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College Gift Registries Gain Popularity

Sept. 9, 2014
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While your college student is busy balancing study, a social life and sleep, you can make sure they have the tools they need and the creature comforts they want, thanks to the rise of the college gift registry.

Registries, once reserved for weddings and baby showers, are now gaining popularity among college students and high school graduates who want to make sure they receive the supplies they need before heading off to school. For the giver, it takes the guesswork out of shopping and creates a more personal alternative to gift cards or money.