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Brainstorming wedding registry ideas is arguably one of the most enjoyable parts of wedding planning. What’s not to love about crafting a curated wish list to kick off your lives as newlyweds?
Your wedding registry is your guests’ true north for choosing the perfect wedding gift, and it streamlines the entire gift-giving and receiving process. Instead of winding up with a slow cooker you don’t need, your registry makes it easy for guests to choose gifts you and your partner truly want or need.
Deciding what to add to your wedding registry is highly personal, and there are plenty of creative options if material gifts aren’t your thing. Honeymoon funds, cash funds, and even charity funds are all fair game.
Ultimately, your wedding registry should align with you and your partner’s goals. Maybe your home is already furnished but you’re saving for renovations—add a cash fund! Or perhaps you’d happily forfeit material gifts for a fully funded honeymoon. On the flip side, you might finally stock up on those home essentials you never bothered with when you were single—things like quality bedding, upgraded cookware, or kitchen dishes (that actually match).
Read along for our favorite wedding registry must-haves, broken down by budget:
Dig into the best wedding registry items for 2023 below!
Giving a wedding gift is about so much more than the price tag. With that said, these gifts are on the high end of the spectrum and are typically reserved for immediate family members, close friends, and members of the wedding party. Depending on your wedding guests, it might be wise to limit the number of gifts in this range.
Ditch the $5 espresso at your local coffee shop every day and make it yourself instead. Adjust your grind size and dose and become a barista in no time.
Trust us when we say that every kitchen needs a good mixer. This model has a very powerful motor with 10 speeds and planetary mixing action.
Soups, stews, and roasts, oh my! Cook just about anything in this classic dutch oven. It’ll be a fixture in your kitchen for a long time, especially as you host more dinner parties with your partner after the wedding.
Le Creuset Signature Round Dutch Oven, $419.99-$459.99
You can’t go wrong with this 14-piece cookware set. The French-inspired collection includes the essentials: saucepans, skillets, a stockpot, and various inserts.
Get the best of both worlds with this combination coffee maker and single serve brewer.
Iron skillets have been around forever and for good reason. You need one in your kitchen, whether you’re pan-frying, baking, or roasting.
Le Creuset Signature Cast Iron Handle Skillet, $174.99-$219.99
Perfectly browned holiday roasts are suddenly within the realm of possibility with this pan—and its V-shaped nonstick roasting rack that elevates meats and promotes even cooking.
Forget about all of the slicing and dicing. Feed large chunks of your favorite fruits and vegetables through the wide 3-inch tube, and enjoy fresh, delicious juice in seconds.
Breville Juice Fountain Plus, $179.95
Draining your stocks, vegetables, and pasta has never been easier! The large pot also works well for canning, blanching, and making large batches of soups and stews.
You spend a third of your life sleeping, so you might as well enjoy it! This mattress features three foam layers for cooling, comfort, support, and pressure relief to keep you and your partner happy.
Bring the great outdoors inside! The solid wood bed frame finished in a walnut veneer floats on solid metal.
Baxton Studio Karine Mid-Century Modern Platform Bed, $404.99-$507.99
This mattress topper is constructed with three unique layers designed to support the ultimate sleep environment—temperature, comfort and support.
Hot sleepers rejoice—these 100% eucalyptus sheets are cool-to-the-touch, breathable, and designed to get softer with every wash.
Buffy Eucalyptus 4-Piece Sheet Set, $169-$239
Safely store your sweaters and socks in the closed drawer, or rest your books and other valuables on the open shelf.
This towel rack looks beautiful and serves a number of important purposes. Warm up and dry towels, plus reduce humidity in the bathroom at the same time.
This bathroom essentials set includes a soap/lotion dispenser, a tissue box cover and a wastebasket, all designed with a classic elegance that adds a chic touch to any bathroom.
Following in the footsteps of the luxurious Cairo towel collection, this bathrobe provides a sense of comfort and simple luxury.
Matouk Cairo Bathrobe, $275
This sensor mirror lights up automatically as you approach it, and provides 5x magnification for full color variation.
Treat your feet with this soft and cozy bath runner. This hand-woven treasure is perfect beside the tub, in front of a door, or even beside your bed.
Calling all grill masters! This four-burner grill is the perfect addition to your patio.
Give your outdoor guests a place to gather with this wooden hexagonal dining table. The director-style chairs fold and tuck under the table for easy storage during the winter.
Imagine firing up delicious pizzas for your dinner guests in 60 seconds. You’ll wow your guests—even your partner’s hard-to-please mom—with this impressive oven that can reach temperatures of up to 932°F.
Including adorable porcelain plates, wine glasses, and flatware, this super cute picnic set will bring some Disney magic to your backyard picnic.
Your friends will hardly know this is a trash bin. It’s constructed of durable steel and covered in resin wicker that makes it resistant to whatever Mother Nature throws at it.
