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Sure, it pays to be disciplined with your wedding registry and to only ask for practical things, like a vacuum to replace your old dust-spilling one. But you aren't obligated to be completely sensible, and especially not if you already have a lot. Before you commit yourself to a basic (or worse, boring) wishlist, browse through these non-necessity-but-totally-cool options.

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A Fun Gadget

If you're addicted to bubbles but don't want sugary soda, sparkling H20 is probably your beverage of choice. Why not satisfy your cravings with a machine that makes it for you? Hey, this item actually is practical—you'll save a ton on cases of La Croix! If sparkling water isn't your thing, think about what you enjoy and find a related gadget. Vino lovers can register for wine fridges, for example.

SodaSteam Sparkling-Water Maker, $99.95, surlatable.com.

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A Form of Entertainment

If you want to entertain as newlyweds, consider filling your home with items that allow for fun activities. Try asking for a popcorn machine to turn your rec room into a movie theater, putting lawn games like this one on your wishlist for future BBQs, or something else entirely.

Williams Sonoma Bocce Set, $69.95, williams-sonoma.com

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A Comfort Item

Maybe you love soothing aromas and want a scent diffuser, or maybe, you'll enjoy cuddling up on the couch with your new spouse under a super-soft throw. Think about what would make your home your happy place, and put it on your registry to turn your house into a sanctuary.

Anthropologie Faux-Fur Throw, $128, anthropologie.com.