Most shopping malls and large stores offer online and in-store registries from which to purchase gifts for newlyweds. A wedding registry is basically a wish-list of things that a couple would like to have as presents for their wedding. The list at the store or on the stores’ website is available to all relatives and friends who can purchase any item on the list for the couple.

The tradition of the wedding registry was first introduced by Marshal Field’s in 1924. The idea caught on and other stores started to offer this service. The idea spread to Europe and is now available in most European countries. In the United Kingdom, the wedding registry is often referred to as the “Wedding List.” Popular gifts given to the newlyweds are from the kitchenware department of the store.

Kitchenware covers a broad range of items that are normally found in the kitchen. These can include anything from a bottle opener, utensils, and cutlery to a range of more specialized products. Anything that is utilized in the preparation of food or drink can be termed as kitchenware.

A wide variety of tableware is available as complete presentation sets. Tableware includes dishes, cutlery, glasses, crockery including serving dishes, etc. These sets normally come in twelve pieces.

Cutlery is generally available in either stainless steel or silver. Cutlery consists of forks, knives, spoons and is available in various deigns and price ranges. Most manufacturers package these cutlery sets very attractively so they are ready for gifting. Most lists mention silver cutlery sets. A wide range of cutlery is offered by a number of reputed manufacturers.

Kitchenware also includes electronics appliances or gadgets that can help reduce labor and time. Juicer-blenders, microwaves, ovens, cooking ranges, refrigerators, induction cookers and the classic toaster are some of the gifts that can be included in the registry.

Author's Bio: 

Donald Baker is currently working in the food industry and putting himself through cooking school. He loves French food and plans to open his own Parisian Style Bistro one day. He is interested in all things that make life more delicious, elegant and enjoyable and writes about anything that catches his fancy. He writes about Wedding Registry and Kitchenware in this article.