Our Favorite Registry Picks for Bride and Groom Who Love Winter
Although it can be hard to choose just one, it goes without saying that you probably have a favorite season. Spring offers a reprieve from those months of slushy, gray weather (depending on your location, of course), and there's a general air of excitement over every new bud and leaf. Summer is long and slow-moving, filled with beaches and BBQs—it's hard not to love. Autumn is a nostalgic season, during which most people celebrate the arrival of crisp weather and beautiful changing leaves. Then comes winter. It can feel seemingly endless and less glamorous than it's mild-mannered siblings, and while it's not at the top of everyone's lists, those who love the colder months welcome this season with open arms.
When you stop and think about it, there's a lot to love about winter. Those the days might be shorter and the nights darker, there's a coziness inherent with this season. Can you think of anything more than curling up with your significant other while enjoying a mug of something warm, a good book (or binge-worthy TV show), and no feelings of guilt for staying indoors. If you're not the indoor type, all the winter sports—from skiing to snowboarding and ice skating—will keep you busy and having fun despite the freezing temperatures.
If you consider winter to be your favorite season, let it inspire your wedding registry. Wether you're a fan of a cold-weather vacation or want tot turn your home into an après ski-inspired retreat, the gifts ahead deserve a spot on your list. Ahead, registry picks that will make those chilly months even more enjoyable.
For all those cold-weather dishes that will warm you up (and don't take a lot of work) make sure you register for the ever-popular Instant Pot. From stews a full rotisserie chicken, just set it and forget it.
Shop Now: Instant Pot Max, $149.99, amazon.com.
Is there anything more evocative of the winter season than the scent of fresh-baked cookies? This adorable tin canister is the perfect spot to store your treats.
Shop Now: Martha Stewart Collection Small Canister with Lid, $25, macys.com.
While summer has us craving fresh fruits and cold salads, winter makes us crave all the warm, buttery comfort food. Nothing is quite as satisfying as your favorite foods covered in bubbly cheese or melted chocolate.
Shop Now: Boska Fondue Set "Bianco," $59.99, williams-sonoma.com.
Chunky Knit Blanket
If you plan to spend many nights curled up on the couch with your new spouse, you'll need a soft knitted blanket. This one, with its oversized wool stitches, will look especially luxurious draped over your couch.
Shop Now: Sheps Wool Chunky Knit Blanket, $128, etsy.com.
As far as space heaters go, this one hits the mark for both form and function with its sleek design and easy-to-use settings. And with a slew of positive reviews on Amazon, you might as well go ahead and register for it for a bit of extra warmth (and savings on your heating bill) next winter.
Shop Now: Honeywell "UberHeat" Ceramic Heater, $37.26, amazon.com.
Woodland Cakelet Pan
We somehow feel like baking goes hand-in-hand with the winter months—maybe all that extra indoor time, maybe because it warms up your home and fills it with comforting smells. This mini cake pan seems just the thing to bake with when it gets cold out, thanks to its woodland-themed shapes.
Shop Now: Nordic Ware Woodland Cakelet Pan, $39.95, williams-sonoma.com.
If you're lucky enough to have a fireplace, you might as well keep you fire starters on-hand in something that looks good. This timeless ceramic milk jug comes filled with fire starter so you don't have to be embarrassed to leave it out.
Shop Now: Farmhouse Pottery Milk Jug Fireside Crock, $165, farmhousepottery.com.
Whether you're wearing it on a lazy Sunday morning while sipping coffee or to unwrap presents under the Christmas tree, an ultra-plus robe is a must-have during the winter months.
Shop Now: Martha Stewart Collection Robes, $60 each, macys.com.
Is there anything quite as satisfying as freshly baked bread when it's cold outside? We think not. Register for this convection bread maker and you'll get the perfect loaf of bread (thanks to the air circulation that makes for the perfect crust).
Shop Now: Cuisinart Convection Bread Maker, $159.95, crateandbarrel.com.
Flannel sheets don't have to feature snowmen, snowflakes, or plaid. If you want something decidedly more sophisticated, request a set of these solid sheets from L.L. Bean. It's the winter bedding basic you've been looking for.
Shop Now: L.L. Bean Ultrasoft Comfort Flannel Sheet Set, starting at $99, llbean.com.
Hot Chocolate Pot
Make the perfect cup of gourmet cocoa with this European-style hot chocolate maker. You'll never look at the instant stuff again.
Shop Now: Williams-Sonoma Hot Chocolate Pot with Ceramic Insert, starting at $79.99, williams-sonoma.com.
Chances are, if you love winter you probably love some of the holidays associated with it, too. These chic winter ornaments are perfect for the couple that wants something a bit more subtle and modern compared to your normal kitschy holiday decor.
Shop Now: Farmhouse Pottery Wood Winter Forest, starting at $24, food52.com.
You're going to want to make sure you stay warm when there's a snowstorm happening right outside your window, so register for this all-seasons duvet that's plush enough for freezing temperatures without being too hot for spring and summer.
Shop Now: Loomstead All Season Duvet Insert, $299, loomstead.com.