After the wedding china’s been chipped — or perhaps tossed across a few rooms — the toaster and microwave and flat-screen fought over, what better solution to re-stocking a sad and lonely home than a post-divorce registry, created by the British department store chain Debenhams.
Peter Moore, head of retail services at Debenhams said: “With so many couples now living together before they marry, the Wedding Gift List concept is now regarded as more of an upgrade service, rather than stocking up the first home with the basics.
“However, a divorce means that one partner will be leaving the marital home and therefore be left without any essentials in their new house.”
The retailer said items expected to be popular included: cookware, cutlery, crockery, glasses, bed linen, towels, small lectrical goods such as toasters and microwaves.
Mr Moore added: “Divorcing can be an expensive time and registering for a Divorce Gift List means that family and friends can help the newly separated begin their new life.”