We chose to register at one store only. I’m glad we did, because registering is exhausting!!

We already own most of the basic things, but some of them are in urgent need of replacements: some dishes are chipped, the pans have scratches, and suddenly the microwave seems small. And we also took this as an opportunity to get some stuff that otherwise we wouldn’t have splurged on: a ceiling fan, dutch oven, rice cooker and bread maker machine, to name a few.

So to the store we went. When registering do:

  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothes
  • Go with plenty of time (we actually had to go three different times)
  • Bring snacks and water (we had some peanuts and grapes)
  • Bring a list and try to stick to it. I think it is easy to go overboard while selecting gifts, we wanted everything! But it is important to take in consideration your actual needs and most important your living space. Our apartment is tiny, so we had to stop and think if we had room to store each item.

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I was a bit excited

The store we registered gave us a list of recommended items. I’m sharing it with you in case you need some basic guideline to start your own personalized list:


  • Blender
  • Juice Extractor
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave Oven
  • Electric Mixer
  • Toaster
  • Cookware Set
  • Pressure Cooker
  • Glass or Ceramic Baking Dishes (Pyrex)
  • Baking Molds
  • Cutting Tables
  • Knives
  • Kitchen Utensils
  • Dish Drainer
  • Salad Bowl
  • Glasses
  • Pitcher
  • Trays
  • Trash Cans


  • Body Towels
  • Hand Towels
  • Bath Rug
  • Soap Dispenser
  • Toothbrush Holder
  • Kleenex Holder
  • Trash Can


  • Tablecloths
  • Placemats
  • Napkins
  • Table Runner
  • Sugar and Creamer Set
  • Serving Trays
  • Cutlery
  • Wine and other Specialty Glasses
  • Ice Bucket
  • Sauce or Gravy Boat
  • Everyday and/or Formal China


  • Bedding: Sheets, Linens, Duvet, Throws
  • Pillows and Decorative Pillows
  • Lamps
  • Alarm Clock


  • Phone
  • TV
  • Blue Ray / DVD
  • Home Theater


  • Toolbox
  • Ladder
  • Emergency Lamps
  • Grill


And to end this super long post,  the items’ prices we chose ranged from $4 to $200, with a couple of more expensive items that are a long shot: a fridge and a Kitchen Aid Mixer. I have two Kitchen Aid Mixers, but they belong to my business and I really want one for personal use. They are the best! I own a Professional One and a Classic one that used to belong to my aunt. That one is more than 20 years old, and I have only taken it to service twice. That shows you they are worth what they cost. This  is the one I chose, just because I’ve always wanted the glass bowl.


Via Kitchen Aid

What fun items are on your list? And to all the married ladies, what items do you wish you had or hadn’t registered for? Any regrets?


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