An hour spent perusing fine china and glassware doesn't mix well with a mom toting tots. Sure, the easiest way to shop for breakables when you have wee ones is online, but if you're like me — sometimes you like to check out your choices before presenting the bride-to-be with her shower or wedding gift. I've long been a fan of Williams-Sonoma for quality products, how easy their stores are to navigate— especially with a stroller — and who can say no to complimentary gift wrap? But, now there's a convenience factor for mamas in a rush that has me hooked.
A few weeks ago, I was running late for my sister's bridal shower (not acceptable when you're the maid of honor!) and called my local store and asked for the goodies I'd selected on my sister's registry (which can be viewed on the store's website) to be wrapped and ready at the counter so I could swing by and pick them up on my way. All I had to do was drive over, park, dash in with my kids and pay — the entire excursion took less than ten minutes!