Let's face it: waking up in the morning may be the hardest part of your day. Scratch that—getting out of bed may be the hardest part. Who wouldn't rather lay under a mountain of comforters, snug as a bug in a rug, and scroll through their phone for an hour, instead of peeling themselves out of bed to being their morning routine? Luckily, we found 10 wedding registry items that can actually make those mornings when you "just can't" a little more bearable.
For those mornings where you're already running behind and feel like you're rush-rush-rushing just to brush your teeth and get your first dose of caffeine before dashing out the door for work, you need all the help you can get. No time for the French press and leisurely puttering around (save that for the weekend), you need every part of your routine to be as streamlined as possible—especially if your S.O. leaves around the same time as you and thus you must plan perfectly-timed showers. And since we aren't all "morning people," we need the devices we use for said routine (i.e. coffee makers, hair dryers) to be efficient, smart, and easy to use so you don't have to think too much in order to get through it and commence on your commute. Seamless mornings without fighting over who's making the coffee or showering first means not only a more productive work day (no one performs well when they rush to work and show up flustered), but also a happier relationship. That's why we're sharing some of our go-to products for making your morning routine easier.
Check these out and put them on your wedding registry ASAP!
Amazon Echo Spot
There are many a smart device out there that can help you with your morning routine, but this one continues to be among our favorites. The screen makes a big difference, especially for those of us who are visual. It doesn't take up much room, and while you're rushing around getting ready you can have it play the news, update you on your schedule for the day, and tell you the weather so you can aptly get dressed.
SHOP NOW: Amazon, $129.99
Keurig K-Select Coffee Maker
It's a classic for a reason! We don't all have time to brew a pot of French press during our hectic weekday mornings, so a Keurig helps us get our caffeine fix, quick. Plus, this white matte finish feels modern and sleek.
SHOP NOW: Amazon, $129.99
Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer
This cult favorite is compact, lightweight, and dries your hair faster than any dryer we've ever used. But the best part? It de-frizzes and protects your hair from extreme heat damage (thanks to intelligently controlled temperatures) so your hair doesn't end up feeling fried over time. Dyson spent four years of research and development on this puppy, and it shows.
SHOP NOW: Amazon, $399
Burst Rose Gold Toothbrush
With the longest battery life on the market (up to four weeks of brushing in one charge!), a pretty rose gold color (hey, we're suckers for packaging), and charcoal bristles (meaning: better stain fighting, and naturally antimicrobial), we knew we had to try this toothbrush out. We weren't disappointed! Our teeth and gums feel cleaner, and the two-minute timed setting is especially good to keep you focused and on track for the next stage of your routine.
SHOP NOW: Burst, $99.99
Cloud Loom Towels
These towels are, as the name suggests, soft and light as a cloud. They're also super absorbent, and come in tons of sizes. Our favorite size? The bath sheets, which make us feel like we're being hugged by a giant teddy bear. Yes, that may be a weird thing to say but it's true.
SHOP NOW: Coyuchi, $18+
Coffee Travel Mug
We've gone through plenty of travel mugs in our days, but this is the one we always come back to, time and time again. It is absolutely leak-proof, insulates the heck out of your coffee (hot or cold—to the point where we've left it with ice on our desk the night before, came in the next day, and the ice still hadn't melted), and is lightweight for your commute. If you're anything like us, you've had too many spills en route to work to go with anything but the best for your hard-working travel mug!
SHOP NOW: Target, $11.69
Lake Pima Cotton Pajamas
We have these PJs, and can totally attest to how soft they are, even after multiple washes (unlike some other brands we've tried). They're light enough to wear to bed, but still keep you warm when you get out of bed in the morning during the winter, which makes going about your morning a little easier (and a lot more comfortable).
SHOP NOW: Lake, $104
For breakfast on-the-go, this handy meal mug works like magic. Make your favorite overnight oat recipe the night before, or throw in yogurt and berries or warm oatmeal in it so you aren't wasting any morning time eating your breakfast (save it for once you get to the office!).
SHOP NOW: Amazon, $19.99
Ninja Personal Blender
Let's face it: you don't need that full-sized blender sitting on your counter taking up valuable space when you only use it once in a blue moon. This personal blender is perfect for your morning smoothies and doesn't require choosing a bunch of unnecessary settings.
SHOP NOW: Amazon, starting at $49.99
Haircare Accessories Holder
Is there anything more annoying than a hairdryer with a constantly tangled cord, or a brush stashed away in a drawer that picks up lint and whatever else is in said drawer? This handy holder keeps your hair tools at the ready so you can cut down on detangling your cord and just get straight to business.
SHOP NOW: West Elm, $28