Kohl’s no longer offers
registries for events, such as weddings or baby showers.
MENOMONEE FALLS — First comes love, then comes
engagement, then comes the gift registry. But in the
case of area brides and grooms wanting to register for
gifts at Kohls.com, they may be surprised that the
option is no longer available.
On the Kohl’s website, a notice was posted that the
company decided to “discontinue registry service to
focus on other priorities. We hope our customers will
continue to choose Kohl’s Gift Cards for all their
The message goes on to say that registries already
created for events happening soon will be honored, but
if the event is planned further out, then an email will
be sent to the registrant with more information.
Calls and emails made to a handful of public relations
representatives were not returned.
A frustrated woman on Twitter shared a screenshot from
Kohl’s on Sept. 12 that said “We’re unfortunately
discontinuing the Registry at Kohl’s. We’re honored to
have helped so many customers celebrate big days, little
ones and all the special moments in between. We truly
apologize for any inconvenience and hope to continue
being your go-to for great gifts in the future. All our
Kohl’s responded to the tweet with “Unfortunately, since
we will be discontinuing gift registries, we will not be
able to support any events scheduled after February
2019. People with registries after that date should
receive an email with more information between October
Registries remain popular
Kohl’s appears to be unusual in discontinuing its
According to a 2017 survey conducted by The Knot wedding
planning website, nearly nine in 10 couples in the U.S.
create a registry with an average total value of $4,853
and an average of 125 items.
In addition, traditional gift registries remain the most
popular with 84 percent of couples choosing to register
at their favorite stores with both go-to retailers such
as Bed, Bath & Beyond, Target and Amazon, as well as
niche e-commerce sites. The survey also found that one
in five couples don’t register for traditional items,
instead selecting electronics such as smart home
devices, robotic cleaners and wireless speakers.
However, more couples are registering for gifts of money
for honeymoons or for charity.
The Knot learned that charity registries more than
tripled in popularity between 2016 and 2017. Two years
ago, one in 10 couples incorporated a charity component.
There was a 50 percent increase in cash registries. The
most popular things to register for are honeymoon costs
(49 percent), a home down payment (27 percent), wedding
expenses (25 percent) and pricey appliances (15