Our Favorite Wedding Registry Ideas That You Will Surely Love


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Our Favorite Wedding Registry Ideas

Imagine the nightmare of peeling back giftwrap to see your fifth consecutive “His and hers” coffee mugs – this time from your Great Aunt Martha.

Luckily for you, it’s now easy to avoid ending up with a pile of boring, redundant wedding gifts.

Thanks to the magic of the internet, if you can think of it, you can (probably) register for it.

So many websites nowadays make it easy to create a wedding registry all in one place, with options ranging from your practical pots and pans, to once-in-a-lifetime adventures.

We put together some of the best, unique gift ideas to add to your registry to perfectly suit you and your spouse’s personalities.

How We Chose the Best

It’s not very often that you and your partner will have an opportunity to be showered with gifts, so you might as well milk it while you can!

So, we looked for gifts that ensure you’re getting the biggest bang from someone else’s buck.

We took many factors into consideration, including the novelty of the gift, how easy it is to include in your registry, how much use you’ll get out of it, and cost (because ultimately you don’t want your wedding guests to resent you). The registry ideas you’ll see here are some of the most popular options as of late, and are readily available on a number of different registry platforms.

Top 7 Best Wedding Registry Ideas

Gone are the days of practical wedding gifts. Use this list as a guide for selecting memorable gifts that will make your wedding day feel like your wedding year.

1. Airbnb Gift Card – 5 Stars

The notion that wedding registries are solely meant to help newlyweds stock up on wares for their new home is long gone. Instead, you can use your wedding as a chance to have other people pay for those vacations you’ve wanted to take! But you definitely don’t want to stay at a hotel. In the style of a true millennial, you’re going to want to stay in an Airbnb and lucky for you, the company offers gift cards.

Airbnb announced last year that couples could add the homestay network to their registry using universal registry sites like Zola. The site offers gift card options between $100 and $500, which can be used all on one trip or split up between different stays. The gift cards go a long way since you can find incredibly affordable options even in the most expensive of cities.

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If you’ve got the right idea, you can totally use this gift for your honeymoon to save you money and have a unique and memorable experience outside of a run-of-the-mill hotel. You and your honey can spend a romantic week in a tree house, a villa – you name it. It will make your honeymoon all the more intimate if you play your cards right.

Even if you don’t want to use it for your honeymoon, a gift card from Airbnb will give you newlyweds an excuse to escape from the daily grind and celebrate your love even after your wedding date has passed.

2. Crowdrise Charity Registry – 4.5 Stars

You might be working on your registry and thinking to yourself, “But I don’t need any more things.” So, why not use your wedding as an opportunity to give back? With a Crowdrise Charity Registry, your marriage will earn some serious karma points when you ask your guests to donate to a charity or cause that is important to the two of you.

It’s definitely becoming more and more of a trend to pursue a charity registry for weddings. There are thousands of charities to choose from, so it’s easy to find a cause that feels personal for you and your fiancé.

You could help fund research for diseases, contribute to human rights activism, or help a child in need. No matter what, you can rest assured that the money you raise will go directly to the charities.

A Crowdrise registry can be used alone or alongside a more traditional registry, so guests have the choice of making a donation or buying you that chic armchair for your living room. However you decide to approach it, Crowdrise is a great way to use your wedding to pay it forward. You may even make the leaderboards if your wedding reaches certain fundraising goals!

3. VEBO Experience – 4.5 Stars

This one definitely falls into the same “We don’t need any more things” category. If you and your partner would much rather take a weekend skiing getaway in the fall, or finally go on that Argentinian adventure like you’ve always talked about, well, VEBO is here to save the day.

VEBO is an experience-based wedding registry site, built on the philosophy and motto of “Valuable Experiences Before Objects.” You can register for date nights, adventures, wellness packages, and educational opportunities for you and your loved one.

Plus, the vouchers never expire and, as an added karma bonus, you can opt to have 5 percent of your registry sales go to a charity of your choice.

Right now, VEBO only offers experiences in certain states and some Latin American countries, unlike similar websites that offer experiences all over the world. So, you are a bit geographically limited with this option. But, since these packages can get kind of pricey, VEBO allows your guests to purchase as little as 10 percent of a gift to keep everyone on budget.

Pro tip: Use your VEBO Experience registry along with that Airbnb gift card for your honeymoon to make your romantic escape extra special.

4. Blue Apron Meal Plan – 4 Stars

What better way to enjoy your new life as a married couple than by not only cooking together, but also not having to go to the grocery store for ingredients! Grocery stores are fun, but they don’t exactly scream “romance.” With Blue Apron, farm-fresh ingredients and recipes are mailed to you weekly in a refrigerated box, and everything is pre-portioned to save you time.

Quality and freshness are incredibly important to the company, so you aren’t going to get some sub-par frozen peas in a box. They partner directly with family-run farms that support sustainable practices, and the boxes are fully insulated and filled with ice packs so the ingredients will remain fresh even if your delivery sits on your doorstep all day.

