Couples who already live together have an obvious conundrum when it comes to registering for wedding gifts—since you already have most of the kitchen and daily living essentials you need, what’s left to register for, really?
Instead of duplicating or adding things just because you feel you have to, why not consider this a prime time to seek out better models, bigger names, or higher-quality items that you probably wouldn’t purchase on your own?
Here are seven splurge items you should add to your registry. Because if not now, when?!
All-Clad Copper Core 10-Pc. Cookware Set
Everyone should know how to cook. We’re not saying you have to be Emeril or anything, but you should at least be able to fire up the basics. With that in mind, you need the right tools. Chances are, you brought some hand-me-downs along when you first moved in together. Now that it’s time to take your cooking to the next level, this is the set for you. It includes two fry pans, two saucepans, a stockpot and sauté pan, all with a copper core which crucially allows for even heat distribution. The worst part about cooking is the cleaning, but thankfully All Clad products are easily hand washable. Grab this set and fire up the stove—it’s time to get cooking!
SHOP NOW: Macy's, $1,629.99
Vitamix Ascent A2500 White Blender
Ditch your old blender and shake things up (pardon the pun) with this Vitamix model. Your current blender is probably designed for one true purpose, even though you use it for all your blending needs. The great thing about the Vitamix Ascent is its versatility; its separate smoothie, soups and frozen desserts settings are programed to automatically adjust to the size of the container and the ingredients involved and knows on its own exactly when to stop. You can also control the speed or switch to a pulse option if you want to be a little more hands-on. And it comes in four colors, guaranteeing you’ll find a nice aesthetic match in your kitchen.
SHOP NOW: Crate & Barrel, $599.99
Westport 4-Pc Sheet Sets, 1500 Thread Count
It’s estimated you spend about a third of your life in bed, so why not spend that time surrounded by luxury? This Westport 1500 Thread Count Sheet Set is a dream—these long-lasting, luxurious threads are smooth to the touch, warm in the winter and cool in the summer. They’re so comfortable you’ll want to get an extra set to bring with you when you travel...not that that would be weird or anything.
SHOP NOW: Macy's, $460
Nespresso Lattissima One
The older you get, the more caffeine you need. That’s just a fact of life. Instead of your standard pot of coffee or heading out and waiting on line for an overpriced, lukewarm, under-caffeinated disappointment, why not bring the coffee shop into your home with the Nespresso Lattissima One? Instead of having a separate gadget to froth and heat your milk, this all-in-one model is a one-touch latte/cappuccino machine, while still being able to brew traditional espresso as well. As an added bonus, you can recycle your used coffee capsules via a pre-paid UPS recycling bag!
SHOP NOW: Macy's, $379
Netatmo Presence Outdoor Security Camera
It’s important to keep your home (and all your new goodies) secure and safe, whether you’re out running errands or are away on your honeymoon. With the ability to detect a car, animal, or person, this outdoor security camera by Netatmo connects to the free app and can send real-time alerts regarding what it detects. You can then view the area with remote viewing capability to ensure your surroundings are safe and free from intruders.
SHOP NOW: Netatmo, $299.99
A house is not a home without some fun and games, and you don’t need to be a kid to appreciate Nintendo’s latest technology. Once you’ve had your housewares squared away, add some pep to your registry with the Nintendo Switch, perfect for in-home date nights or on-the-go entertainment. With the ability to transform home consoles into a portable gaming system, it has a huge library of games to choose from, including the classics you grew up with. Play solo, challenge your partner to a duel, or indulge in online matches—however you play, it will add a healthy dose of fun to any home.
SHOP NOW: Nintendo, $299.99
SFERRA Bello Bath Sheet
Say goodbye to the fading, frilly, scratchy towels you first adorned your bathroom with. You’ll never go back once you try out the amazingly soft and luscious SFERRA Bello Bath Sheets. The plush combed cotton retains its softness, and along with SFERRA’s revolutionary dyeing technique, color will also not fade through numerous easy machine washings. At 40” x 70”, you’ll have full, comforting coverage, and they come in a wide range of colors so you’ll definitely find your match.
SHOP NOW: Bloomingdale's, $119 each