Gift Registry Help

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
11614 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Are there items you can upgrade?  DH and I had mostly everything, but we decided to upgrade our dishes, sheets, and towels so we’d have some nicer stuff than what we were using. 

Post # 4
804 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@alysee:  You could register for bathrooms stuff like bathmats, towels, nice trash can etc.  You could also register for a hobby you and your fiance share – for example, you could register at REI for camping gear.

Post # 5
885 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Do you have a house?  My cousin did a registry at Home Depot and got stuff like a BBQ, shop vac, tools, patio furniture, etc.  Or what about some small home furnishings (Home Outfitters has a good variety of stuff that isn’t just kitchen stuff, like lamps, ottomans, wall decor, etc).

We had lived together for about 3 years when we got married as well, and we put alot of items we wanted to upgrade from the hand-me-downs we had previously used (dishes, pots and pans, wine glasses).

Post # 6
94 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Target! It has everything. Register for electronics like the Apple TV. Or Home Decor and accessories.

Post # 8
3756 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@alysee:  I would definitely do home decor. My friend didn’t register recently and she got a ton of gifts that she’ll never use. People just feel like they have to or really want to buy a gift for the bride to open and if you don’t tell them what to buy, you’ll end up with 30 different versions of a wine opener and glasses.

Post # 9
405 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@alysee:  First, I’m SO jealous that your mom has a kitchen store! 🙂

You could do a honeymoon registry in addition to home decor stuff you need. 

Post # 11
3007 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

We felt the same way when going to register. Mostly, we went for upgrades- new pots and pans, coffee pot, toaster oven, amazing towels, dishes/cups we chose together

Post # 12
851 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013


Definitely a fan of upgrading…. (coffee pot, toaster oven, microwave0

Home decor- picture frames, hanging frames, lamps, vases, etc…

Honeymoon stuff- maybe a new camera??????

Post # 13
34 posts
  • Wedding: September 2014

I’ve been on my own since I was 18 and never moved home- my fiance and I do have enough kitchen stuff, but nothing matches and it’s all Wal-Mart stuff so I am definitely upgrading! We did Macy’s and they recommend twice as many gifts on the registry as guests- so for you 170 items of various price ranges. How about bathroom stuff? Like NICE towels, a new bathroom set, mats, etc. I also put lamps, mirrors, frames, appliances (vaccuum, steam mop!! SO excited for these two :)) and other random stuff (nice trash cans, some furniture). Do you need a new TV? Honestly I don’t judge, whatever the bride needs she should get! 

Post # 14
4163 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

New pillows? Electronics? Small appliances? Games? Luggage? Speakers? a Grill?

One of DH’s favorite gifts was a poker table- gets used a lot more than my fancy butter dish! 🙂  And we also got an air compressor- he uses it for his bike, I use it for my car tires.

Post # 15
112 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Amazon – you can really register for anything on there. Perhaps patio furniture? Furniture from your house from somewhere like Pottery Barn or Crate and Barrel? How about tools? Something practicial like that, that you might need?

I think you can also register somewhere for wine, if that’s something you are into.

There are some great ideas here – especially the gift card registry.

Post # 16
34 posts
  • Wedding: September 2014

Just thought of something else- is there an organzation you both support? You could ask for donations to be made in your name!

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