14 Must-Have Home and Lifestyle Registry Picks

  1. The Perfect Pair of Vases

    Registering for two matching vases allows you to use them together as a centerpiece or display them separately around your home.

    Register for: 2

    Vera Wang Wedgwood With Love crystal vases, $75 and $125, BedBathandBeyond.com

  2. Matching Frames

    You’re going to need a way to show off all your wonderful wedding pictures. Register for elegant frames to properly display your favorite moments.

    Register for: 2 to 3

    Amalfi Silver Finish Frame, $30, BedBathandBeyond.com

  3. A Comfy Sofa

    Large (and more expensive) ideas are great for group gifts. So if you need a sofa, go ahead and register for one. After the wedding, if it’s not purchased, you can use your completion discount and any gift cards to outfit your home with a new couch.

    Register for: 1

    Petrie sofa, $1,699, CrateandBarrel.com

  4. A Stylish Ottoman

    Don’t shy away from registering for other furniture items to complete your living room décor. An ottoman can provide extra seating when company visits.

    Register for: 1

    Cavett leather ottoman, $449, CrateandBarrel.com

  5. Cozy Throw Blankets

    A throw will keep you warm when winter comes. Register for two: one for you and one for him.

    Register for: 2

    Vintage linen throw, $149, RestorationHardware.com

  6. A Flat-Screen TV

    It's okay to use your registry to upgrade your electronics. Plus, a new television might just be the gift your fiance's groomsmen get excited about.

    Register for: 1

    Samsung 51-inch plasma HDTV, $650, BestBuy.com

  7. Table Lamps

    Vases are lovely, but a table lamp is the kind of home accessory that will improve your interior outlook every day of the year. If you’re registering for a lamp to use in a high-traffic area, go for a wide, stable base.

    Register for: 1 to 2

    Perch table lamp, $79, WestElm.com

  8. Luggage

    Hello, honeymoon! Whether you're registering for your first grown-up luggage or upgrading the bags you currently own, register for a set of suitcases in different sizes for all your travel needs.

    Register for 1 set

    US Traveler Rio luggage set, $40, Target.com

  9. Luggage Tags

    Three luggage tags (one for you, your groom and a carry on) should be plenty for the honeymoon and later.

    Register for: 3

    eta "Mr. & Mrs." luggage tags, $20, Bloomingdales.com

  10. A Hamper

    It's high time you stopped leaving your dirty clothes on the floor: Register for a proper hamper. Consider a laundry sorter with three compartments to make wash day even easier.

    Register for: 1

    Washing Machine hamper, $30, CB2.com

  11. A Handheld Vacuum

    A handheld vacuum is just the thing for quick cleanups around the house. Cordless vacuums lose suction over time and need to be recharged, but they’re more convenient.

    Register for: 1

    Dirt Devil AccuCharge hand vac, $45, BedBathandBeyond.com

  12. A Vacuum

    Before you register for a vacuum, check out the amps -- more amps equal more suction! And make sure you know the terms of the service warranty.

    Register for: 1

    Hoover WindTunnel Pet Rewind upright vacuum, $143, Target.com

  13. An Iron

    You’ll be amazed at how much more pleasant ironing is once you upgrade your iron. Select a model that offers all the bells and whistles, including a variety of fabric options, adjustable steam settings and a self-cleaning feature.

    Register for: 1

    Reliable Velocity V50 Compact Vapor Generator iron, $99, Amazon.com

  14. An Ironing Board

    Trust us on this one: A sturdy, adjustable-height, full-size ironing board makes the chore of ironing a whole lot easier. Opt for a model with an iron rest.

    Register for: 1

    Household Essentials Mega Pressing Station ironing board, $69, Amazon.com