Wedding gift season is the most exciting time of the year for me and all of my Zola colleagues—mostly because we get to put our insane amount of registry knowledge into action. We’re talking everything from the most popular Le Creuset color (Marseille blue) to the weird-but-essential gifts every couple forgets to add (my answer is always, always “luxe trash bins”).
And as for the most-wanted wedding gifts of the year? Nationwide, the KitchenAid Stand Mixer and the $100 Airbnb gift cards take the cake. But we thought it would be fun to take a look at 2018’s other top-selling registry gifts from every single state across the country. The results just might surprise you.
I, for one, was kind of shocked to see that my fellow New Yorkers love a good KitchenAid hand mixer for all the baking they can manage in their small apartments. And Maryland is fond of a very specific, very pretty Dahlia-shaped placemat. While classics like Cuisinart's Waffle Maker rule in Alaska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Tennessee, more tech-y cool picks like the iLuv Aud Shower Bluetooth Speaker come out on top in Georgia and South Carolina. Plus, couples across the map are obsessed with string lights for indoors, outdoors, or anywhere that needs some twinkle.
Read on for a handy state-by-state breakdown so you can shop the nation’s favorites.