Some expecting mothers can initially feel strange about setting up a registry and asking for specific gifts. However, setting up a registry is highly recommended for a few great reasons that make the entire gift-buying process easy and effective for everyone involved.
If you have ever attended a shower and seen the mother-to-be receive three baby monitors, 27 hand-wash-only sweaters, and an ugly bedding set, then you understand why.
Setting up a registry is great because:
1. Helps prevent duplicate gifts,
2. Ensures that you receive gifts that you want and need,
3. Makes sure the gifts you receive match with your style, décor, taste, etc.,
4. Makes gift buying simple and easy for your gift buyers,
5. Your gift buyers don’t have to think about what you need, they simply just look it up!
The first step in setting up your registry is deciding where you want to register. It is better to set up only one registry to avoid confusion for everyone, so choosing a big box store that sells a majority of the things on your wish list is ideal (if there are a couple of luxurious items you would never purchase for yourself, it is acceptable to also create a registry at that super cute local boutique you have always dreamed of shopping at). These larger stores also have other registry perks, such as allowing your gift-buyers to purchase your gifts online, as well as allowing you to update your registry items online.
Another consideration is the stores return policy; some of your gifts are bound to not have a gift receipt, so check with the store to make sure store credit is offered without gift receipts for returns. Also, check their return timeline and make sure they allow at least 30 days after purchase for returns or exchanges.
Some great stores to consider for your registry are:
-Babies R Us,