Food Network's Alex Guarnaschelli's Registry Picks

  1. Colorful Napkins

    For cloth napkins, pick a pattern that’s classic but bold.

    Pantry napkin, $28 for set of 4, Williams-Sonoma.com

  2. Cup and Saucer

    Perfect for after-dinner guests, this collection gives coffee and tea a mod makeover.

    Rosenthal Tac 02 Skin Platinum Combi cup, $35, and saucer, $40, Bloomingdales.com

  3. A Metal Tray

    Pewter trays (great for serving appetizers or a main course) say posh.

    Juliska platter (large), $92, NeimanMarcus.com

  4. Salad Servers

    Dress it up or down with these vintage-style servers that will match any table’s decor.

    Wallace Westcott salad serving set, $38, Horchow.com

  5. A Tough Blender

    For smoothies and meal prep, you need a blender you can depend on (in a color you love).

    Waring Professional blender, $100, CrateandBarrel.com

  6. A Cast-Iron Skillet

    This one may be heavy, but you’ll love the way it cooks. Bonus: You’ll never have to buy another -- they last forever!

    Le Creuset cast-iron skillet, $150, SurLaTable.com

  7. A Chef’s Knife

    This sharp knife has a good grip, and it’s the best option if you’re going to splurge on one good knife.

    Global 8" chef’s knife, $115, Williams-Sonoma.com