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MyRegistry.com makes registering for green gifts easy
With over 30 earth-friendly online stores to choose from, you can point your friends and family to responsible gifts for your wedding, baby shower or other special occasions.
Wed, Jul 13, 2011 at 02:51 PM
Congratulations! You’re getting married. Or you’re having a baby. Or some other special occasion is coming up where you’ve been asked to register for gifts so your friends and family can give you things you really want and need.
Now, where can you register to make sure that your gifts are not only useful but also earth-friendly? You might want to give MyRegistry.com
a try. The website allows you to add items from any store in the world onto one universal gift registry, and they have a special section of 32 organic and eco-friendly stores
that makes finding earth-friendly options easier.
For a wedding registry, couples can register for items like organic bedding and recycled glassware from Eden Home or reusable produce bags and a wooden plastic bag dryer from Nubius Organics. If there had been something like this when I got married, I could have registered for real eco-friendly kitchen items instead of the indoor grill that burned newspaper (that’s not a joke — it was supposed to be a way to reuse newspapers and not use any other types of fuel).
For a baby registry, parents-to-be can register for items like cloth diapers at the Cloth Diaper Outlet or glass baby bottles at Chulamoma.
Because you can choose items from their designated eco-friendly stores along with items from all stores (there’s a button that you can add to your toolbar that allows you to add items from any website) on your registry, this really does seem like the one and only place you might need to register. MyRegistry.com also has apps for the iPhone and Android that allow you to scan items when you’re in a store that will be added to your online registry.
Have you had the opportunity to use MyRegistry.com? Tell us about your experience with it.
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