Post # 1
I went registering this weekend and was looking through my list online. We went to bed bath and beyond and most of the stuff I registered wasn’t cheap. His family will have no problem spending a lot of money but my family doesnt have much money. I need about 100 more items on my list so I need some help for you bee’s. What are some of the cheaper things you registered for? I know I’m going to add some utensils but not 100 of them.
Post # 3
- Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA
Hand towels, kitchen gadgets, bar accessories (like wine bottle stoppers), picnic/outdoor plates& cups, table linen sets, decorative pillows, wall hangings/small home decor stuff, bathroom accessories…
Post # 4
Mixing bowls, cutting boards, an over-the-sink colander, placemats, a grill grid (to cook vegetables on our gas grill), cookie sheets, cooling racks, a recipe card box, towels, bathmats, a set of chopsticks, meat thermometer, citrus juicer, microplane zester, drawer organizers, utensil crocks. The barware I put on my registry (at Crate & Barrel) was under $3/glass – stemless wine glasses, martini glasses, etc. There are tons of inexpensive items you can add!
Post # 5
Lots of kitchen knick knacks are cheap. Measuring cups, measuring spoons, pot holders, ladle, collander, chopsticks, placemats, cutting boards, bakeware, can opener.
Bathroom stuff can be cheap too: toothbrush holders, etc.
Post # 6
I’m big on the baking supplies! So cookie sheets, baking pans (square, 9×13, round, muffin pans, fluted pans, bunt cake pans) and also the utensils that go with that…spatulas, mixing bowls, cooling racks, flour sifter, measuring cups, measuring spoons…etc.
We also got a really cute basket from my mom of all corn on the cobb stuff. Like a butter boy (check these out, so cute!) corn cobb trays, holders (like the stabby things), a corn brush, etc.
Bathroom accessories are also good…like a shower curtain, tissue box, tooth brush holder, Q-Tip holder, soap holder, etc.
Post # 7
A set of outdoor glasses. We already had outdoor plates, but those could be nice, inexpensive registry items, too.
Pasta cutter and pasta dryer (we make our own pasta).
kitchen utensils: including spatulas, measuring cups & spoons, serving spoons
linen napkins (haven’t gotten any of these, yet, and I’m hoping I still might).
Post # 8
Define cheap. Is that like $5 cheap or like $50 cheap. In my area/circle, $50 is relatively cheap. For example, we just got a gift from a colleague who’s not even invited and she is gifting us $50 of gifts from our registry. FWIW, I didn’t do BBB but I did do C&B for a lot of our cheaper items.
That said, the cheaper things on our registry were:
– Wine glasses ($6 each). People don’t have to buy the full quantity you registered for and you can do red and white for greater selection.
– Pretty/fancy or double-walled drinking glasses: ($10 each). See above.
– Champagne flutes ($12 each). See above.
– Serving platters/bowls: ($15-25 each). Get an assortment and multiple quantities.
– Large picture frames, statement piece sized ($40 each)
– Rabbit wine opener ($45)
– Fancy serving set (giant fork/spoon): ($40 each set)
– BBQ grill accessories/pans ($15-25)
Post # 9
I agree with PP go to Crate & Barrel. They have tons of glassware and serviceware that is more cost effective than BBB. We got beautiful clear glass chesse serving plates there for $10!! The same thing at Macy’s would of been close to a hundred.