Wedding Registry Guide: Fresh Start

The rules of wedding registry etiquette and what’s appropriate to include have become more flexible in recent years. Expand your selection to gifts more uniquely tailored to your couple personality type.

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The Happy Homebodies

If you’re the pair that prefer cuddling on the couch to going out, consider these items to elevate your cozy couple’s night in.

  1. This Chambord Copper 34-Ounce French Press makes coffee with heat-tempered glass and a stainless-steel filter system. $50. Crate and Barrel.

  2. The elegant UniFlame Slate Tile Propane Gas Fire Pit is durable and weather resistant. $269.05. Home Depot. 

  3. The countertop Breville Smart Oven Air Convection Oven has 13 cooking functions including air-frying, slow-cooking and dehydrating. $399.99. Bed Bath & Beyond.

  4. Control thousands of entertainment devices, lights, locks and thermostats with the Harmony Elite Universal Remote. $349.99. Best Buy.

  5. The Rivals for Catan is a fast-paced strategy card game built for two. $22.99. Target.

  6. The Portsmouth Home Luxury Faux-Fur Throw is warm, soft and machine-washable. $264.99. Kohl’s.

  7. Soothe and hydrate your skin at bath time with Kiehl’s Lavender Foaming Relaxing Bath with Sea Salts and Aloe. $30. Kiehls.

  8. This Wedding Day candle fills the air with a  floral and fruity scent. $27.99. Yankee Candle.

  9. Celebrate your new titles with a customizable Mr and Mrs Stemless Wine Glass Set. $32 per set. Things Remembered.​

The Intrepid Travelers

If you and your sweetie envision your path navigating the world together, this selection can enrich your travels.

  1. The Travelpro Platinum Magna 22” Carry On Expandable Rolling Suitcase is made from high-density ballistic nylon with stain and abrasion resistant coating. $580. Macy’s.

  2. Keep your cables, devices and cords orderly with this 3-Layer Travel Electronics Cable Organizer. $32. BagSmart.

  3. The Nikon D3400 DSLR Camera is the perfect choice for travel photography beginners. $549.99. Best Buy.

  4. This Wit & Delight Travel Journal Set gives you 80 dot-grid pages to document every day of your adventure. $14.99. Target.

  5. Keep your ID safe with this foiled-leather Adventure Awaits Passport Case. $45. Nordstrom.

  6. These Mr. & Mrs. Luggage Tags include a card for your contact information and an extra Mrs. tag, just in case. $9.98 per set. Dixie and Dot.

  7. The small suede notebook in this Teeny Tiny Travel Journal Necklace is actually functional. $12.95. Earthbound Trading.

  8. This Travelon Micro Luggage Scale will measure the weight of your baggage,  up to 110 pounds. $29.99. Kohl’s.

  9. Receive real-time translations from Google Translate in your ear with Google Pixel Buds. $159.

The Active Outdoorsy Duo

If your happily-ever-after includes time in the great outdoors, check out these items to push your wedded bliss to the next level.

  1. Enjoy a soft, stable place to rest your head with this space-saving Air Head Pillow. $29.95. Thermarest.

  2. Shoot high-definition 4K video of your outdoor adventures with the GoPro HERO6 Black 4k Action Camera. $499.99. Best Buy.

  3. The Apollo Lantern provides LED light and a USB port to charge your devices. $59.95. Black Diamond Equipment.

  4. Comfortable and warm, the Grizzly Double Sleeping Bag has enough room for two. $169.99. Black Pine Sports.

  5. Use this portable Picnic Backpack Set to dine together out on the trail. $48. Uncommon Goods.

  6. With the BioLite CampStove 2, you can convert wood into usable electricity and create a smokeless fire to cook. $129.95. BioLite.

  7. The GÅRÖ / FREDÖN Hammock with Stand lets you relax anywhere—even without trees around. $109.99. IKEA.

  8. The Coleman Road Trip LXE Grill is a portable cooking solution that delivers consistent results. $199.99. Dick’s Sporting Goods.

  9. Breath underwater through your mouth and nose with the Head Sea Vu Dry Snorkeling Mask. $99.99. Dick’s Sporting Goods.

The Out-Of-The-Box Eclectic Couple

If your twosome tangos to the beat of your own drum, you’ll enjoy these free-spirited, fun and diverse picks.

  1. This elegant Renaissance Theme Chess Set has elegantly crafted pieces from brass and nickel and a board of elm burl and maple. $859. The Chess Store.

  2. This Bronze Retro-Style Rotary Dial Desk Telephone has Victorian flair and works as a real phone. $153.98. Houzz.

  3. The Sourpuss Red Anatomical Heart Pillow features a medical illustration of the heart printed in black on red satin. $16. Project Pinup.

  4. These resin Victorian Mermaid Bookends will add a whimsical, vintage look to any bookshelf. $48. Plasticland.

  5. The Tequila Mockingbird Kit features a bartender’s jigger, cocktail stirring sticks, and drink recipes inspired by literature. $9.95. Barnes and Noble.

  6. Play vinyl records and connect to your digital devices via USB with the Jensen 3-Speed Stereo Turntable. $79.99. Kohl’s.

  7. This Copper Fondue Set has 11 pieces and can be used with electric and gas stoves. $69.99 per set. Bed Bath & Beyond.

  8. Make your favorite breakfast with the Marvel Captain America Shield Waffle Maker and feel like a superhero. $39.30. Hot Topic.

  9. The My Cinema Lightbox can be customized again and again with your own special messages. Starting at $15. Uncommon Goods.

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