Transferring Your Target Registry to Joy

Ready to kick your gift registry up a notch? Transferring your Target registry to Joy means simplifying your gift management. Joy will swoop in and transfer all your listed Target items to the Joy site, allowing you to add, update, remove, and track items inside your Joy website.

Getting started

  • From the Registry page, click the ‘Gifts’ tab.
  • Under the External Registry section, click ‘Connect a Registry’ and select Target.
  • Add your Target registry link and click ‘Get Started.’
  • While Joy connects to Target, take a moment to perfect your surprised look for the inevitable quirky gift from great-aunt Clara. Her presents are always one-of-a-kind!
  • Click ‘Next’ then ‘Move Registry to Joy.’
  • And just like that, your Target registry is now transferred to Joy!

Turning your external Target registry off

Congratulations on moving your entire Target registry to Joy! To ensure a seamless gift-giving experience (like not receiving duplicate double breakfast sandwich makers), it’s crucial to turn your Target registry off on their website.

  • While logged into your Target account, go here.
  • Click on ‘Manage wedding registry.’
  • Select ‘Edit’ in the left panel.
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page and select ‘Make my registry private across Target.com, Target stores and other registry or partner sites.’
  • Click ‘Save.’
  • And that’s it, your Target registry is private so you’ll avoid those duplicate gifts.


Adding an item from Target post-transfer

Imagine you’re perusing the Target website after transferring your registry to Joy, and you spot a double breakfast sandwich maker perfect for your next brunch shindig. Instead of adding it to your Target registry, you’ll need to add it directly to Joy.

There are 2 ways to do this:

Using the Quick Add Button

  • Add the Quick Add Button to your browser bar (you can learn how here).
  • Find that new must-have item.
  • Click ‘Add to Joy’ in your bookmarks bar.
  • If given the option, select a photo and click ‘Add Gift.’
  • Tap ‘Go to registry’ to view the new item on your Registry page.

Manually adding the item

  • Copy the Target URL for the item.
  • While on the ‘Gifts’ tab, scroll down and click ‘New Gift.’
  • Select ‘Add Item.’
  • Add the item URL and tap the ‘Add Gift’ button.
  • Scroll down for a glimpse of your future double breakfast sandwich maker and start planning that brunch shindig.

Ta-da! Your Target registry is now part of the Joy family. Managing gifts has never been easier!

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Updated on May 5, 2024

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