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40 Best Wedding Registry Items For Every Budget

Published date: 1st February 2022 | Author: Gracie Pritchard

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Settling into your new life as a married couple can be an exciting (but stressful) experience. But it can be expensive, which is why wedding registries can come in handy. You’ll probably find that most of your guests ask for your wedding registry anyway for gift inspiration.

But what is a wedding registry? How much should the average wedding guest be willing to spend? Plus, what kind of things can be listed as part of one?

Here is our guide to the ultimate wedding registry checklist and a few of the best wedding registry ideas in our opinion, that we think you should add to your list!

What Is a Wedding Registry Checklist?

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The answer to this question is simple really. Essentially, your wedding registry is a list of essential gifts that you can provide your wedding guests to make their gifting experience a little bit easier. It also means you can receive gifts that you actually want and will use in your daily life as a married couple. Most couples tend to put home goods and essentials on their wedding registries, with wedding gifts spanning from knife blocks and tea towels to coffee machines and salt and pepper shakers, so have a brainstorm session with your partner and include things that you really need within your home.

It is recommended to put together your wedding registry more than a few months before your big day to give your guests enough time to look through the list and decide what they would like to buy for you (although it isn’t a necessity, stick it into your wedding planning schedule). However, you shouldn’t worry if you aren’t 100% sure about the wedding gifts you’ve asked for as you can change them as often as you’d like using your online wedding registry! If asking for registry items isn’t your thing, you could even ask your guests to donate to a charity of your choice or ask them to make donations to your wedding/honeymoon fund – the world is your oyster!

How To Create Your Wedding Registry

You’ll be happy to hear that during the wedding planning, putting together your wedding registry is actually a really straightforward process and can actually be a really fun task for you and your partner to work on together! You could put one together by hand and send your wedding guests the list if you’re feeling more creative. However, there are a wide variety of services available online, such as MyRegistry.com, which allow you to create, edit and check which gifts have been bought so other wedding guests don’t buy the same gift twice. From there on it’s as easy as adding your best wedding gift ideas to the template!

How Much Should Someone Spend On a Wedding Registry Item?

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Now there isn’t really a clear answer with this one as it depends on the relationship that the guest in question has with the soon-to-be-weds. As you can probably imagine, the closer you are to the couple, the more you’d probably be willing to spend. However, distant friends and family may choose to buy a less expensive gift on the list. According to wedding website Zola, there are a few price points that wedding guests can follow if they’re not sure how much to spend on your registry gifts, and they are as follows:

  • Close Family and Friends: £100 – £150+
  • Family and Friends: £75 – £100
  • Co-workers, Acquaintances and Distant Relatives: Under £50 – £75

As we’ve already mentioned, the answer to this question completely depends on the couple in question and their registry, so don’t panic if these gift prices aren’t within your budget. At the end of the day, money isn’t everything, it’s the thought that counts, and there’s a wide variety of the best wedding registry gifts available out there for you if you are shopping on a budget!

What Not To Include In Your Unique Wedding Registry Ideas?

We’re clearly following a pattern here as this is another question without a clear answer that again depends on the couple in question. However, it goes without saying that you should probably keep REALLY expensive gifts off of the list (as much as it would be lovely to have someone else buy that 3 piece suite for your living room, it’s probably not within many of your guest’s gifts budgets) just to make sure that all your guests feel comfortable buying the items from your list without breaking the bank. Of course, the registry is a place for you and your partner to receive shared gifts, so it’s always a great idea to ask for things that you’ll both enjoy! Ultimately, make sure that everything on your list is a must-have!

To give you a better idea of the kinds of items you SHOULD have on your wedding registry checklist, here are a few of our favourite gift ideas. All the basics and a few added extras that we just couldn’t resist:

40 of the Best Wedding Registry Items, For Every Budget

Registry Items Under £50

1. 4 Piece Egyptian Cotton Bath Towels Set, £45, John Lewis

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Towels are always a great gift option to add to your wedding gift registry as you can never have enough of them. A must-have for special occasions too when you want to feel fancy – complete this collection with matching hand towels and you’ll be sorted!

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2. Digital Photo Frame, £29.99, Argos

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Digital photo frames are a great addition to any home as they allow you to showcase more than one picture when you just can’t seem to pick just one! This one from Argos is a great price too!

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3. Bedside Charging Lamp, £30.99, Amazon

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You don’t realise how useful bedside table chargers can be until you don’t have one. It’s a good thing you can add this is as a gifting option to your registry isn’t it, and for such a great price too – what’s not to love!

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4. Stoneware Vase, £29.99, H&M Home

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After the big day, you’ll probably accumulate a fair few bunches of flowers, and will definitely find you have nowhere to keep them. So asking your wedding guest for a nice vase is always a great option to add to your wish list!

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5. Set of 4 Heart Spoons, £28, John Lewis

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New cutlery is always a must, even if you’re not moving into a new space. There’s just something about stainless steel cutlery that makes a home feel complete, and we think this heart-shaped set from John Lewis is perfect!

