Photos Courtesy of: Bloomingdale's; Macy's; Williams-Sonoma; Sur La Table; Target; The Container Store
Every engaged couple creates a wedding registry, and it always includes the staples for any first home: linens, essential housewares, and classic décor. But soon-to-be-married pairs shouldn't feel limited to the basics. A registry should also reflect your interests as a couple. So, if you and your future husband are huge foodies, then curate a registry list featuring a few fun food and kitchen items. After all, you want your first home to feel like you.
Food-obsessed pairs should use their registry as an opportunity to upgrade and expand their existing stock of kitchenware. With plenty of gift-giving opportunities, like your engagement party and shower, including those cool or niche pieces you've been obsessing over forever is practically a requirement. Luxe options like professional copper saucepans or coveted French Ovens will elevate the quality of your cooking and the overall vibe of your kitchen. Plus, these expensive sets usually are available à la carte, so you can choose individual pieces to keep costs down for your guests.
Other must-have finds for foodies like a quality knife, multi-tasking microplane, and a set of mixing bowls with a nonslip base will have even the most experienced home-cook wondering how they've managed so long without them. And a carafe that chills and serves wine? That's a newlywed necessity for date-night and dinner parties, alike.
Below, our favorite registry picks for the foodie couple. (If your domestic skills aren't quite up to snuff, nothing makes you want to experiment in the kitchen more than some shiny new tools — so even non-foodie pairs should consider some of these finds!)
Pictured Above: 1. Richmont Road 5-Piece Place Setting $139, Kate Spade New York for Lenox available at Bloomingdale's; 2. Polished Gold Flatware $80, Vera Wang available at Bloomingdale's; 3. Copper Saucepans starting at $255, Mauviel available at Williams-Sonoma; 4. Monogrammed Cheese Board & Spreader $25, Williams-Sonoma; 5. Tomato Hand Wash and Lotion Set $45, Jonathan Adler available at Bloomingdale's; 6. Small Santokus Knife $15.95, Kuhn Rikon available at Sur la Table; 7.Elite Series Start Grater $16.95, Microplane available at Sur La Table; 8. Cook-A-Boo Cookbook Holder $29.99, Umbra available at The Container Store; 9. Stainless-Steel Mixing Bowl Set $49.95, CHEFS available at Target; 10. Cast Iron Covered Dutch Oven $160, Fiesta available at Macy's ; 11. 2-Piece Chilling Carafe $19.99, Wine Enthusiast available at Target