25 Wedding Registry Essentials

Overwhelmed by the thought of compiling your wedding registry? Start with these 25 essentials.

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April 16, 2020

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Add These to Your List

The art of figuring out what to put on your wedding registry can feel like a task that’s never quite finished. As you scan pages of items online or walk around home-goods stores with a scanner, you’ll find yourself adding dozens of items to your list while also questioning whether or not you’ve forgotten something extra important. To make sure your gift list is complete with all of your must-haves, we’ve compiled our top 25 wedding registry essentials.

An Easy-to-Use Coffee Maker

Start your mornings off right with the Classic Keurig K-Cup Coffee Maker, which brews the perfect cup of coffee and could not be simpler to use. Just add 48oz of water to the reservoir and you and your partner can sip on over 6 cups before having to refill. Plus, there are hundreds of K-Cup pods available so you can enjoy your favorite cup of coffee, tea or hot cocoa from the comfort of your home.

BUY IT: Amazon, $79

A 10-Cup Food Processor & Vegetable Chopper

The Hamilton Beach 10-Cup Food Processor and Vegetable Chopper lets you cut food into 1-inch pieces before processing with the mixing blade. It’s versatile enough that you can use it to slice, chop or shred most ingredients in seconds, from cheese to veggies to nuts. Bonus: It fits in small kitchens!

BUY IT: Amazon, $45

High Thread-Count Sheets

It’s time to make over your bedding with high thread-count sheets, like these from Hotel Collection, which are made by Italian craftsmen and woven from 100-percent cotton. These sheets are perfect for sleep year-round with lightweight and breathable fabric.

BUY IT: Macy’s, $125-$235

A Good Set of Towels

Upgrade your bath towels with a matching set that bring a sense of luxury and serenity to your bathroom. Madison Park’s organic towels are spa-quality, exceptionally soft and highly absorbent. The complete set gives you just what you need and includes two bath towels, hand towel and washcloths.

BUY IT: Macy’s, $67

Durable Flatware

Complete your kitchen with a high-quality set of flatware for everyday use that fits right in with your overall decor. Crate and Barrel’s Malvern flatware is made by hand and crafted out of durable stainless steel.

BUY IT: Crate & Barrel, $24-$88

Tilt Head-Stand Mixer

Get ready to bake like you’re on a cooking show with a KitchenAid Classic Series 4.5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer that also includes a stainless steel mixing bowl and 10 different speed options to pick from. You’ll be able to mix, knead and whip your favorite ingredients in no time, and you can even bake a sweet “thank you” treat for your vendors, bridal party or family members who helped out with the wedding.

BUY IT: Amazon, $199

Down Alternative Comforter

Dress your bed with a comfortable blanket that will keep you warm during the winter and cool during the summer. The Emily Madison Allegra Down Alternative Comforter is soft, cozy and uses baffle-box construction, which helps keep the fill in place and leaves all who are underneath it feeling covered throughout the night.

BUY IT: Bed, Bath and Beyond, $390-$550

3-Piece Luggage Set

Pack all you need for your honeymoon getaway in a new set of luggage, featuring a carry-on and two checked-bag sized suitcases that are perfect for vacations. Plus, the spinning wheels let you move seamlessly through the airport.

BUY IT: Bloomingdale’s, $570

Roomba Robot Vacuum

Get a vacuum that takes care of all the dirt and debris on your floor without having to do much more than press the On button. The Roomba Robot Vacuum powerfully cleans your floor on its own and runs up to 90-minutes before automatically docking and recharging. You can clean your place hands-free and without dragging around a heavy vacuum that takes up a lot of space.

BUY IT: Bed, Bath & Beyond, $300

All-Purpose Wine Glass Set

Keep the wedding memories alive by toasting to a great wedding celebration and continued future happiness with all-purpose wine glasses. They’re the perfect addition to your shelves so you can be ready for an at-home date night or an evening entertaining your friends.

BUY IT: Amazon, $20

Air-Fryer Smart Oven

Get cooking right from your countertop without having to rely on your oven by using the Breville Convection and Air Fry Smart Oven Air. Roast a chicken for a weekend dinner, air fry crispy French fries on a weeknight or dehydrate vegetables for a midday snack.

