Your mother may have registered for a full tea-service set, but that doesn't mean you need to. From sleek tech upgrades to sheets that rival the best boutique hotels, these registry pieces will transform your home without collecting dust!
Whether it's wireless speakers  or desk accessories to streamline your home office, cutting the cord alleviates hassle and eye sores – double win!
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Gilt Home's Creative Director Tom Delevan swears by these white linen sheets , but if you're looking for a more affordable option that doesn't skimp on luxury, try Brooklinen .
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Party-Friendly Cutting Boards
The easiest way to score major hostess points? By serving fruit, cheese, and charcuterie on a large wooden cutting board. A beautifully crafted board will last forever and look just as impressive on the table as hanging in your kitchen.
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Special Occassion Dinnerware and Flatware
Owning a set of basic white dinnerware or plain silverware is perfectly practical, but take advantage of this time to register for something with special flourishes, like metallic rimming or gold plating.
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Stylish Espresso Maker
If you both enjoy a strong cup of morning java, you might want to give your local barista a break by welcoming an espresso machine into your home. A small unused nook is the ideal spot for a coffee station. A multitiered console and floating shelf can contain everything from pretty cups and saucers to bean-filled bins and a grinder.
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Sure, it helps wine to aerate, but it also looks pretty fabulous sitting on your bar or table. Not drinking tonight? Fill it with water, and rest an empty glass turned upside down on top for an instant water carafe. Your nightstand will thank you.
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Towels are like bedsheets — if you invest in high-quality options, you'll enjoy using them every day. Check out this helpful list of the best towels for every budget !
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Sculptural Wine Glasses
POPSUGAR editor Annie Gabillet uses this elegant but affordable set of white wine glasses  to serve her version of Summer in a glass !
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An Adult-Friendly Hamper
It's time to let the plastic monster rest and make room for something that can live outside of your closet. Collapsible fabric versions are just as practical as they are pretty.
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A Cozy Throw
Raise the cuddle bar a bit higher by treating yourselves to a throw made from quality wool or cashmere. Whether you fold it on the foot of your bed or drape it on the sofa, you'll be glad that you opted for an itch-free option that feels just as good as it looks.
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Salad Bowl and Servers
You never realize how important a proper salad bowl is until you decide to have company over. Suddenly, the metal mixing bowl just isn't cutting it. When you aren't having salad, let it moonlight as a beautiful fruit bowl for your counter or table.
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