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Six reasons why you should have a Baby Shower Gift Registry

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A baby shower is the perfect way to celebrate a new mum-to-be and the upcoming birth of her baby. These days, it’s about fun, games and food… and of course, spoiling the new mum and baby and ‘showering’ them with gifts. After all, is there anything better than buying teeny tiny baby presents? But, there is one important thing you need to consider before handing out those invites: should you have a baby shower registry? The short answer is ‘yes’. Let us explain why…

We get it, when you mention the words ‘gift registry’ you immediately have this deep internal fear that your friends and family are going to think you’re extremely presumptuous and forward. What will they think of you? But, let’s face it. Wedding registries are the norm and no-one bats an eyelid when they see one arrive with the invitation. Why? Because everyone can breathe a sigh of relief and know they are providing the new couple with something they will actually use and love for years to come. A baby is no different.

Many of your guests will feel overwhelmed when it comes to buying a gift, with very little clue of what you actually need or want for your baby. While a cute little teddy bear is always a good go-to, receiving 10 of them is a bit much. Not to mention enough to make your guests blush when you open – yet another!

So, it’s time to take a deep breath in and take the plunge. Trust us, your guests will thank you for it. Here are the top six reasons you need a baby shower registry:

1. To make it so much easier for your guests

Beautiful Baby Girl Hamper

Your friends will likely all come from very different stages of life. Some won’t have any children and won’t know the first place to start when it comes to looking for a present. Others may have put these early years behind them and not be aware of any great new products that have entered the market. Many are simply too busy to do the research.

They would love nothing more than to be told exactly what you need. People want to help and feel useful. They want to give a present that will be loved and cherished.

Having a baby shower registry takes the pressure off everyone. Plus, you can also include a note to let people know they’re welcome to shop off the registry as well. Most people won’t take you up on it and will be thrilled to have a list of presents you need. But it means if someone already has a special gift in mind, they’re welcome to go ahead with it.

Less stress, less time and more help. What could be better than that?

2. You know exactly what you need

Starry Safari Nappy Cake

Babies need so much STUFF. Bottles, nappies, swaddles, bibs, play mats, clothes, nappy bags and pram clips, baby carrier wraps… the list goes on and on. It can feel overwhelming to make your way through such a long list and find all the items you need before your baby arrives.

A gift registry is the perfect way to let your friends and family step in and help. They have no idea what you have and haven’t already bought for you little one and will love knowing exactly what you need.

You’ll be able to tick a few extra items off your to do list, and they will mean so much more coming from the people you love most in your life.

3. Everyone can shop online

Your friends and family don’t even need to leave the comfort of their home to find you the perfect gift…. they can shop online! It’s nice and convenient for everyone, and also much faster and easier.

It also means that if you have any family or friends who can’t make the event, they still have the opportunity to purchase you a gift and have it delivered to you without any of the hassle.

4. You have a decor or colour scheme in mind

Giraffe Personalised Birth Print

One of the most exciting parts of pregnancy is preparing the baby’s bedroom. From choosing the colour scheme or theme, to finding decorations that fill the room with love and give it a little bit of character.

Some friends and family will want to add to the room, and might head out and purchase some wall art, or a little photo frame for you to use. This is such a nice sentiment, until you end up with a pink butterflies in your gender neutral room.

With a baby shower gift registry, you have the perfect opportunity to show people your colour and style so you receive a gift that will look perfect in your little one’s space for years to come.

5. You won’t have to return as many items

Just imagine the hassle of trying to return five different bouncers to five different stores while you’re heavily pregnant. Doesn’t sound ideal, does it? Plus, how do you choose which bouncer to keep?

Even the popular items that you’re happy to have a stock of, such as baby muslin wraps, bodysuits and rompers, can get a bit repetitive if everyone hands over the same colours and designs.

These are all well-meaning friends and family who have put a lot of thought into the gift they have selected for you. Now, you have to think about returning them and losing that sentimental value that came with them.

Duplicating gifts is often inevitable at a baby shower without a gift registry, and it causes a lot of hassle in your last weeks of pregnancy that you simply don’t need.

6. You can cover big ticket items

Iris Tote Nappy Bag Stripes

Everyone wants to get you a gift that you’ll not only love, but use as well.

You have the option to add some big ticket items on your registry, to get some help with the things you actually need, like a nappy bag. It provides the perfect opportunity for some friends and family to team up together and purchase one of these bigger items for you.

Of course, you can also have all the smaller items on there are well, providing people with a wide range of price points so they can find something to suit their budget.

How to set up a Baby Shower Gift Registry

Now for the important part: how do you go about setting up a baby showery gift registry? Thankfully, Bespoke Baby has made it nice and simple, and you can do it from the comfort of your home.

Simply head over to Bespoke Baby Gifts registry to create a registry for your baby shower. It’s an easy to use and navigate registry that you can share with your friends and family

Then comes the fun part! You can browse their store and select from a huge variety of gifts to add to your registry. There’s nappy bags, nursery wall art, unisex baby gifts, and much, much, more. You can even sit down with your other half and pick the items together to make it even more special.

And voila, you have your very own baby registry. You easily share your registry via email, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and more.

You already have too much on your plate, as do the people who might be organising your baby shower for you. The easier you can make this whole scenario, the better off it will be for everyone.

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