Baby Registry Do’s and Don’ts
But Mostly Do’s!
Setting up a registry? Don’t sweat it! These simple tips can help you know what to expect, when to register, what to register for, and what things not to worry about.
Everyone wants to be a good gift-giver, and when you’re working from a registry, you can’t go wrong. (It also cuts down on those “What were they thinking?” presents.)
Do start four or five months before you’re due.
Starting early gives you plenty of time to consider your choices and change your mind. It also allows for proper lead time on larger items and special orders. Besides, you’ll be glad you got it taken care of if the baby comes early.
Do use our starter checklists to help generate ideas.
We did the homework for you! We spent a lot of time talking to parents to find out exactly what new parents really need. And there might just be things on our checklists that you don’t even know you need yet.
Do choose items with a wide range of prices to accommodate all budgets.
Unlike bridal registries, it’s typical for a baby registry to have a lot of smaller items and everyday essentials. And don’t be afraid to include some splurges: You never know when friends or family might want to go in together on a gift!
Do register for gift cards.
They’re simple, convenient, and perfect for the gift-giver suffering from a severe case of indecision. They also add an easy option if you’re running out of things on your list!
Do have a shower, because it’s a great way to get all your friends together.
You don’t necessarily have to open your gifts at the shower — just be sure to write thank you notes.
Don’t keep your registry a secret.
giggle has insert cards that can be included in shower invitations, and we also have an e-mail template so you can send notifications from our Web site.
Do check in on your registry as the shower date approaches.
If everything’s been snapped up already, great! Feel free to add some more options to give your guests plenty to choose from. Besides, we’re always adding great new products that you might want to consider.
Don’t feel bad about returning gifts that are duplicates or that weren’t exactly what you wanted.
This is about what you want. (Most people won’t know the difference, anyway!) And if you should need to return something, our return policy makes it easy.
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