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Wedding Registry Guide: What to Include on Your Gift List

An important part of planning your wedding is putting together a wedding registry. But how do you and your partner decide what items you need for your new home? The key to a great registry is including home essentials like bedding, towels, kitchen utensils, and bathroom supplies with a few fun items mixed in (and at varying price points for your guests). Here are some ideas for wedding gifts to list on your registry!


Modern Kitchen with Cookware and Appliances. Photo by Instagram user @woodcadesign

Photo via @woodcadesign

Some of the most popular items to include on a wedding registry are kitchen appliances, kitchen utensils, and dishes. While you may already have some of these items from your single days, your wedding gift registry is an opportunity for you and your partner to upgrade your kitchen and finally get matching sets.


  • Stand mixer
  • Hand mixer
  • Blender
  • Juicer
  • Coffee maker
  • Coffee grinder
  • Espresso maker
  • Slow cooker
  • Rice cooker
  • Pressure cooker
  • Food processor
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Toaster oven
  • Bread maker
  • Ice cream maker
  • Popcorn maker
  • Quesadilla maker
  • Panini maker
  • Waffle maker
  • Electric griddle
  • Air fryer


  • Set of pots and pans
  • Broiler pan
  • Grill pan
  • Casserole dish
  • Dutch oven
  • Pie plate
  • Cake pan
  • Ramekins
  • Multi-piece bake set
  • Wok pan
  • Cast iron skillet

Tools & Utensils

  • Knife sharpener
  • Knife block
  • Measuring spoons and cups
  • Mixing bowls
  • Wooden mixing spoons
  • Colander
  • Cutting boards
  • Cheese grater
  • Meat tenderizer
  • Meat thermometer
  • Potato masher
  • Ice cream scoop
  • Citrus zester
  • Tongs
  • Whisks
  • Peeler
  • Vegetable chopper
  • Rolling pin
  • Mandoline
  • Mortar and pestle
  • Water filter pitcher
  • Coffee press
  • Tea kettle
  • Salt and pepper shakers
  • Oven mitts
  • Dish towels
  • Paper towel holder
  • Silverware organizer
  • Culinary butane torch
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Trash can

Dishes & Storage

  • Coffee mugs
  • Water glasses
  • Dinner plates
  • Appetizer plates
  • Bowls
  • Flatware
  • Plastic or glass food storage containers
  • Pantry storage containers
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Dining Room & Bar

Modern Dining Room Connected to Living Room. Photo by Instagram user @westwing_es

Photo via @westwing_es

Do you like to host dinner parties or holiday parties in your home? Though some couples nowadays opt to not include china and crystal on their gift list, dining room items like formal dish sets, serving trays, and bar cart tools are still recommended because they can make entertaining a breeze!

  • White and red wine glasses
  • Rocks glasses
  • Pilsner glasses
  • Bar cart
  • Decanter
  • Pitcher
  • Ice bucket and tongs
  • Cocktail shaker set
  • Wine bottle opener
  • Wine chiller
  • Butter dish
  • Gravy boat
  • Cream and sugar bowls
  • Serving platters
  • Cheese knife set
  • Charcuterie board
  • Linen napkins
  • Napkin rings
  • Placemats
  • Tablecloth
  • Table runner


When creating the bedroom section of your wedding gift registry, make sure you and your partner find items that will be comfortable and help you both get a great night’s sleep. Thread counts aren’t be-all and end-all. Sometimes, items like black-out curtains, white noise makers, or additional blankets can help!

  • Sheets
  • Pillowcases
  • Bed skirt
  • Comforter or duvet set
  • Throw blankets
  • Mattress protector
  • Mattress pad
  • Pillows
  • Curtains
  • Humidifier
  • Air purifier
  • Tower fan
  • Incense burner
  • Essential oil diffuser
  • White noise machine
  • Robes
  • Slippers

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Bathroom & Laundry

Don’t overlook the necessities for your bathroom, laundry room, or storage rooms when creating your wedding gift list. Items like towels may seem like boring things to add to your registry, but the last thing you want is to get settled in your new home and realize you don’t have any towels.

  • Washcloths
  • Hand towels
  • Bath towels
  • Bath mat
  • Shower curtain
  • Lotions and soaps
  • Lotion and soap dispensers
  • Hamper
  • Magazine rack
  • Candles
  • Bluetooth shower speaker
  • Shower caddy
  • Trash can
  • Storage bins
  • Vanity mirror
  • Towel racks
  • Towel warmer
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Mop and bucket
  • Broom and dustpan
  • Iron and ironing board

Living Room

Fully-Adorned Living Room with Chairs and a Couch. Photo by Instagram user @dibblephoto

Photo via @dibblephoto

The living room is a space for both entertaining and relaxing, so think of fun and functional items that will create place that’s enjoyable for both you and any guests you may invite over. Be sure to include things like throw pillows and blankets, decorative wall art, and more for your living room on your wedding registry.

  • Decorative trays
  • Decorative pillows
  • Throw blankets
  • Coasters
  • Coffee table books
  • Tray tables
  • Picture frames
  • Lamps
  • Wall art
  • Vases
  • Area rugs
  • Curtains
  • Curtain rods
  • Charging station
  • Wireless speaker system
  • Holiday decorations
  • Storage bins and baskets
  • Shelving units
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Outdoor & Garage

Outdoor and garage items are usually a second thought on wedding gift lists, but they’re good to have for taking care of your lawn or sidewalk, making quick repairs on appliances, or even hosting a backyard BBQ.

  • Grill
  • Grilling utensils
  • Patio furniture
  • Outdoor lanterns
  • Outdoor string lights
  • Croquet set
  • Cornhole set
  • Badminton set
  • Planters
  • Gardening tools
  • Tool kit
  • Cordless drill
  • Leaf blower
  • Rake
  • Snow shovel
  • Weed wacker
  • Lawn mower


Want unique or alternative wedding registry gifts to add to your list? If you and your partner love traveling, outdoor recreation, or camping, go beyond traditional gifts for your home and add items like hiking gear or travel safety kits to make married life an adventure!

  • Camping gear
  • Inflatable mattress and sheets
  • Luggage set
  • Camera
  • Electronic tablet
  • Garment bag
  • Cooler
  • Picnic basket
  • Fitness watch
  • Sleeping bag
  • Backpacks
  • Camping stove
  • Hammock
  • Car emergency kit
  • Travel kit
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas

Deciding what items to add to your wedding registry can be overwhelming. But think about it as an exciting way for you and your partner to create a cozy home together! And if you have any registry items left over, many retailers offer discounts so you can buy the rest of your registry after your wedding!


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What to Include in Your Wedding Registry