5 ways SimpleRegistry helps you register for the baby gear you actually want #Sponsors#baby registry#gifts April 5 | Offbeat Editors offbeatbride This business paid a fee to be listed on Offbeat Home & Life because they feel their products and services are a great fit with offbeat philosophies… and we agree. Learn more about our ads. A glimpse into a real registry on SimpleRegistry. Those of you who are somewhere on the baby registry spectrum (probably between "ehhh, maybe?" and "YES PLEASE GIVE ME ALL THE REGISTRY INFO!"), get stoked: today we're talking about longtime Offbeat Families sponsor, SimpleRegistry. In case you missed out the first few times, here's the skinny: SimpleRegistry is an online cash registry service with awesome tools and features that streamline the gift-giving and receiving process. Read on to find out how it works! It's easy to add items from anywhere SimpleRegistry works almost exactly like an online store's registry, but with one big difference — you can use the SimpleAdder to add items from any online store. You then share your registry with interested parties, and they can deposit cash into your account so you can snag the items you're after. Friends and family can suggest items for your list If the idea of being able to choose from any store you want is a bit overwhelming, or you're totally not sure where to begin, you can also open up your registry to suggestions from friends and family. Hello, easiest registry creation ever! You have total power over whether or not an item ends up on the registry and which ones you want to leave out. SimpleRegistry is super phone-friendly SimpleRegistry also got a free Mobile app that allows you to add items by scanning a bar code or taking a photo with your phone. You're probably already Instagramming photos of cute baby stuff you dig — and now you can use those photos to make your registry even better! You can go green and opt for gently used stuff As this testimonial from Emily and Chris shows, the service is especially helpful for parents who need baby stuff but are hoping to keep their environmental impact light: We try our best to tread lightly on the planet, and everyone knows babies require a lot of stuff. Being able to buy gently used gear was a top priority. SimpleRegistry let us customize our registry so that our generous friends and family could help us feather our nest with quality used items, including a high chair, an infant bath tub, a swing, a nursing pillow, baby bottle supplies and more. SimpleRegistry makes it easy to say thank you SimpleRegistry also has you covered if thank-yous tend to slip your mind — the site keeps tabs on everyone who gives you a gift, including their name, what they gave you, and their contact info. This comes in extra handy if you're using the site for gifts for a kid's birthday party and you totally don't know the address of that one kid from your son's preschool class. In short, this is it — the online cash registry you've been looking for. Sign up with SimpleRegistry and let them make your gift-asking and receiving easy on everyone involved! Join our community! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo PREVIOUS Decorate your space with this no-damage, rainbow gallery wall NEXT Permanent multi-generational homes: Would you do it? Show/Hide comments [ 0 ] We did a registry like this for our wedding and it was an absolute hit. People loved it! This may not be the right place to ask it, but my only question is if it will let you link to the website where they can buy the item? Like if I find an awesome diaper bag that's only on Etsy or something is there any way I can link peple to it? 1 agrees Reply Hi Bria, At this time we do not link directly to the item on the registry page. We do this to make it as easy as possible for our Members to purchase the item after they have been given a cash gift towards it. Great question — please don't hesitate to reach out to us with any others! Best, Brandon Warner CMO & Co-founder SimpleRegistry LLC Reply Hey Bria: I added text to the ad to clarify that SimpleRegistry is a cash registry — you add items you like, and family/friends can send over cash for it. It's awesome if you're really wanting to collect items from all over the internet, and not just one store — and especially helpful for out of town family/friends! Reply I think the way this registry works is that it collects the money from your friends/family and then sends it to you, to go do your own shopping rather than people buying actual items. I may be wrong tho Reply Oh. So then this wouldn't really work for people who are registering for things like baby showers where someone will hand them a physical present? Bummer. I was all excited about it. 7 agree Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Participate in this conversation via emailGet only replies to your comment, the best of the rest, as well as a daily recap of all comments on this post. No more than a few emails daily, which you can reply to/unsubscribe from directly from your inbox. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.