The 57 Best Registry Items That Every Couple Needs

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Congratulations, you’re engaged! Your head is probably spinning right now with all the things you need to do to prepare (choosing a date, selecting a place, picking out a dress...sorry are we stressing you out?). Relax, because there’s one very important part of prep that you can do right from your sofa and that's making your registry.

Your registry is an opportunity to finally upgrade your college toaster oven, threadbare sheets, and mismatched glasses. It’s also a time to choose plates and barware that are all your own style (and not your MIL’s—remember that). What’s more fun than spending hours online shopping without spending a dime? 

We've put together a list of the best registry items out there to get you started with one of the most fun parts of being engaged—registering!

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Kitchen Tools: Le Creuset Signature Round Dutch Oven

white le creuset

 Courtesy of Zola

The white finish on this classic heritage piece makes it feel super modern (and it goes with everything). It's an oven-to-table pot you'll have forever—use it to make savory soups, stews, and perfectly crisp roasted chicken.

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Kitchen Tools: All-Clad d3 Tri-Ply Compact 7-Piece Cookware Set

all clad set

 Courtesy of Zola

The pieces in this stainless steel set conveniently nest inside each other, making them perfect for a smaller kitchen with limited storage. With its excellent heat conductivity and non-reactive surface, stainless steel is ideal for searing meat and making sauces.

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Kitchen Tools: Instant Pot DUO Multi-Use Pressure Cooker

There’s a reason you’ve been hearing about the Instant Pot nonstop and that’s because it’s magical. It’s a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, yogurt can basically do everything except make your registry for you.

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Kitchen Tools: Breville Convection and Air Fry Smart Oven Air

This baby is a next-gen toaster oven with 13 functions. On the healthy side, it can dehydrate fruit and roast veggies. On the hell-yeah side, it air-fries doughnuts and french fries.

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Kitchen Tools: Vitamix E310 Explorian Blender


 Courtesy of Amazon

Your $10 juice bar days will be over the second you bring this incredible, blend-anything machine into your new life together. It may seem like a lot to spend on a blender, but 10 variable speeds and a powerhouse motor makes it 100% worth it (and guests can go in on it as a group gift to make it more affordable!).

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Kitchen Tools: Wusthof Classic 7-piece Slim Knife Block Set

With high carbon steel blades and Wusthof’s amazing edge retention, these knives are a cut above (pun fully intended). The seven pieces include everything you need to excel in the kitchen, from chopping onions with the chef's knife to cutting bread with the serrated blade.

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Kitchen Tools: Magamix Vision Toaster

magimix toaster

 Courtesy of Amazon

With its two-sided window, this is clearly the toaster of the future. You can see your toast as it’s toasting! The addition of quartz heating elements makes it even easier to create perfectly even and crispy bread.

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Kitchen Tools: Peugeot Paris Icone Cherry Salt & Pepper Mills

Pepper Mill

 Courtesy of Food52

Yes, you’re going to be one of those couples who add cracked pepper to everything now. These cherry wood beauties will help to dress up both your food and your table.

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Kitchen Tools: John Boos Maple Cutting Board

This classic maple cutting board has two sides—one for meat (with a groove to catch juices) and one for pretty much anything else. Knife skills not included.

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Kitchen Tools: All-Clad Stainless Steel Roaster

Roasting Pan

  Courtesy of Amazon

Ready to host 20 plus people at Thanksgiving? A good heavy-duty pan like this one will help you conquer the bird. The removable rack makes roasting a breeze and allows the juices to flavor vegetables placed below the meat.

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Entertaining: Be Home 2-Piece Serving Set

be home serving set

 Courtesy of Zola

You’ll love the sleek lines of this salad serving set, which will go with anything from a modern silver bowl to a rustic wood one. Used individually, the fork and spoon are great servers for holiday sides like mashed potatoes or green beans.

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Entertaining: Hawkins New York Marble and Metal Serving Board

mara serving platter

 Courtesy of Zola

If cheese is the (second) love of your life, give it a nice place to call home! Pair this chic board with a pretty set of knives any crudité bowls filled with nuts, olives, and dried fruit.

