China With Classic Patterns
Gift-giving events like this come around once in a lifetime, so you want to be forward thinkers. Granted, right now you may order takeout every night, but 10 years from now you could be hosting holiday gatherings for 20. So, plan for the long haul and register for a more timeless china pattern that can easily be mixed and matched down the road with fun accent plates. But remember that timeless doesn’t have to mean boring—look for patterns in chic neutrals or metallic colors. Oh, and even if you’re only hosting dinners for two now, register for 12 place settings, since some patterns get discontinued over time.
Photo: Lenox, Macy's; Vera Wang Wedgwood, Bed Bath & Beyond; Vera Wang Wedgwood, Bloomingdale's