Think back to your relaxing honeymoon with this beautiful hammock. The hand-woven weaves are engineered to be comfortable and allow for breezes to blow through on hot days.
This high-performing humidifier and air purifier provides the ideal humidity in any home while keeping indoor air fresh and clean.
Perfect for an engaged couple that craves adventure or just a stroll around town, this camera’s streamlined design makes it more portable than ever.
GoPro HERO9 Camera, $349.99
This slim soundbar offers incredible sound while you’re streaming music, watching TV, listening to podcasts, or playing video games.
Sonos Beam Soundbar, $449
Just let it loose and allow it to do its thing. This Wi-Fi-connected robot vacuum sucks up everything, from small particles to large debris.
Automate your heating and cooling, and control your thermostat from your smartphone with this popular smart thermostat.
If you love Art Deco and entertaining, you’ll love this bar cart with its vibrant gold tone and geometric design.
Sauder International Lux Bar Cart, $257.99
Say goodbye to sunburns with this shady oasis on your patio or by the pool.
If you’ve just purchased a home, you might need to fix it up a bit. Have everything you need with this kit that includes a lithium-ion drill and 59 hand tools.
State-of-the-art electronic technology will let you cook up barbeque, grilled steaks, fish, vegetables, and more, all with the flavor of a Brazilian grill.
This powerful, compact speaker will fill your room with excellent sound without taking up your counter space.
This compact drill/driver kit is ideal for working in tight spaces. With high-speed transmission and two speed variations, they’ll help get any job done.
Travel with confidence using this lightweight and durable luggage, available in multiple colors.
Stylishly presented in an embossed gift box, these double old fashioned glasses combine quality with sophistication for an elevated gift.
Organize like never before with this modern backpack’s multiple compartments and laptop sleeve, and keep your gear safe with its water-resistant bottom.
Dagne Dover Large Dakota Backpack, $214.99
Bear-resistant, inner tube friendly, and complete with ultra-thick insulation—whatever weekend adventures are ahead, this cooler is up to the task.
YETI Tundra 35 Cooler, $275
Curl up next to your partner in a double-sized bag or zip the bag apart and create two separate sleeping bags.
Coleman Tandem Sleeping Bag, $119.99
Cook smartly with this ceramic nonstick cookware set free of PFOAs, PTFEs, and cadmium.
This little toaster does a lot. The oven’s elements adjust automatically for each of the eight preset functions to ensure an exact cooking process and an even bake or toast.
Breville Compact Smart Oven, $127.99
Whether you’re looking for a convenient storage solution for your kitchen or a chic serving tool for dinner parties, this three-shelf kitchen cart does it all.
This two-week meal plan for two gives you a break from the kitchen and offers recipes that use the freshest seasonal ingredients.
Blue Apron 2-Person Meal Plan, $129.99
Maybe you’re in the mood for baked macaroni and cheese or a hearty chicken casserole. Either way, you’ll need a good casserole dish.
A swivel peeler. Square turner. Ice cream scoop. Potato masher. It’s all here in this comprehensive kitchen tool set that’s essential for any kitchen.
Keep your current mattress and simply give it a boost with this gel memory foam mattress topper!
Evoke feelings of timeless style with this simple Mid-Century Modern lamp. It’s the perfect addition to your desk or nightstand.
Safavieh Annetta Desk Lamp, $122.99
The mirror doesn’t lie! Its tru-lux light system simulates natural sunlight and allows you to know when your makeup is color-correct and flawless.
Simplehuman Mini Sensor Mirror, $129.99
For days when you need to get out of the house quickly, this 1,800-watt hair dryer is for you. It projects millions of negative ions to break water molecules, rather than evaporate them as traditional dryers do.
Chi Rocket Hair Dryer, $125.99
This seven-piece hamper set solves all your bathroom storage needs, with a cohesive design that offers function and balance.
Even if gardening isn’t for you, you’ll have a ton of fun using these tools. The adjustable rakes allow you to reach difficult areas in comfort.
Cool off under this spring and summer must-have: a light, easy-to-carry, classic beach tent.
Hopefully you’ll be hitting the snooze button that first weekend as newlyweds, but this chic alarm clock will make waking up a little easier once the honeymoon is over.
As you settle into your new life with your partner, you might find yourself entertaining guests more than ever before. Add an industrial flair with this durable metal and oak finish bar cart.
Sauder North Avenue Bar Cart, $129.99
Traveling shouldn’t stop with your honeymoon. Ensure that you have somewhere to stay for your next trip abroad or weekend trip closer to home.
Airbnb $100 Gift Card, $100
No need for smoke with this convenient new grill that keeps your food flavorful with less fat.
Zojirushi Indoor Electric Grill, $130.99
The majority of your friends and relatives will likely look to buy you gifts in this price range. From a timeless slow cooker to a more modern bath scale that connects to your smartphone, we have plenty of ideas for each room of your house.
