10 offbeat and useful things to add to your wedding registry #Stuff we love#registry Updated Jan 10 2017 (Posted Dec 23 2015) Ariel arielmstallings These are the registry truths we hold self-evident: No one needs a registry and you don't need a registry full of physical objects. But for those of us who DO want to do a wedding registry, you might be stumped for ideas about what to add. Never fear! There's no need to go into a store and pick up a digital scanner… we gotchoo. Today, I'm going to look at 10 offbeat and useful things to add to your registry. Some of them are just straight-up weird (rainbow unicorn mugs, anyone?), some of them are weirdly useful, and some of them are both! (Pro tip: set up a universal registry on Amazon to immediately add these things to YOUR registry.) OFFBEAT: Matching "Hello is it me you're cooking for?" aprons Nobody says it like Lionel Ritchie, and a matched set of these aprons will ensure that you're cracking each other up every time you wander into the kitchen. WEIRDLY USEFUL: Poler 2-person tent What's a more useful and more romantic gift than a two-person tent perfect for your trips this summer? Loving the Poler tents! WEIRD: Newlywed Nerf Guns I guess you could say a pair of Nerf guns are weirdly useful, because you need an effective way to get out some of that newlywed stress. Expressing emotions through Nerf battles is healthy, and healthy is useful! But mostly we're just going to say they're wonderfully weird. USEFUL: Candy-colored mixer Yes, the KitchenAid mixer is the quintessential useful registry item… but who says you have to go for a standard color? I like this bright orange version of the classic. WEIRD: Enormous LEGO set What's the best answer to "how's married life?" Why of course it's, "We made great progress on our 996-piece enormous LEGO castle set you gave us." USEFUL: Deep sea discovery shower curtain You all know how much we love octopodes and nautical weddings, and so this shower curtain hits several sweet spots for us. Plus, it's super useful and something you'll see every day. OFFBEAT: Skull sugar spoons Imagine waking up together, making your coffee together, and then sitting down together to stir sugar into your morning beverages with these perfect skull sugar spoons. 'Til death do us part, baby! USEFUL: Brightly colored dinnerware French Bull specializes in SUPER BRIGHT OMG COLORFUL tablesettings, and these plates would go great with your bright orange Kitchenaid Mixer. OFFBEAT & USEFUL: Floating bluetooth speaker You can listen to music… AND IT FLOATS. That's really all you need to know about that. Ready to add these things to YOUR registry? Everything on this page came from Amazon, because their wedding registries are super easy for everyone to use, and even include a universal registry option — so you can register for stuff from ANYWHERE online, using Amazon. Want to add these things to YOUR registry? Setup your wedding registry today What kind of weird things are you adding to your registries? Ariel Author of three editions of the Offbeat Bride book and the forthcoming From Shitshow To Afterglow, Ariel Meadow Stallings acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives in Seattle with her son, and if she's not reading or writing books, chances are good that she's dancing or happy-crying. She writes weekly essays for her new publication, The Afterglow. PREVIOUS This Whovian winter wedding is your new favorite festive wedding NEXT An intimate rustic Christmas wedding with a baby reveal Show/Hide comments [ 4 ] We registered for items we wanted for our backcountry habits like sleeping bags, headlamps, and other hiking necessities. My favorite part is that, four years later, I have friends and relatives who have no interest in camping or being outdoors whatsoever but they ask about our trips now. My childhood friend's parents bought us a butt pad (sleeping pad) and now they always ask me if I'm sleeping well when we're backpacking. Our odd registry turned into an endless source of conversation that is going strong four years later! And I really appreciate having nicer gear when it would have taken several years four me to round it all up otherwise. Reply My partner and I are so here for the weird legos. I see your lego castle, and raise you…. a 5,195 piece Star Wars Millennium Falcon. ^_^ Reply I used to have almost that exact Lego castle when I was a kid and loved it! My favourite was the glow-in-the-dark ghost it came with. Totally nostalgic now 🙂 Reply The floating Bluetooth speaker is the speaker in a million. The floating feature is just breath taking. I also loved 996-piece enormous LEGO castle set and Poler 2-person tent. The polar tent indeed is a romantic gift for a summer trip. Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. 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