Post # 16
Darling Husband and I lived on our own for many years, and when we moved in together we went through our things and kind of split stuff up… and donated or gave away other things.
When it was time to register, we went through everything again and ultimately upgraded most of what we already had… unless it was new or didn’t need an upgrade. Pots/pans, silverware, drinking glasses, small kitchen appliances, kitchen utensils, towels, bedding (sheets, comforters), etc.
If you don’t have a big registry, people will either give you cash or gift cards.
Post # 17
I agree that if you’re going to have a shower, you should register for gifts. As far as less expensive gifts to register for, I constantly need new spatulas, serving spoons, etc. I registered for nice food storage containers and tossed out all of my stained plastic takeout containers. It’s nice to register for a few nice picture frames for wedding photos, or an “our first married Christmas” ornament – I’m partial to the ones Lenox makes. Other ideas: bath towels, kitchen towels, shower curtain, trivets, pot holders, placemats or tablecloths and napkins, grilling tools, plastic wine glasses for patio drinking, a digital thermometer, tools, decor (throw pillows, cozy blankets, wall art, whatever), camping equipment (or equipment for another hobby). If you’re into cooking cookbooks are great, and even if you don’t really cook, I think everyone should own a copy of the Joy of Cooking – great basic recipes for just about anything. If you register on Amazon you can register for basically anything you could possibly want or need!
Post # 18
My fiance already has most household items, and I am moving in with him when we get married. But we had a few people asking for registry info, so we registered at Anthropologie and West Elm 🙂