Wedding season seems to be neverending these days! Even when it’s not May-October, there are bachelor/ette parties, showers, and all the other little events and soirées that show love for all the brides and grooms out there.
While only some of our editors are brides-to-be, we are all so tired of one aspect - buying the same 5 things for every wedding registry. Please no more white plate sets!
Gone are the days of browsing for fine china - the latest wedding registry calls for cool, colorful home and kitchen items that you’ll actually love and use for years to come.
Whether you use Zola or Bed, Bath & Beyond, we’ve got a round-up of the most fun things you can add to your wedding registry, or gift the next engaged couple on your list, that will truly make a house a home.
Our Place Always Pan
This Instagram-viral pan comes in so many colors and replaces 8 pieces of traditional kitchenware. This is the it gift for a couple living in an apartment or small space. You can saute, boil, fry, steam, braise, sear, strain, and more.
The signature Spice shade is gorgeous in any kitchen. But look out for bright, fresh limited-edition shades like the Selena Gomez collabs in Rosa and Azul. Bonus if it matches the wedding colors or bridesmaids’ dresses!.
Say the couple bought a smart device 4 years ago when they moved in together, it’s time to give them the upgrade. The latest speaker has the highest quality sound, instantly making their space a party, but with tons of cool features.
They can stream songs from multiple music platforms, bombard Alexa with questions, set alarms, check the weather, set up voice-controlled locks and lights, and so much more. It’s super easy to set up, so you won’t be responsible for any first fights.
Brandless Checked Luggage
If you don’t know Brandless, you’ve just found your new favorite store. Ethically-made products without the outrageous markup, their premium rolling luggage comes in cool black. It’s crafted from recycled plastic bottles with a 100% Virgin Polycarbonate Shell that’s great for stickers. For a more personal gift, pair these with fun stickers that highlight the couple’s favorite travel spots.
Yes to color! Rich shades of Blueberry, Broccoli, and Raspberry - or Taffy Pink for pink lovers - enhance this luxe cookware and bakeware from Great Jones. If you know the bride-to-be or soon to-be-groom likes to bake, start with the Holy Sheet or go all-in on the Fully Baked Set. They’ll appreciate that unlike a lot of other brands, Great Jones is dishwasher-friendly.
Boy Smells Secrete Garden Set
Boy Smells has branched out from their iconic black and pink candles with this exquisite Limited Edition Secrete Garden set. Lush blue Hackney Garden, mulberry-colored Rosalita, and sunny Damasque make a trio of sensuous floral scents in jars that will be used and reused forever and ever. Rose, orange peel, and leather are among the notes in these layered candles.
There comes a time in every person’s life when they realize they could use a cooler. Get ahead of the game by gifting one of these bad boys. For the beach, the backyard, or the campground, the journey’s not complete without a Yeti. These are durable coolers that STAY cold, while looking amazing. Nordic Purple, Alpine Yellow, and Bimini Pink are just some of the shades that will catch their eye.
“The internet’s best sheets” sure sounds like an overreach, but Brooklinen makes soft, long-lasting sheets that stay cool and look fantastic in any bedroom. Simple, but not drab, we’re into the subtle patterns like this classic Window Pane.
Contemporary design with function - we love Hay’s lamps and lighting options. The LED neon tubes can fit in any corner, and act as grown-up lightsabers for the couple with nerdy interests. From pink to blue, these will add pizzazz to any space.