My SIL did put a little piece of paper in w the invites for my shower saying where I'm registered (one box store and one website), yet I'm still being asked, "what do you need?", "what is your color scheme?", and, "what can I buy? It's so hard to find gender-neutral clothes!"
Pointing out the registries, I still get, oh, I'm not shopping off a registry, I want to do my own thing. I suggested books, and one person said, "I'm not buying books!"
Well, then, creative genius, go for it!! :-/
Yeah, green crib sheets ARE kinda boring...sorry.