Dave and I started working on our baby registry recently, and it has made me think back a lot to two years ago when we were working on our wedding registry! To this day, we still talk about how happy we are with everything we registered for, so I wanted to share a few things we especially love. These aren’t necessarily our most-used items, but they’re all things that stand out when we think about some of the items we’ve enjoyed having in our home most over the last year.
Our steamer: I don’t remember what I did before we got a steamer! We have this one and love everything about it–the size, how well it works, the price, and so on. I never owned a steamer before this one, but am certainly never going back!
Our comforter: We decided to register for our dream, splurge-worthy comforter instead of something we didn’t love as much just because of the price. We picked it out at Macy’s, and felt okay about it since they have such good sales (often over 50% off), but we still fully expected to buy it ourselves using the completion discount after the wedding. We were touched when we ended up receiving it as a generous gift, and are grateful all over again every single night when we get into bed!
Our striped serving bowl: We use this bowl we received from our registry as a fruit bowl, so it lives on our counter all the time, and every time I see it, it makes me happy! The vast majority of the things we registered for were super classic and practical (white china, simple silver flatware, etc.), but the few pieces we chose that function more like decor have become really sweet parts of our home.
Our cooking knives: Especially since Dave already had a set of steak knives, we picked out four knives that we thought we would use the most instead of registering for a knife block. I admit, Dave does most of the chopping in our kitchen, but having just a few great knives has been plenty (plus, I love that we don’t have to use counter space for a block).
Our shower curtain: We registered for a shower curtain when we stumbled upon one we really liked at West Elm, and ended up buying it ourselves with a gift card after the wedding. It felt a little frivolous to buy a nice, fabric shower curtain instead of just grabbing something at Target, but it’s one of those little things that makes us feel like we live in a grown up home instead of a college apartment. Whatever works, right?
Married friends, do you have any unexpected favorite wedding gifts? The more random, the better! :)