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6. Egyptian Cotton Bath Mat, £34, The White Company

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Why not complete your Egyptian cotton bathroom collection with this beautiful bath mat from The White Company, known for their luxurious products, what more could you want as newlyweds!

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7. Glass Teapot, £19.99, H&M Home

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One for the tea lovers, we absolutely love this delicate, glass teapot from H&M Home and think that it would be the perfect addition to your home. Who doesn’t love a cup of tea after a hard day of work (or every couple of hours throughout the day if you’re anything like us)? Keep in mind that this isn’t dishwasher safe too!

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8. Olive Wood Serving Bowl, £45, John Lewis

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You know what married life means – dinner parties with your other married friends (cheers to that)! So why not add this olive wood serving bowl to your kitchen collection to impress your new guests.

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9. Jacquard-weave Cotton Blanket, £39.99, H&M Home

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If you’re anything like us here at For Better For Worse, you can never have too many blankets. Soft, cosy, big or small, we love them all and this cotton blanket from H&M Home is no exception – we’re obsessed with that jacquard-weave too!

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10. Le Creuset Ramekin Set, £27, John Lewis

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How cute are these little heart-shaped ramekins from John Lewis’ Le Creuset range – if there’s anything that symbolises new love and life, it’s this stunning little set, get those souffle’s in the oven!

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Registry Items Over £50 - £75

11. Milk Frother, £54.99, John Lewis

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If you’re a fan of hot drinks from takeaway coffee chains (we have a few favourites that you could find us at on a regular basis) then you need this milk frother from John Lewis. It adds that fancy feeling to a simple coffee which could put a smile on just about anybody’s face!

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12. Agate Cheese Board, £68, Anthropologie

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We can’t get over how stunning this cheese board from Anthropologie is. Pop this beauty on the table at a dinner party and you’ll be sure to impress, the colours are absolutely unreal!

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13. Heated Blanket, £55, La Redoute

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Now if you thought we loved blankets, we haven’t heard us talk about heated blankets yet! Two words that just seem to belong together, and such a fantastic addition to any household during the colder months, yes, please!

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14. Set of 4 Songbird Mugs, £56, Anthropologie

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Now with all these teapots and milk frothers, you’ll definitely need some new fancy mugs to drink your hot drinks out of, and we’re obsessed with these songbird mugs from Anthropologie’s kitchenware collection! The perfect idea to add to your wedding gifts!

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15. Potted Plant, £50, Selfridges

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Add a little bit of spice to your outdoor space (or indoor if that’s your vibe) with this gorgeous potted plant from John Lewis. To say we were obsessed would be an understatement, Selfridges really know their stuff when it comes to pots and plants!

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16. Crystal Wine Glasses (6), £69, John Lewis

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Impress guests with this gorgeous set of wine glasses from John Lewis. Now they are meant for red wine drinkers, but as Rose fans ourselves, a wine glass serves its purpose just as well with different kinds of wine, so pour yourself another glass, cheers!

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17. Unisex Cotton Robe, £60, The White Company

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How cosy does these cotton robes from The White Company look, we don’t want to chill around the house in anything BUT this stunning piece! What a great price, you and your partner will be living the newlywed life of luxury in these!

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18. Photo Frame Set, £60, John Lewis

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Now this one is a given, wedding photography is one of the most important parts of a wedding day so you can carry your memories around with you for the rest of your life! So you’ll need somewhere to hang your faves when all is said and done, and this set from John Lewis is perfect.

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19. Havana Dinner Plates Set, £72, Anthropologie

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How gorgeous is this dinner set from Anthropologie, we can’t get enough of the bold colours used! Such a fantastic addition to your wedding registry if you asked us!

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20. Yaku Ceiling Lampshade, £71.25, La Redoute

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Natural hemp furnishing is super trendy at the moment (and has been for a while so we can’t see it going anywhere soon) so we think this ceiling lampshade from La Redoute is the perfect addition to your registry!

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Registry Items Over £75 - Under £100

21. Payton James Placemats, £78, Anthropologie

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Another gorgeous set from Anthropologie that we can’t get enough of (there’s a pattern here clearly), the natural woven placemat with the coloured rim is absolutely stunning and would be a welcome addition to our kitchen!

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22. Quilted Bedspread, £84.99, H&M Home

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If there’s one thing that you need to spend that little bit more money on for home, it’s bedsheets, and this gorgeous bedspread from H&M Home is perfect. After a long day at work, crawling into bed with your partner will feel like heaven with this piece, talk about sweet dreams!

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23. Google Nest Speaker, £81, La Redoute

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Who doesn’t love a smart speaker, any excuse to blast our favourite tunes at top volume! The google nest is a great speaker as it’s easy to connect to, loud and has great sound quality – sounds like the perfect wedding gift to us!

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24. Wire Tiered Fruit Basket, £88, Anthropologie

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Another gorgeous kitchen appliance from Anthropologie, this wired fruit basket has a raw element to it that we can’t get enough of. Fill with your favourite fruits and use them as a beautiful centrepiece in your home for the perfect touch!

