2017 Registry Awards

The perfect picks for your growing registry wish list.
by Alyssa Longobucco
The Knot 2017 Registry Awards

We know the ins and outs of what couples want and need, so we rounded up the must-haves (there are over 50!) for your registry. Here's to kicking off newlywed life right. 

Iconic Favorites

These timeless picks probably made an appearance on your parents'—or even your grandparents'—registry. Thanks to fresh new colorways and innovative upgrades, they’re equal parts classic and cool. 

Lenox Kate Spade China

An always-in-style metallic china pattern makes date night in feel extra special. Kate Spade New York Palmetto Bay china, $139 for 5-piece place setting, Lenox.com 

All-Clad Stainless Steel Cookware

Stainless steel plus aluminum makes for even heat distribution and a cook surface that’s forever food safe. And the sleek design is easy on the eyes too. All-Clad D5 Brushed Stainless Steel cookware, $1,286 for 10-piece set, All- Clad.com 

A22 Light Blue Raden Suitcase

Your luggage deserves some techy upgrades, and this go-anywhere suitcase is a natural choice for a travel-loving couple to use during their honeymoon and beyond. The modern design boasts bonus features like Bluetooth-enabled location technology, a built-in charger and a handle that doubles as a scale to keep you under airline weight limits. Raden, A22 Carry suitcase in Light Blue, $295, Raden.com 

Reed and Barton Sterling Silver Flatware Set

Sterling silver flatware is a definite splurge, but it’s destined to become a treasured family heirloom. Reed and Barton,18th Century sterling silver flatware, $850 for 5-piece place setting, BedBathandBeyond.com 

KitchenAid Artisan 5-Quart Stand Mixer

Add a juicy pop of color to your countertops with the mixer every cook deems a must-have. KitchenAid, Artisan Series 5-Quart tilt-head stand mixer in Watermelon, $460, KitchenAid.com 

Pyrex Watercolor Collection Blue Lagoon mixing bowl

A unique blue swirl treatment gives this staple a modern update. Plus, it’s dishwasher, microwave and oven safe. Pyrex, Watercolor Collection Blue Lagoon mixing bowl, $10, Pyrex.com 

Waterford Carina Essence champagne flute

Toast to newlywed life at your reception with elegant crystal flutes, then break them out at home for Sunday brunch mimosas. Waterford Carina Essence champagne flute, $80, Waterford.com 

Chambord French press

Your cup of joe will feel even more indulgent when it’s made with an old-school French press. Chambord French press in Copper, $50, Bodum.com 

Wüsthof Classic Ikon knife block set

Every kind of blade you’ll ever need can be found in this set—from a paring knife and chef’s knife to a quad of steak knives—all in high-carbon steel that’s built to last. Wüsthof Classic Ikon knife block, $800 for 12-piece set, Williams-Sonoma.com 

Smart Home

Bring your newlywed nest into the 21st century thanks to the cutting-edge science in these techy tools. 

Dyson Hot+Cold Link Air Purifier Heater and Fan

This two-in-one device pumps out hot or cool air and removes over 99 percent of allergens and pollutants in the process. Control it using your phone or Amazon Echo. Dyson Pure Hot+Cold Link air purifier heater and fan, $620, Dyson.com 

Sleep Number 360 i7 Smart Bed

Sleep Number’s newest model boasts updated SleepIQ technology, which adjusts your mattress position, firmness and temperature for a dreamy night’s sleep. Sleep Number 360 i7 smart bed, $4,698 for queen, SleepNumber.com 

Joule Sous Vide Tool

Try your hand at the new “it” way of home cooking with this sleek, smartphone-synced sous vide tool. It will help you cook everything from steak to creme brulee perfectly every time. Joule sous vide tool, $199, ChefSteps.com 

Nest Learning Thermostat

Live a little bit greener with help from this thermostat. It studies your home life, then adapts temps to reflect your most common habits, like turning the heat down a few degrees when you leave for work. Nest Learning thermostat, $249, Nest.com 

Amazon Echo Show

Your favorite household helper Alexa just got a visual upgrade. Echo’s latest version touts additional screen-savvy features, like recipe browsing, video calls and more. Just say the word. Amazon Echo Show, $230, Amazon.com 

Aura Digital Photo Frame

A modern aesthetic makes this digital frame one you won’t be embarrassed to display. Bonus: It holds unlimited photos and will create and update albums of people and places you shoot most frequently. Aura Digital photo frame in Ivory/Rose Gold, $399, AuraFrames.com 

August Smart Lock

This smart lock is now the gate keeper to your home. Fit the device over your existing dead bolt and control your door lock via smartphone, Amazon Echo and more. You can even grant virtual keys to guests, and an activity log tracks who’s coming and going. August Smart Lock, $229, August.com 