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On Zola, you can register for a two-person meal plan ranging from $119.99 to $359.99. If you don’t have time to cook (maybe because you newlyweds are too busy staring into each other’s eyes), don’t fret – You can always skip a week. They accommodate a wide range of dietary preferences and restrictions, so it’s still a viable option for vegetarians or anyone with food allergies.

The biggest downside is that once your subscription runs out, you just might have to brave the grocery store together.

5. MistoBox Coffee Subscription – 4 Stars

Two words: Liquid. Gold.

Liquid gold delivered right to your doorstep. Whoever gets you this gift is going to forever hold a warm place in your and your loved one’s hearts.

MistoBox is a coffee subscription that sends you 12-ounce bags of the world’s best coffees when you want it. The company matches you with your own personal coffee curator who learns the kinds of coffee you like and then sends you a different bag each time based on your preferences.

Two college students from the University of Arizona started MistoBox back in Fall 2011 as part of an entrepreneurship project. The company almost failed until they appeared on ABC’s business reality show, Shark Tank. By 2016, the two had raked in around $3 million in sales.

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MistoBox partners with over 50 of the country’s best artisan roasters like Intelligentsia Coffee, Kickapoo Coffee Roasters and Onyx Coffee Lab.  Once you place an order, the coffee is freshly roasted so you don’t end up with a month-old bag at your front door.

You’ll never get the same coffee twice, and you’ll get access to a whole bunch of brew guides to help you end up with the perfect cup of coffee. Like pretty much everything else, you can register for MistoBox on Zola for five, 10 or 15 shipments.

These subscriptions can get a bit pricey (five shipments comes in at around $115). But because you’ll have a consistent supply of coffee on hand, you and your new spouse will never have reason to be grumpy at each other in the morning!

6. Pyrex Storage Set – 3.5 Stars

Okay, okay – we know we said no practical wedding gifts, but hear us out on this one.

Scoff all you want, but deep down everyone knows that Pyrex is worth more than gold. There’s a reason your grandma always scoured the aisles of thrift stores trying to hunt down another container to add to her private collection.

And the reason is that this stuff is amazing.

All Pyrex glassware is stain and odor resistant, 100% BPA free, and safe to use in the oven, freezer, microwave, and dishwasher. It’s perfect for storing food, packing lunches and cooking. We plan on stockpiling a bunch of Pyrex in case of a zombie apocalypse because it’s so incredibly useful.

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Your wedding guests will also be pleased to see Pyrex on your registry because it’s super affordable. This 18-piece set is under $50 on Zola, and you can get a bunch of different sets in varying sizes, shapes and colors depending on what you need for your new kitchen as a couple.

It may not seem like the most exciting option for your wedding registry, but you will be so glad you tacked some Pyrex onto your list a few months from now. Trust us.

7. ILUV Aud Shower Bluetooth Speaker – 3 Stars

Singing in the shower just got way more fun (and more tolerable for your spouse).

It’s kind of ridiculous and as far from practical as you can probably get. But we absolutely love the idea of having your own private karaoke session in the shower thanks to this little speaker. So, it made this list.

The Aud Shower Bluetooth Speaker from ILUV has a super strong suction cup that sticks right onto your shower wall. It’s (obviously) water resistant and has sealed controls for easy access. It also comes with a strap that you can hang from your showerhead. The bottom is also flat so you can also just set it on the counter.

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Since it’s Bluetooth enabled, you can stream music wirelessly from your phone for up to 2.5 hours. When it runs out of juice, all you have to do is recharge the lithium-ion battery. It’s small and has a simple, modern look in white with light gray accents.

It also has a built-in microphone so you can make hands-free phone calls. (Excuse us while we go giggle in the corner at the idea of you calling mom from the shower.) But in all seriousness, it is a nice feature to throw in on this baby.

We realize this is probably the last item you thought of putting on your wedding registry, but it’s fun. You and your honey deserve to indulge in the silly things during your married life. Plus, if you’re not the best singer, the music playing from the speaker will drown out your voice while you serenade yourself in the shower!

Comparison Table





Airbnb Gift Card

Airbnb Gift Card 

  • Redeemable for merchandise and services on airbnb.com only.
  • Redeemable online only
  • It’s the perfect gift for any occasion.

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Crowdrise Charity Registry



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VEBO Experience



Blue Apron Meal Plan

Blue Apron Meal Plan

  • Blue Apron Culinary Team
  • Publisher: Harper Wave
  • Hardcover: 400 pages

MistoBox Coffee Subscription

Pyrex Storage Set

Pyrex Storage Set

  • Made of nonporous glass that won’t warp, stain, or absorb odors
  • Glass is preheated oven, microwave, fridge, freezer & dishwasher safe
ILUV Aud Shower Bluetooth Speaker

ILUV Aud Shower Bluetooth Speaker


Say “I Do” to These Gifts, Already

As much as we understand that your run-of-the-mill registries chock full of home goods is important, you also should be able to have some fun with your registry! We hope that the wedding registry ideas we provided here will help make your special day all the more memorable and unique. After all, your wedding is all about you.

Most of what we listed here can be found on Zola, so you should definitely check out the site if you haven’t already.

Now, excuse us while we go get engaged just so we can score some of these gifts.

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