Wedding Planning

3 Registry Gifts You Don’t Need, But Definitely Want

You can’t say we didn’t warn you.

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.


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,

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,

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,