With the recent news of Toys”R”Us officially closing U.S. stores and the start of liquidation sales, many new and expecting parents with a Babies”R”Us registry may be wondering what the heck is going to happen to it.
The good news is that those registries are still operational. . . but they won’t be for long.
Companies like BabyList are eyeing the potential profit and have made it pretty darn easy for parents-to-be to keep their registry intact but switch to their site.
If you’re looking for a new place for your registry to land, we found seven registry options that come with bonus freebies and perks:
Another cool thing about a Babylist registry is that you can add items from any store — big or small — even places like Etsy! They also compare prices so shoppers can see they’re getting the best deals.
When you start a registry, you’ll receive a free Hello Baby Box filled with new products. You’ll also get a promo code for 10% off any registry purchases 60 days before your due date that will expire six months after your expected arrival date. Plus you’ll receive free insert cards for your baby shower invitations.
Amazon offers 10% off select items in your registry and up to 15% off if you’re a member of Amazon Family.
Sign up to get a welcome box with up to $35 in free baby samples. You may get items like: Seventh Generation diapers, Johnson & Johnson baby wash samples, organic prenatal vitamin samples, baby lotion samples, an Avent bottle, tons of coupons and more.
With Amazon, you’re not restricted to certain brands — meaning you can add baby items from any site.
Amazon also offers free returns on baby gear up to 90 days after it was purchased.
Six weeks before your due date, get a 15% off coupon for items not yet purchased from your registry. The coupon is only good for one day, but you can use it as many times as you want on the day you choose.
You’ll also score a free baby welcome kit with up to $50 in free samples and offers. In the past, kit items included a MAM pacifier, sample pack of diapers, Avent bottle and Starbucks coupons.
You can also opt for “group gifting” which allows multiple guests to contribute to the cost of a large-ticket item.
A few weeks before your due date, you’ll receive a completion discount for between 10-15% off anything left in your registry — however, since buybuyBaby is owned by Bed, Bath & Beyond you can use their 20% off coupon on any eligible item.
Plus, get a free goodie bag when you register that includes coupons, freebies and samples.
When you start a Kohl’s baby registry, you’ll receive a gift registry catalog to start browsing through pages of ideas and products you’ll need.
You’ll also get announcement cards to put with your baby shower invitations, letting guests know where you’re registered — plus a 20% off discount to use on items from your registry!
Just before your due date, you’ll get an offer via email for 15% off remaining items that expires 90 days after your due date.
6. Crate & Kids (formerly known as The Land of Nod)
What used to be called The Land of Nod is now being called Crate & Kids — found inside Crate & Barrel stores. Baby registry benefits include free shipping on orders over $99, 10% off remaining registry items for six months and a complimentary nursery design service.
When you register through Walmart, you’ll get a welcome box with free products and samples, a price-match guarantee on your registry items and free 90-day returns.