Deciding what to wear to a wedding is a stressful situation—
even if you’re not the bride. You want something special but not too eccentric, chic but practical, timeless but modern—and the same is true for the gift you give. But what are you supposed to get for the friend whose personal style is only exceeded by the Instagram-worthy nature of her home? And what are you supposed to put on your registry if the wedding in question is yours? Either way, it’s hard not to feel the pressure. With that in mind, and wedding season approaching, we decided to put together a list of some seriously stylish registry options. Whether you’re the bride-to-be looking to round out your registry, or a wedding guest in need of the perfect gift, here’s what we have our eyes on from Macy’s.
It’s clear why this bakeware set is a best seller: It comes with all the kitchen essentials, and everything is non-stick, which makes cleanup less intimidating (important when you’re wearing that new outfit).
Arguably one of the coolest gifts (to put on your registry or to give) is this counter-size greenhouse that allows you to grow your own herbs! It features LED grow lights plus a system that reminds you when it’s time to feed and water them, so even if you’re known for being a plant killer, you’ll be able to keep these alive.
Consider this Instant Pot your new best friend. It’s basically a mix of seven appliances in one (pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté, yogurt maker, and warmer). It comes with all the essentials like a stainless steel steam rack with handles, rice paddle, soup spoon, measuring cup, condensation collector, and even a recipe booklet. Make a meal with this and your guests will be totally impressed with your skills—and by the fact that you don’t have any splatters on your top.
You might not think you need a cake knife and server, but you do. Because you know you’ll end up hosting all your friends for dinner, and you’ll obviously have dessert, and you can’t just serve dessert with regular utensils. No, you have to have a classic set that has “Mr.” and “Mrs.” engraved on each handle. Right? Right.
Can you really call yourself a host if you don’t have something like this? Impress your guests with this three-tiered server of rich acacia wood and slate that’s perfect for everything from appetizers to sweet treats.
I think every bride-to-be has that moment where they think of all the glorious things they are going to register for, and there’s always that one gorgeous china set that comes to mind. This is it. Shimmering gold trim that accentuates a scalloped edge? What more could a bride want?
Sometimes you just have to go with a versatile place setting, aka utensils you know that can be used daily and for special occasions. We love this stainless-steel set that not only comes with 12 salad forks, dinner forks, dinner knives, soup spoons and teaspoons, but it also comes with five serving pieces. The $300 is totally worth it.
A bar cart is the registry item you don’t know you need until it’s been purchased for you. Not only is it the perfect accessory to dress up your space (this shimmery gold-tone one is chic!), but having barware and alcohol on display will show your friends how domesticated you and your beau really are.