Post # 1
Does anyone have any experience registering at Home Depot, Lowes, etc? My Fiance is insisting that we need Home Depot as an option so he can get stuff other than dishes (there’s a whole other argument there but we won’t get into that). He hasn’t told me exactly what he plans to register for there which confuses me but oh well. Has anyone done this and if so, how was it?
Post # 3
I JUST had a conversation with my mom about a home depot registry. She thinks its the greatest idea EVER! I know that really doesn’t answer your question but I had to laugh/share when I saw this 🙂
Post # 4
I just attended a wedding a couple of weeks ago where they had basically a “his” and “hers” registry. BBB and Sears. It was kinda cute actually 🙂
We have so many household staples that many register for already, so I don’t think it’s a bad idea at all to register at a home improvement store! I don’t think I’d let him do ALL the picking though — there are definitely some awesome things you could choose from those stores too 🙂
Post # 5
That makes me feel A LOT better. Maybe heould compromise with Sears but I guess I just need to understand exactly what we need at Home Depot. I just envision asking for wood and screws haha
Post # 6
Does HD have a registry? I know Lowe’s doesn’t, because we asked. We definitely needed that stuff more than kitchen stuff. Our shower invites stated, “registered at Macys and Crate & Barrel. Gift cards to Lowes and Home Depot also appreciated”. We got a lot of them both for shower and wedding gifts, which we have been putting to good use.
They have small appliances, storage stuff, grills, outdoor furniture–lots of stuff you might want too.
Post # 7
@ninerz113: My co-worker registered there and she loved it! They had purchased a fixer-upper house before the wedding so they used the $/tools to do the work.
We registered at Amazon.com (in addition to Crate & Barrel) so that we could register for tools, Le Creuset cookware, etc. Pretty nifty, but I don’t think they give any discounts for closing out the registry after the wedding. We’ve already received some tools from some wayyy early-bird shoppers 🙂
EDIT: I forgot to mention that Fiance went crazy adding EVERY power tool in existence to the registry, so we ended up deleting a lot of the unnecessary stuff (he was bummed). Definitely clarify what the BASICS are – otherwise you may end up with some saw blades and a toaster 😉 lol
Post # 8
I looked into a home depot registry, and I was disappointed that their online registries are totally separate from the store. If you registered online, you couldn’t print them at the store, and an in-store purchase wouldn’t update the registry. It was kind of irritating to me, so we just went with Sears.
Post # 9
@Georgia Bee: good to know i may enjoy some of the gifts haha! thanks for your help!
@indyJEEP: amazon.com may be a good option! thanks for the help!
@asdf: that’s definitely a problem if they don’t sync the 2! thanks for that advice!
I’ll just make Fiance read this thread so he can make a more informed decision 🙂
Post # 10
Home Depot doesn’t have a registry, although in some book I got from the library it said they do. I called with no luck.
Try Sears for tools and lawn mowers,etc. Then go to a local hardware store and register for things like nails, shovels, rope, ice melt, and whatever else they sell that you need.
Post # 11
We actually had a Home Depot registry. However, it was terrible! First, we actually had to go into the store to set up the registry; we couldn’t set it up online. To add things to it, we had to walk around and write down the bar code numbers, as there was no scanner gun. Even once the registry was set up, it could be only used in the physical stores, not online. To use it, a guest had to know a registration number we were given, as there was no way to look it up by our names. They also had to know the store number at which we set it up. Every guest who tried to use the Home Depot registry ended up just buying us a gift card for Home Depot.
You are probably better off with an Amazon registry. Amazon has a universal registry button, which allows you to put anything sold online, not just stuff sold at Amazon, on your registry. So we were able to include items sold by Home Depot online to our Amazon registry.
Post # 12
Wow, thanks so much for this topic! I was hoping to register at Home Depot. We already have a TON of household items (dishes, pots, pans, blender, toaster, etc) and we would really love to be able to re-paint the house and do renovations. I knew Lowes didn’t have a registry and though Home Depot did. But after hearing all the bad things about it, I have to say I think I’ll reconsider!
@gocubbies: I love saying gift cards are appreciated…great way to incorporate Lowes without a registry! Definitely going to use this idea!
Post # 13
@2dBride: when we went into HD to ask about the registry, we decided not to use them the moment they said we had to write down all of the UPC codes! We went with amazon instead and love it so far!
Post # 14
@ninerz113: OMGOODNESS! NO!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL!!!
Post # 15
I wish Lowe’s or Home Depot had (reliable) registries. Fiance and I bought a house a year ago, so we have many things to fill it already, but would love to make upgrades to our house. I might see if my Maid/Matron of Honor and mom can spread the word that Lowe’s and HD gift cards are much appreciated too!
Post # 16
I would suggest Sears. We tried Home Depot too and couldn’t believe that it’s not transferrable between store and online. Sears is, though, so we went with that.