02 August 2017
The Comprehensive Canadian Gift Registry Guide
Gift Registry Ideas
When it comes to bridal registries, Canadians are now overrun with options. This is great because you can find the gifts that best suit you…but where to start?!
Here is our comprehensive list of the best registries available, and why you might choose them.
FOR THE BASICS
Why?: You’re a couple starting out or looking to upgrade your home essentials – linens, dishes, coffee-makers – a solid selection of brands that can be purchased online or in-store.
Why?: Because you can never have too many towels! But not only that, Linen Chest offers a great selection of all the registry classics, with expert advice and free shipping.
FOR DESIGNER GOODS
Why?: One of the most comprehensive product selections and loads of beautiful designer items that guests can shop for in-store or online.
FOR HOME FURNISHINGS
Why?: You have a small space, making Crate & Barrel’s condo-sized, funky furnishing options perfect for you. Plus they have contemporary table, bar and cookware to round out your registry.
Why?: You’d like some bigger home furnishings, with a stylish, relaxed vibe. Plus they can add your moniker to just about anything for a customized touch. Note, the registry is only available to Canadian customers through their store locations.
FOR SOMETHING SPECIAL
Why?: Because it’s amazing receiving gifts that you wouldn’t buy yourself! And fine China is definitely not out of fashion. The store is packed with beautiful wares that can be brought out daily, including dinner plates and champagne flutes.
FOR THE FOODIES
Why?: You’re a foodie and are keen to stock your kitchen with the very best. It’s a great opportunity to register for pricier items that you wouldn’t go and buy yourself, including high-end cookware from Le Creuset and All-Clad; plus specialty kitchen and barware. Note, the registry is only available in-store for Canadian customers.
Why?: Because you’d love to stock up on kitchen tools, plus all sorts of other homey goodies such as furnishings and home decor. Don’t let the name of the place fool you! As a bonus, they have a generous returns policy. The downside is that gifts can only be selected and purchased in-store, there is no online registry.
Why?: The huge range of gadgets, tech toys, and the rest! You’re after the simplicity of an online registry and are keen to take full advantage of the Amazon Wishlist, which allows you to add any items that can be purchased on the internet, even if they aren’t stocked on Amazon.
Why?: Because your ideal gifts are new or upgraded tech gear for around your home – be it cameras, phones, sound systems - Best Buy stocks goods for every room in the house. They also have group-gifting that allows several guests to give as much as they want towards big-ticket items.
FOR THE WANDERLUSTERS
Why?: Because you’d love your guests to help with honeymoon costs. With Flight Centre, guests can contribute to flights, hotel stays, car rentals or travel insurance. And while honeymoon trips are the most popular, many couples also ask guests to help toward the cost of destination weddings.
IF YOU ALREADY HAVE EVERYTHING YOU NEED
Why?: Because you would rather use your wedding as a time to share the love with your greater community.
IF YOU JUST CAN’T DECIDE, AND WANT SOME OF EVERYTHING
Why?: Because you’d like a polite way to ask for money, to fund the things important to you. Whether it’s travel, home furnishings, life experiences, a first home down payment - GiftSpaces allows you to list anything you want. Guests contribute cash directly into your bank account, so you can spend it as and where you choose.
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*Here at GiftSpaces, we are dedicated to helping bride and grooms-to-be, new parents, honeymooners and all those celebrating life's special moments turn their visions into reality through the power of community. GiftSpaces allows users to curate one registry with anything from anywhere and have friends and family contribute financial gifts.
Create your own GiftSpace registry for free here.