Print this list before you register to stay organized as you select items. It'll help ensure that your registry is thorough, comprehensive and easy for your guests to shop from. Or, if you've already registered, use it to double-check for items you may have forgotten. (Chances are, you'll find something you missed!)
One place setting equals one person. Get enough for each of your friends, family and guests for your biggest dinner party or holiday dinner. That's at least 12 place settings.
Do the math. Boxed sets contain 4 place settings. Two people eat two meals and, presto, you're out of clean dishes. Add two or three sets to your list and wash dishes less often.
two to three boxed sets or 8–12 each:
A well-equipped kitchen usually starts with a 10 to 14-piece cookware set. Then add all the specialized items for the way you like to eat, cook and bake.
Why three sets of bed linens? One set on your bed. One set in the laundry. And one in the linen closet. The same arithmetic applies to guest and children's rooms too.
You'll need three towels for each of you. There's the one you used this morning. One on the shelf. And, one in the laundry. That's six towels. Four for your guest room should handle the job.
Home & Travel
There are scores of cleaning, convenience and decor items to register for, too. Sure, they're not as glamorous as your fine china, but there're things every household needs.
You're ready to begin your Registry –– but you don't have to make all of your selections at once. Start with the basics. Then add or change items in any Bed Bath & Beyond ® store, online or at 1–800–GO BEYOND®
This is a general guideline –– what you need or want may vary.
For best results, consult with one of our expert registry consultants.