LG Signature OLED HDR Smart TV

Paper thin and with picture quality you have to see to believe, this is a total splurge gift sports fans and Netflix addicts can both agree on. LG Signature OLED TV W-4K HDR Smart TV, from $8,000, LG.com 

Belkin Insight Smart Plug

Make any device “smart” by plugging it into this Wi-Fi-enabled outlet, which grants you immediate smartphone wireless control and energy monitoring. Wemo Insight smart plug, $50, Belkin.com 

RoboMow RS622 Mower

Bid farewell to weekends spent mowing the lawn. RoboMow gets the job done for you and avoids destroying your garden beds along the way. Which is more than you can say, right? RoboMow RS622 mower, $2,199, RoboMow.com 

Entertaining Essentials

You’ll have everything you need for all those rst-year rsts thanks to these host-approved items. Get your guest list ready. 

West Elm Bar Cart

Channel your inner Don Draper with a tiered gilded bar cart that gives any spirit top-shelf status. West Elm Terrace bar cart, $399, WestElm.com

Mark and Graham Wood Tray

Show off your new monogram as you serve up appetizers on this preppy acacia wood tray. Mark and Graham Striped square wood tray in White, $69, MarkandGraham.com 

Tom Dixon Tank Vase

This handmade glass-and-copper vase will make even last- minute grocery store blooms stand out. Tom Dixon Tank vase, $135, JungLeeNY.com 

Yeti Tundra 45 Cooler

Achieve tailgate master status with this cult favorite cooler, which has plenty of space for beverages and food. It will keep everything cold until the final touchdown and beyond. Yeti Tundra 45 cooler, $350, Yeti.com 

Ralph Lauren Cantwell Cocktail Shaker

Mix up predinner cocktails for two in style with this timeless nickel-plated and embossed saddle leather cocktail shaker. Ralph Lauren Cantwell cocktail shaker, $350, RalphLauren.com 

Deny Designs Cornhole Set

Use these corn hole boards to entertain guests at your outdoor wedding reception during cocktail hour. Then, break them out at home anytime you want a little friendly competition. They come in endless patterns, so you’re sure to find one that suits your tastes. Deny Designs Corn hole set in Dwelling Dawn, $229, Dash and Ash, DenyDesigns.com

Shop Lettermade Madison cocktail napkins

These custom linen cocktail napkins come embroidered with your monogram in cool thread colors. They’re the ideal housewarming gift—to yourselves. Shop Lettermade Madison cocktail napkins, $68 for 4, ShopLettermade.com 

Serena and Lily Scalloped capiz hurricane pillar

Translucent capiz shells give this candleholder a romantic glow, perfect for topping your table—whether it’s for Thanksgiving or during an intimate anniversary dinner. Serena and Lily Scalloped capiz hurricane pillar, from $88, SerenaandLily.com 

Terrain Scalloped marble serving board

Hosting a wine and cheese night for your bridesmaids? Break out this pretty marble board for a restaurant-worthy appetizer presentation. Terrain Scalloped marble serving board, $108, ShopTerrain.com 

 Jonathan Adler Lacquer backgammon set

We’re calling it now—chic board games are the new coffee table accessory, so swap your usual stack of books for a cool-looking game instead. Lots of classics, like backgammon, chess and checkers, are getting a more sleek, modern update. Bonus points if Grandma taught you how to actually play backgammon. Jonathan Adler Lacquer bckgammon set, $395, JonathanAdler .com 

Birch Lane Crimson copper charcoal fire pit

Cuddles come easy alongside this cozy portable fire pit. It’s equipped with an oversize copper bowl where you can burn wood or charcoal—perfect for roasting s’mores for dessert. Birch Lane Crimson copper charcoal fire pit, $275, BirchLane.com 

Canvas Home Sintra extra large bowl

An array of gorgeous hues makes this oversize bowl the perfect place to display fruit or serve up an impressive pasta salad. Canvas Home Sintra extra large bowl, $138, CanvasHomeStore .com 

Michael Aram Cocktail tumblers

The wavy crystal exterior on these double old-fashioned glasses means an especially stylish happy hour. Plus, they’re dishwasher safe, so cleanup is a breeze. Michael Aram Cocktail tumblers, $72 for 4, NeimanMarcus.com 

Crosley Radio C10 turntable

Spin tunes the old-fashioned way with this retro record player. Don’t worry—it has built-in shock absorbent feet in case your dance party gets a bit rowdy. Crosley Radio C10 turntable, $430, CrosleyRadio.com

CB2 Ford decanter

Pour your favorite spirit into this art-deco- inspired glass decanter to class up cocktail hour. Hint: It will look really great on that new bar cart of yours. CB2 Ford decanter, $35, CB2.com 

Cozy Comforts

Soft, snuggly and ultra-luxurious, these are the plush picks you’ll want around when it’s ( nally) time to relax postwedding. 

