HGTV's Top 50 Wedding Registry Must-Haves

Find everything you need to add to your registry right here. These are our top picks for the ultimate wedding registry.

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September 02, 2019

Photo By: Zola

Stand Mixer

You knew this one would make it on the list. With all of the clever attachments available nowadays, a stand mixer will be one of your hardest working kitchen tools.

Our Pick: KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer, $299.95 from Amazon

Espresso Machine

For coffee shop-worthy espresso drinks, no other machine will do.

Our Pick: Breville Espresso Machine, $749 at Macy's


Ditch your tarnished set of spoons and forks for this hefty, brushed stainless steel collection.

Our Pick: Arezzo Flatware Set for Four, $140 from Williams Sonoma

Picture Frame Set

Create a gorgeous gallery wall with all of those wedding pics!

Our Pick: White Gallery Wall Frames, $210 for six from Pottery Barn

Sheet Set

Nothing beats a set of crisp, white cotton sheets. Plus, these are organic and GOTS certified.

Our Pick: King Size Organic Sheet Set, $159 from Pottery Barn


Make sure a nice set of luggage makes it onto your registry before you and your honey take off on a romantic vacay. You'll probably use this more than any set of fancy china.

Our Pick: Hardside Luggage, $299.99 from Delsey

Stainless Steel Cookware Set

Stock up on high-quality basics with this set of stainless steel pots and pans.

Our Pick: All-Clad 7-Piece Cookware Set, $499.99 from Macy's

Wooden Cutting Board

A special carved cavity collects au jus when cutting meat, while the flip side of this cutting board is smooth as can be for chopping and prepping.

Our Pick: John Boos Reversible Maple Cutting Board, $139.95 from Crate & Barrel

Smart Speaker

If you're going to have a smart speaker at least make sure it's pretty. We love this Sonos one for its sleek design and built-in Amazon Alexa technology. Connect via Bluetooth or use your voice to start playing music, podcasts or news updates.

Buy It: Sonos Smart Speaker, $198.99 from Amazon

Steam Mop

Knock out two chores at once with this steamer-vacuum combo from Bissell.

Our Pick: Bissell All-in-One Vacuum & Mop, $219.99 from Target

Salt and Pepper Mills

Little luxuries make such a difference. Be sure to add this set of top-notch salt and pepper mills from French brand Peugeot to your registry.

Our Pick: Peugeot Salt & Pepper Mills, $99.95 from Williams Sonoma

Bar Cart

Sure, bar carts look stunning in the dining room with sets of glassware and liquor bottles on dispaly, but they're also versatile storage solutions for the living room, bathroom or bedroom.

Our Pick: Gold Metal Bar Cart, $149.99 from Target

Set of Towels

Now is the time to invest in a nice towel set. We recommend these quick-drying, organic Coyuchi towels that are GOTS certified.

Our Pick: Coyuchi Air Weight Organic 6-Piece Towel Set, $99 from Amazon

Serving Pitcher

Use it for serving or as a vase for a fresh bunch of greenery.

Our Pick: Handpainted Floral Pitcher, $58 from Anthropologie

Cast Iron Cookware

When it comes to cookware, you just can't beat the durability, versatility and longevity of cast iron.

Our Pick: Lodge Cast Iron Cookware, $69.95 from Amazon

Wine Glasses

Upgrade to this mixed set of eight, German-made red and white wine glasses from Riedel for ultra stylish sipping and entertaining.

Our Pick: Riedel Red & White Wine Glasses Set, $177 from Williams Sonoma

High-Powered Blender

From pulsing to chopping to puréeing, you can't afford to not have this on your list.

Our Pick: Vitamix Explorian Blender, $349.99 from Macy's

Pasta Maker

Schedule an at-home date night now because you and your beau will love making restaurant-quality pasta on this sleek little machine.

Our Pick: Marcato Atlas Pasta Machine, $67.99 from Amazon

Drink Dispenser

It's not your grandmother's beverage server. We love the updated modern silhouette of this drink vessel.

Our Pick: Glass Drink Dispenser with Wood Stand, $99.90 from Crate & Barrel

Moscow Mule Cups

We won't judge if you serve other cocktails in these pretty copper mugs.

Our Pick: Copper Mugs, $46.98 for four from Amazon

Electric Wine Opener

Pop a bottle and preserve it, all with one nifty gadget. This one from Coravin opens bottles and keeps them sealed.

Our Pick: Coravin Wine Preserver, $299.99 from Macy's

Glass Storage Containers

Add this set of glass Pyrex containers to your registry so you can finally dump all of that old, stained plasticware.

Our Pick: Pyrex 20-Piece Storage Set, $40 from Crate & Barrel

Sparkling Water Machine

Enjoy fresh-from-the-tap sparkling water at home with this trendy kitchen gadget from SodaStream.

Our Pick: SodaStream Sparkling Water Maker, $90 from Williams Sonoma

Grilling Tools

Don't forget the groom! A nice set of grilling utensils makes quick work of barbecuing.

Buy It: Set of Four Grilling Utensils, $129.95 from Williams Sonoma

Outdoor Game

We love the idea of adding a group outdoor game to your registry. This giant, wooden toppling tower comes with a carrying case so you can take it to the park or a tailgate.

Our Pick: Wooden Toppling Tower Game, $69.99 from Amazon

Down Duvet

Start off newlywed life right with a luxuriously comfy down duvet. It'll be a welcome upgrade from your old comforter set.

Our Pick: King Size Duvet, $199.99 from Bed Bath & Beyond

Indoor Herb Garden

If you're a beginner gardener with raised bed-aspirations, it's a good idea to start small at first. This starter kit is perfect for experimenting with growing different veggies and herbs.

