March 23, 2004

Is the Giftwrap Orange?

Too many champagne flutes? Tired of terry cloth towels? Is your masculinity challenged by discussions of thread counts and china patterns?


Home Depot launched its online gift registry today. According to one reputable source - my father - 900 people have signed up so far, although I would bet that number will increase exponentially by day's end. Here, finally, is a chance for men to take charge of the registry. That's not to say that women aren't interested in powertools or fiberglass insulation - and vice versa, that men aren't picking out pots and pans - but there have to be more than a few men who would rather talk to someone with an orange apron than deal with snooty department store employees.

Living in a second floor walkup, L and I have little use for a new lawnmower or a 20-inch chainsaw, but even urbanites might find something like this useful. (Bloomingdale's is light in the vacuum department.)

With spring wedding season coming up, I'd love to go to the first showers where Rubbermaid garbage cans outnumber Tupperware storage containers. If you have registered or will register at Home Depot, would like to hear from you.

Posted by The Groom at March 23, 2004 10:20 AM

You can also register at such places as REI and Galyan's. In our city even the Army Surplus store had a registry! We didn't, but we could have.....

Posted by: Malinda ('s bride) at March 23, 2004 04:02 PM

Having just bought a new house - Home Depot's looking pretty good for a registry! I think it's a great idea - we've been living together for four years already, so we need more power tools than towels at this point!

Posted by: Susan at March 23, 2004 04:49 PM

Ok, here goes, even when L's sister got married 8 years ago, I tried to convince them to register ate the Great Ace you could at that point do that. You could too!!! and as I recall Mr. D. you did most of the picking at Bloomingdales, Crate and Barrell and William Sonoma! Does that mean that L will register at The Great Ace or Home Depot? NOT!!!!!
Have fun

Posted by: MOB at March 23, 2004 04:56 PM

we might do this registry. they also have electronics and stuff for people who live in apartments.

Posted by: alex at March 23, 2004 05:18 PM

My fiance will probably register there, because we're having a couple's shower. No self-respecting guy is going to show up with a place setting as a gift :)

Posted by: Heather at March 23, 2004 07:52 PM