Cool Wedding Registries Guys Will Love (We Promise)

He might not get excited about finding the perfect china, but that doesn’t mean he should take a backseat in creating your wedding registry. While it’s smart to have a traditional list (think future Thanksgiving dinners), it’s worthwhile to ask for other lifestyle items too. If you love the outdoors, ask for adventure gear. Major house reno in the near future? Add a set of new power tools to your registry. Here are our picks for guy-friendly registries he'll totally be into.
by Erin Rapp
crystal whiskey decanter and rocks glasses
  1. Barware at Nachtmann

    Nachtmann Aspen decanter and tumbler
    Nachtmann

    Spark his interest in a more traditional registry pick with a sleek whiskey decanter and matching old-fashioned glasses—perfect for upgrading his local spirit collection. Register through Riedel, the popular wine glass manufacturer, to create one master glassware list.

    Aspen decanter and two tumblers, $120, Nachtmann, Riedelusa.net

  2. Hobby Items at REI

    Red and yellow kayak
    REI

    If you're the kind of couple that spends more time exploring nature than cozied up watching movies, this is the registry for you. REI offers an easy process that you can do in store, on the phone or online. He'll love adding outdoor gear while guests will love the easy shipping options (free with $50 minimum purchase). The best part? If you aren't satisfied with any item you add to your registry (or get a duplicate!), return it within a year and opt for a replacement or refund.

    Tribe 13.5 tandem sit-on-top kayak, $705, Perception, REI.com

  3. Electronics at Best Buy

    Silver go pro camera
    Best Buy

    Techies rejoice! Best Buy offers him the chance to register for things like wireless speakers and cameras at the click of a button. The in-store process gets a modern update thanks to a free app that uses your phone as the scanner. If you're looking to add a few big-ticket items but aren't so sure guests will splurge, rest assured. The group gifting feature allows any item more than $200 to qualify for pooled giving. All registry purchases qualify for free shipping, no matter the cost, as well as an extended return policy. After your wedding day, enjoy a one time 10 percent completion discount coupon, applicable on any remaining items on your registry or other items at Best Buy. (Psst! You can also find some awesome kitchen gear like wine refrigerators and espresso makers too.)

    HERO4 silver action camera, $400, GoPro, BestBuy.com

  4. Outdoor Fun at Amazon

    Silver Weber gas grill
    Amazon

    Known for being the place to buy anything and everything under the sun, it's no surprise Amazon is a great place to register. Consider adding items for an outside entertaining space like grills and fire pits to make your new home summer soiree ready. Have your heart set on an item not available on its site? No sweat. The universal registry feature allows you to add items from any website to your existing Amazon list. Guests will love free shipping on most orders more than $25, and you'll love the one-time 10 percent completion coupon code Amazon sends after you've tied the knot (good on anything they sell).

    Genesis liquid-propane gas grill, $800, Weber, Amazon.com

  5. Tools at Sears

    Craftsman red and black power tool kit
    Sears

    Registering for household items like tools and lawn gear makes Sears a no-brainer. Easily shop from home or in the store and create a list of essentials you'll love. Track who gave you what with the help of the thank-you manager, which also serves as a checklist for note writing after you say "I do."

    C3 19.2-volt 4-piece lithium combo kit, $200, Craftsman, Sears.com

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