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Is there such a thing as a website that acts as a Meta Gift Registry, specifically for baby items?
November 17, 2006 11:44 AM   Subscribe

Is there such a thing as a website that acts as a Meta Gift Registry, specifically for baby items?

I've been reading various blogs and review sites, and I've discovered a lot of great non-Babies-R-Us stores that have what I'd like to get. I'm due in May, and it's the first grandchild for both sets of grandparents. I'd like to set up a gift registry so they can channel their excitement into gifts they know we'd like and will avoid duplicates, but I'd like to find a site that can create a meta-registry: A list of items from a variety of stores that can be updated when items are bought.
For now, this would really just be used for our own listmaking and for our parents to have a starting point, but it would be nice to have it if/when there's a baby shower in the spring.

Does anyone know of any websites where I could create a gift registry out of items from a bunch of boutique stores?
posted by Sprout the Vulgarian to Computers & Internet (9 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
 
I liked Baggle
posted by zeoslap at 12:02 PM on November 17, 2006


My wife and I just had a baby 10 days ago. How about listing some of those great sites? Or, my email addy is in my profile.

If you wanted to get kinda jury rigged, you could set up a Google spreadsheet that you could share. Column for item, description, store, quantity requested, quantity purchased. You'd have to rely on your family and friends to keep the spreadsheet up to date, but you'll have to rely on them to do that in stores where they buy registry items too.

Good luck. The first 10 days are a roller-coaster, but I love the little guy so much it hurts.
posted by tayknight at 12:23 PM on November 17, 2006


We use Kaboodle for our Christmas lists. When you use the bookmarklets, it is super easy to add items.

www.kaboodle.com
posted by advicepig at 12:27 PM on November 17, 2006


Findgift registry.
posted by -harlequin- at 12:52 PM on November 17, 2006


It's not perfect, but my family and I use del.icio.us for wishlists.
posted by schnee at 6:42 PM on November 17, 2006


I second Kaboodle. Add that bookmarklet to your link bar, and you can bookmark anything anywhere (and change anything you want on the wishlist entry). Plus, your family/friends don't need to sign up to see your list. cha-ching - win/win.
posted by noahv at 9:54 PM on November 17, 2006


I had this same need when we had a baby last spring. Couldn't find anything, so I wrote a script to do it myself. It's spartan, but it worked well. My wife registered all over the place, even at stores not online. Our family and friends just checked the stuff off that they bought. It worked so well that I decided to put up a fancier version for public use. Unfortunately, I'm not done with it as I'm doing it in my spare time (ha!) But if you want the original script, then let me know. You'll need a place on the web to stick it. A server somewhere that'll run a perl script.
posted by nonmyopicdave at 10:15 PM on November 17, 2006


I use TheThingsIWant. So far, I love it. It's free and anyone can view your lists.
posted by damnjezebel at 11:10 PM on November 17, 2006


Thanks, everyone! I think I'm going to start by giving findgift.com a try. It appears to be almost identical to thethingsiwant.com but frankly, I like the understatedness of "Find Gift" over "Things I Want".

Baggle and Kaboodle both have a bunch of features, and I may find myself going to them if I don't like findgift.
posted by Sprout the Vulgarian at 9:11 AM on November 20, 2006


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