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The Most Popular Wedding Registry Items of All Time

Compiling a wedding registry is undeniably fun; it's the equivalent of every holiday, birthday, and any other gift-giving celebration all rolled up into one. But with the exhaustive amount of products available, it can also be a colossal undertaking. We got the scoop from three go-to bridal registry brands —Bed Bath & Beyond, JCPenney and  Macy's — on top-selling items that will truly stand the test of time.

By: Stefania Sainato

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  • Stand Mixer

    Stand Mixer

    KitchenAid Artisan 5-Quart Stand Mixer ($349.99 each): Classic top-seller at Bed Bath & Beyond, Macy's and JCPenney.

    Why couples love it: KitchenAid debuted the first stand mixer for home cooks in 1919, and their artisan five-quart model has topped the bestseller list for decades. It's well worth the investment because it serves a wide array of cooking needs. Not only does it mix and whip but you can also use the attachment hub to convert the mixer into a food grinder, pastamaker, ice cream maker, juicer and more! The unique mixing action is patterned after planetary revolution and reaches nearly every part of the bowl. Choose from a rainbow of color choices to make an eye-catching statement on your countertop.

  • Cookware

    Cookware

    All-Clad Stainless Steel Cookware Sets: Classic top-sellers at Bed Bath & Beyond and Macy's.

    Why couples love them: If you prefer to make most of your meals at home, then you'll be using cookware almost every day, so durability is crucial. All-Clad's high-end stainless steel sets come with a lifetime warranty and make an excellent group gift. These pots and pans contain an inner aluminum core (which has superior heat conduction to ensure that food cooks evenly), and they're induction-safe, as well as dishwasher-safe. Plus, they're undeniably gorgeous thanks to their mirror-finished exterior.

    (Pictured: All-Clad Stainless Steel 10-Piece Cookware Set)

  • Cookware

    Cookware

    Cuisinart Contour 13-Piece Hard-Anodized Cookware Set ($199.99): Classic top-seller at JCPenney.

    Why couples love it: Hard-anodized cookware is lightweight, a great heat conductor and more scratch-resistant than regular aluminum pots and pans. Cuisinart's Contour collection has the added benefit of a copper core, a nonstick surface, and stay-cool stainless steel handles. As a bonus, the set comes with three bowls.

  • Cookware

    Cookware

    Calphalon Contemporary 8-Piece Nonstick Cookware Set ($299.99): Classic top-seller at JCPenney.

    Why couples love it: Great for cooking beginners and pros alike, this nonstick cookware set is dishwasher-safe and oven-safe up to 450 degrees. With heavy-gauge aluminum for even heating and a multi-layer nonstick coating, this cookware set makes it easy for new couples to enjoy time together in the kitchen.

  • Cookware

    Cookware

    Rachael Ray Porcelain 10-Piece Cookware Set ($139.99): Classic top-seller at JCPenney.

    Why couples love it: Rachael Ray's hard-enamel cookware set contains all of the basic pieces you need to put together a romantic meal. Not only does it cook quickly and evenly but the rubber handles are comfortable to grip. Plus, the porcelain two-toned exterior comes in seven fun shades. Hand-wash only.

  • Dinnerware

    Dinnerware

    Lenox Opal Innocence Collection ($39.99 - $349.99 per item): Classic top-seller at Macy's.

    Why couples love it: If you're a fan of Opal Innocence, then you're in good company: Over one million place settings have been sold since its launch in 2002! Lenox's eponymous china pattern features a shimmery opalescent rim, a vine motif and raised, pearl-like dots, making it an elegant choice for hosting holidays or other special occasions. (Bonus: It's dishwasher-safe.) Brides can add to their collection with coordinating fruit bowls, teapots, platters and more.

  • Dinnerware

    Dinnerware

    Noritake Colorwave Dinnerware ($5.99 - $139.99 per item): Classic top-seller at Macy's.

    Why couples love it: Noritake Colorwave Dinnerware is available in an array of bold colors and styles (including traditional circular or modern square plates), giving couples the flexibility to mix and match if they choose. These plates are functional, sturdy, easy to care for, and they feature a beautiful matte finish. Add to your collection with decorative accent plates, cereal bowls and much more. Dishwasher- and microwave-safe.

  • Dinnerware

    Dinnerware

    JCPenney Home Whiteware Collection ($6.99 - $169.99 per item): Classic top-seller at JCPenney.

    Why couples love it: Crisp white dinnerware with clean lines enhances, never detracts, from the presentation of food. Plus, it's versatile enough for both everyday use and special occasions. The Whiteware Collection offers a luxe look for less, perfectly-portioned sizes and is dishwasher-safe to boot.

