REVEL Picks: Registry Basics

I've lost count of the number of times my friends tell me they are scared to death of registering. From uber-intellectual lawyers to cerebral scientists, when it comes to registering, they're unmoored. Lost at sea. Well the fact is, my dears, it's the one time you're allowed to shop to your heart's content. What's more fun?

We REVELers are just brimming with registry ideas - for couples who entertain, serious bakers, grillers, Sunday loungers. We'll start things off easy today with Registry basics.  Haven't so much as boiled water lately? This one's for you.  

Glass Bowl Set

You can never have too many bowls for prepping or combining ingredients. This set from Williams-Sonoma includes a full range of sizes – ten in all – for holding everything from a few strands of saffron to all the ingredients for a cake. Perfectly simple in design, they're useful as serving pieces too.


Sugar Spots Apron

An apron this bright and cheery just may inspire spur-of-the-moment batches of cupcakes and cookies! Available in three colors. Shown in Sky.


KitchenAid Stand Mixer

A smaller version of commercial-size models, this versatile stand mixer is designed with enough power and capacity to prepare large batches of cake batter or cookie dough without compromising your kitchen counter space. Available in three colors. Shown in Red.


Non-Stick 10 Piece Set

This essential, professional-quality set from Sur La Table features a brushed satin finish, ultra-durable Dupont Autograph nonstick surface, riveted cast stainless-steel handles and tempered-glass lids that let you monitor food as it cooks without losing heat, moisture or nutrients. Set includes 1½- and 3-qt. covered saucepans, 3-qt. saute pan and 8-qt. stockpot with shared lid, steamer insert and 8" and 10" open skillets. Oven safe to 400°F. Hand wash. Limited lifetime warranty.


Programmable Coffee Pot

Fully automatic 12-cup coffeemaker with Extreme Brew technology delivers delicious coffee 25% faster then most makers. This Cuisinart maker comes with a premium 12-cup glass carafe with a drip-free pour spout and comfortable handle for easy serving. Features 24-hour programmability, auto shutoff, small-batch setting, brew-strength control for regular or bold coffee, and an easy-to-fill water reservoir that lifts up for quick fill-ups.


3-Piece Baker Set

These popular stoneware bakers from Crate & Barrel come in spring brights with white interiors. Nesting bakers transition from oven to table to potluck dinner party. Sizes include 7.5"Wx5"Dx2"H blue, 10.5"Wx7.25"Dx2.25"H light green, and 11.75"Wx8.75"Dx2.75"H green.

Knife Block Set

The premier Wüsthof collection, Wüsthof Classic Ikon knives feature a unique forged double-bolster design and ergonomic handles. Precision-forged, high-carbon stainless-steel blades resist rust and stains, and are finished by hand for the ultimate razor-sharp edge. Guaranteed for a lifetime of performance, this exclusive block sets include a walnut block. Seven-piece set includes: 3½" paring, 6" utility, 8" chef’s, 8" bread, kitchen shears, honing steel and 13-slot block. Made in Germany. 


Glass Drinkware

Basic drinkware, perfected. With sturdy yet stylish shapes, The Cellar Basic collection of drinking glasses from Macy's makes good company at any table. These chic barware and classic wine glass sets are the perfect way to fill your cupboard for every occasion.


Porcelain Dinnerware Set

Elegant and durable porcelain set can be used every day, for everything. Fired at a higher temperature than typical ceramics for superior chip and stain resistance, this versatile porcelain is perfect for any occasion, casual or formal.  Set includes six 10½" dinner plates, six 9" salad plates, six 7½" cereal bowls, six 10-oz. mugs. Safe for the freezer, microwave and dishwasher. 


Bride + Groom Cookbook

Designed to help newlyweds entertain happily ever after, this inspiring book makes an ideal wedding or bridal shower gift. It's organized in three parts – parties, outdoor entertaining and special occasions – and lavishly photographed. The 60 recipes are geared toward young newlyweds, and each of the 12 menus features a detailed work plan accompanied by wine-pairing suggestions and advice on party organization and table decorations. Informative introductory sections cover all the basics, from event planning and invitations to the fundamentals of table setting.


Flatware Set

The clean lines of this classic flatware from Williams-Sonoma reveal a simple beauty that is equally well suited to a simple fireside supper and a formal dinner party. Spoons, forks and knife handles are made of polish 18/10 stainless steel, which has a high percentage of chrome for strength and durability. Dishwasher safe.


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