Canadian bees–best low-end place to register?

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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469 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We registered at the Bay, Home Outfitters, and BB&B to have a variety of price points. Honestly, all I kept hearing prior to our wedding was how important it is to have a registry blahblahblah and barely anyone purchased anything off of it. I think if a guest couldn’t find something in their price range they could always give a gift card of a denomination they are comfortable with. We found plenty of items at all different price points though.

Post # 5
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9919 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@MrsRevolutionize:  The Bay has a guide that tells you the price points based on number of guests.  We have quite a few things on our registry that are under $25 (and a few over $150).

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I shop at the Bay all the time, and I dont’ think I’ve ever paid full price for something there…it seems like there is ALWAYS a sale on!

I would also suggest Target.  

Post # 7
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1399 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

The Bay has an amazing system for their registries.  We registered there and at Williams Sonoma, but WS has, honestly, a pretty crappy system.  You can’t access anything online for Canadian registries.  But The Bay has an app and everything!  Anyway, I find The Bay always has tons of sales, and like PP said, I’ve never paid full price for anything there.  Also, you can find a Bay store everywhere you go in Canada…

Also, like PP said, just pick a lot of things that have a low price point, so there is something for everyone…

Post # 8
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7997 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

The Bay is always on sale… and is hardly an expensive shop. If you don’t want to deal with coordinating two registries I would just ensure you have stuff on there ranging from like $15-$400.

Post # 9
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10495 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I had issues with HO, and I know of others who did as well.  It depends on what you want, BB&B is great for the cheap kitchen gadgets, C&B is good for some specific stuff that is difficult to get elsewhere.  Target wasn’t around when I got married, do they do Canadian registeries?  They might be good as well, although their kitchen section is smaller than the others.

Post # 10
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2421 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

The Bay and Home Outfitters are the same parent company.  Sears also does registries.  

Post # 11
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657 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Home Outfitters is great, lots of different price points

Post # 12
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2063 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@MissNoodles:  target isn’t set up for registries in canada yet 🙁  i wanted to do target so badly! no go.

OP, we did the bay and home outfitters. and not a SOUL has purchased something from home outfitters. not one thing! haha.

Post # 13
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469 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@mu_t:  We actually had more people purchase gifts from Home Outfitters than the Bay but I guess it depends on location and personal preference. 🙂

Post # 14
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71 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@ashleycan86:  Although Target doens’t have registry yet in Canada (I soooo hope they have one by the summer!), I think Walmart does. I jokingly told a friend I was going to register there and scan bread for our lunches, maybe some beef jerky, toilet paper, dish soap, etc. (we have a house already) and she said “you know, I would totally get those things for you!”  

Even Canadian Tire I’ve been considering. They have lots of kitchen gadgets there if that’s what you’re looking for.

Post # 16
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10495 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@javababy87:  Canadian Tire got rid of their registry years ago.  I believe Walmart in Canada also stopped registries.  I know they removed their computer terminal thing in stores quite a few years ago.

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