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30 Wedding Registry Ideas for Engaged Couples

These wedding registry ideas are gifts you will love long after you say "I do."

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The sheer amount of wedding registry ideas can be overwhelming. The rules for what “ought” to be on a registry have certainly changed over the years, so we’re recommending time-tested gifts that will give you years of frequent use. (Save the trends for the dessert table at your wedding reception!) The ideas here should appeal to a wide range of budgets, too.

Psst! Start your Amazon wedding registry while you read.

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Electric Kettle

If you or your fiancé are tea lovers, take note. This handy appliance is easy to overlook when building your registry, but proves its worth for those who want to quickly heat a small amount of water. We love this stunning green kettle; it heats faster than both stove kettles and microwaves, making that cup of English breakfast sound even more tempting.

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Sheet Set

Take a classic, practical gift to the next level. This luxurious Brooklinen sheet bundle includes everything you need to build the bed of your dreams. (And with a 480 thread count, you can guarantee those dreams will be sweet.)

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Wine Glasses

If you enjoy wine and/or plan to do a lot of hosting and entertaining, it makes good sense to add stunning Riedel stemless wine glasses to your registry. They’re made of durable crystal and are dishwasher-safe for everyday use. Plus, these glasses are specifically designed to enjoy a big, bold cabernet sauvignon.

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Silicone Baking Mats

If your cookie baking attempts are falling flat, it’s probably not your recipe (though we have it on good authority these chocolate chip cookies are all delicious). The secret is in the surface you use—and you’ll find no better material for baking than silicone mats from Silpat. Register for at least two sizes for all of your baking needs.

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Knife Set

Ready to up your game in the kitchen? Ditch dull knives and add a knife set to your registry. Complete with four staple knife types, along with kitchen shears and a sharpener, this set will help you tackle any new recipe together. Each knife is made with high-grade chromium steel, making for sharpness that is sure to last. Take a peek at the other kitchen wedding gifts couples are still using years later.

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Fire Pit

If you already have a lot of wedding registry basics, opt for a fun, outdoorsy pick like this Hampton Bay fire pit. Its spherical shape and unique tree branch pattern give this backyard accessory an updated look, while smart details, like a hinged door, improve function. Outdoor games are another fun option.

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Oven-to-Table Serveware

In addition to the essential Pyrex glassware that belongs on any wedding registry, you’ll also want to add two or three high-quality serving pieces—bakeware that can go from oven to table. This set of two Staub baking dishes is oven safe up to 572° F. They’re perfect for cozying up to comfort food for dinner, like one of these creamy chicken casseroles. Plus, discover more great Amazon registry items.

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Bath Towels

Even if you already have towels, trade up for a high-quality set—like this one from Boll & Branch. It includes two oversize bath sheets, hand towels and washcloths. Plus, everything matches! (Unlike the set you still have from college).

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Kitchen Gadget Set

Celebrate your love (and your love for cooking!) with this all-inclusive gadget set from The Pioneer Woman. It features floral-hued peelers, tongs, measuring utensils and more. Plus, priced at just $40, it’s an incredible value, too!

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Vacuum Cleaner

We know, this is a household staple, but why not add something you actually need to your registry. Use this powerful Dyson vacuum on hardwoods or carpet for easy cleaning. You’ll have up to an hour of battery power and can add or remove attachments to find the perfect fit. Whether you’re vacuuming the kitchen or cleaning up a mess in the car, you’ll get plenty of use out of this gift!

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Trivets

Once those steaming hot dishes hit the table, you’ll also want something stylish and functional to rest them on. Enter the mighty trivet, which has definitely evolved from the quilted fabric versions you likely grew up with. In sturdy cast iron, this decorative round trivet is a favorite of ours; rubber pegs underneath provide extra protection for your table.

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Baking Sheets

Useful for everything from toasting nuts to roasting vegetables, metal baking sheets will quickly become one of your most-used kitchen items. Be sure to add a high-quality set to your registry, like these non-stick beauties from Taste of Home. By the way, these are our favorite wedding registry sites.

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Cozy Comforter

After the stress of planning a wedding, give yourself a place to relax and unwind. This L.L. Bean down comforter is hypoallergenic and perfect for cooler climates. One reviewer likened it to “sleeping under a warm cloud.”

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Dutch Oven

Regardless of who will be doing the cooking in your household, you want to equip the chef with a Dutch oven. Traditionally smaller than stockpots and available in round or oval shapes, this piece of cookware was designed for braising meats and preparing dishes that call for a long, slow simmer. We like this top-rated 6-quart Lodge Dutch Oven, perfect for making all sorts of Dutch oven dinners.

