(Closed) What the heck do I register for??

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
5778 posts
Bee Keeper

Dishes, china, flatware, pots and pans, baking needs, glassware, linens, small apliances, home decor, bedding, sheets, vacuum….isn’t there anything you need once in awhile that you don’t have? Meat thermometer, serving platters,BBQ items…

Post # 4
768 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I have a very similar situation! i’m working on my registries now, so I can tell you what i’ve got, but am curious to see what others say, perhaps I can make some addtions as well!

-towels (we have had the same towels since college, so this is a great time to upgrade)

-a low fat deep fryer (i know, sounds impossible)

-board games

-new picture frames for wedding pictures

-things for entertaining (serving platters, bread baskets, appetizer sticks, napkin rings, these are things I wouldn’t say I need, but would be nice to have if we have parties, right now we just sort of make do with whatever we have platter wise)

-some new candle holders/decorations (as we haven’t totally decorated the house)

-hand held vacuum to do stairs (currently just use my regular vacuum which is a pain)

-some planters to spruce up the outside

Does this help!?


Post # 6
768 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@o0olibelulao0o: Haha well if it makes you feel better, I am registered at 3 places and i have a grand total of 90 items. I’m hoping maybe some new stuff comes out for the spring soon and I could maybe get some stuff for outside? I’m totally with you though, we just buy whatever we want, so for the last few months, I’ve been trying to force myself not to buy anything home related. But I actually had to pull like 5 things off the registry because we got them for Christmas…..Gah! Hahha good luck with the registry, let me know if you come up with any other ideas! (Oh as an aside, we are also asking for Home Depot gift cards, so maybe people will get those instead?!)

Post # 7
772 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

We had the same problem, and registered for even less than you did.  People just gave us gift cards or checks instead–though every item save for one has now been bought from the registry.  

I wouldn’t worry about it.  Register for what you want, and don’t worry about it. 

Do you have nice cookware and knives?  

Post # 9
5147 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

You can upgrade some of the stuff you already have.

Get GOOD knives! Like Shun, Wusthof, or Henkles. They are expensive, but oh-so-worth-it!

Nice sheets, minimum 325 thread count, 500+ is better. It really makes a difference.

Luggage, if you need an upgrade.

You mentioned you registered for a Kitchenaid, also register for any attachments you want for it.

Decor item like candle sticks, vases, wall-hangings.

New towels.

Food storage containers. I’ve upgraded all our crappy plastic containers to Pyrex, putting them on the registery helped us get a lot more.

Tools, both hand-tools and power-tools.

Grilling accessories.

Summer-living stuff (hammock, picnic basket).

Post # 10
764 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We were in the same situation. Hubby owned his house for YEARS before I entered the picture. I upgraded a lot of our stuff… dishes, utensils, tupperware type things, etc.


We registered at Macys. Not gonna lie… returned quite a few things and bought Christmas stuff, additional sheets, and maybe some makeup….

Post # 11
1199 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@o0olibelulao0o: FH and I have BEYOND enough stuff between the 2 of us.  When I moved into his house over a year ago, I sold, gave away and threw away soo much stuff.  And we still have too much.

So I registered for fine china, stemware, flatware, serving dishes.  All of that stuff neither of us had.  Then the big electrics – stand mixer, juicer, steamer, keurig.

Then we thought it would be nice to get completely new bedding and towels, FH’s bedding is just blegh so honestly I am looking forward to nice new sheets a lot!

We also are hoping to upgrade some of our kitchen items – garbage can, grater, mandolin

Some other odd things:  a wine fridge, hammock (both on amazon), also the fine china and stemware storage systems.

Plus I did a honeymoon registry.

So there is more than enough variety for guests to choose from. 

Post # 12
2542 posts
Sugar bee

Fiance and I have a smallish apartment so we didn’t want to resgister for tons of things we don’t have room for.  So we basically just upgraded some of our stuff, such as toaster, blender, knife set, sheets, towels, sheets, pillows, shower curtain, etc. We also threw a couple of fun things like a breakfast station, a smoothie maker, etc.

Post # 13
1433 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

I was tempted to not register for much because we thought we wanted money.  But we mainly registered for china and crystal, and silverware.  I know in the future we’ll be hosting lots of dinners, so these gifts will last forever.  We also registered for basic kitchen stuff for shower type gifts. 

Are you having a shower?  And do you think you’ll ever host family dinners with china/crystal?

Post # 14
2693 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

Fiance and I have also lived together for 2+ years, so we’re using our registry as an opportunity to upgrade a lot of our kitchen stuff.  We (I especially) absolutley LOVE to cook, so I would say about 80% of our registries are all kitchen things.  Which reminds me, I probably need to go and edit a few things.  At this rate, we’ll have an amazingly appointed kitchen, but bare walls, beds, and linen closets.

Everyone in my family has stressed: register for REALLY NICE towels and they’ll last forever.

Post # 16
16195 posts
Honey Beekeeper

Do you need towel or sheet upgrades?

Where are you registered? Macy’s has some nice kitchen carts for reasonable prices (aka, something someone might actually buy for you)!

We also did a Sears registry, mostly for tools, but that gives you the option of registering for things like end tables or bookshelves if you need any of that kind of furniture.

Do you have a patio/deck/yard or anything? Crate and Barrel and Bed Bath and Beyond (and other places, I’m sure) have really fun outdoor living things, from patio furniture sets to grills to picnic-type supplies to hammocks, etc.

We registered for an 8-bottle wine cellar at Crate and Barrel. It’s really nice but also really compact, so you can put it virtually anywhere in your home, no space concerns.

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