Couples' Absolute Favorite Things to Register for in 2018

We’re breaking down The Knot users’ top-registered gifts by category—and you're going to want them all.
by Maggie Seaver and Alyssa Longobucco

We know all the tried-and-true registry staples, and we know about up-and-coming registry trends—but what about the gifts real couples are actually registering for right now? We’ve rounded up the most popular registry items in 2018 based on a few thing: what The Knot users added most often to their wishlists, what registry retailers saw flying off the shelves, and the timeless gifts that are literally never not popular. These 25 registry products, by category, were the most likely to be found on 2018 wedding registries.

Create your registry with The Knot right here and your first registry gift could be on us during the month of March. (Read on for more details.)


  1. ​KitchenAid Artisan stand mixer

    No registry wish list would be complete without an iconic KitchenAid stand mixer. On the off chance you haven’t inherited one already from your mother or grandmother (and hey, maybe even if you have!), then you should definitely be adding one to your registry. The seemingly endless selection of colors is matched only by all the seriously awesome stuff you can actually make with one. From cookies and breads to ice cream, fresh pasta and handmade sausage (yep, you heard that right), the only limit is how much your refrigerator can hold.

    KitchenAid Artisan stand mixer, $380,

  2. We get it—cooking sometimes feels like an impossible chemistry experiment. Luckily, these Pyrex measuring cups make chef life a little bit easier. With denotations for every cup and ounce in between, a microwave-safe glass body and a combined total capacity of 15 cups, there’s a lot to love—and a lot of chocolate chip cookies to be made.

    Pyrex glass measuring cups, $22 for 4-piece set,

  3. Cucina non-stick bakeware

    If you have pipe dreams of becoming the next Christina Tosi (side note: give us a call, we’ll taste test for you), then you’re definitely going to want a legit set of bakeware. May we recommend this group, by another culinary maven we <3, Rachael Ray? The 10-piece set includes all of the basics in a non-stick finish which, if you’ve ever spent an afternoon scraping burnt cookies off a baking sheet, you know is a must. 

    Cucina non-stick bakeware, $65 for 10-piece set,

  4. Real Simple stainless steel mixing bowls

    Genius hack alert: You know how you mix up a salad in a bowl, but then have to transfer it to another bowl to seal and store it? Well, we’ve got good news—as long as you register for these mixing bowls from the organizing pros at Real Simple. They include tops and handles, so whisking or whipping doesn’t (literally) get away from you.

    Real Simple stainless steel mixing bowls, $40 for 3-piece set,

  5. ​Pyrex glass bake and store

    Win yourself a potluck VIP award with these sleek (and easy to identify!) storage dishes. Each one is oven- and freezer-safe, so you can prep your famous lasagna ahead of time, then bring it to the party without worrying about sauce spilling all over your car. If that’s not peak adulthood, we don’t know what is.

    Pyrex glass bake and store, $30 for 11-piece set,

    Bed and Bath

  6. ​Pottery Barn classic terry bath robe

    Chill out in style with a set of these plush terry cloth robes. They’re basically like you stayed in the most luxe hotel imaginable and left with the robe, minus the theft. Plus, you can monogram them with your initials, so you can rep your new last name while you relax.

    Pottery Barn classic terry bath robe, $119,

  7. ​Wamsutta ultra soft bath towels

    We’re just spitballing here, but towels seem to be one of the most highly debated purchases when it comes to cohabitation. And you know what? We get it. You like plush and pillowy, they like thin and ultra-absorbent. You’re over six feet tall, they’re barely pushing five-foot-two. But somehow these Wamsutta towels manage to hit that sweet-spot sure to please both members of your partnership. They’re soft with just the right amount of cushion, but still pack the perks of ultra-absorbent fabric. And they come in like, a zillion colors (ok, fifty). Ah, compromise.

    Wamsutta ultra soft bath towels, $55 for 6-piece set,

  8. Crate & Barrel washed organic cotton white sheets

    There's truly no better feeling than diving into a bed freshly made with crisp white sheets. Honestly, this is not up for debate. Which is why no registry is really complete without at least one new set for your bed. We love these from Crate and Barrel, which boast organic cotton that's been stonewashed for exceptional softness. (Let that sink in for a minute.) You better set a loud alarm, because otherwise you’re not getting out of bed.

    Crate & Barrel washed organic cotton white sheets, $140 for queen set,

  9. ​Pottery Barn Faye textured throw

    Not that you need our permission, but let it be known: It’s always ok to register for something solely because you think it’s pretty. Pick any color of these saturated cotton throws to add a pop of style to your couch or bed. Bonus: They’ll look really good in any #sundayselfcare Instas you happen to snap.

    Pottery Barn Faye textured throw, $99,

  10. ​Neatfreak triple sorter with ironing board

    This all-in-one caddy (featuring three separate storage bins and an ironing board top) will make doing laundry so easy, you may not even care that you’re stuck folding twenty pairs of the love of your life’s underwear.

    Neatfreak triple sorter with ironing board, $70,


  11. Let’s kick things off with a true classic, shall we? Le Creuset Dutch ovens are a staple around the world not only because of their impeccable craftsmanship, but also the modern and fresh pop of color they add to any kitchen. Whether you use yours for a weekly stew or go full-blown Julia Child with a coq au vin date night dinner, we can practically guarantee this piece will be a staple in your home for years to come.

