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How do you set-up a gift list for a baby shower?

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A common form of a gift list for babies is a registry, which can be set up online or in-store. Typically the parents-to-be register for gifts, but baby shower hostesses can include registry information in the invitations.

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Toys "R" Us is a common store for setting up a baby registry because it caters to children. The store has a baby-centered branch called Babies "R" Us, although all locations include baby merchandise. Registrants can indicate whether they prefer gift cards and if they want batteries included with gifts. In-store, registrants walk around and scan the items they want included in their registry. Either list is available both online and in-store.

MyRegistry.com is a website dedicated to centralizing gift registries, including those for babies. Registrants sign up for the free service and choose items from different stores. Invited guests can either order the items online and have them sent to the registrant or purchase them in-store. The site also allows registrants to request monetary contributions in lieu of gifts.

When planning for a baby shower, it is socially acceptable to include a line at the bottom of the invitation informing the invitee where the expectant parents have completed a registry. However, some hosts prefer to wait until guests ask if there is a gift registry.

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