Traditionally, couples all over the country use the wedding registry as a way to request items that they will need once they are married and combining households, such as kitchen utensils, bedding, etc., etc. However, more and more brides and grooms are branching out with the wedding registry and requesting unique and savings savvy items like donations to important needs, such as a house fund or a donation to the college fund for their future children. Clearly, there are long standing rules about what is and is not a proper wedding registry request, but those rules are changing and being broken more and more…and for good reason.
And, if you know us, you know that we love a unique and fun wedding registry idea! So with this post we are sharing one of our favorite ways to err slightly on the side of tradition, but with a twist! Drum roll please! Wedding registry gifts that double for great post-nuptial date ideas! Once you tie the knot, that obviously doesn’t mean that you stop needing great date ideas. These six wedding registry picks of ours double as a great gift, but also a fun ways to spend time together as husband and wife. Check them out!
We know, we know. You probably are looking at those images and wondering if we have lost our minds. Don’t count them out yet though, let us explain why they make for awesome date ideas!
1. The Ultimate Picnic Basket, $67 –
Not only is this picnic basket completely adorable, it can be used for a fun picnic date in the park, by the river or even in the backyard! Pack up a sweet lunch and have a fun day together! We love this registry pick because it is so versatile and can be used for years to come.
2. The Gardening Set, $39.99 –
Talk about useful! This gardening set is perfect for making a garden together or planting your favor flowers on a pretty spring day. This gift is great because you wouldn’t necessarily consider it at first glance, but when considering all it’s uses and the potential for doing something fun and unique together it really shines.
3. The Ticketmaster Gift Card, Varies –
We love love love this wedding registry gift ideas because it is customizable and allows the guest to choose how much they spend. Plus, it’s great for you because you can use it to go see your favorite band or sports team together. It’s simple, no fuss, and fun.
4. The Beer Making Kit, $40 –
This beer making kit from The Brooklyn Brewshop is definitely a one-of-a-kind gift idea. One their website, you can choose from many different flavor options, which makes it easy to find something you both will enjoy. This gift would make for a great date night because it’s completely original and you get to enjoy the results!
5. The Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Membership, Varies –
A CSA is a partnership with your local farmers that allows you to receive freshly grown fruits and vegetables while supporting your local agricultural scene. Simply pay a flat fee and receive weekly or monthly deliveries of what your farmer is currently growing that season. We chose this CSA from Local Harvest because they have a great tool that allows you to input your zip code and find your local participating farmers. This is an amazing wedding gift because it helps with food costs and gives you fresh ingredients for a fun night of cooking together with the new package! Really, what’s not to love about helping our your community and receiving great food in return?
6. The 6-in-1 Game Set, $22 –
Game nights are always fun, but if you registering for multiple games can be a pain. We adore this game set because it comes with 6 great games all in one, tidy case. This makes it easy the guest purchasing the gift and for you. Register for this one and you’ll have fun games nights for a lifetime. Plus, when the kiddies come along, they can enjoy it too!
Which gift caught your eye for a fun date night? Click here to share your personal favorite or an idea of your own!
~Blog contributed by Audra Jones