My aunts and female cousins are apparently throwing some kind of (small, family only) baby shower for me a few states away. They just did the same thing for my cousin, also a few states away. Apparently they're going to get together and have food and talk and everything. Weird, but whatever. Mom said they just want to do something nice and get presents for the baby.
My husband and I are notoriously anti-consumerism, and I've been watching craigslist and garage sales for the things we need (car seat and baby mattress we'll buy new but the other stuff is fine used). I registered for a few things at a store with a bullseye symbol in the off chance they check to see if we're registered there. I put a small list of inexpensive things like two fitted sheets, one hooded bath towel, one pack of onesies, one pack of cloth diapers (for burp cloths), one manual breast pump (the electric ones scare me), and a set of 4 soft baby einstein blocks. I'm hoping that they get the message that we don't want/need stuff. We're also going to be doing cloth diapers in public/infant potty training at home so we don't want or need disposable diapers at all.
We're not poor, but it seems silly to me to spend lots of money on baby clothes when I can get such cute outfits for $1 each at garage sales! People in this state seem to have babies like crazy and there are always garage sales with good quality baby clothes. They're in better shape and cheaper than the ones at used clothing stores, even.