Baby Shower Coming Up? Don't Be Afraid to Go Off-Registry


When choosing a shower gift for parents-to-be, gift givers often aren't sure if it's okay to go off-registry.

Here are three big reasons why we say go for it:

  1. Babies often reject the products parents choose for them, so backups can be very handy!
  2. New parents will appreciate your tips about what worked for you or your loved ones.
  3. As long as you include a gift receipt, parents can always exchange it for something else!

Still not convinced? Let's break this down a bit more.

1. Babies are mysterious creatures and they do often reject the products parents choose for them. This is especially true for bottles (but also happens with every thing from teethers to toys to spoons and sippies). Most experts recommend having a few different bottles on hand to try once baby arrives. 

2. When a parent felt strongly enough about a product to give it to us even though it wasn't on the registry, I found it both really thoughtful and really helpful. As expectant parents, we had very little idea about what products would really work well for our little one.

There were also products we'd never heard of and never imagined we'd need on a daily basis: The Sleep Sheep being a prime example in our family =)

3. As long as it's easy to return, going off registry can't hurt! Anyone who sells baby products should have a generous return policy, so be sure to ask about this when you buy.

At Mason Bottle, there's no expiration date on returns and exchanges. And baby boutiques, big box baby stores, and Amazon all have more generous return policies for their registry customers since a couple months might go by between the baby shower and baby's arrival.

What are Mason Bottle's most popular shower gifts? The Mason Bottle DIY Kit is great if you're on a budget, or if you know Mom and Dad are already mason jar afficionados.


The Mason Bottle Essentials Shower Gift Set is great if you want to spend a little more, or if Mom and Dad may not have many mason jars at home yet!


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@faustisland just bought a pack of Mason Bottle Silicone Nipples, and then combined one with a classic blue mason jar she had at home. Extra adorable! uses Mason Bottle Silicone Sleeves to make toddler training cups for her big girls.

@headygrimm gets a Mason Bottle + Silicone Sleeve ready for her little one. She got the whole bottle including the jar as part of the Essential Mason Bottle Gift Set, but you can also make your own with jars from home using the Mason Bottle DIY Kit.

@loveandcovenant uses the 8 oz DIY Kit in combination with their mason jars from home.

@eyecreate_ gave her little lade The Original Mason Bottle. The width of mason jars makes them easy to hold for little hands.

@headygrimm got the Essential Mason Bottle Gift Set for her little one. It comes with both size bottles, both sleeves, and set of extra set of Medium Flow Nipples.

Paola used Mason Bottle with her son Max from the day they brought him home from the NICU. Though he didn't take to the preemie nipples in the hospital, he latched onto his Mason Bottle immediately!

Checkout the 4-in-1 design of the Toddler Tumbler.

@MasonBottle we like to use our 4 oz. sleeves with baby food portions.

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Made in the USA

"I wish I knew about these before I had my shower, and avoiding all the plastic bottles I ended up with. They will also make great glasses after bottle use is over. Also happy to see the Made in the USA mark on the product as well." -Cathryn


Easy to Clean

"The next best thing to breastfeeding and the world's best shower gift! I love that I will never again have to buy a baby bottle because I already have tons of mason jars and they are so easy to clean. Our little guy loves his bottle!" -Susan


Breast Like Shape

"The nipples are very wide, like on an actual breast, and our daughter really liked them. Early on, she would suck really hard on the other nipples and make a very strange noise. As soon as we changed over to these her feeding became effortless." -Denielle

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