Archive for May 14th, 2009

Baby Shower Week at InvitationBox.com – Registry & Gifting

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

Though it’s not required, giving gifts to the mommy-to-be at her shower is something the mom appreciates and the guests enjoy watching. It reminds us all of when we were expecting our first child or what we have to look forward to. Most mommy-to-be’s will register at one or a few stores (typically a franchise that is in mutiple cities for out of town guests). Some great places to register are Babies ‘R’ Us, Pottery Barn Kids, Target, Wal-Mart and Baby Depot.

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When registering, be sure to register for small items like shampoo, lotions, rattles, bottles, etc. all the way up to diaper genies, baby furniture and other more expensive items. Your guests will all have a different range of budgets that you should keep in mind and some close family members may want to get you a larger gift. Registering for the items you need will help prevent receiving duplicate gifts or unwanted items which can save you time on returns. If you have a multitude of items already for your new baby, think outside the box with registering for books, nursery decor or baby clothing for 6, 9 or 12 months that will help you out later down the road with your little one.

When giving gifts to the mommy-to-be, it is important to use the mommy’s registry if they have one to prevent repeat gifts. This way after you buy the item you know she won’t receive three more of the same thing. If nothing appeals to your budget or ideas on the registry it is okay to shop elsewhere, but try to make it something creative that she will use and appreciate the time you took to think of the gift. At InvitationBox.com we have a multitude of baby shower gift items in our baby gift shop including cloud b Sleep Sheeps, Lullabags, onesies, bibs, burp pads, towels, photo albums, scrap books, picture frames, wall and door hangers and more…