Your Gift Registry Questions, Answered
From baby showers to birthdays and holidays, celebrating your family’s milestones can be very exciting. But admit it, they can also be very hectic.
When it comes to gifts, many mamas nowadays opt to use a gift registry as it makes the gifting experience efficient, practical, and even enjoyable both for themselves and for their guests. No need to worry about duplicate gifts or even gifts that won’t suit your taste. Trust us, you guests will thank you for it!
If you’re considering using a gift registry but are not quite sure how to go about it, here are some tips on how to create one that both you and your guests will love:
WHERE DO I REGISTER?
Mall department stores typically offer gift registry services. But to lessen the headache of figuring out which physical store is more accessible to your guests, consider an online Gift Registry that they can access anywhere, anytime.
Mama Tip: edamama’s online Gift Registry even accepts international credit card payments, so your loved ones abroad can join in on the fun of celebrating your family’s milestones.
In addition to accessibility, an online gift registry also allows you to easily track the status of your registry, replace any items that go out of stock, and keep it indefinitely so you can purchase any items left over time.
WHEN SHOULD I CREATE MY GIFT REGISTRY?
It’s best to register ahead of time. Set up your gift registry and inform your guests about it at least 4 weeks before your celebration.
WHAT SHOULD I ADD TO MY GIFT REGISTRY?
Here are some dos and dont’s to keep in mind when adding items to your gift registry:
DO add items from a range of prices. Typically, guests are willing to spend around ₱1,000 to ₱2,500 on gifts. Although it’s totally acceptable to include expensive items such as strollers and cribs on your Gift List, balance them out with mid and low value items too, so your guests can easily find the perfect gift no matter their budget. On edamama’s online Gift Registry, all gift orders are eligible for free shipping and gift wrapping, so you don’t have to worry about additional fees for your guests.
DO keep your lifestyle in mind. Consider the items that you already have and items you have space for in your home. Also think about you and your family’s interests. For example, if you see yourself visiting the beach often as a family, you might want to include items like waterproof cloth diapers and sand toys in your Gift List.
DO register more gifts than you have guests. This gives your guests lots of options to choose from.
DON'T think short term. Your kids grow faster than you think. Think about the stage they will be in and what they will be needing 6 to 8 months from now.
DON'T forget about yourself. A lot of work goes into being a mama, so think about gift items that can help you be a better mom to your little one. Your postpartum self will thank you for adding items such as a breastfeeding pillow, lactation supplements, baby monitor, baby carrier, and other items to your Gift List.
DON'T do it alone. Building a Gift List can be a fun experience, so don’t forget to get your partner involved in the process. Or your sister, mother, and even close friends may even be able to provide you helpful insights on what to add to your list.
HOW DO I POLITELY SHARE MY GIFT REGISTRY?
Now that you’ve built your Gift Registry, you’re probably figuring out how you can politely share it with your guests. The simplest way would be to attach your registry link to your physical or email invitation or to include it in your event announcement if you have a Facebook group or chat group with your friends and family.
Sharing your Gift List link with a simple message such as “We cannot think of a greater gift than to have you share with us in our celebration. We have been asked what we need and we thought this optional gift registry would help you with that. Thank you so much for your support and love.” will do. If your guests aren’t tech savvy, consider including easy-to-follow instructions on how to use your gift registry.
After your event, it would also be a nice touch to send your guests thank you notes for getting something from your Gift List.
READY TO SET UP YOUR GIFT REGISTRY?
Sign in to your edamama account and create your Gift List for free on edamama’s online Gift Registry. Choose from over 40,000 of the best and most trusted mama and kids products to add to your list, and enjoy free gift wrapping and free delivery with no minimum spend!