Are you having a baby, getting married, or having a housewarming celebration? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions then it is imperative to have a gift registry. Why? because registries take the guesswork out of gift buying by letting others know what you want. Also it limits repeat gifts.
For example, earlier this year, I helped plan my sister’s baby shower. Right before creating the invites and making the event page on Facebook, I suggested that she create a registry to be included with the information that was sent out. It was at this time that she told me she didn’t plan on creating a registry. She figured her friends would get her things that they thought she needed and whatever she didn’t have she’d get after the shower. I told her HECK NO! People needed to know exactly what she wanted. Since, she didn’t want to do it I went online and created one for her. On the day of her shower she got everything that was on her registry, plus additional gifts. After it was all over she was happy that I created a gift registry.
Nowadays, you don’t even have to mull through stores to scan items onto a registry. The internet has made creating gift registries so much easier. If you like one particular store, you can sign-up and make your registry online. If you have a variety of stores that you’d like to add items from, there are even websites that allow you to create super registries (with all of the items together in one place).
Below I list some popular websites that allow you to create registries:
- Target (The traveling 4 are participants of the Target Affiliate Marketing Program and get paid a percentage for qualifying purchases at no cost to you)
- Amazon (As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases at no cost to you of course)
- Baby List
- Blueprint Registry
If none of the registries that I listed fit your needs, there are so many other companies that will allow you to create gift registries. For me, I like the idea of the all-inclusive gift registry sites that include your favorites from every store. That makes life so much easier, especially when you are already busy.
So, to end this, while ironing out the details of your special occasion, please, please add “make a gift registry” onto your to-do list. Your friends and family will thank you, and I’m sure you will get exactly what you want.
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