Boll and Branch Sheets

Minimalistic and modern, these simple sheets (made from 100 percent organic cotton) are bound to become a bedroom staple. Boll and Branch Banded sheet set in White/Stone, $250 for queen, BollandBranch.com

Jonathan Adler Mr. Jet Set Travel Kit

Personalized sleep masks are a charmingly cheeky way to get some shut-eye. Bonus: The kit comes with ear plugs in case your sweetie happens to be a snorer. Jonathan Adler Mr. Jet Set travel kit, $58 each, JonathanAdler.com 

Aria Ultrasonic Diffuser

Forget counting sheep—the key to getting a good eight hours may be in this essential oil diffuser. Use it throughout your home during the day, then bring it into the bedroom at night to diffuse a relaxing oil blend and fall asleep to its soothing, built-in sound machine. Young Living Aria ultrasonic diffuser, $297, YoungLiving.com

Restoration Hardware Cashmere Slippers

Treat your feet to some cozy comfort after a long day at work with a pair of these cushy cashmere slippers. Restoration Hardware Cashmere scuff slippers, $99, RestorationHardware.com 

Matouk Paola bath towels

Plush doesn’t even begin to describe the bath towels from iconic brand Matouk. Matouk Paola bath towel, $89, Matouk.com

McGee and Co. Belle Floral pillow

Add a pop of pattern with a watercolor floral throw pillow. McGee and Co. Belle Floral pillow, $58, McGeeandCo.com 

Sferra Celine throw

This cozy throw (available in 14 shades), has a subtle herringbone weave and is a perfect accent to your bedroom’s relaxing vibe. Sferra Celine throw, $99, Sferra.com 

The Laundress Classic linen spray

Keep everything, from your clothing to your bedding, smelling fresh (like clean laundry, to be exact) with this mist. The Laundress Classic linen spray, $16, TheLaundress.com

Out of the Box  

Already have all the household staples you need? Consider this permission to pick out a few unexpected extras. (These ideas are ideal for group gifting.) 

Brooklyn Bicycle Willow Bike

Hit the open road on a pair of these posh wheels. Available in three or seven speed, they’re perfect for navigating both city streets and country roads alike. Brooklyn Bicycle Co. Willow bicycle in Columbia Blue, $600, BrooklynBicycleCo.com 

Minted Art Print

Put the finishing touch on your living room walls with a piece of eye-catching artwork. Minted Passage 1 art print, from $31, Nell Waters Bernegger, Minted.com

Interior Define Caitlin Sofa

Available in over 60 modern shades and a variety of fabric styles, this stunning sofa will quickly become your favorite spot to chill in your living room. Interior Define Caitlin sofa, from $1,800, InteriorDefine.com 

Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Camera

Capture each second of your unforgettable honeymoon (and beyond) with this compact digital camera. It’s light enough to tote anywhere you go, but delivers super-detailed shots that will look great on your Insta feed. Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless camera, $650, Sony, BestBuy.com 

Sign Us Up

There’s a mail subscription box for everything these days. Register for one of these fun services and reap the benefits all year long. 

Blue Apron
Dinner made easy. Each recipe comes with only what you need, so there’s no waste, and recipes aren’t repeated within a year, so you won’t get bored. BlueApron.com

Bean Box
Coffee lovers, rejoice—you’ll get a box of beans each month from some of Seattle’s best roasters, plus brewing tips and tasting notes. BeanBox.co

Noble Brewer
Small-scale brewers partner with big- name breweries to produce bespoke batches of some seriously delicious ales. You’ll get four new creations a quarter and can reorder your faves. Beer.NobleBrewer.com 

Murrays Cheese
This New York City cheese shop offers a variety of monthly boxes, from a cheese of the month club to one that pairs different cheeses with yummy bites. MurraysCheese.com

Bitters and Bottles
Show off your mixology skills at home with this monthly cocktail box, packed with full-size bottles of craft spirits, quality cocktail ingredients (like bitters), plus 10 or more recipes. BittersandBottles.com 

The Bouqs Co. 
Weekly, biweekly or monthly deliveries of beautiful blooms will keep your home happy all year long. Bouqs.com 

Stay on top of the latest hot reads with this lit-lover box, which sends the most anticipated ction books to your doorstep every three months. QuarterlaneBooks.com 

Date Box
Keep newlywed life exciting with this monthly date-in-a- box that will help you plan a fun, fresh evening at home. DateBox.com

Love what we picked? Add these items—and more!—to your registry at TheKnot.com/registry

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