11 Wedding Registry Picks for Your Bedroom and Bathroom

Don't forget about the essentials that make for a proper newlywed nest.
  1. The essentials for your bed and bath registry
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    ​The focus of any wedding registry usually falls onto new toys—the electrics. More specifically, the kitchen and living room electrics like stand mixers or sound systems. Don't get us wrong, you totally have a right to be psyched about those upgrades, but don't forget about the bed and bath basics that should be on your registry too. Trust us when we say a genuine down comforter will make you just as excited as that new smart TV.

  2. Mattress Pad

    Dream Solutions allergen barrier mattress pad from Sears

    Look for a mattress pad that will protect your mattress, repel moisture and act as an extra layer of softness. Some even have dust mite and allergen barriers for a super clean night's sleep. Make sure whatever you choose is machine washable.

    Register for: 1

    Dream Solutions mattress pad, from $42, Sears.com

  3. Sheet Sets

    Sheet sets for a wedding registry

    For each bed in your home, plan on having one set of sheets on the bed (a flat sheet and fitted sheet), one in the laundry and one tucked away in the linen closet. And remember, the higher the thread count, the softer the sheet.

    Register for: 3

    Charter Club opulence 800 thread count sheet set, from $40, Macys.com

  4. Down Comforter

    Comfortable white down comforter from Garnet Hill

    Any grown-up bed needs a quality comforter—one that just calls your name after a long day and envelops you in a cocoon of coziness. Chose between the light, medium or winter weight to achieve your perfect balance. Or register for two weights and swap with the seasons.

    Register for: 1

    Garnet Hill siganture white down comforter, from $228, GarnetHill.com

  5. Duvet Covers

    Quilted duvet cover from Target

    A washable cover for your comforter is always a good idea—it can easily be thrown into the washing machine if breakfast-in-bed goes wrong—unlike most comforters. Register for two duvet covers and matching shams so you can change up your look seasonally.

    Register for: 2

    Threshold pinch pleat duvet cover set, from $60, Target.com

  6. Bed Blanket

    Stone washed linen bed blanket from Coyuchi

    A light blanket can be a good alternative for warmer months and the perfect added layer come winter when the temps drop. A stone-washed linen is soft to the touch—especially if you go organic.

    Register for: 1

    Coyuchi larkspur linen coverlet, from $198, Coyuchi.com

  7. Bed Pillows

    Target Sobakawa bed pillows

    You'll have extra sweet dreams with a new pillow to rest your head on. Match the size of your pillows to the size of your bed and register for two new ones for each of you.

    Register for: 4

    Sobakawa buckwheat pillow, $20, Target.com

  8. Sound Machine

    Adaptive Sound Technology sleeping machine

    Masking out disruptive noise makes for a much more restful night's sleep (especially if the noise is coming from your partner!). This sound machine has over 10 sounds to choose from and it has adaptive sound technology, so it adjusts in real-time to noise levels around you.

    Adaptive Sound Technologies sound machine, $100, Amazon.com

  9. Bath Mat

    Crate and Barrel bath mat

    Stepping out of the shower onto a cold tile floor is never pleasant. Cushion your step with a bath mat. Make sure to choose one with high absorbency—you don't want it to get soggy from a single shower.

    Register for: 1

    Crate and Barrel loop light grey bath rug, $30, CrateandBarrel.com

  10. Bath Towels

    Under the Canopy organic bath towels

    Plush bath towels will lend some luxe vibes to any bathroom. Choose bath-sheets for a cozy oversized towel, or the standard size for a better fit when sharing the towel bar.

    Register for: 4 to 6

    Under the Canopy organic bath towel, $25, Macys.com

  11. Hand Towels

    Iron Gates hand towels from Bed Bath and Beyond

    If you're in love with towels that don't come with coordinating hand towels, don't forget to scan a few of those too. Go with colors or a pattern in a similar palette, but a few shades darker or lighter than your current linens so they all look cohesive.

    Register for: 4 to 6

    Iron Gates hand towel, $15, BedBathandBeyond.com

  12. Scale

    Fitbit bathroom scale from Best Buy

    Calling all health-conscious couples: don't forget about a tech-forward scale. This model can track weight, BMI and body fat and connect with your Fitbit tracking for easy monitoring.

    Register for: 1

    Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi smart scale, $108, BestBuy.com


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