There’s so many lists out there of what you should register for, but frankly, they’re all the same. As recent brides, here are our top 5 picks of things every newlywed needs but may not think to register for.
1. Automatic wine bottle opener:
I mean let’s be honest. This was one of the best gifts we got. We actually didn’t register for one, but we got one anyway and seriously it’s been a life saver. All three of us love wine and we love the convenience and ease of the automatic wine opener. When you’re married and ~fancy~ and move on from twist top wine brands, you’ll thank me for this gift.
2. Seasonal Items:
One of the favorite things that we got as a wedding gift was Christmas stockings. It really wasn’t something that I thought at first to register for, but Lauren suggested this. I’m so glad we did because they’ll be a momento that we’ll have forever and I loved picking out nice ones! I suggest picking a classic one from somewhere like Pottery Barn so that when you have kids you can buy additional matching ones. Another hack would be to get a few that aren’t personalized to have to personalize when you end up having kids.
3. Dutch Oven Pot:
I’m obsessed with this one that I got from Macy’s. It’s really upscale, but if you watch for deals/ coupons, it gets down as low as $30-$40. There are also many matching cast iron pieces that match it. Both of us use our dutch ovens for all the things but a few notable options include: soups, chili, sauces, pot roast, etc., the possibilities are endless.
4. Tea Kettle:
I personally got this one from Macy’s and I’m super obsessed with it. Who doesn’t love all things Kate Spade? And it really is durable! I brew water for hot tea most every day and it’s held up for the past year and looks basically brand new.
Let’s be honest. Who wants to buy suitcases? Not me. They’re so expensive and I feel like if you travel a lot like we do, then they get jacked up super quickly. Registering for a really nice set of suitcases for each of us was a life saver. We registered for these, which I love. We got the same brand so that they all matched, but I got blue and Jessie got Black. I love that we each have suitcases small, medium and large for when we travel. I also loved all the accessories-- luggage tags, a travel kit bag, as well as my husband got a bag for suits etc. We registered for individual pieces so that people could get us one piece at a time vs a whole set. We ended up using a lot of gift cards to buy the remaining pieces. Samsonite is my favorite brand.