Post # 1
Has anyone done this before? My fiance helped me with Macy’s and C&B this past weekend, and then started thinking that we need a cordless drill more than we need a panini maker! 😉
Have you seen this done before? Would you think it was weird? Please let me know!
Post # 3
Nope. We had a Home Depot registry of one item. Our grill! It was so our wedding party would know which grill we wanted!
Post # 4
We did Lowes and it basically meant we got LOTS of gift cards. It was awesome.
Lowes doesn’t do them anymore but they were able to price match Macy’s (stand mixer, what what), give us 10% off that price, then knocked another 10% off because we are military. Steal of a deal.
But yes, we bought lots of “practical” stuff like drills and shovels and racks and whatnot =]
It’s pretty common amongst our friends…we all seem to get houses and get married within a year or 2 of the other. And everybody likes to register for “nice” house stuff!
Plus, guys like to buy each other tools.
Post # 5
We have been joking that we are going to register at Home Depot since we spend so much time there. Do they actually do a regisrty?
Post # 6
Be very careful with this!!!
My mother put Home Depot on our shower invites and now we are finding it nearly impossible to register there. They do not have an in-store registry. Your guests cannot print out your registry in store and there is no gun to chose the gifts. You can have an online registry, however if someone goes to buy a gift at the store, it will not come off the registry unless your guests goes to the service desk and requests that they go online and remove that gift.
I did post about this last week and a coupld of people did recommend Sears for a better option.
Post # 7
I personally prefer Lowes, but if they had not ended their registry, I would be there. Go for it! I like to buy china and crystal, but if all you had left on your registry was a handsaw and a panini maker or margerita maker or any of the superfluous kitchen things (nobody is going to buy me the stuffed pancake pan, darn!), I would buy the handsaw. I like the idea that my gift will be useful and a part of your life for years to come.
Post # 8
I have tried to register online and it won’t let me.
Here is what comes up:
Celebrating an Event? Start a Gift Registry at Your Local The Home Depot Store!
Help your friends and family choose the perfect gift. Whether you’re celebrating a wedding, housewarming or a birthday, you’ll find perfect gifts at The Home Depot.
Visit The Home Depot Store
Ask a store associate to help you setup your In-Store Gift Registry.It’s easy!
Shop Your Wish List
Browse The Home Depot store for gifts that you would like to receive.
Tell Your Friends & Family
Now they can purchase gifts from your Gift Registry at any The Home Depot store.
We’re sorry. We are not accepting Online Gift Registries at this time.
Post # 9
Yeah you have to go into the store & your list might not be available in all their stores – you have to designate what stores it needs to be available it – we tried. However, we did the Amazon Universal Registry and it was great – we had every store on there and it was just as easy for guest – it even gave me a thank you list to know who gave me what. I highly recommend it & then you can add your home depot items or find them even cheaper anywhere on the web!
Post # 10
I’ve heard this a lot. I think they are still working out a lot of kinks.
Another thing I heard is that your items only show up at the exact location that you registered. Which is a pain in the behind!
My way around? MyRegistry.com!! Hehe. We have a Weber Kettle Grill and awesome aluminum wicker patio set from HD on our MyRegistry. 🙂
Post # 11
Thanks everyone – great feedback! I’m thinking we will take off some of the unnecessary things (um, soda maker anyone?) and budget a certain value from any cash we receive at the wedding. That way we can ‘register’ with each other and know to set aside the money, but people won’t have to deal with HD’s restrictions.
I wish they would get their act together – they would probably make a bundle!