When it comes to registering for your wedding, it's a whole new (more personalized) world out there!
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It's time to say "buh-bye" to a basic registry! With innovative features like group gifting and the ability to add "experience" gifts, it's a whole new (more personalized) world out there when it comes to registering for your wedding. Go ahead, add those items you've always wanted (but couldn't afford) and let friends and family members chip in so nobody has sticker shock. Want to create memories instead of collecting stuff? You can do that, too. From that trip you're dying to take to the at-home espresso you've always wanted to make, we've pulled together a list of splurge-worthy registry items every couple is sure to love.
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If You’re an Adventure Junkie …
Being newly married is just the beginning of your adventure and registering for "Experience Gifts" is a perfect way for a couple with a serious case of wanderlust to keep the adventures coming. Companies like luxury experiential travel company, Natural Retreats, set you up for endless outdoor adventures anytime of year. Float atop the gorgeous Taos Ski Valley in New Mexico and discover the beauty of New Mexico from inside a hot air balloon, or book a Mountain Collective Ticket and spend 22 days at some of the best ski destinations around the world! The world is your oyster.
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If You're an Art Aficionado …
In a sea of linens and flatware, shopping for art to hang on your walls may be the last thing on your mind. But, for the couple that loves to express themselves, finding great art is the perfect way to make a house a home. We recommend ditching mass-produced prints for the one-of-a-kind artwork of unique local artists like these gorgeous beach inspired paintings from Courtney Kolker Design. Hang one to brighten up any room and send you back to that memorable honeymoon filled with sun and sand! Can't pick just one? Register for gallery frames that are perfect for displaying smaller prints or personal photos in an artistic, fun way.
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If You Love Food and Wine …
Because every good chef needs space to work their magic, we vote for this industrial style Coastal Kitchen Trolley, for best kitchen island, hands-down. Not only does it move from place to place with ease, but it has ample shelves and storage for all of your kitchen essentials. For the wine lovers, the Cuisinart 32-bottle wine cellar is a must-have, while coffee connoisseurs can impress dinner guests with the perfect post-meal espresso when they register for the Gaggia Classic Espresso Machine.
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If You're a Health Nut …
Couples who train together, remain together! For the couple that loves to stay fit, registering for items to help maintain a healthy lifestyle together (from workout gear to a personal trainer) is a great move. Add cash registry items so you can splurge for that luxe gym membership or the personal trainer you've always wanted. Next, upgrade your workout gear. Ladies, we're loving the Tight Stuff Reflective line from LuLuLemon and guys, check out new minimalist athletic wear brand, Ten Thousand, which lets you trade in those old ratty gym shorts for grown up workout apparel. Post gym, whip up a delicious smoothie with the Vitamix you registered for in order to stay on track and get your daily dose of fruits and veggies.
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If You're More of a Homebody …
For the couple that prefers a night on the couch over a night on the town, we've got the top-tier comfort items you've been dreaming about. Grab your remote, turn on your Apple TV, and cozy up on this chic Terrain tufted loveseat under this luxurious cashmere throw and the perfect furry pillow ... because everyday is a good day to watch Netflix. If you're a music lover, turn your home into your very own concert venue with the Bose Acoustimass home theater speaker system. It's perfect for setting the mood for a date night in or for hosting cocktail parties and get-togethers for family and friends when you want to bring the party to you!