Gift registries has been around for many years now.
People will often make a gift registry if they are expecting a child or having a wedding. A woman has decided to make a registry for a different reason.
Meet Jackie Dives
Jackie Dives is a young woman who lives in Vancouver, Canada.
She is very active on social media and is constantly posting updates on her life to her @jackiedives TikTok account.
She's A Photogropher
In her professional life Jackie works as a photojournalist.
She is a frequent contributor to the New York Times. She shares a lot of her professional work on her Instagram account.
She's Making A Gift Registry
In one of her recent videos, Jackie announced that she was starting a gift registry.
The gift registry was to celebrate her choice to be single and that she was not going to be having children.
Wants To Make A Point
She said that she was doing this because she wanted to prove a point.
She is trying to bring awareness to those women who choose to live a child-free life.
Everyone Should Feel Fulfilled
She says that those people who choose not to have children have that right.
She says that whatever they decide to do with their life is just as important as those who do decide to be parents.
Sharing The Link
She shared a link to her registry on her Instagram account.
To some people this sounded like an unconventional reason to create a gift registry versus the more traditional reasons for people to make one.
Started Receiving Gifts
People clearly were appreciating her views and supportive of her registry.
She started to post videos of her opening gifts that people were sending her. This person sent her some film for her camera.
Some Were Big
One of the gifts that she received were rather large.
This person sent her an espresso machine that she had on her registry. She said that she never thought anyone would buy that for her.
Some Were Small
Other people sent her smaller gifts like this person who sent her a book.
She said that it was never about actually receiving gifts buy more bringing awareness to people's choices.
Some people attached notes with their gifts.
People who sent her gifts would say how they appreciated what she was doing and they wanted to make sure that she was feeling fulfilled.