Creating a wedding registry allows you and your partner to envision the look and feel of your new home together. It may be one of very few times in life with a starting mark and a socially acceptable opportunity to request dream gifts. It alleviates the guesswork for your family and friends and gives them an opportunity to get you something that you’ll love and cherish. A registry also gives guidelines and keeps tabs on what has been purchased. Many shops also offer discounted rates, after your wedding, for items that you registered for but did not receive. Hint: don’t leave off the big-ticket items.
At Cottages & Bungalows, we love to curate and share our favorite finds from across the web with you. Some of the products you’ll see on this page are affiliate links, which means that if you click through and make a purchase, C&B will earn a small commission at no extra cost to you!
If you’re looking to create a wedding registry, here’s a start. There are brands that suit each couple’s style and price point from Crate & Barrel and Bloomingdale’s to Target and Anthropologie. Zola is a brand new all in one planning site that may be worth a look. Maybe you’re thinking outside the box and wish to use your registry for charitable giving by using Crowdrise or Justgiving. Or perhaps you want to direct your guests to Honeyfund so they can contribute toward the honeymoon of your dreams.
If you’re in the planning stages of your own wedding, we’ve got you covered with some of our favorite essentials that will help you two build a life together. Maybe you’re coming up on a big anniversary and it’s time to refresh some of your 20 or 30-year-old wedding gifts? Or, hey, maybe you’re in the market for some pretty new pieces for your cottage. There’s something for everyone here!
Here are our favorites for all the kitchen must-haves. Let’s start with the morning necessities… coffee or tea?
Bodum Bistro Electric Grinder, Amazon
Start the morning off right and grind those beans in style with this sleek coffee grinder.We had to include this set as well, because, you’ve got a riding partner for life! Tandem bicycle mug, Etsy.
Prestley Stovetop Kettle, Wayfair // $49.99
Maybe a kettle is more your cup of tea? This one will boil water while it brings a sweet pop of color to your stovetop.
Sugar Canister, Target // $5.99
Purposeful and cute, we love this Hearth & Hand sugar canister.
Keurig K-Mini, Wayfair // $99.99
This compact single cup Keurig K-Mini will look adorable on your countertop.
Farmhouse Pottery Silo Mug Gift Set, Anthropologie // $100
A little matching his and hers mug set to enjoy your morning cup together.
Kitchen Aid Mixer, Amazon.
This mixer is standard fare for any kitchen and if copper doesn’t tickle your fancy you can find it in an array of hues.
Jadeite Glass Mixing Bowl Set, Amazon
We’re all currently placing orders for these bowls, how cute! They’re begging for a fresh batch of cookie dough or some homemade bread.
Kate Spade Sunny Disposition Linen Set, Macy’s // $35
Kate Spade designs are always sure to bring a smile to your face. Pull those cookies out of the oven with happy hands.
Williams Sonoma Essential Kitchen 18-piece Set // Williams Sonoma // $190
Looks like all the tools you’ll need to fill the kitchen drawers right here in one set.
Monique Whisk (part of set), Anthropologie // $14
How charming is this baking set? We love items that are just as useful as they are beautiful.
Lodge Seasoned Skillet Bundle, Amazon
Durable and timeless. Everyone needs some cast iron in their life, right?
Le Creuset Dutch Oven, Sur la Table // $384.95
If you need inspiration in the kitchen this stunning Dutch Oven should be on your registry.
Instant Pot, Amazon
The instant pot is all the rage and has quickly turned into a kitchen staple. No time to prep dinner, no problem.
La Maison Francaise Dinnerware, Sur la Table // $295
This charming dinnerware collection has us already making hosting plans!
Milk Glass Salt & Pepper Shaker, Target // $9.99
Add a vintage touch with some milk glass and a splash of color on your table.
Fortessa Ashton Tumbled Flatware, Sur la Table, $140
Cottage worthy flatware? Yes, please.
Convection Oven, Wayfair // $299
Peanut butter cookies? Mini pizzas? The possibilities for this toaster oven are endless. A quick google search will give you tons of ideas.
Mortar & Pestle, Willams Sonoma // $12
Hopefully, this mortar and pestle will get some use but if not it’s sure to look just as pretty placed on some open shelving.
Fizzi Sparkling Water Maker, Wayfair // $103.99
Who needs La Croix when you can whip up your own at home with this soda stream!
Monique Lhuillier Julianna Dinnerware, Pottery Barn // $200
This dinnerware is so universal, think of all the ways you could dress it up or down seasonally or according to your plans. A simple night of soup, yes. Coursed meal for 8, add some chargers and candles, also a yes!
Check back next week for our wedding registry bed and bath picks! Looking for more inspiration? Check out these DIY craft wedding ideas or this gorgeous honeymoon destination! And of course, don’t forget to follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest to get your daily dose of cottage inspiration!