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The only gifts to put on your wedding registry, tested by kitchen, cleaning, and bedding experts

A wedding registry is a unique opportunity to get some of the best appliances and homes goods out there, but with so many options out there, it pays to know what's best

an example of the best wedding registry gifts - a cream Kitchenaid Artisan mixer with a white ceramic bowl flanked by a bouquet of white flowers, juice, and a set of plates
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A good wedding registry is the most underrated part of wedding planning. Amongst all the stress of planning décor, guest lists, dresses and suits, a wedding registry stands out as a chance to make a big wishlist of things you want but might not be able to afford all at once. 

However, there are thousands of products you can put on wedding registries. Planning a wedding can be pretty time-consuming, and you don't want to add to that by wading through boring reviews of kitchen appliances to find the right one for your wishlist.

That's why I've assembled this rundown of our very best appliances and bedding. You can add them straight onto your registry knowing that these products are the best of the best, tested in our dedicated test centre and in our own homes. 

There's everything from our favourite stand mixer to the best bed sheets, and we've tested it all first-hand. There's nothing in here that I wouldn't buy myself. 

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Best wedding registry gifts 2024

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Best stand mixer

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Best stand mixer overall

Specifications

Dimensions: 14.3" x 9.3" x 14"
Capacity: 5 qt.
Power: 325W
Colors: countless
Attachments: dough hook, flat beater, wire whisk
RRP: $449.99

Reasons to buy

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Comes in an huge range of colors
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Excels at all of many kitchen tasks
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Buy more attachments to expand its capabilities

Reasons to avoid

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Not the largest capacity

A good stand mixer is great gift for bakers, and this iconic, American-made stand mixer is the best in the world. After testing all of the best mixers on the market. It looks great, and with a little TLC it will last for generations.

On test, we found it makes faultless cake batter, bread dough, and whipped cream. The 5-quart capacity is enough for most families, letting you tackle two cakes at once, and the handy tilt-head makes it a joy to use, making it easy to add ingredients and switch out attachments.

We were particularly impressed by the flat beater, which creamed sugar and butter with minimal intervention before adding in eggs and flour to make easy loaf cakes. The dough hook needed a little supervision for larger loaves, but it's perfectly suitable for brioche or sourdough. There's other attachments available online, too - we found incredible results with the ice cream maker attachment. It's available in dozens of colors, and you can also have a name etched into it, which is perfect for commemorating a wedding. 

There's more information in our full KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer review.

Best food processor

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Best food processor overall

Specifications

Power: 500W
Capacity: 10 cups
Programs: Low, high, pulse
Cleaning: Dishwasher safe
RRP: $179.95

Reasons to buy

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Sealed work bowl 
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Easy, neat storage
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A range of colors available
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Two sizes of pushers
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Optional added attachments

Reasons to avoid

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No way to tell if it's switched on

Food processors make it easy to chop, dice, slice, mince, mix and even spiralise food. There's almost no limit to what you can do with one of these, and the best is the Cuisinart Core Custom 10-Cup. On test, we found a lightweight but secure processor with a sealing bowl that stops messes when mixing liquid ingredients. Best of all, everything can be stored inside the main mixing bowl, hugely helping with storage.

The controls are on the simple side - you can either mix on low or high, or pulse. They're straightforward and unfussy, and this food processor powered through every food we tested. The removable parts are all dishwasher-safe, and you can even choose from a range of colors when you buy. 

Our Cuisinart Core Custom 10-Cup Food Processor review has more details

Best vacuum overall

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Best vacuum overall

Specifications

Dust bin capacity: 0.2gal
Weight: 6.8lb
Max dB: Not disclosed
Battery life: Up to 70 minutes
Warranty: 2 years

Reasons to buy

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Green Laser dust detection on Fluffy brush roll illuminates dust particles invisible to the eye 
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Piezo sensor and LCD screen shows the size and number of dust particles collected in real-time
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New anti-tangle hair screw keeps pet hair from getting stuck
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Incredible suction
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Versatile attachments

Reasons to avoid

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Green laser only shows dust on hard floors, harder to see in bright daylight
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Must hold trigger for continual operation

Vacuum cleaners aren't the most exciting wedding present, but a good vacuum will save you hours of cleaning over its lifetime. 

The Dyson V15 Detect is the best vacuum cleaner in the world. It's not only ludicrously powerful but packed with tech. There's a green diode laser to light up dust you otherwise can't see, and a Piezo sensor which measures microscopic particles in real time. It sounds like a gimmick, but our tests found that these features actually help create a deeper clean. We've tested a lot of vacuums and we're still yet to see a vacuum as good as this.

A wedding registry is a good choice for nabbing one of these, because our biggest criticism of this vacuum and Dyson in general is price. Outside of sales periods this vacuum will set you back more than $700.

Our Dyson V15 Detect cordless vacuum review goes into more detail. 

Best blender

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Best blender overall

Specifications

Capacity: 64 oz.
Pitcher: Plastic
Dimensions: 11 x 8 x 17 inches
Power: 1500W
RRP: $649 / £699

Reasons to buy

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Makes impeccable soups
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Self-heating blades
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Incredible power
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Five presets 
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Ten+ speeds

Reasons to avoid

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Very noisy

If you need a powerful blender, this is it. This Vitamix left no trace of fruit skins, seeds, or stems. It's almost unbelivably powerful. The blades spins so fast that they not only blend but even cook soups and sauces. On test, we made a piping hot tomato soup completely from scratch using the soup mode. While it can't cook firmer ingredients like potato or carrot, it's still a good substitute for the best immersion blenders. The only issue is that the jug isn't dishwasher-safe, but there's a self-clean mode that can wash the jug in just 30 seconds. 

Our full Vitamix A3500 Ascent Series Smart Blender review has more details

Best coffee maker

Philips 3200 Series Fully Automatic Espresso Machine w/ LatteGo on a white backgroundH&G gold badge

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Best coffee maker

Specifications

Coffee type: Espresso, Coffee, Hot Water, Cappuccino, Latte and Americanox
Dimensions: 9.6"W x 17"D x 14.6"H
Pressure: 15 bar
Warranty: 2- years
RRP: $799.99