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Must Have Items to Add to Your Wedding Registry

Beyond the no brainier items like beddings, kitchen utensils, and home decor, creating a wedding registry may be overwhelming. Here are 10 useful items that also make perfect registry gifts.


Whether you’re looking for a soft or hard sided cooler, Yeti is a great choice. Be sure to add this item to your registry so you’re ready for beach vacations, summer adventures, and family cookouts. This Tundra Haul Wheeled Cooler is a great choice, plus it’s available in three colors.

Photo from Yeti

Kitchen Aid Mixer

Stand Mixers are a must have, especially since there are so many attachments that allow them to be used for so many things. In addition to the regular wire whisk attachment, there are bread hooks, shaved ice, shredder, and ice cream attachments, just to name a few. This is a little bit of a pricier appliance, so it is a nice addition to your registry so you can keep your expenses low.

AirBnB Gift Card

Another great gift that allows you and your spouse to travel as newlyweds. An Airbnb gift card is perfect to use on your honeymoon or on other little trips throughout the year. Find an especially cool house, maybe even a yurt or treehouse, and go on a little staycation with your spouse!


A dream for every coffee lover is a Nespresso machine! This Lattissima One model is perfect to make cappuccinos and lattes at home. It comes equipped with a fast heat up feature and a removable fresh milk container. Don’t forget to add some coffee capsules to your registry so you can try several flavors to choose your favorite.

Photo from Nespresso

Dutch Oven

To describe a dutch oven in one word it would be versatile. You can do just about anything in one of these. From simmering stews on the stove to cooking casseroles in the oven, a dutch oven is a kitchen staple. The Le Creuset round dutch oven comes in sizes from 2 quarts, serving 1-2, up to 13.25 quarts, serving 9 plus. Available in a plethora of colors, this is a great registry item to experiment with delicious recipes with your new spouse.

Photo from Le Creuset

Personalized Stationery

Everyone needs a note pad. Bonus points if it’s personalized! A cute, simple gift to add to your registry is personalized stationary with the newlyweds’ names on it. Whether you’re writing out your grocery list or leaving a note for your new spouse, personalized stationary is a great way to celebrate your new last name.

Name Change Kit

The NewlyNames personalized box is great to make the name changing process a breeze. There are two different packages to choose from: the NewlyNamed Box and the Print at Home Box. The former is available to add to your Amazon registry, or you can simply receive a gift card from the site to buy your box. There are name change instructions for social security, U.S. Passport, title and registration, driver’s license, credit cards, airline loyalty programs, and much more all included.

Personalized Serving Board

With charcuterie boards all the rage, a wooden serving board is a great addition to your registry. Perfect for entertaining or snacking, this serving board with your new last name is amazing!

Photo from Personalization Mall


Two or three piece luggage sets are a big “adult purchase” that many forget to make. This is a great item to add to your registry so you can be in style when packing for your honeymoon and all your future trips.

HelloFresh Subscription

A Hello Fresh gift card is a great way to relieve newlyweds of the stress of grocery shopping. A $70 gift card will feed 2 people for three nights. This is a great registry item that will allow you and your spouse the ability to cook together and create fresh, new recipes.

If you are planning a wedding in Roanoke Virginia, Richmond Virginia, Fredericksburg/Northern Virginia, The Shenandoah Valley, Coastal Virginia or in Charlottesville/ Lynchburg Va. we can help with your wedding planning and ideas.

The author: Natalie

Natalie is a Vinton, VA native currently pursuing a journalism degree at Virginia Tech. She loves planning, and has a specific interest in all things to do with weddings. In her free time she enjoys reading, journalism, and traveling. Her post-grad plans are to pursue a career in magazine writing and design.