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Best Baby Registries (That are also easy to use)

By Emily Ramirez
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Baby registries can be super helpful for setting you up with much of what you’ll need to get you through your baby’s first year and beyond. Although a lot of people create them before a baby shower, you don’t have to have a shower to make a baby registry list useful - people are going to buy you things, and a registry is as helpful to them as it is to you.

Depending on your shopping style, you can blissfully wander the aisles of a brick and mortar store, or do the whole damn thing from home. In no pants.

Online vs In-Store Baby Registry

With physical stores, there’s something to be said about being able to see and touch what you’re considering. Box stores are also a bonus for those with less tech-savvy family members who get overwhelmed at the thought of using a computer for anything other than playing Solitaire.

On the other hand, online registries are great for those who are on the go and used to living and functioning in a digital world. It's easier to add and remove items and many online registries are universal meaning you can add any item from any store. One thing to keep in mind with online registries: mind the shipping and return details. Unlike big box stores, these can vary widely.

There are perks to both options, so really you just have to choose what works best for you.

Here’s our list of the best baby registries out there.

Best Baby Registries. Babylist

Babylist

Babylist is an online, universal registry that allows you to register for anything and everything all in one place. You can go totally traditional and register for things like clothes, furniture and travel systems, or go in the opposite direction and ask for hand-me-downs, home cooked meals, and cash money.

  • Free to use
  • Universal, meaning you can add items from any site onto this registry
  • Shipping is based on where your item is ordered from. If it’s ordered in the Babylist store, it’s free on items over $45, otherwise, shipping is determined by the seller
  • Returns from the Babylist store are accepted within 90 days of the sale date and need to be unopened. Returns from other vendors are dependent on their policies, but Babylist keeps all this info on your gift reservation page so it’s clear
  • 10% off, one-time use registry completion coupon which can be used up to 6 months after your due date
  • Welcome box filled with coupons and samples, worth $160
  • Has an app
  • Has the option for a personalized checklist, based on a quick quiz
  • Has a blog
  • Can import registries made on other sites, then combine them so they are all hosted by Babylist
  • Create a registry at Babylist >
Baby registry target

Target

Do I really need to hype Target? Assuming you’re as smitten with the Bullseye as I am, I’ll skip straight to the nitty gritty.

  • Free to use
  • Universal registry, meaning you can add items from any site onto this registry
  • Free shipping on orders over $35
  • Returns accepted up to 1 year after due date, but need to meet return policy standards
  • One-time, 15% off completion discount coupon. Needs to be used 8 weeks before due date
  • Welcome gift worth $100, comes with coupons and samples
  • Optional checklist to help get you started if you have no idea what you might need
  • Has an app
  • You can add stuff for yourself, too. Think: comfy jams for afterwards, a fancy water bottle to help keep you hydrated during those marathon nursing sessions, that snazzy pair of ankle booties you’ve been eyeing (BECAUSE PREGNANCY MADE YOUR FEET GROW DON’T @ ME)
  • Create a registry at Target >
Best Baby Registries. Amazon

Amazon

Are you surprised you can register on Amazon, a site where you can literally order anything from baby bottle nipples to a 12-foot beach ball? It’s a super simple, one-stop-shop for pretty much anything and everything on your baby needs list.

  • Free, but extra benefits for Amazon Prime members
  • Universal registry, meaning you can add items from any site onto this registry
  • Free shipping on orders over $25, or if the buyer is a Prime member
  • Returns accepted up to 90 days after receipt of shipment
  • Has a registry checklist
  • Automatically generated thank you list, with everything you need to know to send a thank you
  • Completion coupon of 10% for non-Prime members, and 15% for Prime members
  • Not currently doing welcome gifts, though they have in the past
  • No app
  • Create a registry at Amazon >
Best Baby Registries. BuyBuyBaby

buybuy Baby

Nationwide and specializing in all things baby gear, this is a great spot if you’re a visual person who needs to see/touch/snuggle something before you buy. Nice to be able to ask questions in person, and have someone walk you through how something works (like folding a stroller, or putting together a pack n’ play).

  • Free to use
  • Comes with a free welcome kit of samples, goodies, and coupons
  • Not universal, meaning you can’t add things from other sites to this registry
  • Free standard shipping on purchases over $39 (extra charges apply for expedited shipping/large or heavy items)
  • Returns are accepted up to 1 year, but restrictions apply so check the full deets before trying to bring something back
  • 15% off registry completion coupon
  • Has a price match guarantee, so you can rest assured that you really did get the best deal on the travel system that costs more than your first car
  • Free goodie bag with coupons and samples
  • Has baby registry checklist as well as quick pick bundles to make registering simple
  • Has an app
  • If you have a friend who registered at buybuyBaby, and you dig their style, you can go all Single White Female on them and copy their registry – no judgment from me
  • Create a registry at buybuy Baby >
Best Baby Registries. Gugu Guru

Gugu Guru

Creates a customized registry based on your personal style, and living situation. Good for people who have no idea where to start, and value both look AND function. Almost guaranteed to set you up so you get asked, “Where did you GET that?!” every time you go out.

  • Has free option, as well as paid concierge version. Think a wedding planner, but for the baby
  • Universal
  • Shipping and returns are based off seller – nothing is sold directly by Gugu Guru
  • Designed to make finding and registering for items that fit your personal style easier
  • Lets you sort items into “must have” and “nice to have” groups, increasing your chances of getting the things you really need (and possibly even scoring that extra AF lamp you slipped on there – thanks to your auntie who still spoils you rotten)
  • Because it’s universal, you can add things from any site, regardless of if it was recommended by Gugu Guru
  • Has a blog
  • No completion coupon or welcome gifts
  • No app
  • Create a registry at Guru Guru >

Setting up the perfect baby registry doesn’t have to be the giant, overwhelming task it used to be. The first step is finding a platform you’re comfortable with, and going from there.

Did I miss an amazing baby registry that I should know about?

Let me know about it in the comments!

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