Thursday, May 5, 2011

Gift Registry

I recently added a new feature to Green Baby Elephant’s site. It is an option for creating a gift registry. How nice would it be to have family and friends celebrate your new baby’s arrival by showering you with all the cloth diapers and accessories you need and want? Family and friends want to give you and the baby what you need {and sometimes what you don’t need}, and a gift registry is the perfect way for them to help you get ready for the new baby.
For you expectant mommies I encourage you to look around GBE’s store and create a registry for your baby. For the mommies that already have little ones in diapers, don’t think a registry can’t be useful for you. Friends and family are often in need of a little help when coming up with gift ideas. If you’re anything like me, toys are a foot deep in the playroom {thanks to generous grandparents} especially after holidays and birthdays. For little ones too small to realize if they received a toy on their special day, new diapers or cloth wipes would make a great useful gift. Colorful diapers can be added in Easter baskets and Christmas stockings. Red and pink ones are cute for Valentine’s Day. Green for St. Patrick’s Day. Orange or black for Halloween. Red, green or white for Christmas. Patriotic colors for Fourth of July. And brown for Groundhog Day. I got carried away with that last one, but you get the idea.
When you go to create your gift registry, I encourage you not to add your address if you are making the registry public. Your address will be public if you do. One option would be to make it a private registry and include your address then. Since friends and family already have your address or access to it, a public registry would lend you privacy if your address is omitted. For either private or public registry a link will be given that you can then send on to friends and family. And presto, you’re on the way to getting the useful gifts you need instead of 50 {albeit adorable} bibs, 33 pairs of tiny newborn socks {that will be eaten by the washing machine}, 17{soft & sweet} hooded towels, and 23 {cute} teething toys. Don’t be shy in letting others know what you’d like, but do remember to be thankful whatever the gift may be!
On a side note, I have a new nephew today! He’s the newest GBE cloth diaper model as he is already sporting GroVia’s newborn AIOs in the hospital. EEEEEEEE!!! My sister will be testing out all things newborn on her new bundle of joy, so stay tuned these next few weeks as we dress his heiny in the teeniest cloth diapers around!


  1. Awesome idea Tonya! I've already shared this new feature with a few of my friends who are expecting.