So Polka Dotties, what do you think about gift registries? I never used to be a big fan until it came to friends telling tales and reading posts like this one from Miss T. I’m always a fan of not being too strict about it and appreciating what happens – because there really should not be an expectation on guests to buy you a gift. (I’m also quite a weird gift receiver, it can’t be electronic because if it is, I will hold onto that thing for years because I am too sentimental, even when it slows down and can barely operate!) (Mr Polka that one is aimed at you which is why I am never getting rid of that computer you bought me as a birthday present once!).

To make life easier, there are so many fantastic registries online which give your guests easy access to your preferred gift choices and make it stress free – not only for you, but for them. This morning’s post is a bit of a round up of sorts of the great online gift registries I’ve found, that should hopefully help you decide which way to go.

Country Road

Country Road’s brand new gift registry features

  • All the latest, stylish Country Road stock to choose from
  • Easy online setup
  • Guests can choose to have gifts delivered to themselves or to you
  • All gift wraps in Country Road’s signature gift wrapping
  • Receive a 10% of the total purchases made on your registry as a Country Road gift card

Peters Of Kensington

The Peters of Kensington Wedding Registry features

  • Easy online setup
  • Online, telephone, fax and in store ordering
  • Brands such as Kitchenaid, Wedgewood, Kate Spade and Alessi
  • Fantastic prices
  • Access to free gifts on purchases

Orson & Blake

The Orson & Blake Wedding Registry features

  • Brands such as Diptyque, Jonathan Adler, John Derian and Villeroy & Boch
  • Stylish gift wrapping
  • National delivery

Wedding Gifts Direct


Wedding Gifts Direct Wedding Registry features

  • Easy online setup
  • Free gift on registry setup
  • Free delivery for your guests
  • Price matching
  • Special discount for family members plus a lifetime discount on all products for you
  • Brands such as Vera Wang, Kitchen Aid, Alessi, Le Creuset, Donna Hay and Sony
  • Ability for guests to contribute to not just “products” but experiences such as your honeymoon, a fine dining experience or a wishing well

Wedding List Co

The Wedding List Co wedding registry features

  • Easy online or in store setup
  • Online, telephone or in store purchasing
  • Brands including Coco Republic, have Your Met Miss Jones, Missoni, Waterford Crystal and Otto
  • Extended gift options including a contribution registry, experiences, photography vouchers and Red Balloon Day vouchers
  • Access to free products on brand promotions
  • Gift wrap or eco friendly bags available

The Gift Table

The Gift Table online registry features

  • Ability to purchase online or over the phone
  • Customised home page for you and your guests allowing you to not only manage your registry but also your guest list
  • Easy online setup
  • Extended registry options including “The giving tree” and a charity registry
  • Ability to order customised invitations
  • Purchase remaining gifts off your registry after the wedding with a 15% discount

Wheel & Barrow



The Wheel & Barrow Wedding Registry features

  • Set your registry up in-store
  • Allow guests to purchase in store or over the phone
  • Access to Wheel & Barrow’s classic and extensive range of home goods
  • Additional brands such as Bodum, Kitchenaid, Schott Zwiesel and Masterchef
  • Choice of delivery to your or to your guests homes

The Melbourne Wedding Registry (also check out The Sydney Wedding Registry)

The Melbourne Wedding Registry features

  • Choose gifts instore at their showroom or online
  • Guests can purchase online, instore or over the phone
  • Brands including Mark Tuckey, Georg Jensen, Alessi, Scanpan and Kitchenaid
  • Low delivery fee
  • Access to free products from a brand’s special offers
  • Lifetime 10% discount on all products

This is just the start of gift registry options – there are a myriad of different registries out there including honeymoon registries and furniture store registries. What option did you choose and if not what are your thoughts?