28 Wedding Registry Ideas for Couples Already Living Together

Creative picks for established pairs.
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Updated Dec 20, 2023
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Every engaged couple needs a wedding registry, but not every couple needs a casserole dish, flatware set and bath towels. If you and your partner already live together, then chances are you're well-stocked on basic household items. There's still a range of wedding registry ideas for couples living together though. From upgrading your small kitchen appliances to asking for unique experiences, it's not a bad boat—er, house to be in. Before you start clicking "Add to Registry" on every fun gadget and international excursion though, cross-reference your current home goods with this wedding registry essentials checklist. You might find things you didn't realize you needed despite your co-living situation.

To start building your personalized wedding registry, turn to the industry's most trusted, easy-to-use wedding registry: The Knot. (Hey, at least we're biased for a reason.) We make it easy to compile all of your gift requests in one shoppable list, whether they're monetary asks or physical items from multiple registry brands. It's not only a great way for guests to shop, but it's nice for you and your S.O. to manage too—a win-win in our eyes.

1. Honeymoon Fund

Couple drinking cocktails on their honeymoon
Photo: The Knot Registry Store

Cash funds are a great option for couples who already live together (and even for couples who don't). They let guests donate money toward your financial goals, like going on your dream honeymoon! Whether you're planning to tour around Europe or soak up the sun in the Caribbean, a honeymoon fund can cover plane tickets, hotels, excursions and more.

2. Date Night for Two

Date night for two registry cash fund
Photo: The Knot Registry Store

Like cash funds, experiences are all of the fun and none of the clutter. By using The Knot Registry, you can add a Virgin Experience Gifts Date Night for Two voucher in your home city. It's an easy way to spend quality time with your new spouse since neither of you has to plan (or pay for) the activity.

3. KitchenAid Stand Mixer

KitchenAid stand mixer registry gift
Photo: The Knot Registry Store

Our advice? Just because you've been living (and cooking!) together for a while doesn't mean you should write off all kitchen appliances for your registry. If you're still powering up the ol' hand mixer, consider upgrading your baking routine with the highly sought-after KitchenAid Artisan Series five-quart 10-Speed Stand Mixer. It seriously lives up to the hype. And there are so many fun colors to choose from!

4. Express Espresso Machine

Express espresso machine registry gift
Photo: Williams Sonoma

Out with the old and in with the new, right? Ditch your old-school coffee pot in favor of an espresso machine. This Breville Barista Express Espresso Machine will turn your beans into a smooth, delicious brew in just one minute. It even has a frothing nozzle to help you make lattes and cappuccinos. You'll be able to have a coffee shop-worthy sip even on busy (or lazy) mornings.

5. Touch-Screen Toaster

Touchscreen toaster registry gift
Photo: The Knot Registry Store

Everyone loves The Brave Little Toaster—but as a movie, not as a kitchen appliance. So, if your toaster has seen better days—it's okay to admit it, it doesn't actually have feelings—add this super high-tech toaster to your registry. This modern appliance has 34(!) types of bread settings so your sourdough, bagel and waffles are crisped to perfection every time.

6. Countertop Cutting Board

Countertop cutting board registry gift
Photo: Sur La Table

PSA: You need to throw out your old cutting boards! Even with proper care, bacteria can build up in the cuts and scratches made by knives over time. Luckily, your wedding registry is the perfect excuse to replace old kitchen and home essentials. We're huge fans of this countertop cutting board, which—at 18- by 18 inches—allows you to meal prep a whole lot of veggies at once. Better still, it's made from naturally anti-bacterial maple wood with a Boos cream finish to further protect against food and moisture build-up. Plus, it's reversible, so you can safely use one side for raw meat and the other for fruits, veggies or bread. It'll be the only cutting board you need on your registry (or in your home).

7. Non-Stick Cookware Set

Non-stick cookware set registry gift
Photo: The Knot Registry

Take a look at your pots and pans as well. Have the bottoms tarnished? Are there visible scratch marks? Are any pieces warped? If you've been using the same set of cookware since you moved into your very first apartment together (or perhaps even before you met your fiancé), it's time for an upgrade. Cuisinart's Chef's Classic 14-Piece Non-Stick Cookware Set is a winner of The Knot Registry Awards, so you know the high-quality essentials can last until at least your 10-year anniversary.

