Post # 1
My fiance and I are in the process of creaing our registry. We’re trying to be practical minimalists when it comes to gifts. We have a home with the basics but those basics include items we both brought with us from apartment living (mismatched towels, secondhand appliances, etc). I need some suggestions about your top 5 favorite items you received for your wedding! Things you use a lot or just flat-out love. 🙂
Post # 2
It’s hard to say without knowing more about what you have, but I am a fan of very high quality items you won’t need to replace in a year or two. Things that will last.
Some ideas: sheets! Nice bath sheets (big, oversized towels). Glass storage containers (I avoid plastic). I have stoneware from pampered chef that I love and use almost daily. A high quality skillet. I think the pot and pan sets are overrated. I find I need one really good nonstick skillet, one cast iron and then a big pot plus maybe 1 medium size. The sets are nice but have more than anyone really needs. Think about things you use a lot and register for that in a nice brand.
If you register on amazon you can include things like a new shower head or towel warmer, etc. get creative!
Post # 3
Haven’t received anything yet but my top choices would be (note these are more expensive things, I know some family is purchasing joint gifts): Le Creuset Dutch Over, KitchenAid Mixer, high quality bedding, extra fluffy towels (i’m cheap and would never buy nice ones myself!)
Post # 4
Super high quality bed sheets, crock pot, knife set, blender/food processer. I know you said you already have some stuff since you live together already, but you could use this as a chance to upgrade your everyday dinner and silverware too.
Post # 5
We do have some ‘nicer’ things but they’re far and few between…I suppose most could be replaced with an upgraded version. It’s overwhelming to look at all the ‘suggested list items’ since I don’t think I would really use some of those 1-purpose appliances. If anyone has anything in particular, with the brand name, that would be awesome. We did put bedding on our registry, as well as a floor steamer, knife set and a blender. Just trying not to get caught up in the “I need that!” mindset when in reality, I probably don’t!
Post # 6
Our tea kettle is the registry gift we use the most. We love it! It’s definitely the gift from our registry that we use the most.
Post # 7
lifesgood : When we got married everything we had was hand-me-downs and make-do items. It was so exciting to get new, working stuff. I would say our top 5 items we received as gifts that we looooove are:
– Frying saucer (look it up, we’re a big fishing family and it’s amazing)
– nice bedding, especially the fleece sheets (we live in Canada)
– Nice towels, like PP said, I’m too cheap to buy the nice ones, but it’s delightful having them!
Post # 8
lifesgood : We didn’t get a knife set, but that would have been awesome! We cook a lot, we’re not the couple with a show kitchen so knives would have been used daily.
Post # 9
Most of the items on our registry are upgrades. The things I most want:
– Le Creuset pots
– Nice luggage
– High thread count sheets
– High quality down-alternative comforter
– Kitchenaid mixer
– Toaster oven
If we didn’t already have good knives, I think that’s another must have. Also, things like cutting boards (upgrading from cheap plastic to nice wood ones), having matching sets of mugs & dishware, really plush bath towels, linen tea towels, etc. A good tool set, drill, etc., is also always good to have on hand, especially if you’re a home owner.
Post # 10
My favorite things from my registry are:
Cuisenart pots and pans (very expensive but I use them everyday when I cook)
Martha Stewart Spice Rack
memory foam bath mats
beautyrest King pillows