And the Most Popular Wedding Registry Items Are... (Drumroll Please!)

Have you added these must-haves to your registry yet?

Updated 04/15/17

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Whether you're setting up your own wedding registry or picking a gift for a friend, choosing something tried-and-true is a surefire bet. The classics are classics for a reason, and those super-popular items top the list every time because they're high quality and are newlyweds' go-to items in their own homes. We talked to the experts to figure out what the most popular wedding registry items are. Some are just what you might expect, while others? Well... you might be surprised!

"Even though over 80% of couples live together before marriage and already have the basics, the wedding registry is the perfect chance to upgrade these essentials," says Jennifer Spector, Zola's Newlywed-At-Large and Director of Brand Strategy. "The most popular registry categories cover everything you'll need to get your home in top shape." The top 10 gift categories are:

1. Dinnerware Place Settings
2. Cookware Sets
3. Standing Mixers
4. Blenders
5. Kitchen Knife Sets
6. Dutch Ovens
7. Bedsheet Sets
8. Experiences
9. Area Rugs
10. Robotic Vacuums

Within those categories, of course, there are a few gifts you know you'll find. "There are three things you can count on in life," says Spector. "Death, taxes, and that the KitchenAid Stand Mixer will always be the top registry gift! It's a workhorse and is the perfect gift, with removable attachments that mean you'll need practically nothing else." Round it out with a few other eye-catching items, and you (and your guests) will definitely be happy. Here are Zola's most-bought gifts—are they on your registry yet?

KITCHENAID Stand Mixer
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KitchenAid Artisan Series 5 Qt. Tilt-Head Stand Mixer, $439.99

Airbnb $100 Gift Card, $100

All-Clad Round Classic Waffle Maker, $129.99

KitchenAid Ultra Power 5-Speed Hand Mixer, $39.99

Le Creuset Signature Round Dutch Oven, $209.99–$369.99

Lodge Logic Cast Iron Skillet, $29.99

Calphalon Nonstick 10-Piece Bakeware Set, $99.99

Fortessa Arezzo 5-Piece Place Setting, $59.99

kate spade new york Malmo Flatware Set, $69.99–$104.99

Sonos Play: 1 Wireless Speaker, $199

OXO Good Grips POP Container Set, $49.99

Blue Apron 2-Person Meal Plan, $119.99–$359.99

Bulbrite Indoor/Outdoor Spring Light, $35.99

Wusthof Gourmet 18-Piece Knife Block Set, $299.99

And of course, registries are usually full of classic brands that stand the test of time. "Today's couples want a mix of gifts, experiences, and funds. These recognized names have a solid seat at the top of the list, proving that gift registries never go out of style," Spector explains. Did you register for items from these name brands?

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