- 4 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
Just curious and I like polls
Just curious and I like polls
@Sea_Ashley: I pretty much buy whatever items from the registry that 1) I can actually find in the store (I hate wandering around Babies R Us like a lost puppy) and 2) are in my budget. Bonus points if the items are cute, but I honestly don’t care that much. I usually end up with bedding, bibs, and other more practical items.
My gift basket usually consists of: 1 larger 9 mth or 12 mth outfit (most people buy newborn, 3 mth or 6 mth), Gerber cloth diapers (most absorbent burp cloths known to woman), dishwasher basket (for when mom is done sterilizing everything), formula/snack carrier (even if you breastfeed, these things are super handy), and plain white socks in two sizes (0-6 mths and 6-12 mths; so mom never has trouble finding a matching set.)
I always pick something from the registry. I am usually drawn to a Boppi Pillow and chosen cover if they have it, I just know from my experience with other people’s babies that they are amazing!
Usually some handy little things and at least one book. I love kids books!!!
@Sea_Ashley: I like to mix it up. Books, stuff for mom (breast cooling pad is my newest one), stuff from the registry, something special/unique and maybe a larger sized clothing item.
Now that I’m having a baby- my shower is this weekend- I will maybe try to stick more to the registry! Those are the things I really want!
Something small from the registry and a shitload of books. Books are so invaluable to children.
@Sea_Ashley: It depends on who I’m buying for, really. If it’s somene I’m really close to then I will buy more/something bigger and it will obviously be more personal. Generally I buy some cute onesies and a couple of products that are supposed to be really useful that the parents might not have heard of.
I’ve bought a few things off of this list:
ETA: I’ve only been to a couple of showers that had registries. Personally I don’t like baby registries and I usually buy off registry. Oh well.
I ALWAYS buy from the registry and I usually try to buy one thing around $50 ish dollars as I am one who doesnt like to get a bunch of random things. I also try to find the thing I think is most useful. Then again I always include a gift receipt so people can return it if they need something else more.
I also like to throw in something cute and gender specific and sometimes that is off the registry. It still comes from the store that they are registered at and they can still return it.
I worked in an infant room, so I got together with the other 3 employees (a combined 31 years of infant care experience between us), we made a “master list” of all our favorite things for babies!
So depending on how close I am to the new Mom, I occasionally give her things off the master list instead of things on her registry (We all hate Soothies and velcro-back bibs, for example, but first time Moms generally don’t know that infants have a hard time latching to Soothies or that the velcro can cause irritation and snaps don’t)
But if we’re aquaintences or they don’t know infant care is my wheelhouse, I just get a smaller item off the registry (like a bathtub or an activity mat)
@Sea_Ashley: Love polls.
I usually do cupcake onesies and burp cloth lollipops, throw in a few socks and the mom’s favorite candies and I’m good to go and well within a reasonable price range. I kinda do this a lot so I just buy inexpensive towels & onesies when I see them on sale… Each baby also gets at least one special personalzed onesie and the gift usually gets a lot of oohs and ahs!
i do a mix of gifts on the registry and not on the registry. i rarely buy clothes, but if i do it’s practical stuff- onesies, hats, etc. i try to give useful items that can be used for a longer period of time – carseat mirror, shopping cart cover, burpcloths, bibs, and i almost always give books. gotta spread my love of reading!
I always buy the boppy if they are registered for it!
I always give a jumbo thing of diapers and wipes, a pack of onesies and burp clothes. They are the things all mothers need for newborns.