Registering for wedding gifts can be a lot of fun, but it can also be overwhelming. (Sheets and dishes and small appliances, oh my!) How do you even know where to begin? Wayfair thinks you should start with your profession. The home e-tailer released a guide that helps couples pick the perfect wedding gifts based on what they do for a living… and it actually makes a lot of sense.
“We’re in the midst of peak engagement season, so we felt it’s important to provide advice to newly engaged couples who are preparing to create a registry,” says Julie Casssetina, an editor from Wayfair Registry.
For example, if you or your boo is a school teacher, the guide suggests items to help create a quiet space at home: “To create an at-home work station that fosters productivity, teachers should consider registering for a new writing desk, trendy lamp for mood lighting, and a desktop caddy to stay organized.”
Work with customers all day? Think cozy and calming. “For hours on end, customer service representatives are dedicated to ensuring everyone has a stellar experience; but let’s face it, occasionally, service providers encounter an unhappy customer,” the guide states. “To unwind after the day, nearly-weds might consider registering for products like an aromatherapy diffuser and bedroom basics like pillows and cozy comforters.”
Looking for other suggestions? Here are Wayfair’s picks for more professions:
Science, Technology, and Engineering Professionals
You and your honey all about the data? Wayfair suggests the techy Nora Mattress: “With its supportive, breathable layers and cooling technologies, this sleeping cloud is sure to rest the minds of data-centric gurus.” (Some luxe sheet and duvet sets couldn’t hurt either.)
For these busy pros, items that keep up with their ’round-the-clock schedule are the name of the game. Kitchen appliances like a programmable slow cooker or coffee maker will ensure that dinner and java are ready whenever they’re needed. Another key suggestion? Keep it healthy with a juicer.
If you’re on that sales hustle, you’ll want to keep it looking fresh at home. So give yourself flexibility; Wayfair suggests wall decals, chair and sofa slipcovers (we’re loving this patterned option!), and other easily changed accessories that can give your space a whole new look in a flash.
Couples in the restaurant and hotel world know what it takes to make guests feel at home. Stock your registry with entertaining essentials, like this playful Kate Spade New York dinnerware set and these fanciful stemless wine glasses.
Get ready to put those handy(wo)man skills to work and register for everything you’ll need for all your DIYs. New lighting fixtures? Laminate flooring? A kitchen sink? This is your chance — get creative!
Stay-at-Home Mom or Dad
Whether you’ve already got kids in tow or are just planning ahead, you might want to think big. That’s right; this is an opportunity to ask for the perfect vacuum or even that deluxe new washer-dryer set that will help keep things ticking at home. Big purchases like appliances aren’t traditional registry fare, but Wayfair’s “Group Gifting” feature lets guests allocate an amount toward the home essential of your dreams.
Want even more ideas? The site offers wedding registry inspiration, tips, and a look at the real-life registries from other engaged couples. Happy registering!
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