Bridal Registry Gifts That Won't Go Out of Style
Bamboo Radio and Green Earth Blanket
Whether your registry style is classic, eclectic, or somewhere in between, here's how to create a listing of items that you'll love for a lifetime.
Shown here: A built-in crank powers Pierre Garner and Elise Berthier's music box made from renewable bamboo and eco-friendly plastic (momastore.org). However, when it sounds in the A.M., we'd reccomend staying under this blanket by Green Earth for as long as possible. Sustainable cable-knit cotton microfibers make it warm yet lightweight (thecompanystore.com).
These cubes from Pottery Barn work as rustic accent tables or as a stacked end piece.
Rug, Tray, and Teapot
For an afternoon in, this lacquered birch Luca Villa "Luna" serving piece comes in natural (shown), brown, or red finishes (tableartonline.com). Top it with Heath Ceramics handcrafted pot in a soothing robin's-egg blue come tea-time. All sit atop a hand-tufted wool Martha Stewart Living area rug with a faux bois pattern.
Dinnerware and Flatware
You can fire up this portable Bodum "Fyrkat" charcoal grill at home -- or away (Amazon.com).
This sleek, lacquered metal stand by Asplund displays any dessert spread better (stockholmobjects.com).
CB2 "Posh" barware is a fabulous basic stemless glassware for everyday dining or elegant entertaining.
Fine German Arzberg "Tric" porcelain serves up vibrant accent colors along with dinner (tableartonline.com).
Enliven any table with one of these Crate & Barrel appetizer plates that come in 10 shades.
The gray stripes adorning Unison Home's "Tatami White" pillowcases are inspired by grids on traditional Japanese mats (designpublic.com).
Eames side chair is as striking today as it was in 1948 (roomandboard.com).
These stainless-steel Almoco utensils have a matte black finish (dwr.com).
Wow guest at cocktail hour with the Conran Shop ball decanter. The sleek mouth-blown vessel, with its opaque glass stopper, doubles as a vase.
This heavy-duty yet streamlined conical saucepan by John Pawson for Demeyere looks good stovetop and tableside (surlatable.com).
Wallace's "Euro Beads" stainless flatware set looks like sterling silver but requires minimal upkeep (macys.com).
Soaps, Hand Towels, and Wallpaper
Froth your way to the perfect cappuccino or latte with Breville's programmable espresso machine. (surlatable.com).
Thread-drawn hemstitching elevates these Sferra "Festival" dinner napkins.
Bric's "Life 22" duffel works perfectly as a roomy carry-on for weekend jaunts (Bloomingdale's, 800-232-1854).
Williams-Sonoma "Essentials" wineglasses are a versatile stemware choice that'll suit both reds and whites.
The acorn-and-oakleaf motif on this hand-glazed, watercolor porcelain Bernardaud "Constance" dinnerware symbolizes strength and longevity.
This basketweave pattern gives bone china a casual edge as demonstrated on this Tiffany & Co.'s tray.
This handwoven Crate & Barrel throw looks stylish draped over furniture and feels plush against the skin on a cold winter's night.
Use these gold-rimmed William Yeoward Crystal "Avington white" plates together, or mix them with colored china (dinner and dessert plates; both bloomingdales.com).
Kate Spade New York "Beacon Street" flute set is as celebratory as its confetti-like etchings (macys.com).
The mirrored finish of this 70's-era Kartell "Cindy" lamp looks great in the bedroom (velocityartanddesign.com).