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Entertaining: DII Chambray Linen Napkins

dill napkin

Courtesy of Zola

You'll need a stash of pretty linens for dinner parties and date nights at home. These napkins are machine washable so they're easy to take care of and you won't have to worry about spills and stains.

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Entertaining: Chilewich Mosaic Table Runner

mozaic runner

 Courtesy of Zola

This graphic runner will set the stage for everything from summer meals to a fancy weeknight dinner. It's also made of a soft vinal so it's outdoor-friendly, but still feels refined.

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Entertaining: Marquis by Waterford Markham Double Old Fashioned Glasses

Prepare to impress your friends with your updated home bar set up. Even cheap whiskey feels fancy when you drink it out of hand-cut crystal glasses like these.

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Entertaining: Ralph Lauren Garden Vine Platter

ralph lauren platter

 Courtesy of Zola

A pretty platter is an entertaining essential—it can be used for serving everything from appetizers at a cocktail party to the main course at a bigger sit-down event.

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Entertaining: Jean Dubost Laguiole 3-Piece Cheese Knife Set

cheese knives

 Courtesy of Zola

If you’re the first one at the party to head to the cheese plate, you’ll want some nice knives of your own. The set includes a cleaver and knife for hard cheeses like parmesan and a spreader for soft varieties like brie or goat.

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Entertaining: RBT Decanter with Wood Coaster and Aerator


  Courtesy of Amazon

It’s amazing how far you’ve come from your boxed wine college days. Aerate red wine to perfection with this modern wood-accented decanter—we promise it will taste so much better.

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Entertaining: Bloomingville Round Enameled Aluminum Tray

enameled tray

 Courtesy of Zola

If you're a couple who loves to entertain, it's important to have some good trays in your arsenal for serving drinks and snacks. When they're not in use for guests, they can be tasked to corral items on your coffee table.

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Entertaining: Snowe Hostess Set

Serving Set

Courtesy of Snowe


With a stainless steel ladle, cake server, serving spoon, and serving fork, this set will have you covered when you're scheduled to host a holiday or dinner party with friends.

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Entertaining: Canvas Home Shell Bisque 4-Piece Place Setting

canvas home set

Courtesy of Zola

With a handmade feel and modern design, these dishes are nice enough to put out when the in-laws stop by unexpectedly—but also great as everyday pieces for morning cereal and toast.

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Entertaining: Libbey Signature Kentfield All-Purpose Wine Glasses

Wine Glasses

  Courtesy of Bed Bath & Beyond

It’s rare to find a glass that brings out the best in any variety of wine. Plus, these glasses are both chip-resistant and dishwasher-safe, so they're easy to take care of after many a gathering.

If you're looking for more glassware ideas so that you're party-ready, take a peek at our list of essential pieces of glassware you have to register for.

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Entertaining: Willow Park Amos 5-Piece Flatware Set

willow park gold flatware

 Courtesy of Zola

Go for gold! The simple design is timeless but the gold finish feels trendy and new. The pieces are made of coated stainless steel, which means they're built to last for the long haul.

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Entertaining: KegWorks Rastal Teku Stemmed Beer Glass

If you or your fiance are fancy beer lovers, make sure you're doing the brew justice with the right glassware. The long stem keeps hands from warming the beer and the tulip shape enhances the aromas. Cheers!

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Entertaining: Vera Wang Venato Collection

Formal Dinnerware

  Courtesy of Zola

This marble-inspired china features touches of both silver and gold so you can have fun mixing metals with your flatware, serving pieces and whatever else is on your table.

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Entertaining: Le Creuset Activ-Ball Corkscrew and Foil Cutter Set

le creuset corkscrew

 Courtesy of Williams Sonoma

Never again will bits of cork float in your perfectly good bottle. This opener is mess-up proof and will save you a ton of heartache (and a lot of good vino).

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Entertaining: MAKO Bar Essentials Set

Bar Tools

 Courtesy of Mako

If you're just learning the ropes when it comes to mixing fancy drinks, this kit will help you raise the bar on your cocktail skills. With a muddler, strainer, jigger, stirring spoon, and shaker, you'll be set up to succeed.

