11 Wedding Registry Ideas for Established Couples

From towel sets to air fryers, wedding gift registries can be the perfect opportunity to fill your home as you start your life as newlyweds. But what if you’ve already established your home? You might be considering just skipping the registry altogether, but hear me out. Your family and guests want to give you something to celebrate this time in your life! If you choose to forgo the registry many guests will go rogue and you could end up with 4 identical toasters. In case you need some inspiration, here are some wedding registry ideas for the couple who has it all.

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11 Wedding Registry Ideas for Established Couples

Update Your Items  

Before you completely write off registering for the typical wedding gifts, take inventory of what you do have. Now would be the time to upgrade or refresh items that you use often or items that have seen better days. Do your pots and pans need replacing? How about a set of luxury bed sheets? Are there kitchen appliances that you are “making do” with like your blender, crockpot, or mixer? If you do decide to register for new versions, consider donating your existing items.

Travel Supplies

Whether you’re a jet-setting couple or occasional travelers, there are a few items that could simplify your travels or give you peace of mind. Air tags or other smart locators are ideal for keeping up with your belongings. A new luggage set or packing cubes can make packing for the trip a much smoother process. If you love to hike, consider a lightweight hiking backpack or other gear.

Honeymoon Fund

Your honeymoon is the time to indulge and enjoy the finest! To ease the financial stress a luxury honeymoon can bring, consider setting up a honeymoon fund so guests can contribute to your experience. In addition to a general fund, you can also set up options to purchase excursions for your trip. 

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Technology

Contemplate updating your household technology items. Or, go for something new! A Go Pro camera is a great addition to document your adventures. You may also want a newer TV or robot vacuum for you home. Other ideas include smart home accessories like video doorbells, keypad locks or thermostats that can be adjusted from your phone. Although they seem a bit boring, updated cords, connectors, speakers, headphones, and organizational gadgets come in handy, especially if you work from home!

On that note, home office décor, supplies, and small furniture items are a great idea, too! 

Gift Cards

Yes places you normally shop are a good idea, but also register for gift cards to fun or nice restaurants for future date nights! Brainstorm unique activities in your area that would make for fun outings and add those to the list, too. Gift cards and certificates are gifts that keep on giving!

Couples Classes

Need more wedding registry ideas? Think about adding experiences to your registry like classes to take as a couple. Classes like cooking, dancing, painting, pottery, etc. will not only broaden your knowledge and skills, but also provide a fun way to spice up date nights. You might find a new hobby you enjoy together!

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Hobby Gear

On that note, maybe you’ve got an existing passion, or would like to embark on a new hobby! Putting equipment that you would use for activities in your leisure time give your guests exciting gift ideas. Gear for camping, fishing, or crafting are a few possibilities. If entertaining is a hobby of yours, consider things like outdoor games (corn hole), or a fully-loaded bar set. You could even add books to update your home library!

Couple posing and reading books for photoshoot at Strand bookstore

Splurge Items

Now would be a great time to register for things you wouldn’t normally buy yourself. Gadgets like a wine fridge, pizza oven, Dutch oven, or pellet grill are big-ticket items that would be fun additions to your home. Allow the option for guests to go in on the more expensive items (as opposed to one person covering the entire purchase).

Home Improvement

While you may not need all the basic home décor necessities you typically find on a wedding registry, you might consider some materials for home improvement projects. A complete tool set is great for any homeowner to have. Organization equipment for your garage or closets might be helpful. 

Subscriptions

Similar to gift cards, opt for credits or memberships to subscription services. Businesses that provide meal prep delivered to your door are awesome ways to ease the stress of cooking at home, but also introduce you to loads of new flavors and recipes. There are many “___ of the Month” subscriptions like wine, coffee, steak, etc. that offer exciting variety of things you already love. 

Charitable Donations 

For the couple who truly has everything they want and need, take this opportunity to gift to your favorite nonprofit or charity. Asking guests to make donations in your name is a wonderful way to celebrate your marriage by paying it forward.

Other Things to Consider When Creating Your Wedding Registry

Many of these gifts come with a large price tag. Consider opting for a registry with group gifting options for multiple people to contribute to a single item. Most importantly, only register for things that you would actually use and not things that will just collect dust in your cabinets. If crystal candlesticks or traditional china dishes aren’t your style, don’t register for them to simply provide options (if they are your thing, go for it!!). 

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