Wedding gifts

Unsure about exactly which items to put on your wedding registry? I mean, there are just so many OPTIONS! Whether you’re just starting the list or putting the finishing touches on your perfect registry, the key is to focus on the essentials that fit your lifestyle.

To make it easier to find just the right pieces, we’ve highlighted some top picks from our friends at Macy’s. (With exciting perks and thousands of items, Macy’s “I Do” Wedding & Gift Registry is one of Honeyfund couples’ favorite registries!)

When you find your faves and add them to your Macy’s Registry, you can link the whole list right your Honeyfund!

Hotel Collection Bath TowelsHotel Collection Ultimate MicroCotton Bath Towel Collection, 100% Cotton

Ahhh, feel blissful — it’s the Hotel Collection Ultimate MicroCotton® bath towel collection in 21 colors of soft and absorbent luxury!

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Calphalon Nonstick 10 Piece Bakeware Set

Calphalon Nonstick 10 Piece Bakeware Set

Everything you need to get your bake! Heats up fast, distributes heat evenly, and releases food easily for picture-perfect treats.

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Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick 11Pc Cookware SetCalphalon Contemporary Nonstick 11-Pc. Cookware Set

Looking for a gourmet finish? Three layers of hand crafted superior nonstick coating gives durability & easy release. Plus, this 11-piece cookware set is dishwasher-safe for easy clean up.

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French White 10Pc Bakeware SetFrench White 10-Pc. Bakeware Set

Ooh la-la! Everything for a perfect meal. Serve your guests effortlessly with this fluted stoneware 10-piece set. Plastic and glass lids let you take food on the go or store in the fridge or freezer.

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KitchenAid KSM150PS Artisan 5Qt Stand MixerKitchenAid KSM150PS Artisan 5 Qt. Stand Mixer

Prepare up to four loaves of bread, nine dozen cookies or seven pounds of mashed potatoes! This retro style and easy to use KitchenAid Artisan stand mixer comes in dozens of unique colors! Everyone needs a classic mixer! 1-year hassle-free replacement warranty.

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Pyrex 19 Piece Bake Storeand Prep Set with Matching LidsPyrex 19 Piece Bake, Store and Prep Set with Colored Lids

This versatile glass bake ware is perfect for mixing, serving and storing. Use just one dish for prep, presentation and keeping leftovers fresh! Colorful lids make it easy to organize. The key to a spic and span space!

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Chicago Cutlery Insignia Cafe 18Pc Cutlery SetChicago Cutlery Insignia Cafe 18-Pc. Cutlery Set

Every chef needs the right tools. Use a range of professional cutlery to create gourmet meals. Features stainless steel blades & long-lasting sharpness. Quality tools to stay confident and precise.

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The Cellar Acacia Wood Collection Serveware Bowls WoodenThe Cellar Acacia Wood Collection

Love the natural look? Bring wood to your dinner table. The Cellar’s Acacia Wood collection of serving dishes features beautifully carved shapes and textures to give a touch of the outdoors to every meal.

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Marth aStewart Collection Collectors EnameledCastIron 6Qt Round CasseroleMartha Stewart Collection Collector’s Enameled Cast Iron 6 Qt. Round Casserole

Perfect for baking casseroles, browning meats and much, much more. Heats evenly, locking moisture in to slow-cooked stews and braised roasts. Generous sized handles for a secure, confident grip and easy serving.

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Fiesta 4-Piece Place SettingFiesta 4-Piece Place Setting

Casual quality dinnerware at the right price! Durable for everyday use; versatile for entertaining at home. Add flair of color to your kitchen. Comes in a bunch of fun colors!

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katespadenewyork Dinnerware Wickfordkate spade new york Dinnerware, Wickford Dinnerware Collection

Timeless and contemporary. Embossed with a twisting rope design. Mix and match with Sandpiper and Sea Cliffs dinnerware for a dinnerware collection to last for years to come.

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Nina NJ600 Professional BlenderNinja NJ600 Professional Blender

It’s quick. It’s sleek. It’s the Ninja Blender! High powered to get the day started right. Make your nutrient-packed smoothies, delicious beverages and a variety of meals easily. 1 year warranty. A cornerstone of many people’s kitchen — get yours today!

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Don’t forget these awesome Macy’s Perks:

  • You’ll receive 10% off remaining registry items for 90 days post-wedding.
  • Two years after the wedding date your registry will stay active.
  • Register a Macy’s credit card, and you’ll be eligible for the Registry Star Rewards program. For everything you buy with your card, you’ll receive 10% of the purchase price in rewards dollars to spend on anything at Macy’s; for everything your guests buy off the registry, you’ll receive 5% of the purchase price in rewards dollars. It’s a win-win!

Sign up for your Macy’s “I Do” Wedding & Gift Registry and link to your Honeyfund account today.

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Wedding gifts

This entry is from our Expert Guest series where wedding and honeymoon professionals share their best tips on creating memories that last a lifetime.

Every summer and fall we ask ourselves the same question. How much should I spend on a wedding gift? It really depends on how close to are to the couple and the cost of living in your area.

Guidelines For Buying A Wedding Gift

There are wedding gift etiquette rules you can live by which give gift giving that much simpler and will have you in the following price range based on relationship:

  • Coworker and/or a distant family friend or relative: $50-$75
  • Relative or friend: $75-$100
  • Close relative or close friend: $100-$150
  • Urbanite: $150-200+

Give a getaway as a wedding gift

Other Ideas For A Wedding Gift

Still a little stumped on what to get? Make sure you visit the bride and groom wedding website and see what they want/need. Maybe they want to fund a dream honeymoon and a kitchen appliance isn’t exactly the right gift. They may also be in the process of buying their first home together and need help with a down payment or they took the time to go and register for wedding gifts with a Honeyfund registry. If you need help thinking of some great gift ideas check out five great wedding gifts, but if you want to keep it simple and not get creative just get the bride and groom gifts off their registry.

Gift for bride

Fiancé Gifts

The other part of this equation most of us don’t think about is whether or not you should get your fiancé a wedding gift. The answer is yes! When buying a gift for your significant other take into consideration what the other person likes and would appreciate after the wedding.

You could get your groom-to-be a tie to wear on the wedding day or a nice watch he can use during and after the wedding. You can also consider doing a boudoir photography session. This is a great gift for you and him! Make or purchase an album of the photos or put one really great photo in a frame as the wedding gift. Boudoir photographers suggest creating a lingerie gift registry for your bridal shower then you will have outfits to wear for your session.

If your bride loves jewelry then find her something beautiful to wear on the wedding day. This is also a great opportunity to purchase a nice piece of jewelry that can become a family heirloom for your future generations. If she isn’t big into jewelry you could consider a purse she’s been looking at or a gift certificate to the spa. A day of relaxation after the wedding is always the perfect gift. You can also consider getting a gift of the two of you to share. It could be a few extra days of honeymooning or something you’ve both had your eye on for your new home or a nice weekend getaway trip.

When it comes to wedding gifts for your significant other, don’t put a dollar limit on it because it should always be something memorable and well thought out.

Bio: Lucy Dylan Weddings namesake comes from the love of the great Bob Dylan and her love affair of I Love Lucy. She’s been blogging about weddings, food, and healthy stuff since 2010. 

For information about her wedding planning services, visit her website.

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