Unconventional gifts you wished you received (bridal shower/wedding registry)

posted 2 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 2
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Things I would have liked would’ve been: fire extinguisher, backyard tools, membership for AAA or something like that. Practical and given with love. Skydiving or fondue tasting? I’ll pass. 

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

sonek :  we put some less ‘wedding-y’ things on our Amazon registry – I guess they’re not necessarily personalized or unique, but we own our home and wanted/needed some practical things for it, like a wet/dry shop vac (received, FH was so excited haha), gardening bag/tools (received), a mitre saw (still hoping for this one!). We have traditional things on there too (like fine dining and cookware to update our mismatched college sets).

Post # 4
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Helper bee

Since a registry is sort of like asking for gifts, I don’t feel right making them too frivolous. I don’t know how the etiquette goes. I guess the quirkiest thing on my small registry is an ice cream maker. I love kitchen toys. Guaranteed the ‘donor’ (if we get it) will be receiving ice cream! 

Speaking of enjoying kitchen stuff, I better add a fire extinguisher, too. LOL.  

I LOL at my kitchen mishaps, but that’s really a great idea. My parents had several because they were foster parents and it was required, but it’s probably a good idea for everyone to have one. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

sonek :  The fun stuff for us was adding an all terrain beach cart, four beach chairs, colorful peshtemals and a cooler. We can walk to the beach from our home, so this was something we would use and could entertain with.  

The person who gave us the cooler added shatterproof wine glasses, a beach blanket, plates, and etc. It was so sweet and we can’t wait to use it all!!

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I got a safe at my bridal shower two weeks ago. A 109 pound 18″×18″×15″ safe. I didn’t register for it… But it was a very nice (and expensive) practical gift. Now what to put in it?! Haha. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

We did not even get a card so…a card:)

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

Joking apart- a friend of mine just asked for donations to Planned PArenthood and the ACLU instead of gifts. I love that idea

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I’m a super practical person and we already have a lot of traditional registry items from being together for nine years. Going to put a lot of items on there that aren’t costly but are things we would never be able to justify getting, like items for sewing and other crafts, probably some camp gear like new chairs and air mattress.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

We did a charity registry. I LOVE it that some little autistic child will get a therapy dog whose training was partly paid for with our wedding!

Post # 11
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Busy bee

A weekend getaway, a special bottle of wine, frivolously expensive soap, camping gear, Amazon prime membership, Sonicaire toothbrushes, a cast iron pan.  

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

Hosted an Alex’s Lemonade Stand. We eloped and when people asked about gifts we suggested a donation. I did get a few dish towels.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

We registered for some camping stuff and a couple board games that we got.  Air bed, lantern, cooler, camping chairs, shop vac, jumper cables

Post # 14
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Helper bee

A lot of people do household tools and grilling stuff- plus it makes the fh happy 🙂  I think those are acceptable for a registry and useful. I still have bed bath and beyond gift cards and department store gift cards lying around but used my lowes one right away (was excited about it too). Also, think of registering at amazon. A lot of people will buy gift cards from there when your registry is small and you can literally buy anything. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I wouldn’t buy anything for a shower that was a one-time-only experience. I might buy a honeymoon excursion or something as the wedding gift though.

I wish we had registered for garden supplies and tools, a Rumba (!!! my number one regret in life so far !!!), camping gear, and gift cards for Home Depot, Magnolia (do they have gift cards? Idk but I want one!), etc. We were given a really nice DSLR camera by my dad and that has probably been the most used gift besides our dishes.

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