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Entertaining: Merge Porcelain Serving Bowl with Wood Lid

Serving Bowl

  Courtesy of Crate and Barrel

Upgrade your next potluck offering with a dish that both looks good on the table and keeps food warm until mealtime. It's also a great tool to keep unwanted bugs out of summer fruit salads.

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Entertaining: Luigi Bormioli Michelangelo Pitcher


  Courtesy of Wayfair

Sure, you can use this pitcher for water, but just think of how pretty sangria would look in it. It's also dishwasher safe so it's not a headache to clean.

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Entertaining: Duralex Unie Glass Tumbler

Water Glasses

  Courtesy of Amazon

These glasses are just the right size and weight for water or juice. They’re also chip-resistant and will withstand constant clinking in the dishwasher.

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Coffee & Tea: OXO 9-Cup Coffee Maker

Coffee Maker

  Courtesy of Khols

The two greatest words in the English language may just be “auto brew.” Program it the night before and wake up to a fresh hot pot to get your day started. The insulated carafe keeps coffee hot for hours, which makes Sunday morning lounging that much better.

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Coffee & Tea: Bodum Chambord French Press Coffee Maker

This coffee press comes in a chic, Instagram-friendly copper color and makes your kitchen table feel more like a Parisian cafe. Just add hot water and ground coffee and you'll have a fresh cup in under five minutes.

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Coffee & Tea: Royal Doulton 1815 Mixed Patterns Mug

Royal Doulton mugs

 Courtesy of Zola

We’d never tell you to throw out any of the random mugs in your cabinet (souvenirs from your 1998 trip to Disney World included), but why not invest in a cute matching set too? The bright colors of these mugs ensure that you'll always know which coffee is yours.

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Coffee & Tea: Cuisinart Stainless Steel Electric Kettle

Did you know that different types of teas should be brewed at different temperatures? Six settings help you get the best out of every variety, from green to Darjeeling, without having to guess.

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Coffee & Tea: Nespresso De'Longhi VertuoPlus Espresso Machine

We’re big fans of anything that can keep us caffeinated with the push of a button. This machine heats up in 20 seconds and makes use of ready-to-go pods, making it perfect for those days you’re running late for work.

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Baking Gear: KitchenAid Artisan Tilt-Head Stand Mixer

We know this pick will come as no surprise, but this stand mixer is still one of the most coveted (and rightly-so) wedding gifts. This 5-quart wonder can do everything from kneading dough to whipping perfect egg white peaks. It's a must-have for anyone who loves to bake.

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Baking Gear: OXO Good Grips Stainless Steel Measuring Cups

Measuring Cups

 Courtesy of Wayfair


An easy-to-use measuring set is a kitchen essential, because “I’ll just eyeball it” is not usually the best way to start a baking project. Use it for dry goods like flour, sugar or nuts.

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Baking Gear: Staub Ceramics Rectangular Baking Dish

If you’re a firm believer that every night should be brownie night, this pan is here to help make your dreams come true. This durable stoneware piece can go straight from the oven to the table.

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Baking Gear: Emile Henry Modern Classics Pie Dish

emile henry pie dish

Courtesy of Zola

Now that you’re married, you might actually be expected to show up on holidays with a dish in tow. Try pie, and bake and serve it in this cute ruffled dish.

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Baking Gear: J.K. Adams Maple French Rolling Pin

Rolling Pin

  Courtesy of JK Adams

The perfect gift for baking aficionados, this streamlined French-style rolling pin allows you to roll out pie dough, cookies, and other tasty confections. This variety of rolling pin has a lower profile than the American version, making it easier to store.

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Baking Gear: Nordic Ware Natural Aluminum Baking Sheets

Baking Sheets

  Courtesy of Food52

These sturdy sheets are made of aluminum, which conducts heat well and cooks everything it touches evenly. Register for a range of sizes so you'll have lots of options depending on what you're baking. Your future cookies thank you.

