Gift List service

John Lewis Gift List
 

Our free Gift List service is most commonly used for weddings, but it's also available for anniversaries, christenings, bar mitzvahs and birthdays - whenever you're having a special celebration for which friends and family will want to buy gifts. Our service makes the whole process easy for guests and list holders alike, allowing you to focus on organising the rest of the celebration. 

You simply register your gift list online, in store, or over the phone and set up a list of the gifts you'd like to receive, either online or one of our shops - the best time to do this is 8 weeks before the event.

If you opt to come in store, we'll explain the service to you and give you a hand-held scanner, so that you can work your way around the shop "zapping" the items you want added to your list. You can also book this initial scanning appointment online - see below.

Our Gift List teams also put in regular appearances at wedding fairs nationwide, so you can find out more about the service and all the other ways in which we can help you plan your special day.
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Book an appointment

The Gift List service

Online booking is available for your in-store scanning appointment in all our shops (except Knight & Lee, Heathrow, St Pancras International, and Tunbridge Wells, Chichester, Croydon, Newbury, Poole, Swindon and Tamworth at Homes), or call
0345 6047384

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The benefits:

  • Our service is the most popular in the UK. You'll have a choice from up to 350,000 products to create your list
  • Our Never Knowingly Undersold price commitment means you can be sure of best prices. In addition, most electrical products have guarantees of 2-5 years
  • Your guests can choose to buy online, in store or over the phone
  • There are exclusive beauty services in our shops for brides and grooms - find out more
  • You can opt to receive donations towards a Kuoni honeymoon, John Lewis Gift Vouchers, or Cancer Research UK
  • We'll collate all your gifts together and deliver on a day to suit you
  • Some of our most popular suppliers have special offers exclusively for Gift List customers - find out more

How it works

  • You register your gift list online, in store, or over the phone by calling one of our shops
  • You set up a list of the gifts you'd like to receive, either online or one of our shops - the best time to do this is 8 weeks before the event
  • You can request inserts to place within invitations, giving your guests information on how to select a gift from your list
  • If you opt to come in store, we'll explain the service to you and give you a hand-held scanner, so that you can work your way around the shop "zapping" the items you want added to your list. On your first visit, we'll also give you a voucher for complimentary tea or coffee and cake to fortify you through your shopping trip!
  • Book your in-store scanning appointment on
     0345 604 7384, or online - see above.
  • Your list can be managed online or in our shops, so you can add or delete items, and see who's bought which gift (get ahead on the thank-you cards!). Items are instantly removed from the list as they're purchased, so you won't end up with any duplicates
  • Your list will be open to guests for 8 weeks, and they can buy online, in store or by phone
  • All your gifts are stored for you, and you can arrange free delivery of all of them on a day to suit - often after the honeymoon


Wedding photo - for how it works

Top tips for compiling your wedding list

  • Don't underestimate how generous friends and family can be! Guests like to have a good range of gifts to choose from, and we often find people have to make a second trip to add to their list.
  • Make a longer list than you think you'll need. You can always flag the items you really want as priorities, which is easier than having to go back to your list to add additional items. We'll print a summary that provides you with a price listing /number of gifts at this value.
  • Leave yourself plenty of time to scan your list. Picking out your chosen gifts can take a little longer than you first might realise, and we do have a huge range to choose from
  • If you're really pushed for time to visit or even to view the selection online, the answer is to set up a gift voucher-only list. Pick up your vouchers after your celebration, and then go shopping, or spread it out over time. It's also a great option if you want to put the money towards a big purchase, like carpets or a fitted kitchen
  • Don't select all your gifts too far in advance of the big day - just in case any of your chosen products are discontinued, or out of stock when someone comes to buy. 8 weeks is about right, and your guests can then start buying 6 weeks before the wedding.
  • You can think big too. If you'd like to place a larger gift on your list, such as a TV, this is also possible - or you can ask for gift vouchers which will then go towards a big purchase. You can place a pop-up message saying 'B & G would appreciate contributions towards a sofa...' 
  • Select the early delivery option for honeymoon items like beach towels, cameras or luggage, so that you'll have them before you travel
  • Add extra table settings if you're choosing tableware - to allow for breakages. Check to make sure your favourite is dishwasher-safe if that's a factor for you.
  • Allow 2 sets per person for towels - choose from bath sheets to hand towels and face cloths, and remember to add extras for guests. 
  • Bring measurements with you - for lighting and rugs for example, as before you choose you'll want to be sure they're going to fit your room 
  • You can also request contibutions towards a dream honeymoon with Kuoni, John Lewis Gift Vouchers,  or donations to Cancer Research UK. Just ask us how.
  • John Lewis Wedding Insurance can take care of your big day, covering venues, flowers and photographers for starters - get a quote here.
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