Putting together the perfect registry takes plenty of forethought and consideration. While most couples are careful to pick items that suit their lifestyle, some end up picking gifts that don’t embody their entertaining style and, therefore, don’t end up getting used often.

We sat down with GEARYS Beverly Hills President and CEO Thomas J. Blumenthal, who has worked with hundreds of couples over the years, for products and suggestions on how to avoid doing this when creating your registry.

“First and foremost, be honest with yourself. Are you keen on hosting formal sit-down gatherings in your home? Or, do your get togethers revolve around the kitchen island? This question alone will dictate the type of entertaining essentials you should include on your registry,” said Tom.

If you, answered “yes” to the first question, register for the exquisitely crafted fine bone china you’ve always wanted. Both the Dibbern Black Forest dinnerware and the Richard Brendon Willow Cobalt dinnerware are popular among GEARYS registrants. Don’t forget elegant crystal barware to truly make your evenings unforgettable.

If you prefer the latter, however, opt for smaller plates, bowls and serving pieces. For elevated yet practical pieces, consider the Christofle MOOD Party Tray for dips and small snacks or the Georg Jensen Bernadotte Etagere for finger foods. The Vista Alegre Calcada Dessert Plates are a stylish option for guests to enjoy their treats on as the evening unfolds around the kitchen island.

All of these gifts are available in-store and online at GEARYS.com.

Yours Truly,

Tom and the GEARYS Team