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Baking Gear: Food 52 x Rosti Mepal Margrethe Nested Mixing Bowls

Mixing Bowls

  Courtesy of Food52

The first mixing bowls from this iconic brand first debuted in 1954 and they’re still popular for a reason. The lightweight melamine, pouring spouts, and matching lids for storage make baking prep a breeze.

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Bedding: Cultiver Linen 3-Piece Duvet Set

cultiver bedding

 Courtesy of Zola

Linen is a luxe material that only gets better with time. This incredibly soft set includes a duvet cover and two shams—just what you need to give your bed a warm and inviting makeover.

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Bedding: Parachute Down Alternative Duvet Insert

parachute down-alternative

 Courtesy of Zola

It’s hard to appreciate your cute duvet cover if your insert is lumpy. This hypo-allergenic one has little sewn pockets to prevent fluff from moving around without your permission.

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Bedding: Brooklinen Luxe Core Sheet Set


  Courtesy of Brooklinen

Whether you’ve lived together forever or this is your first foray into sharing a bed, cuddling is just better in cozy cotton sheets. Choose from eight gender-neutral hues and graphic patterns.

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Bedding: Parachute Percale Duvet Cover

parachute percale duvet

 Courtesy of Zola

This cover looks and feels like luxe hotel bedding and is stonewashed for an extra-soft feel. Bonus—it has ties in all four corners so it won’t separate from your insert.

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Bath: Brooklinen Super Plush Robe

brooklinen robe

 Courtesy of Zola

No lazy Saturday is complete without something super comfy to lounge in. Register for a pair of these Turkish cotton robes so you and your spouse can be matchy-matchy in comfort.

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Bath: Matouk Milagro Bath Towels

matouk milagro towels

 Courtesy of Zola

These towels are made out of 100% cotton and they're so soft—good luck motivating yourself to get dressed. We love all the colors, but the darker tones hold up especially well to makeup stains.

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Home Decor: Jaipur Gem Throw

jaipur throw

 Courtesy of Zola

Admittedly, this super cozy throw won’t make you want to go out tonight, but you probably didn’t really want to anyway, right? The soft, neutral tone of this knit blanket will go with everything in your living room and make your sofa look infinitely more inviting.

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Home Decor: Honeycomb Studio Cylinder Vase


  Courtesy of West Elm

Supermarket flowers look way more expensive when they’re slipped into this handmade porcelain vase. The 24-karat gold leaf decoration feels super modern and fits with almost any decor.

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Home Decor: Kate Spade New York Sullivan Street Frame

kate spade frame

 Courtesy of Zola

Now you know exactly where you’re going to put that tear-jerking first look photo. This gold-plate frame will brighten up any gallery wall or a mantle.

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Travel: Calpak Ambeur 3-Piece Luggage Set

calpak set

Courtesy of Zola

This lightweight luggage set will have the two of you heading off to your honeymoon in style. The four-wheel spinning style makes rushing through the airport a breeze and expandable sides mean extra more room for souvenirs to bring home.

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Household: iRobot Roomba Robot Vacuum

roomba vacuum

 Courtesy of Amazon

Make your cleaning routine a thousand times easier with this smart vacuum—it can be scheduled through Alexa, Google Assistant, or just using the app on your phone. It's also a great option for anyone who lives in a smaller space (who has room to store a giant machine?).

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Household: Maytag SpeedHeat Iron and Vertical Steamer


 Courtesy of Maytag


A steamer and iron in one, this deluxe gadget heats up in less than a minute. That means you'll have time to unwrinkle yourself even when you’re in a rush.

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Household: Black and Decker Handheld Vacuum

There are times when dragging out your big vacuum feels like too much of a chore. This will do the trick for when you spill popcorn on your sofa or spices on your counter.

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Household: Honey-Can-Do Madison Double Hamper

double hamper

 Courtesy of Zola

Make your laundry life easier with this divided hamper, which can be used to keep whites and darks separates (or keep your spouse's gym socks separate from your favorite tees).

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Household: Household Essentials Manual Trash Compactor

household essentials trash compactor

 Courtesy of Amazon

We had no idea it was possible to be this psyched about a trash can, but here we are. It can hold a significant amount more than an average bin which means less time spent taking out the trash.

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