Though most people would love to be fully settled into a home with their fiancée before their wedding – that is not always realistic option for most couples. Whether it’s steep housing prices, a lack of savings or a want to keep things traditional, many couples first move in together after their wedding. If you are one of these brides or grooms you realize that moving straight out of your parent’s house and into a new place means that you have barely anything of your own to bring with you! This makes your gift registry a crucial opportunity for you and your soon-to-be spouse to acquire some of the home essentials you will need to start your new life together!
Here are some suggestions for what bedding, small appliances and cookware to ask for on your wedding registry to make sure your new place is fully stocked:
In terms of everyday essentials, most people start off their day with a coffee and a piece of toast. For a toaster, I like the Breville 2-Slice Toaster. This stainless steel toaster has two wide slots for every type of bread and it also has a Lift and Look function so that you can check on your toast without cancelling the cycle.
In terms of coffee makers, the Hamilton Beach 2-Way Brewer is a great option. What I love about it is that you have the option of brewing a full pot and/or just a12 oz. cup’s worth of coffee depending on who is around in the morning.
You should also think about also asking for the DeLongi Burr Coffee Grinder so that you can brew fresh ground coffee every morning. If you rarely make a pot of coffee, you may prefer for put the Keurig 2.0 4-Cup Coffee Maker on your wedding registry. With tons of different types of pods, including various types of coffee, hot chocolate, and tea, the Keurig allows you to have any warm drink you want in seconds. For the latte lovers, you may just wanna ditch all brewed coffee options and ask for an espresso maker like the Breville Café Roma Espresso Machine. This machine will have you pulling perfect espresso shots and steaming creamy, frothy milk every time!
If you two plan on cooking a lot, you may put a food processor on your wish list. The Cuisinart 8-Cup Food Processor will save you hours of prep time. It shreds, mixes, chops and slices in seconds and the three speed settings accommodate a wide range of ingredients.
A blender is also a great list item for a couple that loves to cook as it’s perfect for making soups and smoothies. The Cuisinart SmartPower Classic Blender has 600 watts of power which will ensure that even the toughest ingredients are easily crushed in seconds. Another kitchen must-have for cooking couples is a rice cooker.
The Hamilton Beach 20-Cup Rice Cooker is guaranteed to make perfect rice or quinoa every time. It also has a steam rack for steaming vegetables, fish or meat and the air-tight lid decreases cooking time by holding in the steam.
In addition to some of the essentials, there’s some fun appliance extras that you may want to ask for.
An increasingly popular registry item these days is a juicer. The Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer is a high-quality juicer and the highest customer rated juicer on the Best Buy website (check out Top 5 Juicers article here). The wide mouth eliminates any need to pre-chop fruits of veggies. Once inside, fruits and vegetables will be immediately crushed into a smooth energy-filled juice. The remaining pulp can be used for other cooking and baking or put in a smoothie for extra fiber!
A Breville Smart Waffle Maker might also be a fun gift request if you love more elaborate breakfasts and the Breville Panini Grill could be a great kitchen addition if you love Panini sandwiches or grilled cheese.
Get yourself setup for years of great sleeps by adding bedding to your gift registry! When creating a cozy bed, you have to start by investing in a high-quality duvet and pillow set and then covering those in soft, strong sheets. It’s difficult to suggest a duvet because it is such an individual choice based on your temperature when you sleep and how much weight you like when you sleep–to help you decide on the perfect duvet, check out my article on the different types of duvetshere.
In terms of pillows, Sleep Solutions has a great range of pillows with a variety of different fillings including memory foam, goose down, and synthetic microfiber.
Maholi offers a high-quality collection of 400 thread count Egyptian cotton sheet sets with a simple but unique cubed Bamboo pattern guaranteed to make your bed soft and cozy. With a variety of colours, there is bound to be one that matches your bedroom design. Check them out here. I also love the simple but stylish designs of Moholi Rare Orchids and Spiral cotton duvet sets.
One of the advantages of moving out of your parent’s house and into a new one is that you can start completely fresh! Start off you cookware collection by asking for a cookware set.
T-Fal is one of the most trusted names in cookware and the T-Fal Easy Strain 10-Piece Cookware Set is a great beginner cookware set for anyone moving out for the first time. These stainless steel pots and pans are durable and the three-millimetre heavy gauge body is designed to evenly distribute heat. The pots and pans are dishwasher and oven safe (up to 260 degrees) and compatible with all heat sources.
In addition to stainless steel pots and pans you may also want to ask for some oven dishes. A cast iron dish like the Cuisinart Chef’s Classic Enameled 4.73 Litre Round Cast Iron Casserole Dish is great for all your searing, grilling and simmering needs. The porecelain enamel exterior makes it durable and it is available in rich colours to match any kitchen design.
Don’t forget about adding a roaster to your gift list. The Dansk Mario Batali Cast Iron Deep Lasagna/Roaster Dish is great for lasagnas, baked pastas and any slow roasted dishes. The cast iron evenly delivers heat and creates heat retention so your dishes stay hot even once they are out of the oven.
Picking out items for a gift registry can be overwhelming, especially if you and your spouse are moving out of your parent’s houses and into a place of your own for the first time, it’s important to ask for a wide range of essential kitchen and bedroom items to ensure that you and spouse have what you need to start your new life together!