12 genius wedding gifts it’s ok to go off-registry for

Wedding registries are crucial guides to what the happy couple will allow into their home. But if you’re a fan of waiting until the last minute when everything is picked over, or just don’t see anything on the list that speaks to you and your relationship with the couple, you may be enticed to stray into gift card territory. This is a special occasion, folks!

Fear not, yours truly has curated a list of gift ideas that will have the newlyweds saying “You shouldn’t have!” and only mean it as a turn of phrase.

1. A wireless cell phone photo printer

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With the advancements made in smartphone camera technology, no one is carrying around a digital camera these days. And who wants to take the time to upload images to a printing site, order, and then wait for them in the mail? The happy couple will be so grateful for instantly framable photos from their wedding day, honeymoon and beyond.

Get it here for $99.99

2. A photo album

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For anyone who can’t even talk about the first 10 minutes of the movie Up without getting misty eyed. All those pictures that the bride and groom have and will continue to accumulate deserve to be adorably displayed for friends and family to peruse.

Get it here for $

3. A 3-year anniversary wine box

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Give the newlyweds something else to look forward to during their first 3 years of marriage. A beautiful wood wine box is incredibly thoughtful, stylish, and an adorable decorative piece. Plus, it would be so fun to find bottles of wine that perfectly describe the couple in each year of their marriage!

Get it here for $39.71

4. A date night in a box

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Newlyweds are going to be spending a lot of their time indoors (*wink wink*). This communication-themed box includes 2 full sets of Tangrams, 15 puzzle cards that with 2 ways to play, a “Illumination Questions” tent card game, and special “Kiss Bag” with mints & kiss tokens, and a hand poured soy candle, and a Spotify playlist to set the mood. It’s the perfect jump-starter for a romantic night in.

Get it here for $29.99

5. A romantic photo frame

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Set the couple up to remember the day their “Happily Ever After” began. Newlyweds will appreciate a signature frame for either two photos from their big day, or they can frame the invitation alongside their fave wedding pic. How sweet!

Get it here for $100

6. A personalized welcome mat

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The bride and groom can announce to all who enter that two have become one with a customizable doormat. Imagine the groom literally sweeping her off her feet and carrying her across the threshold post-honeymoon.

Get it here for $59.99

7. A self inking address stamp

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Sending out all those Thank You cards just got a helluva lot easier. A personalized, self-inking stamp is not only an adorable touch to outgoing mail, it’s a  practical gift for years to come.

Get it here for $

8. A Mr. & Mrs. wedding ring dish

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If the couple are constant hand washers (shouldn’t we all be, really?) they’ll appreciate a designated spot to place their rings while sudsing up, or for safe keeping while sleeping.

Get it here for $11.95

9. Custom map art

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Commemorate the place where it all started with a personalized map and the couple’s wedding date. You could opt for the city they met, the city they were married in, the cities they lived in if dating long distance–the possibilities are as unique as the couple themselves.

Get it here for $28.99

10. A personalized cutting board

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For the couple that takes their romance into the kitchen. After all, the way to a everyone’s heart is through their stomach.

Get it here for $29.95

11. A popcorn maker

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With all the money spent on a the big day, we can bet the couple isn’t going to be spending a lot of date nights in front of Netflix. Help them get their snack on.

Get it here for $33.98

12. A couple’s daily journal

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This journal includes a different writing prompt for each day of the year for documenting the first 3 years of marriage. The couple can opt to write together, or each can include their own perspective on their relationship, making for a great daily conversation starter!

Get it here for $10.69

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