Planning your big day is an exciting time, but it can also be rather overwhelming at times, too. That may be especially true when it comes to building your wedding registry. Technology has made it easier than ever to request almost anything you need to transition into married life, but there are a few oftentimes overlooked gift essentials to keep in mind that might surprise you. Let’s take a look at seven things you never knew you needed on your wedding gift registry!
1. A Versatile Stand Mixer
This probably seems a bit old fashioned, but the stand mixer continues to be a staple in the kitchen. This versatile tool is useful for making cuisine of almost any kind, from bread to cookies and even shredding chicken. There are a lot of reasons to love stand mixers but they’re a kitchen item that people put on the back-burner. Consider including one on your wedding registry—if you plan to host holidays as a new married couple, you’ll be sure to use it and impress your guests!
2. A Quality Vacuum Cleaner
Many of us struggle with heavy, unwieldy vacuums that are lackluster at best. Did you know that there’s a whole different world out there with elegant vacuum options that can really help simplify your life and keep your home clean? Some of them are even dual wet-and-dry vacuum cleaners that are capable of vacuuming up liquids as well as the standard dirt and pet hair. You might even consider a model that has a built-in carpet shampooer.
3. Well-Made Bedding
One of the most important things about marriage is intimacy. So make your bedroom space as comfortable as possible with quality bedding! Some options can be quite expensive, but keep in mind that these items are designed to last decades. Consider adding 100% cotton sheets to your list along with well-made blankets to help start a collection of bedding that will inspire great sleep every night.
4. The Right Mattress
Something else to consider including on your list is a mattress. This might sound a bit odd but think about it for a minute. As you begin your life with your new spouse, wouldn’t it feel great to start the newly defined relationship off with a quality mattress that fits both of your needs? The right mattress, when paired with quality bedding, can really help elevate your quality of sleep and intimacy.
5. A Sturdy Closet Organizer
Even if you’ve been living with your soon-to-be spouse prior to marriage, you might be surprised at how quickly and wildly your closet can grow over the years. A well-made closet organizer can help tame the impending disaster and keep your clothes and space in check. This, in turn, ensures that you’ll always be able to find exactly what you need and can help avoid squabbles about messy closets. Find a few great options, here.
6. New Luggage
Are you planning to explore around the world for your honeymoon? If so, consider adding a set of luggage to your registry! Even if you don’t have any immediate plans to travel, quality luggage is a great registry item. Chances are that you’ll eventually need to travel somewhere, and you don’t want to be left scrambling for ways to transport your belongings. Splurge and request a great set of luggage that will last for many years to come.
7. Date Box Subscription Service
To help keep the excitement and romance alive after marriage, it will be important to make romance and dates a priority! Subscription services like Date Box, allow you to have custom dates-in-a-box delivered to your front door. Each month you’ll get a new, and unique date package from cooking a new meal at home, arts and crafts, to exploring local spots. This could be a fun tradition for you and your partner, and something to look forward to each month.
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This post was guest-written by freelance writer Stephanie James.