10 Gifts that Every Couple Wants

Sure, the bride and groom may fill their registry with unconventional items like home improvement and outdoor entertaining wares, but when it comes down to it, these tried and true items will always make them happy.

By Sarah Newell for WeddingChannel.com

The Iconic Stand Mixer
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It's everyone's favorite wedding present! Yes, that's true. It's the number-one registry item among brides, so get your hands on this timeless red model with a clear bowl. KitchenAid 5-quart Tilt-Head stand mixer, $470, Macys.com

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Matching Towels
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Upgrade their bathroom with the new neutral color, gray. Plus, this towel's textured geometric pattern has a luxe look and feel. Natori Obi towels, starting at $12.50, Bloomingdales.com

A Double-Duty Coffeemaker
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Spoil the couple with a two-in-one machine (grinds and brews instantly!) for the freshest coffee possible. Krups KM7000 coffeemaker, $153, Amazon.com

A Sleek Slow Cooker
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This will be their weeknight meal lifesaver (it can roast a six-pound chicken!). And makes a great shower gift. Hamilton Beach slow cooker, $80, Target.com

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Modern Everyday China
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Help them trade in their mismatched dinnerware for this modern, neutral collection that's dishwasher-, microwave- and oven-safe. Camden Stone dinnerware, $26 for 4-piece setting, CrateandBarrel.com

All-Purpose Skillets
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This set features heavy-gauge hard-anodized aluminum with three interlocking nonstick layers and an exterior that won't chip, peel or scratch. Calphalon Unison Nonstick Slide Griddle & Sear Grill Pan, $100 for set of 2, Williams-Sonoma.com

A Heavy-Duty Dutch Oven
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From oven to tabletop, this pot braises meats, simmers stews, and bakes bread and even a few desserts. It's shown here in the hot new color, fennel. Le Creuset Fennel Wide Oval French oven, 3 1/2 quart, $130, SurLaTable.com

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Serving Bowls
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A nice wooden salad bowl is a must-have for every newlywed couple. This acacia wood one is finished by hand, giving it a nice, organic shape. Wooden salad bowl and servers, $48, Gumps.com

A Not-Your-Mom's Casserole Dish
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It's perfect for hosting holiday meals. This one's good-looking enough that they can serve from it directly on the table and use it for everything from baked lasagna to side dishes. Rachael Ray 2 3/4-Quart Covered Round casserole, $30, BedBathandBeyond.com

A Super-Sharp Knife
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Give them a reason to toss all their dull knives and swap them out for this super-star stainless-steel chef's knife. Shun Premier 8" chef's knife, $150, BroadwayPanhandler.com

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