BUY IT: Amazon, $550

7-Piece Cookware Set

Stock your kitchen with this everyday 7-piece Cuisinart Multiclad Pro Cookware Set, made from high-quality stainless steel and cool-grip handles. You’ll have a long-lasting set of pots and pans to prepare any delicious meal you crave.

BUY IT: Amazon, $158

4-Piece Plate Setting

Dine on ultra-durable, chip-resistant china that will make eating at home an enjoyable activity. With Fiesta dinnerware, you can mix and match different colors to liven up your plates for your next homemade meal, summer BBQ or family celebration.

BUY IT: Macy’s, $59

Slow Cooker

When you want to multitask and make meals for the week, get a sturdy slow cooker so you can make delicious homemade chili and soups, lasagna or mashed potatoes. Crux’s 8-qt 10-in-1 programmable multi-cooker combines a slow cooker, pressure cooker and steamer all into one storable appliance.

BUY IT: Macy’s, $145

Cutting Board Set

Make chopping up fruits and vegetables safer and easier with a durable and sturdy cutting board. The Gorilla Grip Cutting Boards stay put on your kitchen counter, so you don’t have to worry about food falling off or the board moving when the knife is in your hand. You’ll be able to slice and dice your ingredients quicker than ever.

BUY IT: Amazon, $19

Memory Foam Pillow

Sleep well on a cooling Memory Foam Pillow that uses the latest technology to pull away body heat and releases a cooling energy. The memory foam will keep your head and neck feeling supported throughout the night and adjusts to fit the way you sleep, whether you’re a side sleeper or you stay put on your back.

BUY IT: Bed, Bath and Beyond, $80-$120

Quality Storage Containers

If you always feel like you’re missing a lid or that your storage containers have a 50 percent chance of leaking when you’re on the way to work, get a new 22-piece set of durable Tupperware that will keep food fresh and leaks off your worry list.

BUY IT: Macy’s, $45

Vegetable Spiral Slicer

When you’re not in the mood for pasta but you’re looking for something to mix in with your favorite sauce or dressing, create spiralized noodles out of your favorite veggies. This easy to use spiral slicer lets you take a whole vegetable, whether it’s zucchini or squash, and turn it into fun shapes in just seconds.

BUY IT: Amazon, $23

Drinking Glasses

Pour your favorite beverages into a set of everyday drinking glasses from Martha Stewart’s collection. These sturdy and large cups hold 16 oz. of liquid and are dishwasher safe.

BUY IT: Macy’s, $30

Photo Printer

After the wedding, as friends and family email and text you the photos that they snapped on their phones throughout the night, have a phone photo printer at home so you can gather those memories and put together a keepsake album to show people when they come over or relive the memories on every anniversary with your partner.

BUY IT: Amazon, $99

Portable House Speaker

Repeat your first dance or breakout into a weekend dance party with your spouse by using a portable speaker. From your porch to your living room, the Bose SoundLink Bluetooth speaker gives you a full range of sound anywhere you go. Plus, it’s water resistant so you can keep it close by at the pool or take it with you on your next beach trip.

BUY IT: Amazon, $129

Honeymoon Fund

If your kitchen and home are fully stocked and you’re hoping guests can help send you off on the trip of a lifetime, a honeymoon fund is a great way for family and friends to help pay for plane tickets, hotel stays and activities throughout your vacation.

Make Your Fund

Gift Cards

With all the wedding planning decision making you have to do, it might feel like a challenge to pick out items for your registry. If you’d rather go shopping for your must-haves when the wedding is over, put gift card options from your favorite store on your registry.

Add Gift Cards

Home Decor

Add a little bit of your personal taste and style with home décor items. From mirrors to artwork, vases to wall signs, you’ll remember the meaning behind the gift if it’s on your registry and an option for guests to buy for you.

BUY IT: Bed, Bath and Beyond, $50

Wine Subscription

For a monthly dose of fun and celebration, include a subscription gift like a monthly wine club, which sends you a new bottle of red or white every month. Celebrate big milestones with the bottles or enjoy one during a Friday at-home date night.

BUY IT: Wine of the Month Club, $38-$161/month

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