Creating your registry is supposed to be fun, right?
I mean who doesn't love getting gifts?
Unfortunately, many couples find creating their registry to be more tedious than exciting. Some couples are dying to get that new pasta attachment for their KitchenAid while others are stressed out about where they are going to fit everything.
Whether you two are moving in for the first time after saying "I do" or have been living together for years, try these unconventional ideas to spice up your registry!
AND...if you go the traditional route then make it a date night y'all! Grab a cocktail before and after, grab that scanner gun at Target, Crate & Barrel, or any other great store of choice. Make it fun, because it can be and when else can you pick anything you could dream of in the store!
Here's to all the couples out there who plan on traveling but have no flights booked yet. They prefer spending their money on more important things while traveling like trying out all the hottest local restaurants. But, maybe staying in someone else's bed isn't your thing, if not, you can register for gift cards to a number of airlines and hotels. Hyatt and Southwest have some great options.
Some people don't like getting gifts, or may not need anything. These couples may consider setting up a donation link on justgive.org to their favorite charities so guests still feel like they are giving back. You can also set up a GoFundMe if you want to keep track of donations and submit them yourselves. Still want a little something for yourself? We don't blame you, Simple Registry allows you to put literally anything on your registry, so feel free to ask for a few necessary items while still including your favorite cause.
3. Honeymoon sponsorships
Subscription boxes are all the rage right now, but they can add up! If you and your newly wed love cooking, consider registering for a subscription box like Blue Apron so you can get messy in the kitchen together!
Some other fun subscription boxes perfect for couples are:
- Date Night In for the homebodies
- Winc Wine Club for our amateur sommeliers,
- Book of the Month Club for all those couples who would rather curl up with each other than go out.
5. Classes or memberships
If there's something you two have always wanted to learn more about such as ceramics, dance, or a foreign language, have friends and family members buy you classes. Memberships to your favorite spots in town are useful too, think of all the free date nights that can come from these! Peek is a great tool to find activities in your city you would have otherwise never thought of. Also when in doubt, never underestimate the power of Groupon!
6. Home remodels
For the couples who already have built a home together but are desperately in need of a change, register on Blueprint to have family members gift you your new kitchen or bathroom. On the other hand, Feather the Nest can be used for couples who are looking to buy their first home together.
7. College fund
Lastly, with college becoming more and more expensive, it is never too early to start saving for your future children. Not planning on having kids? This idea could work for you or your spouse too if either of you are planning on going to school in the future. Gift of College is a great website that allows friends and family to buy gift cards that will go towards saving for an education. The College Saving Plans Network also has tons of great resources on how to save for college.
Check in next week to read all about which sites will help you plan an unforgettable honeymoon, and even better how to get it for free!