February 20, 2008

Registering For Baby Gifts

Posted in Uncategorized at 7:43 am by bitsypieces

I’ve heard other bloggers denounce registering for gifts as a “bad manners” ploy for free stuff.  Generally speaking, however, I’ve always thought registries were a good idea when I’ve needed to buy a gift for someone else.  Here’s why:

  • If it’s someone who’s merely an acquaintance (rather than a close friend), it makes gift selection easy.
  • It gives me insight into the recipient’s tastes, themes, color schemes, etc.
  • It ensures I buy a useful and wanted gift.

Anyway… if Hubby and I are planning to register for baby gifts, we’ll probably need to do it soon.  But is it bad taste?

It’s not like we’re going to send out cards that announce our registry.  It will probably only be mentioned if someone asks about it.

We’ll probably do it, mostly because there are a few useful things that would be nice to receive as gifts.  And because if we don’t, our friends/family will start asking “Why haven’t you registered?”

So what do you think? Is registering for gifts (wedding, baby, etc.) acceptable?



  1. Leanne said,

    We also plan on registering, I don’t think it is tacky in any way. I agree with all your points on why to register but one thing you didn’t mention is that it usually eliminates getting doubles and having the trouble of returning stuff. We will probably register at Babies R Us ( I actually already started one online without my hubby ~ just for fun) and maybe we will do one at one of the larger departmant stores too?! I think it’s fun to pick out all the things you wish for. Have fun! 😉

  2. Tiffany said,

    It makes life so much easier if you register for the baby. I am assuming you will be having another baby shower (maybe not) but as you said if people start to ask what can they buy for the baby you can just send them to your registry.

  3. Hampers said,

    Nice blog. Enjoyed going through it. Keep it up the good work.

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