14 Must-Have Home and Lifestyle Registry Picks

Ready to start planning your registry? Start here!

  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

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