The Dream Edit
Registry Gifts You'll Actually Want
From reading the fine print on everything from cribs to carseats, to distinguishing between a plethora of bottles and learning that wipe warmers are a thing, the registry struggle is real. So we asked a few of our favorite mamas to look beyond the practical and share the most special things they’re dreaming of for baby.
What is a Baby Registry Exactly
A baby registry is your chance to curate everything you'll need for your baby's first few months. It serves as both a wishlist for your loved ones to support you and a way to keep track of essential purchases like cribs and strollers, as well as smaller items like thermometers and onesies. Creating a mix of price points and types of things is helpful. While many parents opt for a universal registry that consolidates items from various stores, when to start a registry is flexible. There are no right or wrong answers when it comes to what to include on your registry—it's about finding what works best for your family.
A baby registry can be your (not-so-secret) way to ensure you receive the perfect gifts you truly want. By creating a thoughtfully curated list, you guide your loved ones in selecting something you'll adore, but you also give them the joy of knowing their gift will be put to good use. Plus, it's an excellent way to avoid receiving duplicate items, saving you time and hassle. Imagine having all your baby gear consolidated into one convenient place. That's the magic of a baby registry; it allows you to compile your wish list to the specific brand and model.
Whether you have a baby shower or not, your friends and family can come together to contribute, so you have everything you'll need before your mini arrives. You don't need to feel pressured to add every baby item under the sun. Most people agree that a more concise registry is ideal, with around 150 items being a reasonable range. Whether you're a first-time mom of twins who needs the or have limited space in a small apartment and are looking to create a , you can choose to focus on the essentials that fit your lifestyle and available space. It's all about finding what works best for you and your growing family.
Elizabeth Damrich, Interior Designer
"The nesting phase is a very real thing! We sold and moved into a new house when I was 35 weeks pregnant which was a complete whirlwind. We're finally putting the finishing touches on Genevieve's nursery design and couldn't be happier with it!"
Michelle Kennedy, Founder and CEO, Peanut
“When my son was born, I was given a cashmere blanket as a gift. At the time, it felt a little too luxurious to use on a newborn-did he really need cashmere!? But I used it everyday. Not too warming, comforting on flights or when traveling, and never irritated his skin. He still loves it. So I can't wait to get this one for my new little Peanut.”
Carly Cushnie, CEO, Cushnie
I registered for furniture and decor pieces that could fold effortlessly into our home and not disrupt the adult vibes too much…I love Gray Malin imagery, the vibrant pink and cheekiness of it makes it perfect for a little girls room.”
Casey Fremont, Executive Director, Art Production Fund
"I’m someone who is very into a nightly baby bath to calm and clean my minis. A hooded towel is a must, and these Pehr towels are so soft and have the cutest tassel on top."
Jade Tolbert, Maisonette Muse
"The urge to nest for the arrival of baby #2 is unreal! We are not only building out a new nursery for the baby but also giving our little girl's room an upgrade. It's such a fun time. I love a good gift set, and this Snugabye gift set is everything I need and more!"
Maayan Zilberman, Founder, SWEET SABA
“All the products I chose are pieces I see my daughter enjoying in our creative household. I wanted bright colors, textures, and vibrant imagery to stimulate and inspire her from a young age.”