Wedding registry ideas: a table of wedding gifts

Next to cake tasting, picking out gifts for your registry might be the most enjoyable part of the wedding planning process.

As an engaged couple, we hope you thoroughly enjoy selecting items for your registry, and we encourage you to have fun with it. At what other point in your life will you be able to hand-select dozens of potential gifts?

When piecing together your registry, remember to include items at a number of different price points. Ideally, you will also put together a registry that is convenient for your wedding guests to access. For example, stores with locations across multiple U.S. cities (like Williams Sonoma or Bed Bath & Beyond) or stores that allow online ordering (like Amazon) are great options. With that being said, wedding registries are also a great opportunity to support small, locally-owned businesses, so feel free to include that as an option for your local guests.

Once you’ve chosen where to register, Greenvelope can help you send the information to all your guests. You can add your registry details directly to your wedding invitation, so your guest will know where to find your favorite things.

And speaking of favorite things, we’re recommending our top 20 wedding registry ideas. From mixology bar sets to luxury bedding and must-have kitchen items, you’ll find potential wedding gifts that you’ll pine for as much as your fiance.

20 Must-Have Wedding Registry Ideas

Wedding registry ideas: a pile of wedding gifts

Three, two, one, shop! Below, you’ll find plenty of ideas to include on your wedding registry. And remember, you can always ask for gift cards and contributions to your honeymoon as wedding gift options. All prices listed are accurate as of April, 2020.

1. Tramontina Enameled Cast Iron Covered Skillet

$69.95 on Amazon

The cast iron skillet was the original non-stick pan (once it’s broken in, of course), and makes an excellent addition to any kitchen. This Tramontina model is rated as a top-seller on Amazon and comes with a fixed lid to prevent splattering.

2. Bodum Chambord Copper 34 Ounce French Press

$50 from Crate and Barrel 

Couples who love their morning coffee will love the smooth taste that comes from a freshly-brewed French press. This gorgeous Bodum Chambord press comes in gold, bronze, or silver, adding a bit of glamorous decor to your kitchen.

3. Cuisine Nested Glass Bowl 5 Container Food Storage Set

$27.99 on Wayfair

Some of the most zero-frills kitchen tools prove to be the most useful. These mixing bowls with lockable lids are great for baking, preparing salads, storing soups, or transporting a number of dishes.

4. Smith Flatware Set, Gold

$34 from West Elm

It’s time to toss the mismatched forks, spoons, and knives in favor of an overdue upgrade. This beautiful gold, five-piece flatware set from West Elm will look gorgeous in your shared home.

5. Magimix Chrome Vision Toaster

$250 from Crate & Barrel 

Have you ever wondered why a toaster doesn’t have windows so you can see when your bread becomes expertly toasted? This deluxe model from Crate & Barrel is the next generation toaster and makes a wonderful wedding present.

6. Instant Pot Programmable Pressure Cooker

$99 from Macy’s 

By now, some of your culinary-crafty friends have told you about the wonders of the Instant Pot. It cuts cooking time in half (sometimes more) allowing you to make soups, curry, and other dishes in a fraction of the time.

7. Personalized 5-Piece Whiskey Decanter Set

$59.99 on Amazon

Monogrammed bath towels are a nice gift, but what about including an engraved decanter as part of your registry? This personalized set is a great way to incorporate a family name, and looks beautiful in an office or propped up on a mantel.

8. Wüsthof Gourmet 16-Piece Knife Set

$299.95 from Williams Sonoma 

If you’re upgrading a few kitchen items, you’ll certainly want to get a proper chef’s knife (or an entire knife set). Wüsthof has produced cutlery since 1814, and their knives make an excellent addition to any shared kitchen. Plus, while these knives typically run upwards of $600, they’re half that price on Williams Sonoma.

9. Vitamix 5200 Blender Professional Grade

$448.99 on Amazon

With stainless steel blades and unparalleled power, a Vitamix can blend even the toughest ingredients into liquid. If you’ve been tempted to splurge on one in the past, it might make an ideal addition to your wedding registry.

10. Le Creuset Signature Cast Iron Deep Oven

$199.95-$264 from Williams Sonoma 

Le Creuset is the coveted dutch oven every home chef wants in their kitchen. Whether you’re making soups and stews or preparing your first Thanksgiving dinner as a family, it’s a must-have wedding gift.

11. Cuisipro Stainless Steel Measuring Cups and Spoons Set

$49.99 Bed Bath & Beyond 

Stainless steel measuring cups will last you far longer than plastic, plus they’re dishwasher safe. This set includes five measuring spoons and four measuring cups, making it a useful addition to your kitchen.

12. KitchenAid Artisan Series 10 Speed 5 Quart Stand Mixer

$308.45 on Wayfair

With 10 speeds, 325 watts of power, and enough color options to make your kitchen pop, a KitchenAid stand mixer is a useful kitchen appliance. Effortlessly create baked goods, breakfast treats, and desserts with this innovative kitchen appliance.

13. Tour Wine Glasses

$9.95-$13.95 each from Crate & Barrel 

Here’s something no one tells you until you’re newlyweds: Different glassware is used for different beverages. Now that you’re no longer drinking wine from a coffee mug, various long-stemmed glassware makes for a wonderful wedding registry idea.

14. Cuisinart Custom 14-Cup Food Processor

$287.99 from Macy’s 

Think cooking takes too much effort? Think again. With this Cuisinart food processor, you can shred, chop, and puree veggies with very little effort.

15. De’Longhi Pump EC702 Espresso Maker

$219.99 from Bed Bath & Beyond 

As newlyweds, you might be on a budget, and therefore, forced to give up your $5 a day latte habit. Find some middle ground to get your morning caffeine fix by allowing your wedding guests to treat you to this espresso machine.

16. Williams Sonoma Bar Tool Set with Stand and Cocktail Shaker

$199.95 from Williams Sonoma 

Ready to brush up on your mixology skills? This bar tool set would be an excellent registry item (and a big hit at the house parties you’re about to throw).

17. Breville BDC450 Precision Brewer Coffee Maker with Thermal Carafe

$299.95 on Amazon

This 60-ounce coffee maker comes with the precision to make craft-brew coffee, every single morning. With this luxury coffee maker sitting on your countertop, you can experience a coffee-house worthy cup each and every morning.

18. Premium Down Duvet Insert

$199-$299 from West Elm

What’s the secret to a happy marriage? A good night’s sleep. Upgrade your bedding to this premium duvet from West Elm, available in queen, king, or California king.

19. OXO Good Grips 3-Piece Everyday Cutting Board Set

$39.99 from Bed Bath & Beyond 

For the price point, you can’t get a more usable, practical gift than an OXO cutting board. This set of three reversible cutting boards is non-slip and non-porous (therefore resistant to odors), and is double-sided to prevent cross-contamination.

20. Elite Platinum Triple Slow Cooker

$44.99 on Amazon

As a couple who absolutely love to tailgate, attend concerts, and host watch parties, you can entertain your guests and win them over with various appetizers with this three piece slow cooker.

After Opening Your Gifts, What’s Next?

A wedding thank you note with envelope

Design: Owl and Toad

You guessed it: Writing thank you notes.

Once you’ve chosen your favorite wedding registry ideas, the registry is complete, the gifts purchased, and the wrapping paper strewn across the floor, we can help with what comes next: Writing thank you notes.

With Greenvelope, most of our 400+ gorgeous online wedding invitations (and many of our online invitations in general) come with a coordinating thank you note in the ensemble. Easily write a note to all of your guests, thanking them for their generosity.