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25. Crystal Carafe, £75, Selfridges

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If you’re looking for a touch of luxury for a great price, look no further. This crystal carafe with its own glass is absolutely gorgeous and will look stunning no matter where you decide to display it within your own home!

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26. Bumblebee Bath Caddy, £98, Anthropologie

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There’s nothing like a bubble bath after a long day of work, and with this bath caddy from Anthropologie, you can sit back and relax with a glass of wine and some yummy snacks without fear of them falling in the water (we’ve all been there)!

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27. Bodyclock Glow Alarm, £99, Lumie

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These body clock glow alarms are perfect for you and your partner, especially if you’re early risers but struggle to get up in the winter months due to the days being shorter. Bask in the light that mimics the sunrise for up to 30 minutes before you have to wake up, making it feel that much easier on those dark winter mornings!

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28. Two-tier Console Table, £92, La Redoute

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We absolutely love this tiered console table from La Redoute, the high gloss, black finish will fit perfectly into any home. Fill it with your favourite trinkets and we just know it’ll look gorgeous!

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29. Pasta Machine, £83.49, John Lewis

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Any chef will tell you that homemade food is always better, and the same goes for pasta, which is why this pasta machine would be the perfect kitchen appliance to add to your wedding registry!

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Registry Items Over £100

30. 12 Set China Dinner Plates, £104, John Lewis

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Nothing screams newlyweds quite like a china set on your wedding day, and we absolutely love this gorgeous set from John Lewis. With 12 pieces inside, we’d definitely be adding this to our wedding registry! Imagine how gorgeous these would look in your dining room.

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31. Classic BBQ, £149.99, Leisure Outlet

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Who doesn’t love a good barbeque, stick some burgers and sausages (vegan if that floats your boat) onto this and dinner is basically sorted! They’re also great for hosting parties and inviting guests around for a yummy dinner – what’s not to love!

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32. Piece Wooden Chef's Knife Block, £169, ProCook

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A nice, luxurious knife block is always a fantastic addition to any home. Don’t knock it until you try it, you won’t know what you’ve been missing until you cut your first steak (veggies not included) with proper steak knives, and this set from ProCook looks like it’ll do just the job!

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33. Pixie Coffee Machine, £139, Nespresso

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One for the coffee lovers, Nespresso are known for their coffee pods which are perfect for hot drinks on the go. So why not add a Pixie coffee machine to your list as part of your wedding registry. Quick and easy isn’t the word, plus their coffee is delicious and comes with all the basic essentials!

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34. Home Hub Max, £220, La Redoute

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The home hub max is the perfect addition to any new house (although it doesn’t have to be new), and once you’ve had one, you won’t be able to live without it. With the ability to control just about everything in your house with one device, it makes being a homeowner feel like a breeze!

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35. 4 Slice Toaster, £125, Selfridges

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Now, what would this wedding registry list be if we didn’t include a toaster? This lovely appliance from Selfridges can toast four slices of bread in one go too. Adding to our shopping basket as we speak!

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36. Greensward Picnic Basket, £138, Anthropologie

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Take your partner on a romantic date to keep the marriage healthy and interesting and bask in that newlywed feeling with this gorgeous picnic basket from Anthropologie, which has enough space for all your favourite snacky bits. Make every date a special occasion!

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37. Symons Cutlery Set of 24, £165, The White Company

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We absolutely love this gorgeous kitchen set from The White Company. With 24 pieces to fill your counter space, the price is absolutely amazing, we might just add these to our shopping baskets too. All you need is a handy chef’s knife to top this set off!

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38. Ninja Air Fryer, £118.99, Argos

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How anyone lives without an air fryer nowadays, we’ll never know! They make your cooking experience so make easier and they’re super easy to clean down too after using, plus they’re stress-free – add this, you won’t regret it!

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39. Uzzo Aged Effect Rug, £108, La Redoute

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The perfect addition to any home, whether that be in your bedroom, your living room – let’s face it, this would look gorgeous no matter where you decide to put it! What a fantastic gift to put on your wedding registry!

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40. Le Creuset Casserole Dish, £185, Le Creuset

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One of the staple wedding registry items and a family favourite brand for a reason, Le Creuset know what they’re doing when it comes to making the best quality kitchen appliances around. This casserole dish will change your life!

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Final Thoughts

As you can see, there are a wide variety of gifts out there to add to a wedding registry. Whether you’re a couple looking for some wedding gift ideas for your own registry or a wedding guest doing some registry research to get to grips with the wedding gift process – there’s well and truly something for everyone at various price points (even if you’re shopping on a budget).

We hope this blog serves as some great inspiration for your future wedding registry must-haves, happy gifting!

GP

Written by

Gracie Pritchard

Gracie is our Marketing Assistant. She recently graduated from Nottingham Trent University, studying BA Broadcast Journalism and is passionate about anything and everything to do with writing! In her spare time, Gracie enjoys creating playlists, eating good food, drinking cocktails, and spending time with her favourite people; her family and friends.

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