8. Resilient Knife Set and Stand

Knife set and stand registry gift
Photo: Material

Noticing a trend? A quality kitchen knife can last a marriage—aka a lifetime—so make sure yours are in tip-top shape. And if they're not, register for Material's award-winning knife set and stand. (Don't forget to ask for the sharpener, too.) This trio of knives is all you'll ever need for cooking—they're made from Japanese stainless steel and high carbon, so they're supremely sharp and resilient. On top of that, the magnetic wooden stand is a stylish yet practical way to store them so the blades don't get scratched in a drawer with other utensils.

9. Cushioned Outdoor Lounger for Two

Cushioned outdoor lounger for two
Photo: The Knot Registry Store

Let's step out of the kitchen for a moment. If you've furnished every room in your house except for your backyard, show it some love on your wedding registry. A must-have for many newlyweds? A cozy spot to soak up the sun together. We love that this lounger fits two people and is extra deep so you can both stretch your legs out. We can totally envision curling up with a book or sharing a blanket and bottle of wine on this bench.

10. Outdoor String Lights

Outdoor string lights registry gift
Photo: Amazon

String lights will transform your balcony or patio into a romantic oasis, so don't forget to add a strand to your wedding registry. These particular lights are built to withstand extreme temperatures, rain and wind so they can decorate your outdoor space all year long. They're even dimmable for extra ambiance. Just measure the area you want to hang them first so you know what length to ask for.

11. Cornhole Set

Cornhole set registry gift
Photo: The Knot Registry Store

How about a little backyard game that'll add a healthy dose of competition to your marriage? This cornhole set is painted to resemble a football field, making it a charming addition to tailgates and watch parties. If you're really into entertaining, register for cornhole's sister game, ladder hole, too.

12. Name Change Gift Card

Name change gift card registry gift
Photo: The Knot Registry Store

Couples who live together should think about registering for items they'll need once they're married. A perfect example? A HitchSwitch gift card. If one or both of you are planning to change your last name, HitchSwitch will help you make the process super-easy. With just their Print At Home gift voucher, you'll receive ​​customized and pre-completed name-change forms, access to additional services and immediate online access to name-change forms. You can register for two higher tiers as well that can give you prestamped envelopes, email support and even a passport photo.

13. Custom Doormat

Custom doormat registry gift
Photo: Flakel Design

You can absolutely register for personalized goods. In fact, Etsy launched a registry service this year so that couples could easily request such unique gifts. A personalized doormat with your now-shared last name is a great wedding registry idea for established couples to mark their marriage milestone at home. This cute design also includes your wedding year.

14. Personalized Picture Frame

Custom photo frame registry gift
Photo: Personalization Mall

Engaged couples who already live together shouldn't forget to register for a picture frame or two so they have a designated place to show off their cherished wedding photos. This metal picture frame with a beaded border comes in three sizes and can be custom engraved with your names, wedding date or a meaningful phase. Say it with us, "Aww!"

15. Camping Tent

Camping tent registry gift
Photo: The Knot Registry Store

If you already have everything you need when you're at home, consider registering for items you can use when you're not. Avid campers should add a tent to their wishlist that'll comfortably fit both of them (and maybe even a furry friend). The North Face's Stormbreak three-person tent features large doors, a fully seam-taped canopy and floor, a peaked roof for headroom, multi-configuration vestibules and high-low ventilation for airflow. Plus, it's easy to pitch.

16. YETI Roadie Cooler

YETI roadie cooler registry gift
Photo: The Knot Registry Store

You'll never leave for the mountains without packing your YETI cooler again once you've been gifted it for your wedding. The Roadie 24 Cooler is nearly indestructible and the thick, insulated walls will keep your food and drinks cold for up to 48 hours! Plus, it has heavy-weight handles, non-slip feet and anchor tie slots, so it can go literally anywhere with you.

17. GoPro Camera

GoPro camera registry gift
Photo: The Knot Registry Store

Capture the adventure that is married life with a GoPro camera. This petite device delivers high-quality video footage of every excursion, whether you're ATVing, white water rafting or rock climbing. And it automatically uploads content to your phone so the memories are easy to replay. Feel free to register for various camera mounts too so your GoPro can really go everywhere with you.

18. Expandable Carry-On Luggage

Expandable carry-on luggage registry gift
Photo: Away

Luggage with a hard-sided shell and four, 360-degree spinner wheels actually does make traveling way more convenient. So, hop on the train (or plane) and register for a suitcase (or two) from the ever-popular brand Away. Their bestselling carry-on is designed to maximize packing space, yet still fit in the overhead bin of most major US airlines. Complete with a TSA-approved lock, interior compression, a laundry bag, two easy-to-grip handles and the aforementioned durable shell and smooth-gliding wheels, it's the perfect honeymoon accessory.

