Top 40 Registry Picks
From the early days of your engagement to well after the wedding, your friends and family will want to shower you with gifts—exciting right? This is your opportunity to outfit your newlywed nest with much-needed tech upgrades, entertaining essentials and the basic household items that make a house a home.
Before scanning a single champagne glass, take inventory of what you have, room by room. And think about your lifestyle—now and down the road. A couple who loves to cook may have a kitchen-heavy wish list, while the entertainers may load up on decor and tabletop options. Cover all the bases with our checklist, then add a few hobby- or style-specific picks from there. Need a tent for two? Go for it! Eyeing living room furniture? Ask for it! Get inspired by our favorite picks below then start your own registry here.
Basic bedding upgrades might come to mind (hello, 1,000 + thread counts), but don't forget about the bathroom, kitchen, living room and dining accessories.
Kenneth Cole New York dovetail comforter, from $200, Amazon.com
World Market gray velvet throw pillow, various sizes $10-30, WorldMarket.com
West Elm bark textured Jacquard runner, $39, WestElm.com
DKNY Mercer bath towel, $20, Bedbathandbeyond.com
Crate and Barrel blue and white check beach towel, $45, CrateandBarrel.com
Outfit your kitchen with some cookware that isn't spattered and stained from generations' past. Everything from spatulas to high-tech stick-resistant baking sheets are fair game.
Le Creuset 7.25-quart signature round Dutch oven, $380, Crateandbarrel.com
All-Clad stainless steel 5-piece BBQ set, $144, Wayfair.com
Williams-Sonoma Goldtouch nonstick 6-piece bakeware set, $100, Williams-Sonoma.com
Lodge iron reversible grill/griddle, $80, Lodge.com
Wusthof gourmet 12-piece knife set, $176, Amazon.com
Love to cook? Ask for a few time-saving and specialty electrics that make meal prep easier. After the first use, you'll wonder how you ever managed to live without that fancy stand mixer.
Cuisinart extreme brew programmable 12-cup coffee maker, $100, BedBathandBeyond.com
KitchenIQ smart wireless nutriti scale, $60, Amazon
KitchenAid 7-cup food processor, $93, Target.com
All-Clad gormet slow cooker, $300, Williams-Sonoma.com
Smeg pastel green retro stand mixer, $460, CrateandBarrel.com
Register for some basics like glassware, but be sure to add some statement pieces that can supplement what you already own. A modern set of flatware (matte is specially trendy right now) or mix and match sets of china are sure to up your hostess game.
West Elm Promenade flatware set, from $19, WestElm.com
Crate & Barrel rings glasses, from $2, CrateandBarrel.com
Lenox Darius silver collection, from $27, Wayfair.com
The Container Store white quilted china storage, from $20, ContainerStore.com
What's your entertaining style? Classic afternoon tea, evening cocktail parties or a big family-style Thanksgiving feast? Wish list your favorite serving platters, barware or extra place setting based on your party preference.
Dailyware cake dome, $50, BedBathandBeyond.com
World Market Event Highball glasses, $18 for a set of 6, WorldMarket.com
CB2 Ernest chrome bar cart, $199, CB2.com
Lismore Collection Waterford barware, from $100, Macys.com
Anthropologie palm leaf cheese board, $60, Anthrolopogie.com
Your registry doesn't have to be all about functionality—think about things that will brighten up your space too. Extras like wall art or coffee table books can make just as big of an impact as new pillow cases.
Lite Source Quatro III ceramic table lamp, $109, Target.com
Pottery Barn Trellis mirror, $249, PotteryBarn.com
Pinnacle solid wood frame set, $41, Amazon.com
Pottery Barn industrial wall clock, $249, PotteryBarn.com
Crate and Barrel Aviva vase arrangement, from $25, CrateandBarrel.com
There are certain household electrics that just make life easier and there are some that are a bit of a stretch. Even if no one opts to purchase the new TV, often times the big-box store you're registering at will offer you a discount on any left over items so you can snag it later for a reduced price.
Insignia 39" LED Smart Roku TV, $230, BestBuy.com
Blink home security camera system, from $90, Amazon.com
Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute, $700, Dyson.com
Black and Decker digital advantage iron, $50, Amazon.com
Group gifting is trending, so don't be afraid to put a few expensive pieces on your wish list. A couple suitcases for the honeymoon or a staple piece of furniture to bring your living room together might be exactly what your college friends want to gift you.
Bluesmart carry-on suitcase, $599, SaksFifthAvenue.com
REI kingdom tent, $439, REI.com
Weber Spirit propane gas grill, $499, Amazon.com
Wyatt 60" media console, $899, CrateandBarrel.com
Casper the Casper mattress, $1,195 for a king mattress, Casper.com