Our wedding gift to you? An exclusive checklist of the home goods every couple will want in their kitchen, living room, and beyond. Here, an esteemed chef, baker, and design guru single out their favorites.
The KitchenAid 5-quart stand mixer topped the list for all three pros. It blends like a champ, and you can buy attachments to make pasta, fresh juices, even sausage. There are 20-plus colors to choose from -- Empire Red is currently the most popular (shopkitchenaid.com).
Michelin-starred chef and restaurateur Andrew Carmellini believes that the couple that sautes together stays together. And he should know -- he tests recipes with his wife in their New York City apartment. These are his MVPs for newlyweds.
Expert’s Tip: Some kitchen goods are expensive but make great group gifts. “This is your one opportunity to ask for big-ticket items that will last a lifetime,” says Carmellini.
Sweet treats are at the heart of a happy marriage -- at least according to Angie Dudley, pastry whiz and creator of the uber-popular blog Bakerella. To whip up confections like a pro, request the equipment she reaches for every day.
Expert’s Tip: Register for a few indulgent items, too. “If happiness for you is reaching into a cookie jar, make sure you add a pretty one to your list,” says Dudley.
For graphic designer and renowned blogger Joy D. Cho of Oh Joy, the perfect newlywed nest is one that reflects the personal style of both you and your husband. We couldn’t agree more. Consider adding her chic finds to your list.
Expert’s Tip: When you’re shopping for your registry, follow your heart, not the latest trends, says Cho. “Fill your home with things you love and plan to use.”
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