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Photo: Jayme Burrows (Shutterstock) When you search “gift registry,” all of the results assume you’re getting married or having a child. A recent tweet , however, went viral for pointing out that there are many causes worthy of gift registry that have nothing to do with weddings or babies. ( Here’s the registry that inspired the tweet, by the way). Knowing that gift registries come with major savings, what’s stopping you from creating one for any and every occasion you’d like to celebrate? What’s stopping you from creating one for no reason at all, other than scoring amazing deals? There’s no law against creating a gift registry for yourself. Gift registry sites like Zola won’t make you send in proof that you’re actually planning a wedding or expecting a baby. The only thing stopping you from creating a gift registry is the social taboo of asking for gifts for nontraditional gift-giving occasions. I’m not saying you should expect everyone in your life to shell out cash for every little thing, but there are plenty of occasions that deserve just as much—if not more—celebration and financial support compared to weddings. Earning a degree, launching a new business, welcoming someone home, making it through surgery, discovering a long-lost twin sister…the list goes on. Here’s what to know about how gift registries work and more importantly, how you can make them work for you. How gift registries work If you’ve never used a gift registry before as giver or receiver, they’re fairly […]