Let’s be honest: one of the most fun parts about getting married is running around registering for wedding gifts with your fiancé. It’s like getting a shopping spree with your best friend. Even if you don’t get everything on your registry, it’s still fun to register and think about all the new things you might get. But where do you start? What are the best wedding gifts?
Here are some of the most practical and popular wedding gifts for newlyweds who are just starting out on their own. Even if you’ve already been living together, some of these items are great to register for, since they’re indulgences that you may have been putting off. Take advantage of your guests who want to spoil you and ask for these great presents that every couple should have!
A Charcoal Grill
One of the best wedding gifts of all time is a classic kettle-style charcoal grill. The right brand will last for years and years, maybe even decades, and is the gift that keeps on giving, since it provides well-cooked food and assists in making great memories with friends and family.
A Tool/Drill Kit
A necessity for around-the-house repairs, a good tool/drill kit (like Black + Decker’s kit that includes 60 tools and accessories) comes in very handy and makes a great “starter kit” for newlyweds.
Every couple should receive a good cookware set at least once in their life, and a wedding is the perfect time. Having a variety of pot and pan sizes will make your life much easier. Make sure it’s from a reputable brand, like Rachael Ray’s 12-piece non-stick set.
Double Sleeping Bag
If you’re lovers of the outdoors, a well-made double sleeping bag is one of the best wedding gifts. Snuggle up with your honey in a fabulous double sleeping bag (like the Big Agnes Dream Island 15 Degree bag) and catch some sweet dreams together!
A Luxury Shower Head
This is just something that most couples won’t buy for themselves, but is such a luxury. You can register for a 2-in-1 shower head model that that will mist, massage, and “rain”. You’ll be happy you asked for it!
A Set Of Cooking Utensils
Similar to a good set of cookware, every couple needs a full set of cooking utensils. Think beyond just a spatula: register for a whole set, like OXO Good Grips’s 15-piece set. Make sure you get tongs, turners, mashers, a pizza cutter, a veggie peeler, a grater, a whisk, and spoons of every kind. Your meals will thank you!
Every couple also needs a few classic board games. From Monopoly to Clue to Settlers of Catan, register for some of your favorites for both entertaining and quiet nights in with just the two of you.
A Slow Cooker
A classic on the best wedding gifts list. A slow cooker is great for hundreds of meals, and makes cooking very convenient—and delicious.
Even if you wouldn’t exactly call yourself a “healthy couple”, a Magic Bullet is one of the best wedding gifts to get. You can blend your cares away and try all sorts of blended recipes!
A Good Set Of Containers
This may sound like a cheap present instead of one of the best wedding gifts, but trust us—they come in very handy, and your wedding is the perfect time to ask for a strong set of them. Just make sure to get a well-made set and nothing too flimsy.
Good Set Of Knives
Along the lines of the cookware set and the utensils, every kitchen needs a great knife set. Not only will it help with cooking; having the proper knives around can actually prevent accidents. If you’re trying to cut a carrot with a giant knife because you don’t have a small one, you could get hurt.
An Amazing Comforter
Your wedding is the time to get the best comforter of your life. This is the time for you ask someone to splurge on a nice one that will last for years. After all, it’s something you will use every single day!
Hopefully this list of the best wedding gifts gives you several ideas for where to start when registering! Also, if you’re still looking for your perfect Los Angeles wedding venue, take a minute to browse our photo gallery at Vatican banquet Hall. We provide a gorgeous space for wedding receptions of all sizes. Please contact us with any questions you have!