19. Airbnb Gift Card

Airbnb gift card registry gift
Photo: The Knot Registry Store

A common theme of wedding registry ideas for couples who already live together is that they're useful outside of the home. In fact, an Airbnb gift card will put you in someone else's home altogether. From apartments to cabins to castles, your guests can help fund your next romantic getaway whether you're looking a few hours outside your hometown or a plane ride away. We don't blame you for wanting to add more than one Airbnb gift card to your registry.

20. Coupe Cocktail Glasses

Textured coupe glasses wedding registry idea
Photo: CB2

For couples who already live together, their wedding registry can focus more on wants than needs. So, if you and your partner have been obsessing about CB2's textured coupe glasses ever since they popped up on your TikTok, now is the time to ask for them and not the dupes. You'll feel extra fancy every time you break them out for dinner parties.

21. Colored Highball Glasses

Colored highball glasses registry gift
Photo: Crate & Barrel

We bet you've seen these colorful drinking glasses on social media as well. After all, they're super aesthetic and, arguably, way more sophisticated than your current mismatched cups. Upgrade your highball glasses (and even add matching old-fashioned glasses) by registering for Alma Blue's colorful glassware. They'll be the perfect glasses to display in your kitchen's open shelving.

22. Winc Subscription Gift Card

Winc wine subscription registry gift
Photo: The Knot Registry Store

You can never go wrong with a good glass of wine. Winc's subscription service sends four bottles of vino right to your doorstep each month based entirely on your taste preferences. Think of it as a built-in date night at home to sample the wines or expertly pair them with a home-cooked dinner. Just register for a gift card to unlock your dream subscription.

23. Wine Preservation System

Coravin wine preservation system registry gift
Photo: Amazon

There are so many fun and useful gadgets on the market right now that are worth the wedding registry splurge. One of our favorites? Coravin's Pivot Wine Preservation System. It'll keep an open bottle of wine fresh for up to four weeks. That means you two can have a glass whenever you want without needing to commit to finishing the bottle. And we'd bet you've already received a few bottles of vino as an engagement gift that you're excited to drink.

24. Blue Apron Meal Delivery

Blue Apron meal delivery registry gift
Photo: The Knot Registry Store

The first few months of marriage, you're going to want to spend more time canoodling than cooking. Insert: Blue Apron. The food delivery service will provide you with preportioned ingredients to make between eight and 16 recipes a week that can serve two or four people. That means all the time you would've spent meal planning and grocery shopping, you can now spend relaxing in each other's company.

25. Portable Carpet Cleaner

Portable carpet cleaner registry gift
Photo: The Knot Registry Store

As an established couple, you likely already have a vacuum, but do you have a carpet cleaner? Good on upholstery, area rugs and car interiors as well, the Little Green carpet cleaner uses HeatWave Technology to keep water at a consistent temperature to wash specific stains and keep your home looking fresh. There's even an attachment to clean stairs.

26. Super-Plush Bath Robes

Plush bath robes registry gift
Photo: Brooklinen

You're covered on bath towels, but what about bath robes? Brooklinen's super plush bath robes are made from combed, long-staple Turkish cotton and have wide-sleeve adjustable cuffs, pockets and an adjustable tie waist for ultimate comfort. Trust us, after lounging in the hotel's robes on your honeymoon, you're going to want a set at home too.

27. Towel Warmer

Towel warmer registry gift
Photo: The Knot Registry Store

We bet you don't have this everyday luxury registry pick. Stepping out of the shower and wrapping yourself in a warm towel will feel almost as good as a hug from your now-spouse. The heating compartment on this towel warmer can fit two oversized towels or a blanket for when you're extra cold in bed and warm them within 15 minutes. Ahh, so nice!

28. Interior Design Consultation

Interior design consultation registry gift
Photo: The Knot Registry Store

Even though you and your partner have been living together for some time, your house may not be put together quite yet. You have furniture and decor in varying styles and don't know how to create a cohesive (and cozy) home. Luckily, Havenly has experts who do! Register for their Full Transformation Design Package to have an entire room designed (or redesigned). You can expect to receive a custom floor plan, layout visualizations and multiple revisions for a final design that fits your joint style. They can even deliver curated pieces and a shopping list so you can know how to refresh your furniture if necessary.

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