Our favorite stylish, geeky, & totally useful registry picks from Bed Bath & Beyond

January 25 2019 | bijouxandbits
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Our favorite stylish, geeky, & totally useful registry picks from Bed Bath & Beyond
In my happy place

As some of you might know, I'm engaged and getting married this year. And when you're planning a wedding, a wedding registry is always a necessity. You know you'll be getting gifts anyway, so they may as well be something you hand select, right? I had been floundering trying to figure out where to register. Knowing that Bed Bath and Beyond is the number one wedding registry retailer and had gifts I both needed and wanted, I knew I had to register there.

I also know that they have the best selection of household staples, but we were especially excited to find out if they also have fun, offbeat-friendly gifts that my partner and I both really dig. We decided to bite the bullet and find out for ourselves. Here's how our wedding registry adventure into Bed Bath and Beyond went…

Our favorite stylish, geeky, & totally useful registry picks from Bed Bath & Beyond

Our favorite stylish, geeky, & totally useful registry picks from Bed Bath & Beyond

Starting off the process

One huge perk of registering with Bed Bath & Beyond is that you get your very own personal consultant. That means that while you can register both online and in-store, you have the option of having an expert registry consultant help you find all of the gifts you most desire. Your consultant will be a pro at knowing what's what and can direct you to any new items you may want or upgrades to your old and janky stuff you've been wanting to replace.

I'd recommend making an appointment just in case it's a more crowded time of year which you can actually do online! Once you've created your registry online or in-store, you're free to add on to your list from either. It's so helpful for any of those last-minute items you forgot to add to your registry, like those faux fur pillows you forgot.

Bed Bath and Beyond even hosts fun evening events called Rock Your Registry which offer expert registry assistance while you enjoy free food, drinks, and gifts. Make a party of it — goodie bags, y'all! It's just another way to take the pain out of wedding planning and inject some fun.

Our favorite stylish, geeky, & totally useful registry picks from Bed Bath & Beyond
Accurate
Our favorite stylish, geeky, & totally useful registry picks from Bed Bath & Beyond
NEED these Artisanal Kitchen Supply® marbelized bowls stat
Our favorite stylish, geeky, & totally useful registry picks from Bed Bath & Beyond
A cozy UGG® throw destined for my bed

Here are a few more reasons why Bed Bath and Beyond goes the extra mile to make registering easy and fun:

  • A killer selection including exclusive brands like Wamsutta®, Artisanal Kitchen Supply®, and Olivia and Oliver® (who is launching new table linens soon!). Plus, they just have so many of the top brands that you'll always be able to find what you need.
  • Not sure what you need? Feel like you already have everything? In-store expert registry consultants are there to help you find upgrades and unexpected items to add to your wish list.
  • After your wedding, any remaining items on your registry can be purchased at a 20% discount! This means that not only can you snag any items left over, but they'll be cheaper! Score.
  • Bed Bath and Beyond has thousands of stores so it'll be super easy for your guests to find a store to browse or they can always just buy it right online. They can have it gift-wrapped, price matched, and you get the peace of mind that you can easily return items and have a tracked list of gifts to make thank-you notes easy.
  • You can even get FREE gifts if your guests purchase certain brands from your list. Bonus gifts are never a bad thing.
  • Check out even more registry features here if you're not convinced.
Our favorite stylish, geeky, & totally useful registry picks from Bed Bath & Beyond
I want them all!
Our favorite stylish, geeky, & totally useful registry picks from Bed Bath & Beyond
Wait, you can channel Jon Snow in your bathroom?! Heck yes.

The in-store experience

Back to our adventure! Once we got to the store for our appointment, we were greeted by our registry consultant who introduced us to some tools that would help us along the way: the checklist (to keep us organized in our planning), the online quick picks and buying guides to browse for ideas and tips, and even a video guestbook and personalized invitations to really get the ball rolling. There was a ton more fun to this process than we anticipated. I pretty much assumed that a wedding registry would be a challenge, but so far it was all about making things easy, online-friendly, and actually a great time.

We wanted some high quality staples (looking at you, new stick vacuum and immersion blender!), but also some fun items since we're geeky weirdos like you. Thankfully, Bed Bath and Beyond is very offbeat-friendly. Just wait until you see me in the Wizarding World section. Yep: there's a Wizarding World section!

