Champagne glasses may say “wedding gift,” but it’s the everyday items on your wedding registry that will have true staying power
Creating your wedding gift registry can be one of the more fun parts of planning your wedding, but it can also be overwhelming. And these days, when it’s acceptable to register for pretty much anything you want, it can be difficult to know where to begin.
So start by considering your lifestyle. Yes, those $500 champagne glasses are gorgeous, but will you really use them? Or will they more likely languish in the box or gather dust on a shelf?
Instead, think about what products you and your soon-to-be spouse actually need to fill out your home life. Maybe it’s been too long since you’ve refreshed your everyday bath towels, or maybe you’d like to upgrade your alarm clock situation. These “everyday gifts” may not seem like the most exciting things to register for, but when you settle in post-wedding and realize how often you use them, you’ll be glad you added them to the list.
To get you started, we’ve compiled a list of 15 registry gifts you’ll be happy to have on hand pretty much every day.
For the Kitchen
If you or your spouse likes to cook (or wants to do more home cooking and less home delivery), this is a great opportunity to stock up kitchen-wise. The KitchenAid Ultra Power Plus Tilt-Head Stand Mixer is a wedding registry favorite. The tilt head offers clear access to the bowl, and the 10-speed control makes it one of the most versatile mixers out there. For all-in-one cooking, you can’t go wrong with the Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker. It saves time and space by combining seven appliances in one, plus it’s easy to clean—and who doesn’t like that?
For a more modern appliance, check out the NuWave Bravo XL Air Fryer. It has 12 presets, great temperature control, and can even help cook a turkey, to make hosting that future Thanksgiving a little easier.
And what’s more “every day” than the flatware you literally eat with every day? This French Flatware set is the perfect mix of form and function, and it’s available in six color combinations—white, black, or pink handles topped with gold or silver.
For the Living Room
The living room is your space for relaxing and entertaining, so it should be comfortable and welcoming. A vase of flowers is always a good look. The Rudea Ceramic Vase is a beautiful organic shape, in a choice of neutral colors that let the blooms take the spotlight. The Sonos Move Smart Speaker is ideal for entertainment, as it streams directly from wifi and continually adapts to your location, giving you an incredible sound experience.
For a movie marathon weekend, the Cupsy Sofa and Couch Armchair Drink Organizer will let you stay comfortably in your seats longer. It’s a convenient, safe-from-spills way to keep a cup of coffee or glass of wine right next to you.
For the Bedroom
Your bedroom is a refuge for the two of you, so it’s important to make sure it’s set up with all the comforts. That’s where a weighted blanket can help, since they’re designed to reduce stress and improve sleep. The Tranquility Temperature Balancing Weighted Blanket has the added benefit of keeping you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. For a more, shall we say, “relaxed” morning wakeup, the Philips Wake-Up Light Alarm Clock will be a great addition to your registry. It simulates sunrise, letting you wake up more naturally (don’t worry, heavy sleepers, it has a backup alarm as well). At night, you can drift off with its sunset feature.
Finally, clear the air. The Rowenta Pure Air Nanocaptur Air Purifier filters up to 99.99% of allergens and fine particles, and it can be easily moved to any room in your home.
For the Bathroom
Setting up a shared bathroom can be a challenge, and organization is key. The Claire Glass Cabinet will look stylish while adding extra storage. Plush towels add a luxury feel to any bathroom, and this Turkish Towel Set comes in a variety of soothing colors, with one sure to coordinate with your bath decor.
You can add a bit of tech with the Simplehuman Compact Sensor Soap Dispenser, a touch-free alternative designed to prevent soapy mess on the counter (and it’s fun to use too).
For the Whole Home
Round out your registry with some practical items. Even if you’re not exactly DIYers, every home should have a set of basic tools. The Homeowner's Tool Kit is a good all-around choice, with 120 pieces and a case to keep them in. Make one necessary home chore easier with an iRobot Roomba Vacuum. This powerful vacuum pulls in dust and dirt, pet hair and larger debris, and it can be customized and controlled from your smartphone.
For a touch of style that’s practical too, the Tamsen Storage Ottoman brings a cozy look, an extra seat, and a flip top that opens to a handy storage space.
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