15 Date Night Registry Essentials
Put these fun, date-ready items on your nuptial gift list.
Ready for date night? No matter how long you've been married (two months, two years, or two decades) and regardless of what type of night you're after (do you prefer a cozy night in ordering takeout in your pajamas or having your favorite couples over a rousing evening of Pictionary and wine), there are some registry essentials you'll definitely want to have on hand. That's where we come in.
Cooking for your significant other? Make sure you have all the kitchen tools you need to make their favorite dish. For that game night with friends, you'll want to make sure you have a set of acrylic stemmed glassware on hand—something that looks fancy but can't be broken when the games get heated is absolutely essential.
Want to make that anniversary dinner special without leaving the comfort of your own home? Time to break out the delicate china (or at least the non-everyday plates), candlelight, and your best linens. Do you prefer the idea of snuggling on the couch while you binge watch on your favorite show du jour after a long week at work? You're going to need a bowl big enough for a jumbo serving of popcorn and a luxe throw blanket. Want to try cooking something new in the kitchen? We're all for registering for a pressure cooker or sous vide—something you haven't tried before and can master together.
Whatever your date night style might be, we've got the registry products you're going to want to put on your list to make it special. Click through for some of our favorites, and get ready for an epic date night in.
These painted plates are a classic go-with-everything combination of blue and white, and they're just the thing to dine on for your casual date night in. Unfussy in the best way, just add burgers and a favorite beer and you're set.
Dansk "Vandvid" Ceramics by Niels Refsgaard, starting at $30, food52.com.
Use this on-trend rattan tray for everything from serving cocktails to transporting dinner out to your backyard for a romantic dinner under the stars.
World Market Natural Rattan Cane Serving Tray, $49.99, worldmarket.com.
The last thing you want when you have friends over for a game night/date night are broken glasses. You can't control your friends, but you can control what they drink out of—a set of unbreakable glassware that looks good and can withstand even the most heated of competitions is a must-have.
Crate and Barrel "Dottie" Aqua Acrylic Drink Glass, $4.95, crateandbarrel.com.
This incredibly easy-to-use tool will totally change the way you think about eating in. This type of cooking is nothing new, but the past couple of years have shown an influx of sous vide tools that the average consumer (versus a professional chef) can use at home. You won't be disappointed—a steak and potatoes meal will go from average to melt in your mouth when you sous vide them.
Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker, $159, amazon.com.
Line the center of your everyday table with these simple, structural taper candleholders and let the date night begin! Adding some dim lighting always ups the romance factor.
Hawkins New York Simple Oak + Maple Candle Holders, starting at $45, hawkinsnewyork.com.
A Cozy Throw
Whether you have a fancy date night in complete with your best china or plan on eating Chinese takeout straight out of the box, the night may inevitably end with cozying up on the couch to watch a movie. Make sure you're well equipped for snuggling in comfort with this versatile throw blanket.
Anthropologie Kantha-Stitched Nevin Throw Blanket, $98, anthropologie.com.
A Pretty Carafe
Serve wine in something other than the bottle it comes in. This modern, smoky glass carafe instantly adds a touch of class to even the most affordable of wines.
CB2 "Liv" Smoke Glass Carafe, $39.95, cb2.com.
Dish up anything from your favorite salmon for your partner's birthday dinner to a spread of sweet treats on this modern-but-sweet platter.
Twig NY Scandanavian Floral Platter, $87.50, twigny.com.
Ever plan on going out on the town for a special date night but decide you're both too exhausted? This inevitably turns into ordering from your go-to sushi restaurant for takeout and your comfiest lounge pants (next time, slinky dress), but who says you have to give up on all niceties? Use these upgraded rose gold chopsticks so you can still feel a little fancy—even on the couch.
Buyer Star Rose Gold Chopsticks, $13.99, amazon.com.
Modern Bar Cart
There's something that just feels a little more put-together about walking over to a bar cart and crafting a cocktail—much more so than scrounging around in your cupboard to find everything you need.
Crate and Barrel "Noir" Round Bar Cart, $499, crateandbarrel.com.
Need a little inspiration in the kitchen for your next dinner party date night? This cookbook will be your saving grace; plus, it comes with a beautiful cutting board (that's pretty enough to be used as a cheese board, too!).
W&P Host Cookbook and Walnut Cutting Board, starting at $35, food52.com.
Sure, these work great for your favorite salad or soup, but we think it's another way to fancy up that casual date night at home—eat your popcorn out of these inlaid graphic bowls and you'll instantly feel a little better about staying in.
Andrew Molleur Patterned Porcelain Bowls, starting at $100, hawkinsnewyork.com.
For all that popcorn you're sure to be consuming, you might as well make it easy on yourself. This popper takes the guesswork out of the perfect batch, and the convenient butter warmer it comes with allows for all of the indulgences you're due.
Catamount Silicone Handled Glass Popcorn Popper and Butter Warmer, $30, food52.com.
One thing you'll need regardless of the type of date night are some reliable wine tools. This sleek gold and black set comes with two wine stoppers, a wine opener, aerator.
RBT 4-Piece Wine Tool Set, $119.95, williams-sonoma.com.
It doesn't get more classic than Le Creuset, and it doesn't get easier than a one-dish dinner like a casserole. Wow your partner with a meal that they don't know take minimal work.
Le Creuset Stoneware Covered Casserole, $110, williams-sonoma.com.