Our favorite stylish, geeky, & totally useful registry picks from Bed Bath & Beyond
Sometimes you need a breather

Our registry picks!

It got SUPER fun once we got started on adding items to our registry. We started this in-store and then continued to add online. It was EASY. I know you're so ready to see what we added to our list, so I've got a few shots of us being gooftastic in the store and a few where we got our grubby hands on them to use in our home.

Geeky & fun stuff

We spent a lot of time in the geekier sections (Harry Potter, video gaming, etc.) so we had to add a few of those to the list. I know our younger guests will be totally down to buy us fun stuff. This is especially nice if you're already pretty established and don't need quite as many starter housewares. It's not just kitchen and bath here — there's that whole "beyond" section that does not disappoint.

Our favorite stylish, geeky, & totally useful registry picks from Bed Bath & Beyond
The promised land…
Our favorite stylish, geeky, & totally useful registry picks from Bed Bath & Beyond
A Snitch clock!
Our favorite stylish, geeky, & totally useful registry picks from Bed Bath & Beyond
What do you see in the Mirror of Erised?

Harry Potter Erised 11.22-Inch x 22-Inch Glass Mirror in Gold

Harry Potter Flying Snitch Desktop Clock in Gold

Harry Potter™ Hogwarts Express Canvas Wall Art

Our favorite stylish, geeky, & totally useful registry picks from Bed Bath & Beyond
Adding!

Then we started using a few of our gifts in our house, too. Here are some peeks…

Breakfast essentials

We wanted a bit of a breakfast in bed vibe, so we decided to stock up on coffee, cereal, and condiment items to make breakfast into an event. The Chemex® Pour Over Coffee Maker is especially amazing and popular for a reason.

Our favorite stylish, geeky, & totally useful registry picks from Bed Bath & Beyond

Our favorite stylish, geeky, & totally useful registry picks from Bed Bath & Beyond

Our favorite stylish, geeky, & totally useful registry picks from Bed Bath & Beyond

Chemex® 6-Cup Pour Over Coffee Maker

Artisanal Kitchen Supply® Coupe Marbleized Cereal Bowls in Grey (Set of 4)

Everyday White® by Fitz and Floyd® Rim 12 oz. Cup and Saucer

Kilner® Clear Stackable Jar Set (Set of 3)

Lipper International® Acacia Wave Bowl (Set of 4)

Towle® Living Wave Gold 20-Piece Flatware Set

Ultimate Textile® Basics Solid Napkins (Set of 4)

Kitchen & household essentials

For the kitchen, I wanted to get a couple of blending tools to complement breakfast (and every other meal!). Smoothies, on-the-go drinks, and soups will never be the same around here. After that it was all about tools we just happened to need: containers, measuring cups, some decor items, and other miscellaneous items that you need around the house. Oh, and there's that Dyson stick vacuum I mentioned earlier! It's so handy since it's cordless, lightweight, and turns into a handheld vacuum in seconds.

Our favorite stylish, geeky, & totally useful registry picks from Bed Bath & Beyond

Our favorite stylish, geeky, & totally useful registry picks from Bed Bath & Beyond

Our favorite stylish, geeky, & totally useful registry picks from Bed Bath & Beyond

Ninja® Professional Blender in Black

bubba® Hero Fresh Insulated Stainless Steel Tumbler w/ Grip

Anchor Hocking Montana Jar w/Acacia Lid

Copper Measuring Cups (Set of 4)

Cuisinart® 2-Speed Smart Stick Hand Blender

Artificial Succulent Plant Arrangement in 10-Inch Wooden Box

Nearly Natural 26-Inch Monstera Plant in Glass Vase

Dyson V7 Motorhead Cord-free Stick Vacuum in Fuchsia/Steel

Our favorite stylish, geeky, & totally useful registry picks from Bed Bath & Beyond

We were so pleased with the experience registering with Bed Bath and Beyond and definitely suggest going online to start your registry and to make an appointment to see what they have in-store with an expert.

Bonus: we'll be taking over the Bed Bath & Beyond Instagram account over the summer to share even more fun wedding-y goodness with you all. Follow along and watch that space!

Our favorite stylish, geeky, & totally useful registry picks from Bed Bath & Beyond

Our favorite stylish, geeky, & totally useful registry picks from Bed Bath & Beyond


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