As reported in this blog for Wedding Magazine, 82% of newlyweds sell their gifts on eBay or a similar website.
After shelling out tons of dough for the ceremony and reception, getting fine china and silverware doesn’t feel that great. Sure, that fancy juicer looked useful when filling out the registry, but it looks a lot less practical when trying to pay the bills or afford a lavish honeymoon.
In a related study, 42% of participants polled said that buying a wedding gift was stressful. Instead of getting worked up doing a chore for people who won’t appreciate it, why not just give cash or store credit? That way, everybody ends up happy.