Brighten up your living room or home office with this sleek, contemporary hanging planter.
Safavieh Onria Planter, $82.99
This stainless steel, rust-proof shower caddy has it all. The movable shelves accommodate bottles of all sizes, and the modern design mirrors the style of high-end spas.
Allow that cottage-chic charm you love to come to life with this beautiful table lamp.
Ashley Furniture Kian Table Lamp, $82.99
Goodbye, awkward cranking and fragmented corks! This gizmo opens wine bottles with the touch of a button to keep your dinner party running smoothly.
This full length mirror makes the perfect accent to any mid century modern style bathroom, with a sleek design, clean lines, and an elegant gold finish.
You should let your wine breathe, but who has time for that? This handy system breaks wine down into tiny droplets that instantly pick up more oxygen.
Have fun frying delicious and healthier vegetables, fries, wings, and more with this family-sized fryer.
Steep the perfect cup of tea every time with this electric kettle that comes with six preset temperatures.
Bring your salad to life with this elegant Acacia wood salad bowl and gently curved tongs.
Tear through seeds and stems with this powerful 25,000 RPM blender. Also, take your delicious drink blends with you on the go with a flip-top lid.
For days when you and your partner need some hearty comfort food, crank out perfect linguine, spaghetti, and lasagna noodles in minutes.
Combine high style, vibrant colors, and interesting textures with this beautiful transition rug.
Safavieh Evoke Washed Rug, $79-$359.99
These cotton throws make the perfect accent to any space, whether displayed at the end of a bed or displayed over the arm of a sofa.
This pillowcase is made of long-staple cotton with a sateen finish, with a 310-thread count that feels soft as silk and a subtle saddle-stitched border for a classic design.
Yves Delorme Triomphe Pillowcase, $89.99-$99.99
Plop this stylish block alarm clock on your nightstand or hang it on your wall. The fluorescent clock hands illuminate at night.
Drape yourself in warm, plush comfort with this bathrobe and pick up a matching one for your partner.
Relax with your partner after a long day at work with this dual jet bath spa. Just hang it over the side of your tub, secure it with suction cups.
Conair Dual Jet Bath Spa, $79.99
Add a touch of luxury to your bathroom with this stylish shower curtain that features textured stripes and a hand-knotted fringe.
Parachute Turkish Shower Curtain, $99.99
For those times when the towel rack on the wall is too far away, this towel rack and organizer can keep your towels and pajamas off of the floor.
Enjoy a beautiful day in the park with this English-style picnic basket that includes porcelain plates, ceramic mugs, utensils, a corkscrew, and a salt and pepper shaker.
Create a movie theater experience right in your living room by projecting your favorite movies and shows on this adjustable 150” screen.
Keep your adult beverages at the perfect temperature with this beautiful copper wine and champagne chiller.
Old Dutch Wine/Champagne Chiller, $99.99
These beautiful coasters made from agate are lovingly hand-polished in Brazil. No two are the same, and they’re only available from Zola.
Enjoy a glass or two of bubbly in these beautiful geometric champagne flutes. Their titanium technology makes them break, chip, and scratch-resistant.
Be sure to provide plenty of options for your coworkers, acquaintances, and distant relatives shopping in this price range. From a deluxe laundry sorter to a backyard bocce set, we’re sure you’ll be inspired by these amazing gift ideas.
Nose pliers. Screwdrivers. Wrenches. You’ll want all of these basic tools when you move into your new home.
You’ll enjoy this two-piece bath mat set only available at Zola that blends funky fashion with super plush softness.
This sleek and quiet two-speed blender expertly blends soup, crushes ice, and purees baby food.
Effortlessly grind enough coffee beans to brew up to 12 cups of coffee in seconds.
Go back in time to France in the 1950s with this classic French press coffee maker.
Each of these bowls is handcrafted from eco-friendly mango wood, making this a truly unique gift. Also, it’s only available here at Zola.
Bring your mini culinary creations to life without the hassle of oils, butter or sprays.
No one likes a soggy salad. This handy salad spinner and stainless steel bowl removes water quickly and efficiently.
OXO Steel Salad Spinner, $64.99
Sort your whites from your colors or your partner’s laundry from yours with this hefty hamper that holds up to four loads of laundry.
Spice up your bedroom with this quirky circular nightstand. The removable tray top is ideal for eating breakfast in bed or typing on your laptop.
Track your body weight, body water and muscle mass index instantly with this stainless steel smart scale.
Relax after a long day with this lighted waterfall foot massage system. The full bubble action soothes the soles of your feet while the waterfall massages the top of your feet.
The perfect picnic mat for Star Wars fans, this Millenium Falcon blanket is fleece-lined on top and water-resistant underneath.
