11 Seriously Cool Things to Add to Your Registry

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Crafting the perfect wedding registry is an art, but not all couples need to load up on housewares and linens. Once you've stocked up on grown-up dishes and towels, why not register for an experience? Through sites like Thankful and My Registry, you can add anything with a URL to your wish list. So instead of a traditional registry, consider these couple-ready activities.

If you're planning your first dinner party ...
Sur La Table's classes at various locations teach everything from sculpting homemade gnocchi to baking the perfect chocolate soufflé. Bon appetit!

See More: Fire Up the Grill with These Must-Have Barbeque Registry Items

If you're about to move in together ...
Get some new-home know-how via Newlywish, a registry site that offers consults in cutting clutter, decorating your pad, and sifting through your wedding gifts.

If you're an urban explorer ...
Whether you want photography lessons in Brooklyn or a DJ course in Seattle, Sidetour curates cool activities in cities from coast to coast.

If you're savvy travelers ...
Brush up on your Spanish or one of the dozens of other languages offered at Berlitz outposts across the country. Soon you'll be a pro at ordering dinner, finding the bathroom, and charming the locals wherever your next getaway takes you.

If you could use a little de-stressing ...
Everyone says the first year's the hardest. Dissolve any tension by choosing a couples massage at Zola.

If you love adventure ...
You knew you could register for flights and hotels on Honeyfund, but did you know you can request sailing trips and scuba lessons? The site now allows you to add destination-specific activities to your honeymoon wish list. Zip-lining, here you come!

If your perfect Sunday means checking out a new exhibit ...
Museum memberships will make for a year's worth of dates. Some of our favorites are the High Museum in Atlanta and the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.

If you've run out of beach reads ...
Learn to surf at Hans Hedemann's Surf School in Hawaii, Pacific Surf in Hawaii and Cali, or Skudin Surf in Long Beach, New York.

See More: 10 Things Every Engaged Couple Needs in Their First Home

If you're both learning to cook for two ...
Remember that time you tried to make arepas and all those leftovers went to waste? Blue Apron ships foolproof pre-portioned ingredients and recipes nationwide.

If you're itching to make a difference ...
Take a walk with American Hiking, a nonprofit dedicated to preserving trails. Or join an archaeological dig with the Sierra Club, whose proceeds go toward environmental protection.

If you know your way around a wine list ...
Heading to a vineyard? Peek offers wine-blending sessions in Napa and classes on the ultimate party trick: sabering a bottle of champagne.

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