MUST-HAVES FOR ANY 21st CENTURY REGISTRY LIST.

 

1. Big mugs
The definition of a “cup” of coffee has changed of late, so most tableware sets now offer satisfyingly sized mugs as well as the demure coffee cups and saucers of the past.

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Le Creuset 14-oz tea mugs, $15

2. Basic cookware
In the midst of rebelling against the boring gift registry of yesteryear, don’t neglect the necessities of life. There is no better time than now to amass a collection of good-quality tools for your kitchen.

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All-Clad 10-piece cookware set, $500, at Macy’s

3. Wall art 
Simple shapes and messages can have a strong impact on any room’s design, and whimsical prints are a way to literally decorate your house with love.

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Honey & Bloom print, $20-$45, at brika.com

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Ellen Evered Designs print, $21, at brika.com

4. Gilded-edge china 
On the surface, it might seem like a bit of a throwback; but gold is super on-trend, and the latest china patterns look modern, not fusty.

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Wedgwood Arris Collection five-piece place setting, $160

5. Colored glassware 
Whether you choose a single shade, an ombre mix of hues from the same color family or a beautiful mix, jewel tones add life to any well-set table, be it formal or everyday.

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Marquis by Waterford Vintage Jewels assorted color martini glasses, set of four, $69