Light the way as you walk your dog, or be prepared for a power failure with this powerful LED lantern.
Coleman 8D Twin LED Lantern, $54.99
Add some depth and interest to your window with this triflora hanging planter.
Half skillet and half grill, this divided pan accomplishes twice as much as an ordinary pan.
Approved by master brewers, these custom-shape glasses bring a whole new experience to your favorite beers.
Spiegelau IPA Glass, Set of 4, $52.99
A good number of your coworkers, acquaintances, and distant relatives will shop for gifts for you in this price range. Try adding complementary items that your guests can purchase together.
Seek out adventure at your next picnic or outdoor excursion with this spacious, lined tote in hand.
Picnic Time Coronado Basket Tote, $49.99
Don’t mess with this baking dish set! It’s elegant, yet durable, withstanding oven temperatures of up to 572°F. It’s also microwave and dishwasher safe.
Defrost and toast your bread simultaneously with this brushed stainless steel toaster.
You might mistake these measuring cups for mini saucepans. The stainless steel measuring cups are stylish and functional and even contain the rare two-thirds cup measure.
Treat yourself to pizza night with your partner. Cook an irresistible, golden-brown pizza crust with this large cast iron baking and pizza pan.
Stop reaching for the colander! Strain your veggies and pasta easily with this nonstick straining saucepan.
Zucchini noodles are all the rage right now. Crank them out in your kitchen with this quick three-blade spiralizer.
Label your finest Morbier or aged Gouda right on this beautiful slate board with soapstone chalk.
It may be one of the most underrated kitchen tools out there. This pizza cutter slices through a tough crust in seconds.
Epicurean Pizza Cutter, $24.99
This beautiful faux sheepskin area rug will glam up your bedroom or living room instantly, and your toes will thank you!
Create the perfect mood in your bedroom with this discreet aroma diffuser.
Walk around in style and comfort with these lightweight slippers. The slippers feature non-slip soles to avoid any accidents.
Fall fast asleep with this 300-thread count organic eye mask that’s perfect for travel or everyday use.
Coyuchi Sateen Organic Eye Mask, $17.99
Get the most out of your candles and create a longer, cleaner burn with this handy wick trimmer.
Homesick Wick Trimmer, $18.99
This heated wand massager with its large head and four surface attachments can go a long way toward rejuvenating you after a difficult day.
This cotton jar features a unique ribbed texture with a rich ivory color on the outside and a contrasting black interior.
Kassatex Fillmore Cotton Jar, $24.99
Before grilling season rolls around, stock up on these must-haves. Each tool is cut from durable stainless steel and includes an insulated wooden handle.
Spruce up your patio with these crystal clear string lights. The modern bulb shape offers a contemporary twist on a classic design.
Spread out 38 square feet of sitting space with this oversized picnic blanket and relax on soft polyester fleece.
Use this card to give back to causes that are meaningful to you by donating to three important charities of your choice.
This beautifully-illustrated, 450-piece puzzle will keep you occupied on a rainy day. It even includes puzzle glue if you want to display your creation after putting it together.
JIGGY Universe Puzzle, $48.99
Channel your inner mixologist with this nine-piece set. It even includes a mixing glass with delicious recipes printed right on it.
Allow your furry friend to relax in comfort with this soft, yet durable, pad.
P.L.A.Y. Pet Lifestyle and You Chill Pet Pad, $44.99-$98.99
Pack this compact steam iron in your suitcase for a powerful wrinkle remover.
Rowenta Travel Iron, $39.99
Weighing a mere 3.5 pounds, this portable bluetooth speaker is the perfect travel companion for tailgates, weekend getaways and more.
This durable, waterproof, and heat resistant light is bright enough to let you keep cooking long after the sun goes down.
Outset LED Grill Light, $30.99
Now that you’re armed with some great wedding registry ideas, it’s time to build your dream registry! Customize your own with Zola’s free wedding registry for an easy-breezy process. You can also create a free, beautiful wedding website, shop wedding invitation designs, and lean on us to create a free customizable checklist to simplify your planning!
Find answers to any lingering wedding registry questions below.
A wedding registry lets you curate all your gift preferences in one place (and avoid receiving gifts you don’t really need). Friends, family, and loved ones are usually very eager to purchase gifts for newlyweds, and your registry helps them feel confident that they’re getting you something you’ll love!
Online registry perks like group gifting, controlled shipping, easy gift exchanges, and post-wedding discounts also make the shopping experience more efficient for both you and your guests.
Absolutely. Cash-specific funds are becoming increasingly popular, and guests can still feel excited about contributing to a designated fund rather than handing you an envelope of cash.
Your wedding registry should include items you know you and your partner will use for years to come—avoid adding highly personal gifts that are specific to just one of you. Instead, opt for things you can share with your partner as you begin your new life together. Be intentional with your selections, and only add items you’ll truly use.