10 One-of-a-Kind Registry Items
A Stylish Coffee Table Book
Move over, flatware and bone china! Here are 10 under-the-radar luxuries you probably didn't know you could register for—from chic coffee-table decor to quirky kitchen gadgets.
Instead of vases or bowls, consider topping your coffee table with a book on your favorite subject. Like the luggage it spotlights, "Louis Vuitton: 100 Legendary Trunks" bears the brand's signature monogram (louisvuitton.com via myregistry.com).
A Classy Keg Holder
A Tech-Savvy Kitchen Essential
A Portable Karaoke Machine
The three-inch lyrics screen on Emerson's portable karaoke machine gets the fun started (available at sears.com).
A Wine Collection
If you and your groom-to-be are wine connoisseurs, do as the Europeans do—use bottlenotes.com to ask guests to stock your cellar.
A Summer Entertaining Staple
Your friends will love coming over to use Hans Thyge and Akiko Kuwahata's steel petanque set, which is housed in a handsome, easy-to-transport teak box (available at Design Within Reach).
Warmth on the Go
A Quirky Clock
Charitable Registry Gifts
If you're passionate about a specific organization or are already set on registry essentials, donating to a charity is a great gift alternative. Not sure what organization you'd like to support? You can do some research on websites like Charity Navigator or JustGive. Plus, giving to charity comes with an added bonus—a tax deduction for the donor.