Gift Registries for Kids: Good Idea or Bad Form?

Gift Registries for Kids: Good Idea or Bad Form?

Beth Callaghan
Dec 15, 2010

With the gift giving season heavily upon us, NPR recently featured a story about a new trend popping up around the nation: gift registries for kids. And it's got us wondering: could this be a brilliant idea? Or is it just tacky and selfish?

On one hand, a gift registry takes the guesswork and stress out of gift-giving. On the other, it can look like a plea for more stuff. NPR's story focused on registries for birthdays, but you might just as well make one for a holiday, too.

Let us know what you think. Sound off in the comments: would you ever create a gift registry for your child? Have you ever encountered one? Do you wish you had one for all the recipients you are shopping for this year?

(Image by Flickr member Divine in the Daily licensed for use under Creative Commons.)

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