I'll be the first to admit it, traditional baby gift registries are fun to make! You get to run all over the store with a scanner gun, scanning any little thing you could possibly want. It's like the shop-keeper opened up the store just for you and said, "You can have anything you like."
But the truth is, gift registries at the average superstore can be boring, simply because they are limited to the stock at that particular store.
I don't know about you, but most people like to shop at a lot of different places. No one really likes being limited to just one store. But, that's the reality of most baby gift registries.
Right here. We're your exclusive guide to unique baby gifts. The internet is a fabulous resource for shopping. Today, many online baby boutiques are offering a baby shower gift registry. But lets face it, unless you know exactly what you are looking for, browsing through page after page at an online store can be such a drag.
So, is there a happy medium? Sure! MyRegistry.com makes it easy to create all inclusive baby gift registries. You can add any item from any store anywhere, online or off, anytime! Not to mention, you can sync certain in-store gift registries from popular stores with your MyRegistry account. What could be better than that?
Good question! The official "rules" of baby showers and baby gift registries for second babies are really fuzzy. Traditionally you throw a baby shower only for the first baby, but now the trend is going toward celebrating each baby. Or, at the very least holding a "sprinkle" for the essentials like diapers, wipes, and of course well-wishing.
Another trend is to have friends and family contribute to a group gift fund to purchase one larger item that was perhaps, passed over the first time, or in my experience, didn't exist when the first baby was born.
The following websites make group gifting quick, convenient and simple:
The survey says, "yes!" Years ago it may have been considered rude or ungrateful to return a gift. Times have changed. Cashiers at many retail stores are trained to ask if you need a gift receipt. True friends usually won't be offended if you exchange or return their gift for something better suited.
A word to the wise though, gifts from Grandma or Aunt Overbearing tend to fall under a different set of rules! Be careful if you choose to return or exchange gifts from people prone to hurt feelings, or are overly sensitive.