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What is a baby shower gift registry?

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A baby shower gift registry is a document or record of things a parent wishes to receive from friends and family as gifts for an expected baby. The main purpose of this document is to prevent people from offering similar gifts during the baby shower.

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What is a baby shower gift registry?
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The baby shower gift registry is usually subdivided into smaller subcategories depending on the needs of that particular parent or the expected child. For example, under the Baby Gear category, some recommended gifts include baby carrier, stroller, car seat and a portable play yard.

When filling out a baby shower gift registry, the parent provides important details such as the arrival date of the expected baby, the address and contact details of the parent, and the gift preferences. The baby shower gift registry is usually available online or at local shopping stores such as Walmart and Target.

To fill the baby shower gift registry at a local store, the parent selects the expected items and notifies the customer service department about the registry. The shower's host then encourages friends, family or relatives to visit the store to buy some items listed in the registry. When a person buys a particular item, the store removes it from the list to prevent another person from purchasing it again.

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