  • Dinnerware

    Dinnerware

    JCPenney Home Stoneware Dinnerware Collection ($9.99 - $119.99 per item): Classic top-seller at JCPenney.

    Why couples love it: If you prefer dinnerware with a heavy feel and unique texture, consider stoneware. This set from JCPenney features dinner plates, salad plates, bowls, mugs and more in deep, rich hues that pop. Decorative raised lines add just enough adornment. Microwave- and dishwasher-safe.

  • Dinnerware

    Dinnerware

    Corelle Square 16-Piece Simple Lines Dinnerware Set ($89.99): Classic top-seller at JCPenney.

    Why couples love it: Square-shaped dinnerware with rounded corners and sleek brushstrokes make for a striking look. These lightweight dishes take up less space than traditional ceramic plates when stacked. Plus, they're safe to use in the microwave, dishwasher, and even the oven up to 350 degrees. This set comes with a three-year crack, chip and fade warranty.

  • Flatware

    Flatware

    kate spade new york Malmo Flatware 5-Piece Place Setting ($69.99): Classic top-seller at Bed Bath & Beyond.

    Why couples love it: You will need at least as many flatware place settings as dinnerware place settings. Malmo Flatware features a simple yet elegant design with distinctive sloping handles, and it coordinates with everyday dinnerware and fine china. Made of high-quality stainless steel, tarnish-resistant and dishwasher-safe.

  • Flatware

    Flatware

    Gorham Studio Stainless Flatware Collection ($39.99 - $54.99 per set): Classic top-seller at Macy's.

    Why couples love it: This stainless steel flatware collection is versatile, stylish and enhances any table setting. The utensils have a good weight to them and feel well-balanced in hand, as opposed to being too lightweight, as is often the case with other dining utensils.

  • Flatware

    Flatware

    Oneida Countess 20-Piece Flatware Set ($80): Classic top-seller at JCPenney.

    Why couples love it: Countess Flatware earned raves for its substantial weight, smooth grip, and classic dotted design. This 20-piece stainless steel set offers a fantastic bargain for service for four. It comes with a 25-year manufacturer's warranty, and all of the pieces are tarnish-resistant and dishwasher-safe.

  • Flatware

    Flatware

    Oneida Tabitha Sand Swirl 45-Piece Flatware Set ($49.99): Classic top-seller at JCPenney.

    Why couples love it: Flatware with a distinctive design doesn't necessarily have to cost a fortune. Case in point: Tabitha's swirling pattern is top-rated and the price (which includes service for eight), is just as easy on the eyes. This silverware is sturdy, functional and dishwasher-safe.

  • Glassware

    Glassware

    Lenox Solitaire Platinum Signature 12.5-Ounce Goblet ($24.99): Classic top-seller at Bed Bath & Beyond.

    Why couples love it: Whether you're whipping up a casual dinner for just the two of you or a full-blown feast for 10, this crystal goblet is a must-have thanks to its classic, simple design. Hand-washing recommended.

  • Glassware

    Glassware

    Waterford Lismore Stemware ($75 - $170 per item): Classic top-seller at Macy's.

    Why couples love it: Raise a glass to the classic Lismore cut, which launched in 1952, and it's just as beloved over 60 years later. Inspired by the Lismore Castle in Ireland, this sophisticated pattern consists of crisscross wedge cuts and exudes sparkle. These gorgeous goblets are family heirloom-worthy. Hand-wash only.

  • Glassware

    Glassware

    Oleg Cassini Crystal Diamond Toasting Flutes ($39.99 for a set of two): Classic top-seller at Bed Bath & Beyond.

    Why couples love it: There are certain occasions when a regular glass won't cut it — being toasted as husband and wife at the reception, moving into your first house together, receiving a big raise. Celebrate all of the incredible moments in your journey together with stunning flutes featuring crystals. Cheers!

  • Crystal Gifts

    Crystal Gifts

    kate spade new york Larabee Dot Crystal Gifts ($30 - $140 per item): Classic top-sellers at Macy's.

    Why couples love them: Who knew polka-dots could be so chic? Formal crystal décor from kate spade takes on a fresh, whimsical vibe thanks to this pattern. Select from vases, frames, champagne flutes, ring holders, and bowls that can be styled in different ways (with fresh flowers, floating candles, etc.).

  • Bakeware

    Bakeware

    Corningware French White Bakeware Sets: Classic top-sellers at JCPenney and Macy's.

    Why couples love them: Entertaining guests doesn't have to be stressful. Save time with Corningware Bakeware, which allows you to prep, cook, serve and store meals all in one piece, eliminating the need to wash additional serving dishes. The material is chip- and crack-resistant. Also, this set comes with glass and plastic covers for conveniently storing leftovers in the refrigerator or freezer.

