own onesies, dolls, pictures, etc. I wanted to keep things simple.

No one listened.

The day of my shower, I received countless stuffed animals, dresses, and random baby blankets I never once asked for. And I love them. 

Is everything the exact style I would have chosen? That would be a no. But I love that my daughter has a special gift from all the important people in my/her life. She's too young to understand now, but I look forward to the day that she asks for the doll "from Aunt Katie".

Like I said, of course what Holly did was generous and lovely and altruistic, but I'm sure some of her guests were disappointed that they didn't get to buy the little bundle of joy something sweet -- and she may regret someday that her daughter doesn't have a special blanket or something from someone she's close with.

However, there is still the delivery. And if I were a betting woman, I'd say Holly's going to need a wheelbarrow to cart all her gifts out of the hospital room.

Does your child know certain toys by who bought them for him/her?

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SIMom... SIMomSays

I am sure close friends and family will still but her and the baby a ton of useless gifts. What she did was incredibly generous and I seriously doubt she will "regret" it.

SIMom... SIMomSays

Sorry "buy" not "but"

nonmember avatar Gina

I don't see how you could find anything wrong with what she did. Shut up.

kelly... kelly24019

Seriously? Ughhhh

nonmember avatar Lilac

Um...she's rich. She will buy the top of the line everything for her child instead of getting stuck with some cheaper stuff. Plus its a really nice idea and very kind of her.

LostS... LostSoul88

who the hell cares! She's rich and can afford it and what she asked her guest to do is wonderful. people can be so damn selfish. 

ashjo85 ashjo85

I'm pretty sure 'extemporaneous' doesn't mean what you think it means.

Aeris... AerisKate

I read that she did still receive gifts from family and close friends, but everyone still brought donations for the charity. I think it is awesome when people do this. 

cleig... cleigh717

Yes ppl regret doing for others instead of themeselves all the time! Your right!

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