Because many couples get married now at an older age than in generations past, they probably are merging established households and may not need many housewares
San Francisco, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) June 04, 2011
Traditionally, gift registries have been the domain of department and home stores. Despite this, Cole Hardware often receives requests for more practical registries of tools, hardware and garden items.
“Because many couples get married now at an older age than in generations past, they probably are merging established households and may not need many housewares,” said Julia Strzesieski of Cole Hardware. “With a fixer-upper in San Francisco costing a pretty penny, many couples starting out just don’t have a big budget for remodeling after a hefty down payment. So many choose the do-it-yourself route to make their house a home, thus needing a sturdy drill or a gallon of premium Benjamin Moore Aura paint more so than a formal set of china.”
Registries are no longer just for weddings. Increasingly, registries are seen for housewarmings, birthdays, first apartments or incoming college freshmen. With the mild weather and casual lifestyle in the Bay Area, it’s not unusual for couples to register for a deluxe Weber grill to entertain their guests year round or garden tools for their outdoor areas.
“A registry assists friends and family in choosing a thoughtful gift desired by the recipients too. Although Aunt Clara surely has heartfelt intentions when she chooses those his-and-hers matching pink bunny slippers, a registry lets her opt for something really needed by her favorite niece or nephew,” said Strzesieski. “With our families spread across the country and world, a registry also allows friends and family from far and near to send a gift to a newlywed or new home owner and feel they are part of the celebration or event.”
One of Cole Hardware’s professionals can help set up a registry so loved ones can either order the gift online, by phone or purchase in store. They will keep track of what is purchased too, so overlapping gifts are not a problem. Cole Hardware will also deliver your gifts in the city for free. Their Urban Gift Registry is available for the entire store.
For more information about Cole Hardware, call (415) 742-8306 or visit them online at colehardware.com.
About Cole Hardware
Cole Hardware is a San Francisco hardware company with four locations that specializes in home repair, lock repair, and electrical repair. The first green-recognized hardware store in the nation, offering traditional hardware fare, Cole Hardware features Benjamin Moore paint, manual and power tools, electrical and plumbing supplies, housewares, garden and cleaning products, Cole Hardware also offers a garden center.