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Create or Manage a Registry
You may create a Gift Registry online or at any Williams Sonoma store. For either method, we will guide you through the selection process and help you find everything you need.
No. Only your name, event type, event date, city and state will be displayed on the website or printed on your registry. All ship–to addresses are secured within our system, and gifts are automatically shipped to the address that you have specified in your registry profile.
It is up to you to decide whether friends and family will need a password to view your registry online in your Privacy Settings within your registry profile. This password will only be necessary when your guests shop online. All registries are available for viewing in our stores without a password.
If you decide to select a password, you will need to share it directly with your friends and family. Williams Sonoma will not disclose any passwords.
Yes. You may specify a ship-to address for both before and after the event. Make sure when designating an address that there will be someone present to accept deliveries.
We will send you an email when an item we normally carry year–round is no longer going to be offered, so that you can choose to either purchase that item while quantities are still in stock, or add something else to your registry instead.
For backordered items, a message will appear under "Registry Status" after you log into your registry. Friends and family can still purchase these items for you for a later delivery.
Your Gift Registry will remain active for one year after the date of the event.
If you would like to remove your registry from us, simply select the "Delete" button next to your registry in Manage Registry mode.
We suggest that you register six to eight months before the wedding or other event. This allows family and friends enough time to purchase gifts for engagement parties and showers, as well as your wedding. We also advise you to visit your registry regularly to add our latest products, and to make sure that there is still a wide selection of gifts for your friends and family to choose from.
Yes, you can register for Gift Cards. Many guests would like to give Gift Cards, but would feel more comfortable doing so if they knew it was an option you had requested. Gift Cards are also a good backup to have in case your registry reaches completion and a guest isn't sure what you'd like.
During the registry creation process, just indicate at the bottom of the Shipping Information page that you'd like to receive Gift Cards. If you decide after you have registered that you would appreciate Gift Cards from your guests, simply click on the link to "My Profile" within the Manage My Registry page. You will be able to track Gift Card purchases in the Thank You Note Manager. Gift Cards may be redeemed online, by phone or at Williams Sonoma stores.
Yes. Our Canadian stores have a registry program exclusively for our Canadian registrants. To create or manage your registry, please visit any Canadian store. Registrants and guests can view Canadian registries by visiting www.williams-somoma.ca. Gifts can be purchased at any store and shipping is available (with some exclusions) anywhere in Canada. For information about creating or making purchases from a Canadian Registry, please visit or contact one of our Canadian Williams Sonoma stores or call 1.877.812.6235 (if calling from the United States or Canada.)
We're sorry for the inconvenience, our registry program is only available to customers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico at this time. If you are in Canada, please visit our stores or call 1.877.812.6235.
Receiving Registry Gifts
Your registry is updated one to two hours after an order has been placed online, and within 48 hours after an item is purchased at one of our stores.
If you receive a duplicate gift, you may take the items to any Williams Sonoma store, where our Associates will be happy to issue a merchandise voucher or help you choose an alternate gift. If you would prefer to return your packages through the mail, simply refer to the instructions on the packing slip or call 1.877.812.6235. You can also view our return policy and instructions online.
For returns of items purchased from your Williams Sonoma registry, we will gladly provide a refund or exchange within 90 days of your event or within 90 days of purchase (whichever date is later). View our Returns Page for details.
Wedding + Gift Registry Support: 1.877.812.6235
Yes. Williams Sonoma offers 10% off any items remaining on your registry, as well as any items you wish to add. You may take advantage of this discount as many times as you would like for up to six months. You will receive an email in the weeks after your celebration explaining the details. When you are ready to take advantage of the online completion program, sign in to your registry and select "Completion Program" from the top navigation. You will find more information on the program and a link that allows you to apply the 10% discount to your purchase.
Buying Gifts from a Registry
For privacy reasons, some registrants choose to limit access to their online registry. If you cannot gain access to a registry, please call 1.877.812.6235 or contact any Williams Sonoma store.
U.S. and Canadian registries are viewable from the U.S. and Canadian websites. However, the Williams Sonoma website cannot currently process transactions using an international address to make a registry purchase. Our Care Center will be happy to place the registry order over the phone at 1.888.779.5176.
Yes. Simply select "Gift Ideas" to choose from a selection of recommended gifts. If you purchase something that was not previously on the Gift Registry, it will appear on the registry as having been purchased so that other gift givers know not to purchase the same item.
The registrant indicates their shipping preferences when they register. Your gift will be shipped directly to the address specified by the registrants unless you indicate "Ship to Other" Or if you prefer to deliver the gift in person, you have the option of entering your own ship-to address during checkout.
Yes. During the checkout process, you have the option of typing a personal message that will be printed on a card and included with the gift. For larger items, the gift message will be printed on the packing slip.
Yes. For an additional charge of $6.00 per address, we will wrap your order and include your printed message on a Gift Card. The gift wrap option is made available to you during the checkout process. If you choose to gift wrap more than one item online, each item will be wrapped separately. To wrap multiple items together, you can call Customer Service at 1.877.812.6235. We regret that large items and those shipped directly from the manufacturer cannot be gift wrapped.
We offer a group eGift card. Our group eGift option allows you to share the cost of a gift with friends or family instead of paying for the entire gift yourself. Collected contributions are pooled together and the gift recipient receives an eGift Card for the total value of all contributions.
Williams Sonoma Registries & The Knot
The Knot is an Internet site that helps couples plan their wedding. Williams Sonoma's partnership with The Knot allows access to your registry from The Knot (only the registrant names can be viewed on The Knot site.) Access is subject to any privacy options that the registrant established when the registry was created. To view your privacy settings, select "Manage your Registry" and select "Registry Privacy Settings" under "My Profile."
If you prefer not to have your registry included on this site, please call 1.877.812.6235.
Subject to the privacy options selected at the time of registry creation, Williams Sonoma registries can be found by searching for the registrant's last name at The Knot. Access by The Knot visitors is subject to any privacy options that the registrant established when the registry was created. To view your privacy settings, click "Manage your Registry" and select "Registry Privacy Settings" under "My Profile."
A gift-giver can locate your registry at The Knot, but selecting "Williams Sonoma" will direct them to the Williams Sonoma website, where the purchase will be transacted.