(Closed) camping/outdoor gear on gift registry

posted 12 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
453 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I know you are going to hate hearing this, but the best place (we have found) to register for things like this is WalMart. We didn’t get our tent there-I think we bought that at REI, but we registered for lots of camping equipment at WalMart (we were not going to register there, but ended up doing so bc of this reason) tarps, white gas stove, assorted gear, screen house, dining fly, propane refill tanks, lanterns, etc.

Post # 4
330 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

You can set up a wedding registry at Amazon.com too! You can get almost everything on Amazon, including camping/outdoor gear. So register at Amazon for your camping gear and throw in some of the usual housewares you may need, or even some random things you and your Fiance just have the desire to own should you already have your house in order.

Post # 7
56 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

REI is an outdoors/camping store. (Its Wikipedia page says it has stores in 27 states.) My brother and SIL registered at REI and had a good experience. They got tents, jackets, boots, camping cookware and other stuff that they’ve put to very good use on all of their trips.

Post # 8
97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

We registered for this stuff at Target.  We aren’t big campers so not sure on the quality but we figured its something that we wanted and should have.  Good luck!

Post # 9
672 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

We registered at REI a few weeks ago – we’re members there too so it’s sort of our go-to place.  If you’re looking for things that basic, maybe just at Target or something and you’d be covered, but if you have an REI in your area, I really recommend it.  The stuff we registered for was a bunch of stuff that we haven’t gotten around to purchasing for ourselves yet, or something upgraded from the junky cheap gear we bought as  students (like backpacking cooksets etc). 

Post # 10
1205 posts
Bumble bee

I 2nd that, JDH – If you have a registry at Target, I love their on-line selection of outdoor things.  They have quite a bit and guests can easily order on-line and have it shipped to you.  I’m not positive that they have "the best" stuff, but it’s affordable and easy for your guests since you can register for EVERYTHING there.

Post # 11
14181 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Sears has camping gear, right? But REI is definitely a good choice.

Post # 12
122 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009


We registered there, we’re members as well.  REI has an amazing return policy.  They stand behind their merchandise for LIFE.  AND…if you become a member, you get a 10% dividend on all of your full price purchases.

Even for basic stuff, I would recommend REI.  My experiences buying gear from non-gear specialists is that you end up with a product that is heavy and doesn’t stand the test of time.


Post # 14
2022 posts
Buzzing bee

One of my friends is registering at REI.

Post # 15
5822 posts
Bee Keeper

Whenever I’ve bought a gift on a registry I just bought it online and had it shipped so I don’t think it matters that it’s 5 hours away from you.  Most people will just buy online anyway.

Post # 16
63 posts
Worker bee

we did sears.  they have the camping gear, the man stuff and the girls stuff, it was perfect.

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