While it’s fun to talk about all the cool unexpected registry ideas like bicycles, board games and grills, the reality is that most items on your registry are going to look a lot more traditional. The gifts most couples register for are kitchen staples. If that’s not your style, feel free to mix it up!

  1. Stand Mixer

The KitchenAid is the most iconic mixer. It’s basically a work of art for your kitchen, and is essential for any registry.

  1. Frying Pan

It’s one of those kitchen staples you can use to cook just about anything—on the stove or in the oven. Opt for a cast iron one.

  1. Vacuum

It’s time to toss the dorm-room dirt buster and look for a serious vacuum to put on your registry. Vacuums come with lots of features nowadays, like filters that trap allergens— such as pollen and mold—and attachments to get at ridiculously hard-to-reach spots.

  1. Casserole Pan

Big get-togethers call for big dishes, and a casserole pan is a must-have. Opt for one that’s versatile enough to work with any recipe’s cooking instructions.

  1. Blender

Smoothies, soups, frozen margaritas—you’ll need a good, powerful blender for all of the above.

  1. Crockpot

Forget the oven. This countertop cooking tool creates tasty meals without all the manual work.

  1. Griddle

It’s perfect for churning out dozens of pancakes, flipping burgers, making up stir-fry and a slew of other meals.

  1. Dutch Oven

It’s perfect for cooking soups, stews and even breads. A Dutch oven cooks everything evenly, so you don’t have to worry about cold pockets.

  1. Coffeemaker

Get rid of whatever you’re using now and put an adult coffeemaker on your list. There are plenty of models and features to make coffee brewing super-easy.