Our Pick: Click & Grow Smart Garden, $99.95 from Amazon

Bar Tools

For entertaining or cozy date nights at home, you'll want a stocked bar. This set of essential mixology tools covers your bases with four double old-fashioned glasses, a mixing glass enscribed with recipes, a cocktail pitcher and more.

Our Pick: 11-Piece Boxed Bar Set, $60 from Crate & Barrel

Instant Pressure Cooker

If you don't already have one, this is the perfect registry item. This famous cooking appliance takes the place of a slow cooker, steamer, rice cooker and more, making it perfect for small-space dwellers without much cabinet storage.

Our Pick: Instant Pot Duo60, $99.95 from Amazon

Classic Kettle Grill

Compact enough to fit on a small patio but big enough to smoke a rack of ribs, Weber's 22" grill is a must-have outdoor accessory for new homeowners and newlyweds.

Our Pick: Weber 22" Kettle Grill, $165.99 from Target

Cooking Utensils

This utensil set contains all of the basics for home chefs - a slotted spoon, ladle, pasta spoon, whisk, turner and three mixing spoons.

Our Pick: Eight-Piece Walnut Utensil Set, $169.95 from Williams Sonoma

Hardside Cooler

Between camping, tailgating, boating and beaching, you'll want a cooler that can handle all kinds of outdoor activities. The YETI Tundra is large enough to store 26 cans and comes with a dry goods basket so condiments and the like don't get soggy.

Our Pick: YETI Tundra 45 Cooler, $300 from Amazon

Air Fryer

The Philips air fryer makes it easy to fry, bake, grill or roast just about anything without the mess (or extra calories).

Our Pick: Philips TurboStar Air Fryer, $194.24 from Amazon

Casserole Dishes

Make sure a nice set of ceramic baking dishes are on your registry. We love that these are pretty (and practical) enough to go from oven to table.

Our Pick: Staub Ceramic Baking Dishes, $49.95 for two from Amazon

Electric Kettle

The gooseneck spout on this stainless steel kettle is ideal for making pour over coffee and delievering a gentle stream of water over delicate teas.

Our Pick: OXO Electric Kettle, $99.95 from Amazon

Power Drill

Whether you rent or own your residence, the value of a good-quality power drill is immeasurable. It may not be the prettiest item on your registry, but it will be one of the hardest-working.

Our Pick: Dewalt 20-Volt Cordless Drill, $159 from Home Depot

Waffle Iron

Sure, it's not a necessity, but we promise you'll treasure Saturday morning dates spent sipping coffee and noshing on homemade waffles with your new spouse.

Our Pick: Cuisinart Double Belgian Waffle Maker, $72.66 from Amazon

Coffee Grinder

Once you try a conical burr grinder, you'll never go back. No other kind of coffee grinder creates grounds with the perfect coarseness like this one.

Our Pick: Capresso Conical Burr Coffee Grinder, $120 from Amazon

Experiential Gift Card

Put this towards a romantic honeymoon destination or a spontaneous weekend getaway.

Our Pick: Airbnb Gift Card, $100 from Zola

Home Security System with Doorbell

This Arlo home monitoring system is wireless, Alexa-enabled, weather-resistant and allows you to set up customized alerts for movement or sound. It also comes with a doorbell for remote communication, visitor messaging and monitoring.

Our Pick: Arlo Two-Camera Home Security, $386.91 from Amazon

Set of Knives

This starter set of knives from trusted German brand Wusthof comes with a chef's knife, pairing knife and bread knife. Basically, all the essentials.

Our Pick: Wusthof Three-Piece Cutlery Set, $239.99 from Bed Bath & Beyond

Flower Vases

Include a set of on-trend painterly vases on your registry. This set of three can be clustered together or displayed on their own.

Our Pick: Set of Three Handpainted Vases, $58 from Anthropologie

Dinnerware Set

When registering for dinnerware, don't feel obligated to choose a fancy, formal set. We love this everyday collection of plates, bowls and mugs with a handmade look.

Our Pick: White 16-Piece Dinnerware Set, $69.99 from Bed Bath & Beyond

Bakeware Set

Even if you're not much of a baker, a good collection of baking sheets, cake pans and muffin tins comes in handy for weeknight cooking.

Our Pick: Nordic Ware 13-Piece Bakeware Set, $129.99 from Crate & Barrel

Digital Meat Thermometer

For perfectly cooked steak, chicken and fish, everyone needs this little kitchen gadget on-hand.

Our Pick: ThermoWorks Meat Thermometer, $59.99 from Amazon

Air Purifier

This Levoit air purifier is a customer favorite for its quiet operation, three-stage filtration system and compact design.

Our Pick: Levoit Air Purifier, $90 from Amazon

Upright Vacuum

Dyson's multifloor ball vacuum seamlessly transitions from hardwood to carpeted floors so you spend less time switching attachments and more time cuddling up to your new spouse.

Our Pick: Dyson Ball Multifloor Vacuum, $400 from Target

Weighted Blanket

The only thing better than crawling underneath this weighted blanket at the end of the day? Crawling underneath this weighted blanket next to your husband or wife.😉

Our Pick: Queen Size 15 lbs Weighted Blanket, $72.90 from Amazon

Wooden Cheese Board

Pretty enough to serve charcuterie and fruit, pretty enough to corral a butter dish and pepper grinder on the kitchen counter.

Our Pick: Wood Cheese Board, $98 from Anthropologie

Garment Steamer

Complete with a fabric brush, lint pad and crease attachment, this steamer is a must-have for young professionals and ironing-averse individuals.

Our Pick: Rowenta Garment Steamer, $111.66 from Amazon