There are a lot of things newlyweds put on their wedding registry that they really don’t need. Most of the knick-knacks, 3 dozen sets of expensive china you’ll never use, bride and groom toilet paper cozies: they’re really not necessary. They’ll take up space and collect dust. There are, however, a handful of things from which newlyweds will truly benefit, deriving endless amusement, joy and comfort.
What are these miracle items? Read on! Whether you’re looking for gifts to bestow or gifts to request, you’ve come to the right place.
1. A Good Bed
Get your mind out of the gutter. Your bedroom furniture should include a quality bed you both love. This will help you and your partner get the good night’s rest you need to be your best for each other for years to come. Proper sleep, after all, has been linked to better mental and physical health.
Don’t underestimate the power of a great meal shared together to bring you closer, even when times are tough. That’s why you should outfit your kitchen with exceptional quality kitchenware. From corningware for cooking and an assortment of good pots and pans, as well as classic items like a slow cooker and roasting pan, make sure your kitchen has the equipment you need to create meals you both love.
3. Luxurious Towels
You may not be able to afford the house of your dreams right away, but you can likely afford (or ask for) some luxuriously soft and comfortable towels. It’s little luxuries like lush towels that will make the trials of starting out in life a little easier. That, and of course, the support of each other.
4. Great Sheets!
We’re back to the bedroom again, which is — you have to admit — the highlight of any newlywed’s life. Sheets are another item that will facilitate a better night’s sleep for you and your beloved partner. (And they’ll make the time you spend awake between them more comfortable!)
The best sheets include cashmere, linen and cotton. While materials like silk and satin may sound enticing, they are tough to care for, so not incredibly practical.
5. A Couch Throw
Here’s another little luxury that will never go amiss: a beautiful throw to adorn your couch and keep you warm during marathon snuggle sessions. Don’t compromise: go for the best, like a cashmere throw. It will last you for decades and stand as a heartwarming reminder of your love and commitment to one another.
While these items are not by any means the only things newlyweds need, they are the things that will bring you the most joy in your first year as a married couple. So, shop smart, shop well and enjoy your life together!