The 10 best wedding gifts, and how to get them on sale


I get a lot of questions about what my favorite kitchen and home appliances and tools are, probably because I’m constantly snapchatting myself in our kitchen using these things! So today I thought it would be fun to give you guys my list of the top 10 things I’d tell any bride to register for, or any wedding attendee to give to a newlywed couple, AND how to get them on sale right now too!

Now through Sept 30 at Macy’s you can save  an extra 15% off gifts from a Macy’s registry with code WEDDING at checkout!

One of the things I love about Macy’s is that they’re almost always having a great sale, so you can stack the WEDDING code on top of another sale or discount on almost all of the products below!

1. Good pots and pans!

Most chefs will agree that the best pots and pans out there are All-Clad. My mom’s had hers for years and years, I’ve had mine for almost a decade, and they’re still in perfect condition! They are incredibly durable, they cook evenly to avoid burning food, and they’re super easy to clean. Once you go All-Clad you’ll never go back!

I really like this All-Clad 7-piece set that’s exclusive to Macy’s. I own all the pieces in this set and this is really everything you need to make just about anything!

Bride HACK: register for individual pieces and a set, that way if someone wants to buy just one separate piece they can! Wait until you’ve received most of your gifts and if you have several All-Clad separate pieces, leave them unopened and return them all together to get a set. You’ll get more bang for your buck that way!



I really love this pasta stock pot that I got about a year ago. We use it constantly!! It’s the perfect size to boil a pot of water for pasta and comes with a built-in strainer. It’s the perfect $100 gift for a couple you know well enough to want to give a nice but not too nice gift.

I also own this 12qt multi pot that holds double the volume of the pasta pot, but I rarely use it because it takes SO LONG to boil a pot of water in there! You have to fill it up with so much water to get it past the straining pot, and it seriously feels like hours waiting for the water in there to boil haha. It’s amazing though if you’re doing a huge canning day and doing big batch cooking.


2. KitchenAid Stand Mixer

I’m such a die-hard loyal fan of KitchenAid Stand Mixers!!! I’ve watched my former caterer now food blogging mom use her white KitchenAid since I was a little girl, and the only celebrity chef I fully trust, Ina Garten, also uses a white KitchenAid. I’ve been a long-time user of the KitchenAid Pro and still highly recommend this for a serious chef, someone who plans on doing a LOT of cooking!


However, I’m kind of wildly obsessed with the brand new Mini KitchenAid Stand Mixers that just came out!!! They’re tiny but mighty. I’ve made chocolate chip cookies and muffins so far with this little guy and I’m blown AWAY by how well it works, and the bowl is just shaped differently so it takes up less space but still handles a batch of cookies or muffin batter perfectly. It also has a really nice brand new feature where it slowly starts so you don’t get an explosion at startup! This is such a great gift for someone who’s in a small space starting off in their marriage, like an apartment or townhouse where most likely you’re starving for counter space.


3. A vacuum that will make your life easier

I’ve been singing Dyson’s praises for ages now and my love for them is still fierce, but do you know what I’m newly in love with? This little iRobot Roomba! Hello LIFE CHANGER. This thing will clean your floors for you without you lifting a finger. Pretty unbelievable!

Back to Dyson though, I’m a huge fan of the Dyson Ball Animal vacuum, especially if you have pets! Back when we had a dog who shed a lot, this was a total lifesaver.


All 10 FAVORITE wedding gifts are in a slideshow below, but don’t forget to use code WEDDING now through 9/30 to save an extra 15% off a gift from any Macy’s wedding registry!

Thanks Macy’s and ShopStyle for sponsoring this post!



My mom, sister and I all have white dinnerware. Most restaurants have white dinnerware. Celeb chefs cook with white dinnerware. Why? Because it's what makes the food look the prettiest, of course! This set by Martha Stewart is so pretty and classic and it has 143 almost all perfect reviews! This is another nice option if you need an inexpensive gift.
My mom always says, "I'd rather have 1 good knife than 100 bad ones!" This Wusthof Classic 7 Piece Set is the one I've had for years and LOVED. Get them professionally sharpened once a year and they'll last you forever!
Essential for baking SO MANY things! I use these for roasting veggies, cinnamon rolls, homemade bread, seriously everything. I especially love the covers on these Nordicware Covered Half Sheets because they'll keep your baked goods from drying out without having to smush or smear frosting or rolls or anything you have in there. This is a great gift at a lower price point too!
Something you'll use a billion times, so you'll want to have the highest quality possible so it lasts! I love this Kate Spade Flatware set! This will give you everything you need as a starter set, then add another set down the road as your family grows or if you like hosting big dinner parties!
I've tried SO MANY slow cookers, only to be disappointed. I did my research and this KitchenAid Slow Cooker is the BEST EVER! It cooks so evenly, has a timer and even gives you a high, medium or low temperature setting option! On a scale of 1-10 this thing is an 11 in my book.
Is there anything better than a soft fluffy towel? These Hotel Collection Turkish Towels are the very highest rated at Macy's. I'll take 100! In all seriousness though, these are a great price point for a casual wedding gift to someone you aren't as close with.
Nice sheets are such an amazing luxury when you first start a life together, and especially if you're gifting to someone who you don't know well, this gift is a slam dunk every time. These Martha Stewart sheets are the highest rated sheets at Macy's, and also won't totally empty your piggy bank to give a set of these as a wedding gift!
I'd also rather have ONE good pot than a thousand bad ones, but this All-Clad Set is my favorite of all time! You can make basically anything you need with these pots and pans, they'll distribute heat evenly and clean up perfectly every time.
I'm imagining two working people starting out together who don't want to spend their precious hours off cleaning, and thinking this Roomba is another perfect gift. We just got ours and we're in LOVE!
I'm a huge fan of Kitchenaid Stand Mixers (so are my two cooking idols - my mom and Ina Garten!) but I'm really loving the mini as a wedding gift for couples starting out together in small spaces!

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Fyi, wrong link on the Wusthof knives… ?


Oops thanks so much for letting me know!! All fixed now 🙂


This is amazing! I just recently got engaged. With engagement season upon us, would you consider making an ultimate wedding registry? I’d be forever in debt! I love what you have done with the baby one, but clearly that’s a couple of years away 😉


Yes totally !!! This has been on my to-do list for like EVER. I’ll totally put it on our calendar for the first of 2017!


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