Bossyboots and I are not shoppers, at least when it comes to leaving our house (unless it’s a Target adventure!). We online shop as much as humanly possible. What’s to love about brick and mortar shopping? Crowds, parking lots, pushy salespeople, squeaky carts, squeaky kids, squeaky people. No thanks.
So when it came to our wedding registry, you know we did it at 8PM on a Tuesday night, in our jammies, with frosty beverages. I call it Shopping a la Couch. We did make a trip to Crate and Barrel, just to pick out our china in person, but other than that… no real-life shopping excursions! Just thinking about that scanner gives me hives.
Since Bossyboots and I are in our thirties—we really don’t need a ton of things. There are certain areas where we are sorely lacking, and so we only registered for the things we really need. Here are our superstars:
China: Kensington Pearl place settings, available at Crate and Barrel. I was surprised at how much I loved this pattern. I thought I’d go with something a little more showy, but in person, both Bossyboots and I really loved it. It’s classic, beautiful—just perfect. Currently, we use china I scored at Goodwill back in 1997, when I was headed off to college for the first time!!! It’s time to let those chipped green and white serving monstrosities go… For anybody in the market for china—I really recommend these; definitely our favorites!
My tip – Register not only for full place settings, but for individual pieces, as well. The full settings can be pricey, but offering single pieces are more affordable and offer an additional option at a lower price point.
Towels – I am OBSESSED with Pottery Barn Classic 820-gram bath towels. They are marshmallows for your face. Love, love, love. We registered at Pottery Barn just for the towels. When I met Bossyboots, he was using butcher paper as towels. (Not really, but I am still recovering from the scratches!) Seriously, The Worst. I introduced Bossyboots to Pottery Barn towels, and his world was rocked. It’s why he fell in love with me.
Servingware: The Bergen and Tinge serving lines at Crate and Barrel completely stole our hearts. They’re really attractive pieces that make an impact all on their own. My mother actually already bought the Tinge plates for me at my bridal shower, and I squealed. No more pie on paper plates for me!
Cookware: We already own great cookware, but this is my super frivolous registry item—the Heritage bundt pan. I am easily swayed by The Cuteness.
We’re couch registrars, and I’m OK with that.
Are you doing a gift registry? What are your favorite items?