gift_large.pngI think I got about five vases for my wedding. Actually, I got five vases too many. When I think back on all the things I registered for that I really didn’t need, it’s no wonder $19 billion is spent each year on gifts from wedding registries. That’s a lot of stuff. But if you’re looking for a new and different way of registering for your next special occasion such as a wedding, bridal shower, baby shower etc. then check out the Alternative Gift Registry. This free website will help you create a registry that includes non-material, second-hand, homemade, and environmentally friendly gifts. For example, instead of registering for 50 different types of newborn sleepers and onesies that will be outgrown in no time, consider registering for an evening of babysitting or a homemade dinner. As a recent second-time mom, I can tell you that receiving the gift of a home-cooked meal beats a 6-pack of onesies any day.

Find it Here: Alternative Gift Registry