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13 Things You Might Not Think Of Adding to Your Wedding Gift Registry

Putting your wedding registry together can feel limiting. With so many helpful checklists out there reminding us to add pots and pans, fine china, and coffee makers, it’s easy to forget that there really are no hard and fast rules when it comes to adding to your wish list.

 

Don’t be afraid to think outside the box with these unique — yet practical — wedding gifts

Don’t be afraid to think outside the box with these unique — yet practical — wedding gifts

 

Sure, experiences and trips and personal funds for a down payment on a house or honeymoon qualify as nontraditional gifts — but that’s just the beginning. And while some people may advise against adding home decor to your wedding registry, we believe in a couple’s right to choose registry items that reflect their needs, wants, and lifestyle.

So, read on to find out our top picks for the couples out there who want to add a few unexpected wedding gifts to their registry.

 

13 Unexpected Wedding Gifts to Add to Your Registry | Smart TV

Home entertainment center need an upgrade? Add a new smart TV to your wedding registry!

Smart TV

There’s nothing wrong with adding a new TV to your wedding registry, especially if you’re in need of an upgrade — like this 65” Samsung. And for couples who love gaming, movies, or any other form of digital entertainment, it can absolutely help elevate your life at home together.

 

13 Unexpected Wedding Gifts to Add to Your Registry | Patio Furniture

Patio furniture makes a great addition to your newlywed home — and your wedding registry.

Patio Furniture

So many of my favorite memories with my husband are of us sitting in our backyard, enjoying each others’ company in the comfort of our patio furniture. It’s easy to overlook outdoor space, but if you have some to fill, consider adding a set to your registry.

 

13 Unexpected Wedding Gifts to Add to Your Registry | Wall Art

Wall art may be considered a nontraditional addition to your wedding registry, but if you see something you love, there’s no shame in going against tradition.

Wall Art

Your home is where you’re going to spend the majority of your married life, so why not include some registry items that reflect your personality through your home decor? CB2 has tons of great prints and original wall art to choose from that will fit any style and taste.

 

13 Unexpected Wedding Gifts to Add to Your Registry | Cooking Classes

Think beyond physical gifts for your wedding registry with cooking classes, which are always a fun way to spend time together as newlyweds.

Cooking Classes

For couples who love to cook together, cooking classes can be a fun way to explore new dishes, techniques, and flavors. Sur La Table’s virtual courses get you hands-on in the kitchen with expert chefs from wherever you happen to be!

 

13 Unexpected Wedding Gifts to Add to Your Registry | Gourmet Foods

Adding food to your wedding registry? Don’t forget the caviar!

Gourmet Foods

A tin of caviar or fresh lobster tails might feel unexpected, but since marriage elevates your life as a couple, why not celebrate with an elegant treat? Your guests will love the chance to provide you with an indulgence as their well-wishes for your happy marriage.

 

13 Unexpected Wedding Gifts to Add to Your Registry | Grill

Planning on doing some outdoor entertaining as a married couple? Adding a grill to your registry can help with that.

Grill

Similar to patio furniture, a grill can be easily overlooked when you’re putting your wedding registry together. Luckily, Sears provides a diverse selection of gas and electric grills and smokers to choose from, making it easy to level up your outdoor entertainment game.

 

13 Unexpected Wedding Gifts to Add to Your Registry | Power Tools

Couples who craft together stay together — so go on and add a set of power tools to your wedding registry.

Power Tools

They might not be glamorous, but the right power tool can make a big difference in your home improvement or DIY projects. If you’re a couple that enjoys the occasional craft or woodworking challenge, be sure to check out Walmart’s assortment of tools that will get the job done.

 

13 Unexpected Wedding Gifts to Add to Your Registry | Mailbox

What better way to celebrate your shared last name — and mail — than with a mailbox on your wedding registry?

Mailbox

Whether you’re moving in together for the first time or simply taking on the same last name, adding a mailbox to your wedding registry can be a nice way to mark the milestone. Put your personal touch on these with the option to customize with a name or initial.

 

13 Unexpected Wedding Gifts to Add to Your Registry | Home Gym

Keep up the “sickness and health” side of your vows by adding a home gym to your wedding registry.

Home Gym

Working out together is always a great way to bond and stay healthy together. Sure, a home gym isn’t necessarily a romantic gift, but it will keep you in the best shape to be romantic with one another for years to come.

 

13 Unexpected Wedding Gifts to Add to Your Registry | Wallpaper

Add some pop to your walls — and your wedding registry — with some fun, easy-to-apply wallpaper designs!

Wallpaper

If the wall art piqued your interest, there’s a decent chance that wallpaper would be welcome in your home. You might be surprised to find out that Walmart has an amazing selection of easy-to-apply designs that you will fall in love with enough to add to your wedding registry.

 

13 Unexpected Wedding Gifts to Add to Your Registry | Airbnb Experience

Thrill-seeking couples need look no further than Airbnb Experiences for a perfect wedding registry gift selection.

Airbnb Experience

Love a good adventure? Then you can’t forget to add some Airbnb Experiences to your wedding registry. The site features local cooking classes, outings, and active experiences to share together on your next trip out of town — the sky’s the limit!

 

13 Unexpected Wedding Gifts to Add to Your Registry | Virtual Reality Headset

Have fun together with the latest technology — add a virtual reality headset to your wedding registry!

Virtual Reality Headset

It might seem a little strange, but if you’ve ever tried on a virtual reality headset, you know that these things are the real deal. The Oculus Rift transports you anywhere you can imagine, with immersive visuals and technology, and can’t be beat when you’re choosing one to add to your wedding registry.

 

13 Unexpected Wedding Gifts to Add to Your Registry | Meal Service Subscription

Blue Apron makes it easy to cook up delicious meals without any stress — a perfectly unexpected gift to add to your wedding registry

Meal Service Subscription

Even if you’re not a huge fan of home cooking, a meal service subscription is a great way to explore new dishes together without the intimidation factor. Blue Apron’s delivery boxes come with pre-portioned ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions so you can enjoy every meal the way you’re supposed to.

 

Now that you’ve got a better idea of what’s possible for your wedding registry, it’s time to explore and have fun adding items you never thought possible. Once you’re done, don’t forget to let your guests know they can check RegistryFinder.com for all their gifting and etiquette needs!

 

Brittney Winters-Gullo

 

-Written by Brittney Winters-Gullo, who uses and enjoys so many items on this list, yet never thought to add them to her own registry!

 

 

 

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