Big-Ticket Items You Shouldn’t Hesitate to Register For

While it's tempting to register for fun gadgets and accessories, there are a few items that are registry must-haves.

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Let’s face it, registering can feel kind of weird sometimes. While making wish lists was fun when you were a little kid, sometimes making them as an adult can feel awkward or greedy—but it shouldn’t be!

When registering for wedding or shower gifts it’s important to keep in mind that you’re going to get gifts anyway, so they may as well be ones you want, need, and will actually use. Because many guests opt to chip in for more expensive items versus multiple smaller ones, you shouldn’t hesitate to add these big-ticket items to your list. It’s a great way to for you to stock up on what you need and also to receive something you might not have bought for yourself.

iRobot Roomba 960 ($599.99)

Once you let a robot clean your floors, you’ll never go back to a traditional vacuum. Thanks to iRobot’s WiFi connected Roomba 960, you’ll be able to deep-clean your carpets with just a press of the button (or the button on the app!). Using navigation, cliff-detection to avoid falling down the stairs, and an ability to detect dirt and dust you might not be able to see, the Roomba is a high-tech, low-effort way to keep your home clean and save you some valuable quality time with your love.

Linen Venice sheet set (starting at $399)

Considering you spend about one third of your life in bed, why not ensure you’re sleeping on the highest quality, coziest bedding you can find? To start with the basics, adding this 100 percent European flax sheet set from Parachute to your registry will ensure you get a fitted sheet, duvet cover, and pillowcase(s) in the color of your choice; they're also machine washable and sustainably produced.

The Pillow Bar Sweet Dreams embroidered 700 down duvet insert (starting at $305)

A reliable quality duvet insert will become any bedding aficionado’s new best friend. Providing warmth, weight, and versatility, it allows you to swap the covers with the seasons (or your mood) without having to purchase and store different comforters. (And duvet covers are often much cheaper than comforters too!) Allergy-free and microbial treated, this 100 percent–cotton down duvet insert by the Pillow Bar boasts a 400-thread count. And it's filled with sterilized, 700-fill power-down so that you’ll be warm and snug for years to come.

Technivorm Moccamaster 59162 ($349)

Coffee is only as good as its maker, so registering for a quality reliable coffee machine is essential to enjoying your cup of joe at home, or on the go. Available in an impressive 17 different colors, including the chic and industrial copper model, Techniform’s Moccamaster KBG coffee maker can brew a full carafe in six minutes, and has a copper boiling element for perfect water temperature every time. With a five-year limited warranty and BPA/BPS free plastics, this unique brewer is a coffee lover’s dream.

Sonos Playbar wireless soundbar ($699)

For impressive sound quality for your favorite television shows, movies, and music, the Sonos Playbar adds full-theater sound in the comfort of your living room. Its versatility makes it easy to both use and set up, while streaming over WiFi versus Bluetooth and connecting to Amazon Echo or Dot for easy on-demand play. An added bonus? It works with your existing TV remote, decreasing clutter and providing the best sound experience every time you tune in.

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All Clad Ultimate set ($1,099.95)

For couples who love to cook and entertain, quality cookware is essential. While you’re bound to feel overwhelmed by the endless options featured in houseware stores, All Clad is an excellent, high quality option that is both durable and easy to care for. Instead of adding á la carte pots, pans, and other cooking items to your registry, consider the All-Clad Ultimate set, complete with two dry pans, two sauce pans, a sauté pan, stockpot, seven-quart deluxe slow cooker, and the six-piece All-Clad stainless-steel professional tools. It’s essentially everything your kitchen could need all in one package.

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