Deciding what items should fill your registry can be overwhelming. We’ve compiled a list of the most tried-and-true wedding registry items under $50 (as well as their pricier upgrades) to help guide you through the maze of options.
Mixing Bowls: The Standby
Mixing Bowls: The Splurge
Made from solid hand-spun copper, which is (still) the metal of the moment.
Bath Towels: The Standby
Bath Towels: The Splurge
Because someone is probably already giving you a set of Hay color-blocked hexagonal serving trays.
Tools: The Standby
Tools: The Splurge
For the less heavy-duty repairs: a wood-handle-screwdriver set from American manufacturer Wilde Tool.
Salt and Pepper Grinders: The Standby
Salt and Pepper Grinders: The Splurge
Designed by Norm Architects with an inverted shape, so the salt and pepper particles don’t spray onto the counter.
Hand Vacuum: The Standby
Hand Vacuum: The Splurge
This Red Dot Award-winning “vacuum” from Germany is actually a window cleaner that sucks up dirt and condensation for a streak-free shine.
Bakeware Set: The Standby
Bakeware Set: The Splurge
The enamel may not clean as easily as Rachael Ray’s bakeware, but it’s scorchproof and dishwasher-safe—and the set is pretty enough to use as serving pieces.
Party Game: The Standby
Party Game: The Splurge
This new Kickstarter-backed game turns players into artisans tasked with constructing the perfect stained-glass window in Barcelona’s Sagrada Família.
*This article appears in the summer 2018 issue of New York Weddings.