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Are you ready to get started on your registry? I think the registry is one of the best parts of wedding planning! Who doesn’t like gifts?!

When it comes to wedding gift ideas, why settle for the ordinary when you can go for the extraordinary? Your wedding registry is a chance to infuse your personal style and interests into the gifts you receive. Of course, you want to add the traditional necessities (kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom supplies), but these are some fun ideas to add to your wedding registry!

I’ve gathered a collective of wedding registry ideas I’m sure you didn’t think of! This blog post is here to inspire you with unique ideas that will leave any newlywed overjoyed. Also, don’t feel bad if a few items are a little more expensive. You’d be surprised what people are willing to buy for their favorite people! And if you don’t get it, no worries!


This one may shock you! Tools are a practical wedding gift for couples. Every household needs a solid set of tools. While wedding registries often include items for the home, including some hardware tools can be a valuable addition! When adding hardware tools to your wedding registry consider the quality and durability of the items you choose. Here are some hardware tools to consider: 

  • Tool sets 
  • Cordless drill 
  • Toolbox/storage
  • Step ladder

Wedding gift for couple

Yard Games

Adding yard games to your wedding registry is a fantastic idea, as they can provide endless entertainment for outdoor gatherings and create cherishable moments with family and friends! Consider the size, storage requirements, and durability of each product. Including these yard games in your registry will provide hours of enjoyment and create a lively atmosphere for future gatherings

  • Corn hole
  • Spike ball
  • Badminton
  • Pickleball rackets

Water Sports

Consider adding water sports equipment to your wedding registry! Water activities are a wonderful idea for couples who enjoy outdoor adventures and aquatic activities. Be sure to wear proper gear! Here are a few products I recommend: 

  • Paddleboards
  • Boogie boards
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Fishing supplies
  • Kayaks
  • Cooler
  • Life vests

Personalized Gifts

The key to making a lasting impression lies in personalization! By adding that special touch to your wedding registered gifts, guests demonstrate how much thought and love went into their gift. Here are a few personalized items I recommend: 

  • Engraved keepsakes 
  • Custom home decor 
  • Photo book
  • Pillows
  • Cutting board
  • Champagne glasses

Group Gifts

Group gifts can be a wonderful option for wedding registries, as they allow multiple guests to contribute towards a larger, more significant gift for a couple. Not only does it help guests collectively purchase something meaningful, but it can also help couples receive items they may not have been able to afford individually. Here are some ideas for group gifts on a wedding registry: 

  • Furniture 
  • Plane ticket vouchers
  • Honeymoon activities
  • Down payment for a new home


When creating a wedding registry, it’s not just about physical gifts. Consider adding memberships to your registry. Memberships provide couples with ongoing experiences, opportunities, and benefits that enrich their lives together. I’ve included different types of memberships that can be included in your wedding registry offering unique and lasting gifts for a lifetime of memories. 

  • Art gallery
  • Streaming services
  • Costco
  • Museums
  • Zoo
  • Meal kit
  • Aquarium

Wedding registry items


Consider the gift of knowledge in personal growth by adding classes or educational experiences to your registry. Opting for classes allows you and your partner to embark on new adventures, acquire new skills, and deepen your bond through shared learning. I’ve included various types of classes that can be added to your wedding registry, offering opportunities for personal development and lifelong learning. Here are a few classes I recommend: 

  • Photography workshops 
  • Language courses
  • Cooking class
  • Art
  • Surfing lesson
  • Mixology class
  • Yoga
  • Acting
  • Dance

Travel Gear 

Planning your honeymoon is an exciting part of getting married, and having the right travel gear can improve your overall experience. Whether you’re heading to a tropical paradise or exploring European cities, including travel essentials in your wedding registry can be a great way to ensure you start your journey as newlyweds well-prepared. Here are a few travel gear suggestions: 

  • Suitcases 
  • Travel locks 
  • Portable travel safe
  • Personalized passport holders
  • Go-Pro
  • Packing cubes

Holiday Decor 

As you plan your wedding and create your registry, why not add some holiday magic to the mix? Incorporating holiday decor elements into your wedding can create a warm and celebratory atmosphere, making your special day even more memorable. Here are a few suggestions: 

  • Holiday wreaths 
  • Christmas lights 
  • Seasonal linens or dishes 
  • Personalized Christmas stockings
  • Ornaments

wedding registry ideas that are unique

Donate to a Charity of Choice 

Your wedding day is a celebration of love, unity, and the beginning of a new chapter. Why don’t you extend the joy beyond your wedding itself and make a positive impact on the world by incorporating charitable donations into your special day? Choose a list of charities that are important to you! 

Smart Home Gadgets 

Bring your home into the 21st century by registering her smart home gadgets like voice control assistance, smart thermostats, or security systems. These innovative devices will add convenience and security to your lives. Here are a few recommendations: 

  • Amazon Alexa 
  • Smart Thermostat 
  • Security Systems 

Your wedding registry provides an opportunity to express your individuality as a couple and receive guests that truly reflect your interests and values. By considering these unconventional wedding registry items, you can create a unique and memorable gift list that will leave a lasting impression on both you and your guests. Enjoy the process of curating your registry, and have fun embracing the extraordinary! 

About KR Occasions

Kayce is a certified wedding and event planner and the owner and lead planner of KR Occasions. She’s been working in the wedding industry for over a decade. Kayce started as an event planner assistant and soon found herself working for various venues. She launched KR Occasions in 2013 in Sullivan County, NY. While she has planned dozens of weddings, you can expect the utmost professionalism and confidence. She wants to allow every couple to enjoy their wedding day! Contact us today to learn more about our services.