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Serving Utensils

Save room on the registry for quality serving utensils, like this 3-piece set. Without tools designated for serving, you’ll end up reaching for prep utensils that aren’t there, because you already used them while cooking.

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Serving Tray

You will find yourself reaching for this beautiful personalized serving tray all the time. Contrary to its associated use—who really has time for breakfast in bed anyway?—these trays are useful for an appetizer spread and functional for home decor. We love them for these addictive appetizer recipes. Check out these other personalized wedding gift ideas.

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Cutting Board

Made from maple wood, this John Boos cutting board is incredibly durable. You can use both sides for chopping and easily tuck this board away when it’s not in use thanks to its sleek design. Learn how to clean your wood cutting board.

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Cast-Iron Skillet

You can seriously elevate your kitchen fare with a high-quality cast-iron skillet. It’s naturally non-stick and the ideal vessel for some knock-your-socks-off recipes (like our best-ever cast-iron dishes). This piece of cookware only improves with every use. This 12-inch skillet from Lodge would make a great starter piece in your growing cookware collection.

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Home Decor

If you’re just starting a collection of home decor, you can’t go wrong with Decocrated. This fun subscription box ships a seasonal package of goodies directly to your door four times per year. Common items include wall art, pillow covers, tabletop decor and more. Check out our full review of the subscription.

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Extra Place Settings

Remember this number: 12. It’s the magic number of place settings to add to your registry, in both everyday and fine china. You may not be called upon to host Thanksgiving dinner right away, but you will have friends over—and paper plates are for midnight pizza in the college dorm. Three sets of this 16-piece dinnerware set from Kate Spade New York and you’re good to go!

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Bluetooth Speaker

From outdoor parties to days on the lake, you’ll appreciate having this handy bluetooth speaker. It wirelessly connects to your smartphone and keeps the tunes rolling for up to 20 hours. Add it to your registry in white—or any of the other fun colors.

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Batter Bowl

Between Saturday morning pancake sessions and late-night brownie cravings, this batter bowl from The Pioneer Woman will get a lot of use. We love that it has a generous 3.8-quart capacity and that it’s dishwasher- and microwave-safe.

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Smart Thermostat

“Alexa, turn up the heat!” This smart Nest thermostat makes it easy to keep your home at a comfortable temperature—and save on heating costs. Plus, installation takes 30 minutes or less!

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Cheese Board

Host your first get-together as a married couple and put on a spread! Add a beautiful cheese board to your registry to set you up for success. This set includes a round board made of white marble, with gold handles for carrying. It’s paired with a gold-handled knife for easy cutting and snacking, whether you’re enjoying a date night in or hosting a party on the patio. This is a great bridal shower or engagement party gift, too.

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Instant Thermometer

You could just eyeball that cut of meat to see if it’s cooked through. Or you could serve it with certainty, thanks to the instant-read thermometer you so wisely added to your registry. This Thermapen thermometer provides digital temperature readings, taking the guesswork out of your grill mastery. Yes, you do need an instant-read thermometer. Here’s why.

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Salt and Pepper Mills

Once you’ve tried freshly ground pepper, that powdery, granular stuff will pale in comparison. Ditto for freshly ground sea salt. This stainless steel set will give you the perfect grind, with built-in compartments to hold the peppercorns and salts of your choosing, from traditional black to Himalayan pink.

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Personalized Pillow

Commemorate your big day with this customizable couples pillow. We love the simple, sleek design and the 13×19-inch size that’s ideal for sofas or armchairs.

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Mesh Strainer

For the times when your recipe calls for freshly squeezed lemon juice—and not the seeds that always make it into the mixing bowl. Mesh strainers are also helpful for everything from steaming vegetables to poaching eggs (Learn how to get perfectly poached eggs every time). While many are sold in sets, one high-quality strainer is really all you need. This 9-inch mesh strainer is an ideal size, and also happens to be perfect for rinsing quinoa.

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A Cozy Throw

Ready to cozy up together? Add a beautiful throw blanket to your registry. Made with brushed cotton, this machine-washable throw is super soft. Not to mention, the fun fringe trim and selection of different colors will be sure to fit in with any décor style.

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A Bed for Fido

Pet parents, go ahead and add some registry gifts for Fido, too! This furry dog bed is a cozy way to pamper your pup. Choose from a variety of sizes—from small to extra-large—and a handful of fun colors.

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Up Next: Have you picked out your bridesmaid gifts and groomsmen gifts yet?

Katie Bandurski
As Senior Shopping Editor, Katie connects Taste of Home readers with the best gifts, deals and home products on the market. An avid foodie and a holiday enthusiast, Katie is an expert at cultivating meaningful moments. When she’s out of the office, you’ll find her exploring Wisconsin, trying out new vegetarian recipes and watching Christmas movies.