Woman Makes Gift Registry Celebrating Her Choice Not To Be A Mother

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.

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Photo Credit: @jackiedives / TikTok
Photo Credit: @jackiedives / TikTok

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.

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Photo Credit: @jackiedives / TikTok

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.

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Photo Credit: @jackiedives / TikTok

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.

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Photo Credit: @jackiedives / TikTok

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.

Woman wearing grey hat.
Photo Credit: @jackiedives / TikTok
Photo Credit: @jackiedives / TikTok

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.

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Photo Credit: jackiedives / Linktree

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.

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Photo Credit: @jackiedives / TikTok

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.

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Photo Credit: @jackiedives / TikTok

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.

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Photo Credit: @jackiedives / TikTok

She said that it was never about actually receiving gifts buy more bringing awareness to people’s choices.

Thanking Everyone

Some people attached notes with their gifts.

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Photo Credit: @jackiedives / TikTok

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.