10 Things to Register for on Amazon

updated May 1, 2019
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Amazon basically wins at everything — and that includes wedding registries. For one, the site’s Universal Registry feature allows you to register for anything on Amazon — plus any other site on the internet. Your loved ones also get free shipping on orders that total more than $35 (even if they’re not Prime members!) and you get 20 percent off a one-time order if you buy yourself items left on your registry after the big day (it’s 10 percent if you’re not Prime). Not bad, right?

Here are some things we suggest adding to the list.

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  1. Instant Pot, from $87: If you don’t already have this seven-in-one workhorse that everyone (including us!) has been talking about, this is your time to get one.
  2. Echo Dot, $50: With this little gadget, all you have to do is ask something like, “Alexa, how many tablespoons are in a cup?” and your cooking questions will be answered instantly. P.S.: There are 16 tablespoons in a cup.
  3. Soma Water Filter, $33: Married You deserves a super-pretty water filter. Just try not to nag New Spouse too much when he/she inevitably forgets to fill it up.
  4. Pyrex Basics Clear Oblong Glass Baking Dishes, $15 for two: If you think you make casseroles a lot now, wait until you’re married. Luckily these can go in the fridge, freezer, oven, microwave, and dishwasher.
  5. ONEHOPE California White & Sparkling Wine, $43 for three: That’s right! You can register for wine on Amazon. We love this brand because the wines are tasty and the winery does a lot to give back to the community.
  6. Royal Doulton Pacific Dots Place Setting, from $33 for four-piece setting: If you’re torn on the whole registering-for-china thing, maybe you’ll like this porcelain place setting, which can be dressed up or used every day. It’s dishwasher- and microwave-safe!
  7. Crock-Pot 6-Quart Smart-Pot Slow Cooker, $40: A blogger we spoke with said her slow cooker was the best gift she got for her wedding. You won’t regret putting this on your list.
  8. All-Clad Stainless Steel 14-Inch Fry Pan, $188: If you get one new piece of cookware, this should be it. It cooks evenly and will be your new best friend when it comes to dinner parties.
  9. Wusthof Classic 8-Inch Chef’s Knife, $129: Some superstitious couples don’t like to register for knives (they’re considered bad luck for the marriage), but we would love it if someone bought us this knife. Hint, hint.
  10. Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls, $20 for six: These graduated nesting bowls will make you guys look like professionals when you’re mixing up eggs, salads, or batter.