Top 40 Registry Picks

From the everyday ware to the just-for-fun, we rounded up our favorite registry items.
by Andrea Fowler
Top 40 registry picks for every room in your home

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 grey bedding

Kenneth Cole New York dovetail comforter, from $200,

velvet pillow

World Market gray velvet throw pillow, various sizes $10-30,

linen table runner

West Elm bark textured Jacquard runner, $39,

dkny towel

DKNY Mercer bath towel, $20,

beach towel

Crate and Barrel blue and white check beach towel, $45,


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 Cruset Dutch oven

Le Creuset 7.25-quart signature round Dutch oven, $380,

All-Clad barbecue set

All-Clad stainless steel 5-piece BBQ set, $144,

Williams-Sonoma bakeware

Williams-Sonoma Goldtouch nonstick 6-piece bakeware set, $100,

Lodge cast iron griddle

Lodge iron reversible grill/griddle, $80,

Wustof kitchen knife set

Wusthof gourmet 12-piece knife set, $176,

Kitchen Electrics

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.

Coffee maker

Cuisinart extreme brew programmable 12-cup coffee maker, $100,

KitchenIQ food scale

KitchenIQ smart wireless nutriti scale, $60, Amazon

KitchenAid food processor

KitchenAid 7-cup food processor, $93,

All-Clas slow cooker

All-Clad gormet slow cooker, $300,

Light blue Smeg stand mixer

Smeg pastel green retro stand mixer, $460,


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,

Crate and Barrel glass set

Crate & Barrel rings glasses, from $2,

Formal china for your registry

Lenox Darius silver collection, from $27,

China dishware storage containers

The Container Store white quilted china storage, from $20,


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.

Cake dome serving platter

Dailyware cake dome, $50,

highball glass

World Market Event Highball glasses, $18 for a set of 6,

bar cart

CB2 Ernest chrome bar cart, $199,

drinkware collection

Lismore Collection Waterford barware, from $100,

cheese board

Anthropologie palm leaf cheese board, $60,


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.

table lamp

Lite Source Quatro III ceramic table lamp, $109,

trellis mirror

Pottery Barn Trellis mirror, $249,

Frame set

Pinnacle solid wood frame set, $41,

wall clock

Pottery Barn industrial wall clock, $249,

vase collection

Crate and Barrel Aviva vase arrangement, from $25,

Home Electronics

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.

Best Buy smart TV

Insignia 39" LED Smart Roku TV, $230,

Blink home security system

Blink home security camera system, from $90, 

dyson cyclone

Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute, $700,


Black and Decker digital advantage iron, $50,

Big-Ticket Items

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 suitcase

Bluesmart carry-on suitcase, $599,

REI tent

REI kingdom tent, $439,

Weber Spirit propane gas grill from

Weber Spirit propane gas grill, $499,

Wyatt 60

Wyatt 60" media console, $899,

The Casper mattress

Casper the Casper mattress, $1,195 for a king mattress,

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