(Closed) Baby registry question

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
5496 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

I don’t see it that way at all. We just finished our registries on Amazon and at Babies R Us and we put as much as we could on both, because you get a discount for anything people don’t purchase. So this way you can buy the things after the shower for a discounted price! Plus, it is better to have too many things, rather than not enough to give people lots of options. So many showers I’ve been to haven’t had anything left in my price range when I went to purchase a gift (usually last-minute as I’m a proscratinator), so I think the more options, the better!


Post # 4
1777 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

If you look at a registry checklist, they have 200-300 items on them.  Thus I do not think 100 items is grabby.  As long as there are a good mix of prices, I think it sounds just fine. One thing I always hate when looking at registries is that there is not enough middle priced things.  Often I don’t want to buy 5 or 10 items to hit my $50 or $100 goal.  It can be a pain sometimes when people do not register for enough stuff and there are only a few things left after the rush.  I think people also understand that many stores give you discounts for things left on your registry, so that’s another reason to register for some extra things (that you want of course). Lots of people will go off the registry, but those who will buy from the registry will appreciate choices.

Post # 5
4275 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I think you need to stop worrying…..add what you think you will need.

I think when the times comes, I will register at Babies R’ Us. But I will go in and have an associate help me.

Post # 6
1434 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

@BothCoasts:  I appreciate a big registry because it gives people the option of getting an inexpensive gift or a pricey one….or a sentimental gift or a useful one. I like having the option of “personalizing” my gift registry option. I like to get something that it SO ME but yet something they want.

I only have 24 things on my registry and I am inviting 24 people….so I am trying to add stuff here & there to make it more option-friendly. So, you should be glad yours is stuffed!

btw: the “big ticket” items can and most likely will be bought! There are lots of close friends who will know you and know what you need and will go in on a pricey gift together! So don’t be shy. Put them on there:)

Post # 7
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

If you are having 3 showers, I think 100 items might be too few!  you can always go back and add/delete items in between showers, if need be.

Post # 8
270 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I say more the merrier! I’ve been to a few baby showers and they had lots of items.  I enjoy buying multiple small items and making a bag/basket for the momma to be 🙂  or with my best friend from high school I went over board lol I stuffed a diaper bag full of stuff! She was sure happy!

I say try and have items of all prices because you might have someone who purchases a few cheaper items for you and then some who want to purchase a big item.

I also liked when they had multiple of one thing, like diaper bags (I remember my BFF having a large one a medium one and a few small ones and did they come in handy!)

Having only a few items can stink sometimes because if you go by the registry what happens when everything is already gone.. It wasn’t a baby shower but a wedding shower for my cousin and his wife.  They registered at Target and there was only maybe 2 pages, by the time we went shopping everything was gone!  So I bought what I thought they might like.

Good luck!!!

Post # 9
2867 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Don’t stress – people sometimes put things that they know no one would ever buy on a registry just so they can get them included in a registry discount! 🙂

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