What’s one of the best things about getting married? All of the presents! It’s like Christmas morning every day when you come home from work and see packages on your doorstep. While the UPS man might get sick of stopping at your house, you’ll never get tired of opening all of those fun boxes. Whether you’re registered at Amazon, Target, Crate & Barrel, or any of the other million stores, here are 12 items that are must haves on any wedding registry!
The Mack Daddy of stand mixers. A kitchen isn’t complete without one if you ask me. With all sorts of capabilities and attachments available, you’ll be whipping up homemade cakes, fresh pastas, and even freshly ground beef in no time. Martha Stewart who? Plus, KitchenAid offers a rainbow of colors but isn’t the mint a-freaking-dorable?
You’re married now. It’s time to upgrade to quality flatware. No more hand-me-downs from your parents and no more mix of random, mismatched forks and spoons. I personally love the Knork brand. It’s stainless steel, feels heavy in your hand, and the knife-like edge forks make cutting through food a breeze. Don’t worry; the inside of your mouth is safe though.
It seems like Pyrex makes an appearance on every wedding registry. And rightfully so…this stuff is amazing. Cakes, casseroles, side dishes, whatever…it’s all tastes better when cooked in a Pyrex dish. Plus the oven/microwave/freezer/dishwasher safe-ness makes it super convenient. Trust me…you need some.
High quality towels are an absolute must! There is nothing worse than stepping out of the shower and wrapping yourself with a large-scale equivalent of sand paper. Treat yo self to spa-like luxury with Egyptian cotton towels and your skin will thank you.
Move over, Keurig. You have nothing on Nespresso. I first fell in love with this little espresso-making machine in Europe, where they seem to be all the rage. Imagine having a delicious cup of espresso or another fancy schmancy drink in your own kitchen every morning. I’m trying to convince my husband that we need one of these. If you’re a caffeine lover like me, you need one too.
Because who doesn’t want to basically have a machine cook dinner for them? I like to think of the slow cooker as God’s gift to wives and moms (or whoever is in charge of meal-making at your house). This baby literally couldn’t make dinner any easier for you…throw a bunch of stuff in a pot, wait 4 – 8 hours, and dig in. Thanks to Pinterest, there are a ton of recipes available. Go find your favorites and then invite me over.
I loooooove my dog. Like LOVE. But oh my word…the hair…I can’t take it. Tumbleweeds of dog hair blow across the room like it’s the wild wild west. Luckily, my Shark gets my carpet looking so fresh and so clean again. Whether you have pets or kids or just a messy fiance, a good vacuum is a must have in any home.
Ever wonder what it feels like to sleep on a cloud? With this pillow of fluffiness, you can find out. I’ve slept on one for the last five years and have reached a point where it’s very difficult to sleep on a regular old bed now. Do your back a favor…invest in one! Better yet, registry for one so someone else can invest in it for you 😉
We aren’t fancy fine china people. If you’re like us, I encourage you to invest in quality casual dinnerware. Fiestaware is a personal favorite of mine because a.) it comes in literally every color you can imagine b.) it’s is pretty much indestructible and c.) if you should prove me wrong on point B, pieces are easily replaceable.
And let’s be honest…it doesn’t get much cuter than this one. The gold is right up my alley. Stock it with crystal decanters, chic accessories, and your favorite libations to not only keep your bar supplies in one place but also to create a conversation-starting decor piece. It can also double as a serving cart for all those parties you’ll be hosting now that you’re a married couple.
Any self-proclaimed foodie has a good set of knives in his or her kitchen. I love this Calphalon option because it includes just about everything you’ll need – Santoku knives for chopping, a bread knife, paring knife, steak knives, a honing steel, and even kitchen scissors. The wooden block allows for counter top display while also protecting your precious investment. Band aids not included.
Luggage with spinner wheels will CHANGE.YOUR.LIFE. No more dragging your suitcase through the airport, no more sore arms. With all of the traveling you’re bound to do in your married life (ahem, honeymoon!), it’s the perfect time to upgrade to some adult luggage. Fitting all of your belongings into a carry on is a whole other problem…
What items are on your wedding registry? Any of the above? Comment below and let me know what you scanned with that little machine!