The Top 10 Registry Must-Haves

We went straight to the biggest stores to find out what's topping couples' registries right now.
by Jaimie Dalessio
  1. 1. Stand Mixer

    Last year, the stand mixer was the No. 1 registry item, and it's topping the charts again. The KitchenAid 5-Quart Artisan series is the most iconic. It's basically a work of art for your kitchen -- especially since it comes in lots of fun colors. The hottest shade this season: raspberry ice, a hot-pink hue. $450,
  2. 2. Espresso Maker

    Okay, the coffeemaker is almost as ubiquitous as the stand mixer, but what's different this year is that couples are picking fancier models, like this Nespresso CitiZ espresso maker. Definitely not your basic one-pot coffeemaker. $300,
  3. 3. Slow Cooker

    Pots and pans are always popular, but the slow-cooker craze has finally hit registry big time. This one is from All-Clad. $180,
  4. 4. Varietal Glasses

    It's not just about the wineglasses anymore. Couples are adding some quality beer glasses to their wish lists. One of the most popular ones is the Brewmaster's Collection from Mikasa. $58 for set of 4,
  5. 5. The "New" China

    Move over, classic white china. Now more-casual styles are climbing the ranks. Vera Wang released her Naturals collection for that reason. $65 for 4-piece set,
  6. 6. Food Processor

    This food processor from Cuisinart continues to dominate the scan gun. $230,
  7. 7. Blender

    Breville is a growing electronics line, and this die-cast blender is quickly becoming a must-have for the kitchen. $300,
  8. 8. Carry-on Luggage

    Ever-increasing airline luggage fees have boosted the appeal of a good carry-on bag. This London Fog Lightweight Luggage set is a popular example. Rolling club bag, $110, and expandable upright suiter, starting at $120,
  9. 9. Canister Vacuum

    Everyone needs a vacuum cleaner, and smaller (that is, easier to use and store) ones, like this Miele Titan model, are top sellers. $600,
  10. 10. Steak Knives

    Registering for flatware is practically a natural instinct, but special additions like steak knives (necessary for a fancy dinner night in with friends), such as this set of 6 from Laguiole, are becoming huge. $47,
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