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Do you prefer your summer beverages chilled? Your sweet corn grilled? Do you and your significant other love to play host? Couples often forget to look beyond their interior space when creating their wedding registry, but if you just answered "Yes!" to any and all of these questions, you should think about adding a few BBQ and outdoor gifts to your registry, pronto.
Didn't know you could fluff up your wedding registry with gifts that fall outside of the traditional housewares category? Well, now you do. As more and more couples cohabitate before the big day, the need for classic household gifts—like plates, flatware, and fine china—goes down. Sure, you may want to upgrade some of your everyday must-haves or expand your kitchen collection, but if you already have everything you need for inside your home, don't be scared to ask for gifts that apply to the outdoors.
As we head into summer—A.K.A. prime BBQ season—think about asking for the items you'll need for outdoor entertaining. Here's our list of twelve BBQ bash essentials that will make you the king and queen of any warm weather cookout. These picks are sure to get you all fired up!
You can't grill without a grill! The Cuisinart All-Foods Roll-Away Portable Outdoor LP Gas Grill combines performance with convenient portability. No matter how big your backyard is, or even if you only have a small urban space, this grill does the trick. You can even use it at a tailgate or the beach.
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Get an Edge
The OXO Good Grips 2-Piece Grilling Set will give you and your spouse an edge, literally. It has a spatula with one serrated edge, plus hooks to hang the tools on the grill.
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Anybody can grill a burger, but few hosts will think to grill a taco. Register for Nordic Ware's Taco/Rib Rack and surprise your guests with perfectly grilled or smoked tacos.
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The Lodge 2-Piece Grillin' Sauces Kit with Recipe Book is a great gift for any couple who really loves to cook together. It comes with ten sauce recipes and a cookbrush to test them all out. Yum!
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Serve It Up
You'll need something to serve all of that delicious grilled food on. The Le Cadeaux Benidorm Melamine Oval Platter is ideal for outdoor or patio dining. The melamine material is practically unbreakable and the bright design is inspired by the Italian and French countryside.
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For festive outdoor dinnerware, the Q Squared Azul Talavera Melamine Dinner Plates are a great option. These plates are restaurant-grade and we love the blue color for an outdoor feast.
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Booze and BBQ pretty much go hand-in-hand, which is why we also love the Q Squared Aurora Tritan Plastic Stemless Wine Tumblers for an outdoor party. Available in bright colors like seaglass, ruby, and topaz, the durable plastic material is both pretty and practical when you're serving a crowd.
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Keep it Cool
Register for a Coleman 48-Quart Cooler to keep everyone happy and hydrated. This cooler can hold up to 63 cans—enough to satiate a big party!
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Who doesn't love a kebab? Everything you need in a meal in one. Add a Cuisinart Grill Sliding Grilling Skewer Set to your registry.
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Cover It Up
If your outdoor dining table could use a makeover, cover it with a DII Patriotic Stripe Tablecloth before your next bash. It's also perfect for July 4th festivities.
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Set the summer mood with Bulbrite's Indoor/Outdoor String Light, a top registry item on Zola. These lights are ideal for all outdoor events, but you can even transfer them inside during the winter months for a little holiday flair.
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Even summer nights can get pretty chilly. Snuggle up with the Picnic Time Blanket Tote, which is super soft, but built for the outdoors (it's even water-resistant).
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