Finally! IKEA Launches a Gift Registry

updated Jul 17, 2020
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Great news, people who want to alert others of presents they’d like to receive: IKEA just announced that their new gift registry launched today.

As someone who has never created a registry, I was surprised to find out that the Swedish retailer didn’t already have one. But, it’s true! IKEA’s gift registry debuted today in the US, both as a website and as an app for iOS and Android, as well as an in-store kiosk.

“A gift registry has been on our customers’ wish list for years,” said Ashley Wahl, IKEA Gift Registry Project Leader and CRM Specialist, in a press release. “We’re thrilled to be able to now offer them this service and to play a small part in helping people celebrate special moments in each other’s lives.”

You’ll have to be an IKEA Family member to use the registry (don’t worry, it’s free to sign up), and then you can add items via your phone or the website. If you’re in store, the app works as your registry scanner, and a “snap photo” function will add multiple products, whole rooms, or services (like kitchen installation) to your list.

Buying items off a registry is pretty straightforward: you can search for a list on the site or app and purchase online. We know all too well that not every IKEA item is available to buy online, though—and the company has come up with a solution. Registry items can be bought and the value is then applied to a gift card for the recipient to use. And for those larger-ticket items? IKEA added a “chip in” option, where gifters can add a specified dollar amount toward the total price of products over $50.

So go ahead and register for some small space workhorses for your housewarming. The only thing better than a RÅSKOG is a RÅSKOG someone else lovingly bought for you.