(Closed) Best thing you registered for?

posted 12 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 17
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2020

A GPS. 🙂

Wonderful, early, wedding registry gift.

No more getting lost (hopefully) and stressful angry phone calls 😉 

Post # 18
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2020 - LDS Seattle Temple & Hotel 1000

We didn’t register for it, but we received a Japanese knife from Mr. Avo’s parents. Best gift ever. Now I see why people spend hundreds on their knives!

Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

My favorite thing, which was actually a Christmas gift, is the Vidalia Chop Wizard, which is totally an as-seen-on-tv thing you can get at BB&B for $20.  (There is a fancier version from William Sonoma.)

Post # 20
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Helper bee

Honestly, although we registered for some awesome things…the BEST things we registered for were the pieces of furniture that we knew we wanted from Pottery Barn and Crate and Barrel.  After the wedding, we received a 10% registry completion discount off of these items because they were on our registry.  It made the money we received from people go that much further toward purchasing some pretty big ticket items.

Post # 21
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

We got a block of Shun knives for our wedding from my in-laws and that’s for sure the thing we use the very most.  Then, we went to use our wedding money and 10% off to complete our registry to get the steaks knives to go with it.  When we did that, someone had entered our knives in the system wrong because we got 3 four-piece sets of steaks knives for about $100 (and they should have cost more like $1000)!  We felt so bad and told them that’s not the price we remembered them being, but they insisted that had to be the price because that’s what it was scanning as.  So, that was for sure the registry item we ended up being the most excited about!  

Post # 22
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Wow, this is hard.  We totally love our food processor, and have used it a lot.  We are also loving our new knives, although we didn’t get them for the wedding, but for Christmas (from my parents).  But the two things we use the most are the giant Cuisinart crockpot, and a really large electric skillet.  It might be different if it was summer, but when you’re buried in snow and not going to see the upside of 20F anytime soon, comfort food gets important.  We have made all kinds of soups and stews, and lots and lots of fried chicken and grilled cheese sandwiches.  The electric skillet is huge, so we can cook for a lot of people pretty easily.  And our favorite dish lately is almost anything made with a pork shoulder in the crock pot.  It’s absolutely the cheapest cut of pork you can buy, and it’s just fantastic in soup, or stew, or green chile, or just spiced up as pulled pork.

Post # 23
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2008 - Ceremony in a historic church, tented lawn reception at a golf and country club

Of the gifts we received, I think I love my kitchenaid mixer (even though it’s not pink), and our nintendo Wii and wii fit that we received unexpectedly, the most!

Post # 24
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Worker bee

YES!! The crock pot!! I have barely given it a rest since we opened it and have consequently been making waaaay too much food for just the two of us. But I can’t stop!!!! On a related note, we got a little baby crock pot for keeping dips warm that I am also extremely excited to try out.

Post # 25
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2020 - Our home and the two acres it sits on

Here’s a tip for replacing (or gifting) Henckels knives – they almost always have the classic chef’s knife at Marshall’s for 10 or 15 bucks.  I have five of them, and I LOVE them… and I got them all for what I would have paid for just one!

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

My Calphalon cookware  and my Henkles knives — I don’t know how I ever cooked without them.  I actually ENJOY washing them and putting them away immediatly after using them. Strange, I know.

Post # 28
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

OXO salad spinner. I was hesitant, because it takes up quite a bit of valuable cabinate space… but I LOVE IT.

We also registered for a ton of high-quality dish towls so that we could demote all our worn ones to rags. Highly recommend it. Plus, since they are about $6 each, many of our guests got them to "round out" their gift, but all (8 towels?) together is more than we would have ever wanted to spend at one time on "just towels."

Ditto to previous posts about the high-quality knife set. I can’t remember what brand we have, but definitely a well-used gift.

And contrary to what many people told us, we use our china. We use it for holidays of course, but we also bring it occasionally just to make a nice meal feel extra special. But it’s expensive, so definitely decide for yourself if you’ll use it.

Post # 29
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Newbee

We registered for an egg and muffin toaster.  Everyone made fun of us until they witnessed its magic!

Post # 30
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Our top 5 best things would be:

1) All-Clad pots and pans,

2) Shun knives,

3) KitchenAid stand mixer,

4) LeCreuset dutch oven (I have to say that Weddingbee turned me on to LeCreuset!),

5) Zyliss salad spinner,

…and then our dishes and bed sheets.  I agree with whoever commented before me about the importance of good dish towels!  We would never spend $10 on 3 dish towels, but we registered for them and ended up getting 3 or 4 sets!  That is something we would not splurge on for ourselves, but they make drying dishes a lot nicer!

Post # 31
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2007 - a beautiful church and hotel reception

@ lalocal – that is TOO funny because Mr. Caramel really really wants one of those!

Gosh, I guess everyone gets Shun knives hmm? But my favorite gift is one of the least expensive– it’s our electric water kettle boiler! It is AWESOME for making tea, french press and to boil water very quickly. I love it!!!

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