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

The Hawaiian island of Maui has been voted Best Island in the World over 20 times. In fact, there’s even a famous saying, “Maui no ka oi” that means “Maui is the best,” and it’s easy to see why. With its stunning natural beauty, abundant opportunities for adventure, top-notch resorts and restaurants, and genuine aloha spirit, Maui would make the perfect honeymoon location for any couple. Here are some ideas on how to make your Maui honeymoon even more memorable.

See Maui by air

Discover Maui by Air

Nicknamed the Valley Isle, Maui is known for its diverse landscape, from the rugged lava rocks on the dormant volcano of Haleakala to the lush tropical rainforests and cascading waterfalls of Hana. Appreciate these views like never before with a helicopter ride that will take you to the most amazing and inaccessible areas of the island.

Kayaking in Maui

Explore the Open Seas

Being surrounded by the Pacific Ocean means that along with miles of beaches to lounge on, couples honeymooning on Maui have a wide range of ocean activities to choose from. Try surfing or paddle boarding lessons together for a fun workout. A snorkeling or submarine tour will allow you to marvel at Maui’s underwater wonderland.

Humpback whales migrate to the warm Hawaiian waters to breed and give birth generally around mid-fall to April with peak whale season from January to March. If you honeymoon during this time, book a whale watch to witness these majestic creatures as they spout and play.

Treat yourself to the sites of Maui

Treat Yourself on Your Maui Honeymoon

Your honeymoon is more than a vacation, so plan to leave room in your budget for something extra special that you wouldn’t normally do. A luxurious couple’s massage, a private oceanview dinner, renting your dream car for day tripping around, or staying in a five-star hotel if only for a night or two would all be good ideas to consider.

Beautiful Maui gardens

If you’re planning on taking the curvy Road to Hana to get a taste of Old Hawaii and the postcard-worthy sights along the way, making the extra effort to stay at least one night (be it in a hotel, bed and breakfast, or a treehouse) will ensure you to get the most out of the experience.

Enjoy a honeymoon feeling

Capture that Honeymoon Feeling

What better way to preserve all these amazing memories and your newlywed bliss than with a honeymoon photo session? A professional Maui photographer will be able to capture your love much better than any passerby or selfie would. Plus, you’ll probably get to venture to a spot that you might not have found by yourself.

Although you’ll have your wedding photos, think of honeymoon photos as a more relaxed version. The big day is done but your love is still stronger than ever. You don’t have to worry about getting back to guests or remembering how to do the steps of your first dance or making a speech. It’s you and your love in one of the most gorgeous places on Earth. Having a Maui honeymoon photo session allows you to relive this important chapter of your lives every time you look back at the photos.

Help make your Maui honeymoon a reality with a Honeyfund honeymoon registry.

Author Bio: Mariah Milan is a professional Maui photographer, wedding specialist, and lover of the ocean and island life. Specializing in natural-looking photographer, she shoots wedding photos as well as vacation and portrait photography against the beautiful background of Maui.

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