Post # 1
So we did a registry at crate and barrel, but my FI really wants a Target Registry for more of the man stuff, like garage tools, oil, and rakes, etc. We are new homeowners, so we need everything from ziplog bags, to laundry detergent, to weed whackers etc. Are there any restricutions on items at Target?
Can I add things like sponges, and dishwashing soap, etc?
Post # 3
I don’t know if you can add stuff like soap and sponges. I tried looking for that kind of stuff on their website and it didn’t come up. So while you may be able to register for it in the store (by scanning it with the scanner gun thingy) people who want to buy that stuff for you would also have to go to the store (can’t order it off the web). So that might be a con.
Another con I’ve heard of is their strict return policy. I haven’t had trouble returning duplicates from my registry there, but have heard of others who did.
I think you might be able to call a store and ask- or call their 1-800 number. Otherwise, just try in the store.
Also, you can register for gift card- so even if you can’t regirster for soap and sponges, you could buy them with gift cards.
Post # 4
Yes, their return policy sucks! Your guests MUST 1) mark the item off your registry at checkout or 2) give you a gift receipt for you to return anything. ALSO, Target does not mail you your 10% off registry items coupon until 30 days after your wedding 🙁
Why not do an Amazon.com registry? It made it really convenient for guests to mail the gifts directly to us and they have just about everything, including tools.
Post # 5
I would imagine that for things like soaps and sponges that you won’t be worrying about duplicates. Target will let you register for anything in the store (and online if you update your registry on the web), so you can definitely put that kind of stuff on there. They only recommend staying away from seasonal and clearance stuff because it might not be there by the time your guests go to purchase it. But if you are close to your wedding and think rakes and stuff will still be around (or maybe they carry them year-round? I’m not sure), I say go for it! You can always have your parents and bridal party spread the word to include gift receipts because of Target’s return policy.
Post # 6
I know of 2 different couples who registered for common household goods at Target. One couple registered for Doritos…they are probably still eating them! So be carefuly if you have jokesters as friends! Another couple registered for air freshners, soaps, etc. At their shower, one person made a really nice basket arrangement of all those things that they wanted!
It’s definitely been done and if that’s what you need, then go for it!
Post # 7
I registered at target too— their return policy is crap, but as long as your fam gives gift reciepts, then you should be alright.
Personally, I liked having the flexibility registering there because they have everything… we registered for things for our dogs, golf stuff, even camping stuff. Lots of things that were very practical and stuff that wasn’t available at other places we registered.
Post # 8
I second the amazon.com registry suggestion! Target’s return policy was a deal-breaker for us, especially considering BB&B’s amazing return policy!