    (Pictured: CorningWare French White 6-Piece Bakeware Set)

  • Bakeware

    Bakeware

    Pyrex Bake & Prep Sets: Classic top-sellers at JCPenney and Macy's.

    Why couples love them: Upgrade from bad-for-you plastic storage containers to glass Pyrex cookware, which keeps food fresher longer and reheats well without staining. They also serve additional purposes, such as mixing and baking/cooking directly in the container. And with the colored lids, it's easy to find which one you need; there's a perfect size for everything!

    (Pictured: Pyrex 19-Piece Bake, Store and Prep Set with Colored Lids)

  • Bakeware

    Bakeware

    USA Pan 5-Piece Bakeware Set ($49.99): Classic top-seller at Bed Bath & Beyond.

    Why couples love it: Whether you're whipping up pies for Thanksgiving or chocolate chip cookies to brighten up your spouse's day, having the right bakeware on hand is key. Made in the United States, this bakeware set has all the basics you need to make cookies, cakes and other delicious confections. Thanks to its proprietary silicone coating, desserts slide right out without sticking. Hand-wash only.

  • Bakeware

    Bakeware

    Rachael Ray 5-Piece Bakeware Set ($69.99): Classic top-seller at JCPenney.

    Why couples love it: Rachael Ray's bakeware collection remains popular because the pans are easy to use, easy to clean and nest perfectly for storage. With whimsical shapes and colorful handles, they can also serve double-duty for showcasing meals at dinner parties.

  • Bakeware

    Bakeware

    Simply Calphalon 5-Piece Bakeware Set ($39.99): Classic top-seller at JCPenney.

    Why couples love it: This useful bakeware set continues to appeal to newlyweds due to its nonstick finish (releasing baked goods cleanly and easily), and its heavyweight construction (allowing for even heating). Even better, it’s safe to use with nylon, coated or wooden utensils.

  • Convection Toaster Oven

    Convection Toaster Oven

    Breville The Smart Oven Convection Toaster Oven ($249.99): Classic top-seller at Bed Bath & Beyond.

    Why couples love it: Don’t shy away from larger items when registering, as they make great group gifts. This 1800-watt convection toaster oven features Element IQ cooking technology, which dynamically distributes heat to different areas, cooking food more evenly and quickly. Choose from nine programmable settings that you can tailor to your individual needs, including bagel, broil, pizza, reheat and more. The roomy interior is another huge plus: there's enough space to fit six slices of bread or a 13-inch pizza!

  • Food Processor

    Food Processor

    Cuisinart FP-12BC Elite 12-Cup Food Processor ($199.99): Classic top-seller at Macy's.

    Why couples love it: Food processors are kitchen powerhouses. You can use them to purée soups and sauces; prepare salsas, pestos, dips, and spreads; grind nuts; shred cheese; chop veggies; make baby food and much more. The Cuisinart Elite 12-cup version is a perennial favorite because of its size, seal-tight lid, adjustable slicing disc, two work bowls, and the high quality of the construction. The removable parts are dishwasher-safe, and this product comes with a 10-year motor warranty.

  • Blenders

    Blenders

    Ninja Professional Blender ($99.99): Classic top-seller at JCPenney.

    Why couples love it: Milkshake, smoothie, and frozen drink lovers, give the Ninja a whirl. Fruit, vegetables, and ice are no match for this powerful 1100-watt device, which pulverizes quickly and effortlessly using a six-blade system. All parts are BPA-free and dishwasher-safe.

  • Blenders

    Blenders

    NutriBullet Blender ($89.99): Classic top-seller at JCPenney.

    Why couples love it: Health-conscious couples are singing the NutriBullet's praises. This blender uses extractor technology to break down foods into their most absorptive and nutritious state, giving you another reason to feel good about that DIY green juice or smoothie. It comes with three cups and resealable lids, perfect for sipping on-the-go. Cups and lids are dishwasher-safe; blades are hand-wash only.

  • Griddle

    Griddle

    Cooks 10x19” Griddle ($24.99): Classic top-seller at JCPenney.

    Why couples love it: Whipping up a full breakfast spread or a quick lunch becomes much more manageable when you have a griddle at your disposal. This Cooks griddle heats up quickly, so you can get French toast, eggs, potatoes, or grilled cheese on the table in less time. It also features a large nonstick cooking surface and removable temperature probe.

  • Waffle Maker

    Waffle Maker

    Cuisinart Round Classic Waffle Maker ($29.99): Classic top-seller at JCPenney.

