(Closed) Best and Worst Things You Registered For?

posted 9 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
604 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

By far the best thing….wooden shelving from williams-sonoma.  We were able to work wonders with a small closet in our garage turning it into a “china closet” of sorts for all our new kitchen goodies that don’t fit in our super tiny kitchen.

The worst thing we received was a huge crystal vase.  While extremely beautiful it is not something we will ever use or have a place to display so I feel guilty that it will forever reside in a closet somewhere.  🙁

Post # 4
390 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Best according to husband: new dishes, a good set of knives and new pots and pans…and new grilling tools

Worst according to husband: probably picture frames (He just doesn’t understand why we need them.)


Best according to me (so far!): clothing steamer (I hate ironing), good set of pans, serving/entertaining pieces (We haven’t had a chance to use them, but they are so cute!), a clothes hamper with separate compartments for different items (so convenient when it’s time to do the laundry); gift cards (They’ve been so useful for groceries and all those odds and ends that come up.)

Worst according to me: tons of towels that are nowhere close to the colors we’ve chosen for our bathrooms (We got 5 bath towels and 5 washclothes in one color, and three sets of towels/handtowels/washclothes- all in different colors, none of them coordinate/match with any other.) Also a colored basket with a bag of (grossly) scented potpourri (i don’t know how to spell that- smelly stuff!) and a strong (not so good smelling) reed diffuser set)- none of it in colors that coordinate with anything in our house.  (I’m really grateful that they wanted to get us a gift, but I don’t know what to do with it!)

Post # 5
1205 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

For me, the best gifts from the registry – new dishes and flatware, and a good set of knives.

The worst gifts I got were those that were not on the registry (ugly stuff, stuff we don’t need). Of course, the best gifts I got also were not on the registry, just personal gifts like books or a decorative picture. These were things I couldn’t have asked for.

I don’t know that there are any “worst” things I registered for. I’m not really excited about gettings sheets or towels.

Post # 6
14 posts
  • Wedding: July 2011

lol y’all crack me up! laughing my head off with some of these items!!!!

Post # 7
979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Best: New dishes and knives and the Cuisinart Griddler.  We have made paninis like 100 times in the last month.  Oh and definitely our vacuum!  Holy cow.  I had no idea there was so much cat hair hanging around on our carpet (which I thought was clean).

Worst: More bowls than I could have imagined.  While they are all nice bowls, I have no idea what to do with them all.  And the only ones that came with a gift receipt are the only ones I don’t want to return because I actually like them. 

Post # 8
2249 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

my new cuisinart is a highlight but I had a kitchenaid and a vitamix before (worked at a kitchen store- have poor impulse control and we got a good discount)

I also love my professional (as in kitchen stadium quality) cookware and knives. I reccomend Shun and kyocera ceramic!!!

Post # 9
3762 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We really love our knives.  We also love our air popcorn maker and waffle maker.  We haven’t used some of the other small appliances yet.  Also a nice vacuum and other cleaning stuff.  Its also nice to have a new set of dishes and glasses.  


I got a few vases that are just sitting around in a closet now.  We had to exchange some “odd colored towels” that didn’t match our colors. 

Post # 10
2476 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Best: All the new kitchen stuff!  We had a lot of “starter” pots and pans, and now I can replace them with the fancy Calphalon and All Clad stuff we received! 

Most “interesting”:  4 paintings by a random African artist… umm, it was a nice thought, but we really don’t know what to do with these!  Undecided

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