A registry is a collection of suggested gifts for the married couple, oftentimes items on it occupy an otherwise awkward buying space. What you request on your registry should be what you and your other half will get use out of together — whether that’s in the home, or within a shared interest or hobby. Oftentimes this takes the form of premium quality goods that you may want, but not typically be willing to spend top dollar on — think barware, pillows, an Instant Pot Ultra or a really badass cooler. There are some obvious, and some less obvious, go-to items that make up a great registry — below, we’ve outlined 50 of our favorite that span the length of the price gamut.
“We received a selection of these acrylic frames in different sizes, and they just make life easier. The clear, sleek lines make all your photos look cooler, from goofy Polaroids and vintage Kodak prints to splashy wedding pics. Since the edges are borderless, images don’t have to be sized perfectly, yet still look chic — almost like they’re floating — and strong, foolproof magnets make for easy photo switch-outs. We have them all over our apartment, and no matter how many times we overhaul our décor or furniture over the years, they always fit in.” — Rachel Rosenblit, writer, married March 2014
One of the most popular wedding day gifts for grooms is a hip flask. You can have these engraved with special messages, dates or his initials so that it becomes truly his. There are a lot of different kinds of flasks, from metal to leather-bound. Choose a color and style that suits him. Bonus points if you fill it with his favorite liquor before you give it to him!
If you want something traditional that you know your groom will love, then you can’t go far wrong with a watch. If he’s an old-school type, then a pocket watch would be a great choice – particularly if you engrave it with his initials or the date of your wedding. For the more modern groom, a wrist watch is the perfect gift for the morning of the wedding. Attach a note with the time of the ceremony (along the lines of ‘See you at 1pm!’) for a cute personal touch. See some of our favourite wedding day watches here.
23. # of days you’ve loved them. It’s small, but sweet. Whether you include this in your letter, art, or whatever wedding day gift you decide to give them, letting them know how many days you’ve loved them will bring a tear to their eye.
A groom that values personal hygiene and fine grooming products will love receiving The Art of Shaving’s Full Size Kit with a Badger Brush as a wedding gift. His bride will also be grateful (for those super soft cheeks)!
This construct-your-own keepsake of a meaningful spot—New York City, Venice, Berlin—is a special gift for the pair building a life together. Maybe it’s the city where the couple first met or their dream honeymoon destination. No matter what skyline is featured, they can proudly display the finished piece at home.
This China Mug Set is a great 50th anniversary gift for any couple that enjoy life. You get two China Mugs stating ’50 wonderful years together’on both sides of both mugs. Supplied in an Amore by Juli…
“This is one of those single-purpose tools that everyone tells you you don’t have space in your kitchen for, but when the single purpose is setting things on fire, you definitely have room. You also have perfectly toasted s’mores on demand.” — Kase Wickman
Don’t get “cold feet”. There are lots of options when it comes to socks for the groom and his groomsmen. Buying socks for him is just a fun little momento, and one that he can use after the wedding day too.
Pocket watches fell out of mainstream fashion sometime around the turn of the 20th century! They gave way to the more popular wrist watch. Yet, they remain as a great gift option for grooms on their wedding day. He’ll have his pocket watch with hiim for special events as it will always remind him of the best day of his life.
The historic origins of wedding anniversaries date back to the Holy Roman Empire, when husbands crowned their wives with a silver wreath on their twenty-fifth anniversary, or vicennalia, and a gold wreath on the fiftieth. Later, principally in the twentieth century, commercialism led to the addition of more anniversaries being represented by a named gift.
Fawn Weaver is the USA Today and New York Times bestselling author of Happy Wives Club: One Woman’s Worldwide Search for the Secrets of a Great Marriage, adopting the same name as the Club she founded in 2010. The Happy Wives Club community has grown to include more than 1 million women in over 110 countries around the world. She’s an investor in real estate, tech sector and lifestyle brands. When she’s not writing or working, she’s happily doting over her husband of twelve years, Keith (and sometimes manages to do all three simultaneously).
3. King for a day. Spend an entire day anticipating his wants. This will blow his mind! What is his favorite breakfast? What would he love to see when he comes home? If he wrote down his perfect day for you, what would be on that list? Think about that and then do as many things on that list as possible.
Leave it to an aerospace engineer to make an ice cream scoop that’s actually helpful. Crafted with aerospace-grade aluminum, the Midnight Scoop acts more like a shovel than a spoon, granting you less time scooping and more time binging.
This uber-cool camera has a sleek vintage style. Your new hubby can test it out on your honeymoon and then use it to capture the details of married life! Bonus: Get him a nice leather strap or camera case to make this gift even better.
We’ve got a unique wedding gift idea for the bride that appreciates dainty details and feminine aesthetics. This jewelry stand from Anthropologie is very practical and will complement any dresser or vanity.
“I already ordered stationery for my thank-you notes, but would be especially grateful for a pen with which to write them. I have my eye on this one by Tom Dixon because it has a great weight and stroke to keep my penmanship perfect.” — Madeline Rudin, general manager, Camp David, marrying October 2017
If you’ve already got your groom a present, or you’ve agreed that you won’t spend a lot of money on each other, then why not choose one of these little added extras just to show him you’re thinking about him? This personalised ’10 Things I Love About You’ box is a keepsake that you’re more likely to keep hold of than a handwritten letter – plus it’s something you can get out on every anniversary to remind yourselves how special your relationship is.
At nearly two feet long and more than 20 pounds, Maker’s double burning griddle is not for the compact kitchen. It is, however, for the couple who remedies a night of celebration with all the pancakes and bacon a crowd could eat.
17. Touch but don’t taste. Men love to be touched but don’t always want it to lead to sex. I know that goes against popular beliefs but there are times when he just wants to be held. Stroke him. Hold him. And if he wants to go a little further, by all means…
18. Surprise him with lunch at his job. Sync up your lunch time with your hubby’s and make him (or pick up) his favorite lunch and take it to his office. If you’re not able to stay to enjoy it with him, leave it with a sweet note that makes him smile from ear to ear.
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If your man already has everything he needs for the wedding day sorted, why not think ahead and buy him a gift he can use on your honeymoon? A pair of designer sunglasses would work for a beach honeymoon or a ski break, and luxurious toiletries in a leather washbag will always come in useful. We love this Stowaway set from Molton Brown.
Approximate size 9″x9 cream satin cushion filled with polyester fibre. Cream fabric rose. Design of 2 glasses and heart / 50, decorated with roses / bows / butterflies. Gold swirl in corners / stars /…
Here’s a great wedding gift for the bride who has worked hard for months planning and coordinating the perfect wedding day, and now has to deal with the hassle of changing her last name. Let Hitchswitch do the heavy lifting for her by providing a one-stop name changing service, providing her with all the documents she needs to obtain a new driver’s license, passport, and credit cards. This unique wedding gift idea comes in three levels of service that allow the bride to be increasingly hands off, from a basic, print-at- home service to a full-service package with her own personal concierge.
This soft linen find, in a classic blue and white stripe, will be a favorite for eternity. Beyond the pool or bath, it works as a beach blanket or soft throw. It comes with a matching drawstring tote so it’s easy to take on beach trips or summer vacations. When it gets dirty, just toss it in the washer and dryer.
“We received a membership to the Museum of Modern Art in New York, where we live,” says Kristina. “Single tickets are expensive, so it’s a great way to see exhibits or even just walk in for one quick thing without feeling guilty.”