If anyone knows a thing or two about lifestages, it’s IKEA. The Swedish retailer presumably furnished your first apartment. They’ve just debuted a wedding registry service. And in tandem, they’ve announced a baby registry too.
Yep, that SUNDVIK crib and ÄLSKAD baby blanket are now easier than ever for your friends and family to gift you. It’s all part of IKEA’s new gift registry, launched yesterday, which allows you to create wish lists for any special occasion—say, a house warming—not just a wedding or birth.
Here’s what you do
First, expectant parents must register with IKEA Family, if they haven’t done so already. (It’s free!) Once you’re logged in, start adding items to your list. It’s especially easy to browse and add items right from the Registry website or the Registry app, but if you’re on IKEA-USA.com, know that you can only click “add-to-registry” on desktop. After you’ve finished, you can share your registry via text, email or social media.
Here’s what your friends and family can do
- Chip in: They can contribute any given amount towards the purchase of a specific product, great for groups buying a big-ticket item, like a crib.
- Add to a gift card: Shower guests can “buy” a specific product for a registrant and have them receive an IKEA Gift Card for the value of that item, eliminating the need to bring something bulky to a shower.
- Buy online: This allows purchasers to select and send the product right from the IKEA website.
- Buy in-store: Your registry is accessible from in-store kiosks, as well as online.
Don’t forget to create your registry on TheBump.com, where you can sync registries and add products from all different retailers, like IKEA.