Surprising Registry Essentials You Never Knew You Needed

You may think you have everything you need, but before you send out your list you need to check out these surprising registry essentials. Trust us, once you know a breakfast station exists, you're going to want it.

Crafting station with product cutouts of chess board, tandem bike, breakfast station, wine aerator, and squid shower caddies
Breakfast station including a toaster oven, a coffee maker, and a frying pan on top all in one machine. photo

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Breakfast Station

Start off mornings right with a delicious breakfast. Yes, you can get all the individual appliances and cookware, but who wants to clean up after that? Well, with this breakfast station, you won't have to. The unique design features a toaster, coffee maker, and griddle all in one compact package. It's an excellent addition to any kitchen, especially if you and your spouse are living the apartment life. Enjoy eggs, toast, and a morning cup of Joe while conserving counter space—yes, please! ($60;

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One blue and one green hanging shower caddy that hold shower essentials. photo

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Bathroom Buddies

Say goodbye to cluttered bath shelves and hello to these squid shower caddies that do more than just hold your shampoo. Each of their nine tentacles features an adjustable loop so you can fit most bottle sizes. Cleverly engineered to take advantage of gravity, you'll never have to struggle to get out that last drop nor will you have to fumble to find your conditioner. It even comes in four different colors of blue, red, green, and black so you can specify which you want or let it be a surprise! ($33;

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Just Like Magic

If you've ever wished for a magic wand, you're going to be very excited for this next product. Although it doesn't come from Hogwarts, the Logitech Harmony Elite Remote does allow you to control your smart home devices, hubs, and entertainment all with the click of a button. Compatible with over 270,000 brands, you'll be able to connect to your Alexa, Roku media player, Sony PlayStation, and so much more. Change the thermostat, turn on some good morning tunes, and open your blinds before you even get out of bed. It also comes with an activities setting that gives you different ideas for playing with your new gadget. Hit "Good Night" and it automatically knows to lock your doors and turn off the lights. Yup, now that's our definition of magic. ($350;

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Smart Security System

The last thing you want to worry about in your new home is burglary. Make sure you and your soon-to-be hubby are protected with the Arlo Security System. More than just a camera, this smart home must-have features two-way audio, automatic night vision, and high-def display for clear video footage. The set comes with two cameras, both weather- resistant, so you can choose whether you want them inside, outside, or both. Simply follow the included manual, hook up your new gadgets, and set your desired activity zones. Arlo will send an alert to your phone if it picks up any unwanted sounds and movements. ($480;

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Space Saver

Here's the deal, sharing a bedroom means sharing a closet, but that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice your favorite heels. Instead, you'll want to think creatively about space conservation, and this multi-hanger allows you to do just that. With its grippers and tiers, you'll be able to hang up to six tops without worrying about them sliding off—yes, even your chiffon blouses will stay put! Not to mention their bargain pricing will allow guests to grab a couple for the happy couple. ($8;

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Wine & Dine

Nothing completes a romantic dinner like some luxurious red wine. Sure, swirling the glass will release some of the notes, but this wine aerator works much faster—and better—than your average technique. Attach it to any wine bottle (it's designed to fit them all), press the button to fill up your glass, and enjoy the rich flavor of your beverage. Pro tip: Add some candlelight and music to create the perfect date-night atmosphere. ($100;

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Game Night

There are certain classic games every household needs—chess, cards, checkers—but rather than cluttering your shelves with all the boxes, we suggest this board game set. In addition to a removable chess cover, you get seven fun games you and your hubby will enjoy. Challenge him to a battle of wits with backgammon or bring out your competitive side with cribbage. Whichever game you pick, your pieces will stay organized inside the beautiful wooden case which you'll want to display instead of locking away in a cupboard. Bonus: The company offers free engraving, so your guest can add your last name and ceremony date to create the ultimate wedding gift. ($60;

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Adventure Awaits

Couples who exercise together stay together—or something like that—and we definitely suggest adding some workout gear to your registry. However, we also can't resist multi-functional products (like the breakfast station above) so the fact this tandem bike combines both features lands it on our surprising registry essentials list. Now when you're enjoying leisurely rides through the park, you'll be able to talk instead of yelling across at each other. Plus, it'll help you learn to work as a team. Fitness, collaboration, and closeness all in one—now that's a what we call #relationshipgoals! ($340;

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