Post # 1
We aren’t coffee drinkers (weird, right?) and we have 2 sets of china from my grandmother (she’s a huge collector). We have towels, bed linens, pots, and pans on the list to add. What else can we register for?
Post # 3
Flatware, a really good knife set, blender, a set of cooking utensils, grilling tools if you bbq
Post # 4
@Princessbubblegum: what about drawer or closet organizers? I had to add more to my registry so i added stuff like that. Or a hamper? Get a nice one.
some other things that you can add are cleaning things. Like a dust buster, broom, mop, etc
Post # 5
I second the knife set and a blender. We didn’t register for much since, like you, we had things already.
Post # 6
Cast iron cookware, small appliances (i.e. emulsion blender, food processor, etc)
Post # 7
@Hippos: Hi. You said you didn’t register for much because you already had things.
How did that go over? Did you feel pressured to add stuff?
Honestly, I started buying nice things when I hit 30. I’m now 36 and have loads of nice stuff. FH and I have been living together for 3 years now so combined, we have pretty much all of it. I would like to upgrade only a few things which are expensive. This means that my registry would be small and pricey. Did you work to create a wide swath of gift prices or did you just put on your registry what you needed and to heck with it?
Did you get any flack for it?
Post # 8
Nice garbage cans for the bathroom, garden tools, new pillows, roasting pans, bakeware, shower curtain.
Post # 9
Knife set, silverware, everyday dinnerware, serving utensils, serving dishes, drinking glasses, dish towels, pot holders, measuring cups/spoons, pyrex dishes, mini food processor, electric wine opener (best thing ever!), cutting boards, drink pitchers, cooking utensils, lazy susan, tupperware, wine glasses, pizza stone, pizza cutter, cookie/baking sheets, cooling racks, drawer organizer for silverware and stuff.
Hope that helps.
Post # 10
@Little_Nut88: +1 on the trash cans.
OP, a nice trash can for the kitchen
Post # 11
@Princessbubblegum: some of my favorite items……
- new microwave (they really should be replaced every few years)
- new toaster oven
- butcher block
- keurig- even if you dont drink coffee, it does make tea and hot chocolate
- new frying pan
- new pasta pot
Post # 12
We’re in a similar situation (will inherit crystal, silver, and china) and I’m 33 so I’ve already started a really nice pot and pan collection.
We’re building on that, and we are getting new everyday dishes and flatware (mine came from target in 1999, so I am due for an upgrade)
We also registered for new bakeware (mine is shot) and some cast iron cookware.
I had friends that registered for a grill and grilling utensils, I wish we could do that, but we’ll be in NYC another year and we can’t have a grill here.
Nice knife set, and some steak knives (we don’t have any).
Oh BARWARE. We did register for a lot of barware, Fiance likes to mix drinks and we end up putting them in juice glasses, so we got some more wine glasses, and some other cocktail and bar glasses which Fiance is super excited about. And bar tools. And a shaker!
Post # 13
a large strainer for making soups
down comforter (maybe several people will go together on a gift like this)
beautiful picture frames (people will buy them for you anyway — why not suggest your preferred style?)
toaster oven (I love my Calphalon convection toaster oven!)
paper towel holder
plastic, storage containers
linens and towels for guests (or a future guest room if you don’t already have one)
vases (again, people like to give these as wedding gifts — why not receive ones that you like?)
seasonal and holiday table linens
Post # 14
- Wedding: October 2014 - UK
@Princessbubblegum: I’m wanting to get one of those air fryers. They’re quite expensive, but I figure if I put one on the registry I get 20% off if no-one gets it for me after!
Post # 15
@IzzyBear: So true! The VERY first thing I put on my registry was a Simple Human half-moon, stainless steel trash can from BBB! 🙂
I previously was using a nice-looking, lined, wicker hamper to hold my kitchen trash bags, but I hated the fact that I had to hold the lid in one hand and didn’t then have two hands to hold a plate and scrape the contents into the trash, and my DH had one of those old-fashioned-looking, inexpensive, plastic ones that have the swivel door on the top. Not my style, lol.
Post # 16
@LilRhodyGem: I didn’t get too much flak, if I didn’t it went into one ear and out the other.
What my husband and I did was register for some things that would’ve been a clear up grade for us even though it was expensive (vaccum, new set of pots) but then I registered for some small items that I just hate buying with my own money like dish towels (who the hell wants to buy dish towels?!), some new bath towels (…maybe I don’t like paying for towels), and some picture frames etc. Ended up that we didn’t get any of our expensive items which I expected, but we did get lots of money in lieu of an actual gift, which combined with the 10-15% off discount you get for a registry completion made it possible to get the things that we really wanted.