Creating your perfect registry is easily one of the most fun of wedding planning, and couples getting married this year are having more fun than ever. It’s no secret that the days of records filled exclusively with fine china are over, and 2021 grooms and grooms? Well, your only rule is to throw all the rules out the window and feel free to sign up for unique wedding gifts.
While household items, tools, and electronics are always a good idea, don’t forget to infuse your gift list with ready-made ideas that represent you as a couple.
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We’ve taken all the guesswork out of gifting and rounded up six totally unique wedding gifts to get your registry off to a perfect start.
Delivery Box subscriptions
We live in an era of ease and convenience, with new companies popping up left and right ready to ship their products right to your door. Take advantage of the limitless possibilities and consider adding a subscription service to your registry as a super unique wedding gift. Whether it’s a food delivery service, a wine of the month subscription, fresh flower delivery, or even a CSA box to support local farming, the options are endless. Plus, your guests will love giving a gift that keeps making.
Date night experiences
Tangible gifts are wonderful, but don’t be afraid to include unique wedding gifts that can’t be included on that registry list. If you are the couple who love new experiences together, consider including a couple of passes to the local art museum or concert tickets for an upcoming show. These unconventional gifts will serve as great date night opportunities long after you say “I do.”
Do you have a family of stuffed babies in the family or are you looking to bring home a pet after the wedding? There is no need to exclude them from the fun of the registry. This is a great opportunity to splash around on that dream dog bed or to upgrade bowls, leash holders, and containers that blend in perfectly with your decorating style. You might be surprised to find some of your favorite home stores have pet gear that and can easily be added directly to your registry.
Electronic interior design services
Want to decorate your honeymoon nest to reflect your style as a couple? If you need a little renovation or are starting from scratch, consider adding electronic interior design services to your wedding gift list. Companies like SwatchPop, Decorist, and Laurel & Wolf – just to name a few – allow you to work with a professional interior designer to bring those home plans to life. Bonus, e-design’s affordable price makes it a great gift option.
For those who want a wedding day that gives back, requesting a charitable donation in lieu of gifts can be a great option. Determine a cause that you and your other half are passionate about, as well as a reputable nonprofit that you would like to support. While this out-of-the-box registration idea may require additional explanation for your loved ones, it will serve as a perfect opportunity to raise awareness – not to mention funding – for a cause that truly interests you.
Home entertainment essentials
If you’re the type of couple who prefers a date night binge-watching all your favorite shows, don’t be embarrassed to add home entertainment to your registry. Whether it’s a new HD TV, a surround sound system, an annual subscription to Netflix (or the streaming service of your choice), guests will know that their gifts are sure to be used over and over again.
With the big day approaching, your mind is probably on the wedding photos, but don’t forget to consider how special an anniversary shoot might be. Imagine walking hand in hand through the city or toasting with champagne in a quiet setting outside. No matter the setting, there is no denying that the newlywed season of your life includes memories you won’t want to forget. Work with your photographer to see if they can offer a 1st anniversary photoshoot for pre-purchase and add it as a totally unique wedding gift.