    Why couples love it: If waking up to the smell of homemade waffles is your idea of heaven, then this could be a kitchen gadget that's worth adding to your registry. The blinking red and green indicator lights help you determine when to add and remove the waffles, and the temperature controls are easy to adjust, so the finished result turns out golden, light and crispy. Best of all, cleanup is a breeze.

  • Can Opener

    Can Opener

    Cuisinart Can Opener ($19.99): Classic top-seller at JCPenney.

    Why couples love it: Tired of wrestling with a manual can opener or accidentally cutting yourself on the lid? Cuisinart's electric version allows you to pop cans open with just one touch, holding it in place so it won't tip or slide. Since it's tall and slender and takes up limited space, it easily earns its place on the countertop.

  • Cutlery

    Cutlery

    J.A. Henckels International Classic 16-Piece Knife Block Set ($199.99): Classic top-seller at Bed Bath & Beyond.

    Why couples love it: Having the right knife for the job makes all the difference — get the most bang for your buck with these high-quality J.A. Henckels knives. They're well-balanced, have substantial weight and make chopping and dicing a cinch. They come with a limited lifetime warranty.

  • Towels

    Towels

    Royal Velvet Egyptian Cotton Solid Bath Towels ($6.99 - $16.99 each or $49.99 for a six-piece set): Classic top-sellers at JCPenney.

    Why couples love them: If plush towels rank highly on your list of creature comforts, consider Royal Velvet towels, touted for their excellent absorbency and fluffy texture. They are made from Egyptian cotton and available in 14 different colors to match your bathroom décor. Avoid contact with skincare products to help minimize towel spotting or bleaching.

  • Towels

    Towels

    Hotel Microcotton Towels ($7.99 - $34.99 each): Classic top-seller at Macy's.

    Why couples love them: Wrapping yourself in these oh-so-soft and absorbent towels feels like a spa indulgence. Couples can choose from 23 beautiful hues, which stay bright even after many washes. Register for extra in case you have house guests!

  • Bedding

    Bedding

    Charter Club Damask Stripe 500 Thread Count Sheet Sets ($39.99 - $99.99 each): Classic top-seller at Macy's.

    Why couples love them: After an exhausting day, nothing feels better than snuggling up next to your spouse in soft, crisp sheets. Charter Club (a Macy's exclusive brand), earned a spot on our list with their budget-friendly yet high-quality sheet sets. Constructed from 100% Pima Cotton (known for its softness and natural sheen) and available in 12 pretty colors, they also hold up well after washing.

  • Bedding

    Bedding

    Wamsutta Dream Zone 750-Thread-Count Deep Pocket Sheet Sets ($109.99 - $199.99 each): Classic top-seller at Bed Bath & Beyond.

    Why couples love them: We spend the majority of our time at home in bed (even if it doesn't always feel that way). A good night's sleep starts with the right sheets, and Wamsutta's 750-thread-count set is a top-rated registry item for its silky and luxurious feel. Available in 16 different colors. Register for enough sheets to last you until laundry day. According to Bed Bath & Beyond, you need at least three sets, not including any guest bedrooms that you have.

  • Garment Steamer

    Garment Steamer

    Rowenta IS6200 Steamer, Full Size Garment ($99.99): Classic top-seller at Macy's.

    Why couples love it: A garment steamer is a great way to remove wrinkles from delicate garments or just freshen them up in between visits to the dry cleaner. This Rowenta model heats up in just one minute, holds enough water for a few loads of clothing, and features convenient foot-operated pedals. The tilt-and-roll design with wheels makes it easy to transport to other rooms.

  • Vacuum

    Vacuum

    Dyson DC50 Animal Vacuum Cleaner ($449.99): Classic top-seller at JCPenney.

    Why couples love it: Microscopic dust particles, dirt and pet hair alike don't stand a chance against Dyson DC50's powerful suctioning capabilities that leave other vacuums in the dust. It gives you the option of cleaning with or without bristles and the brush head self-adjusts to the height of carpet or hard floors. Plus, it weighs just 11.8 pounds, making lugging it around very manageable. Backed by a five-year warranty.

  • Luggage

    Luggage

    Samsonite LifTwo 25" Upright Spinner Suitcase ($189.99 each): Classic top-seller at Macy's.

    Why couples love it: Jet off to your honeymoon in high style with this spinner suitcase from Samsonite. The lightweight design rolls upright so there's no added pressure on your arm as you're zipping through the terminal, and it has both exterior and interior pockets to store loose items. The roomy interior holds a substantial amount of items and newlyweds also have the option of making it expandable. Available in black but we love the statement-making red and teal options for easy identification on the tarmac.

The Most Popular Wedding Registry Items of All Time

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