    Le Creuset signature cast iron round 2 3/4-qt. Dutch oven, $130,

  12. All-Clad stainless steel cookware collection

    Stainless steel is considered the workhorse of the kitchen—and for good reason. Not only are these pro-quality pans nearly indestructible, but they also boast even heat distribution (aluminum core FTW!) and a dishwasher safe exterior, meaning dinner is perfectly cooked every time and clean up is a breeze.

    All-Clad stainless steel cookware collection, from $60,

  13. ​Instant Pot Duo60 7-in-1 multi-use 6-quart programmable pressure cooker

    Whether you’re mixing up pulled pork sliders for game day or baked French toast for book club brunch, we’re pretty positive you’ll find some reason to love the Instant Pot. Besides its set-it-and-forget-it convenience (lazy cooks, rejoice!), the culinary titan touts the ability to saute, slow cook, steam, brown, warm and more. Needless to say, it’s about to become your favorite thing in the kitchen.

    Instant Pot Duo60 7-in-1 multi-use 6-quart programmable pressure cooker, $100,

  14. ​Lodge 12-inch seasoned cast iron skillet

    Looking to capture that crispy, just-grilled flavor—within your 400-square foot apartment? Then you need a cast iron pan, ASAP. Whip up everything from a fruit cobbler to a set of perfectly-seared steaks, all thanks to a solid cast iron body that conducts heat like a boss. Sure, they take a little TLC to maintain (salt, oil, use, repeat), but trust us, the results are totally worth it.

    Lodge 12-inch seasoned cast iron skillet, from $30,

  15. Guys, these knives are seriously cutting edge (pun intended, obvi). If there’s one thing we want to convince every couple to invest in, it’s quality knives and this Dalstrong set definitely rises to the occasion. Razor-sharp blades made with high-carbon German steel make slicing and dicing a cinche, while a luxe (dare we say, sexy?) acacia wood block lets you store them on your countertops in style.

    Dalstrong Gladiator series knives, $280 for 8-piece block set,


  16. B. Smith multi-purpose server with tray

    Hosting hack: Transfer any store-bought veggie, cheese or fruit platter into this stylish wood and ceramic server for an easy party dish that screams sophistication, not procrastination. We promise, we won’t tell.  

    B. Smith multi-purpose server with tray, $40,

  17. ​Williams Sonoma Estate stemware collection

    Whether you and your boo prefer red, white, rose or bubbly, this glassware collection has something for you. Designed with help from expert sommeliers, each glass style is meant to help you get the most flavor out of your blend. Yes, even your $5 Trader Joe’s bottles.

    Williams Sonoma Estate stemware collection, from $11,

  18. ​Mint Pantry chamomile wood slate cheese tray

    Convince the food snobs in your life (hello, dear in-laws) that you know the difference between a Camembert and a cheddar with this pro-worthy cheese tray. Featuring a slate cutting surface, plus bowls for nuts or olives and a spot for fruity extras, this beauty has it all.

    Mint Pantry chamomile wood slate cheese tray, $46,

  19. Olivia & Oliver Harper organic shape gold dinnerware

    Striking the right balance between romantic and modern, this gold-rimmed white dishware is the perfect timeless touch for your table. Plus, just like your favorite lightweight sweater, these guys can totally transition. Dress ‘em down with handmade ceramic accent plates or add to the glam with glitzy gold flatware and some luxe candle sticks.

    Olivia & Oliver Harper organic shape gold dinnerware, $70 for 5-piece place setting,

    Tech Gadgets

  20. You guys, this is the future. Of garbage duty, at least. Simplehuman’s trash cans have taken everything icky about the process of dealing with household garbage and pretty much eradicated it. Simply wave your hand over the top of the can to open. Hands full? Say “open can” instead. We’re not joking.

    Simplehuman sensor can, $200,

  21. Live your life a little bit greener with help from this smart thermostat. It studies your home life, then adapts the temps in your house to reflect your most common habits, like turning the heat down a few degrees when you leave for work or dialing it back up around bedtime.

    Nest learning thermostat, $228,

  22. Alexa is about to be your new bestie. Have her lock up the house, turn on the lights, recite the day’s news or even quiz you in Jeopardy, all from just a simple voice command. Plus, with a new fabric exterior, Amazon’s newest Echo is more stylish than ever.  

    Amazon Echo, $70,

  23. Fitbit Charge 3 heart rate monitor fitness tracker, from $130,

  24. Talk about a goal getter: This smart scale syncs up with your phone to log your BMI, body composition (think: muscle to body fat to water to bone ratios), weight and more. If you’re someone who feels squeamish about numbers, no worries—QardioBase can help you stay fit or reach a goal stress free by replacing numbers with emojis that let you know you’re on the right track.

    QardioBase 2 wireless smart scale and body analyzer in Arctic White, $99,

  25. Haven't started your registry yet? Now's the perfect time—because your first gift could be officially on us. Yep, that's right—during the month of March, all you have to do is create a registry on The Knot with one of our retailers and add at least one product valued at $100 or less. Come April, keep an eye on your email to see if you've won!

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