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Call us crazy, but we've been noticing a certain serpentine trend recently, slithering its way into the market and thus your registry. And you know what? We like it. From opulent to playful, the snake lends a funkiness to what might otherwise be normal registry picks. If you don't have ophiophobia, read on so you can be ahead of the serpent trend.
If you want pieces that aren't obviously snake-y at first glance, we love these West Elm candle holders and Nate Berkus for Target bowl. Both have modern designs that lend well to the structure of a coiled up snake.
Looking for something with a more traditional design but still want to incorporate serpents? Check out Williams-Sonoma's silver knives and L'Objet's letter opener (because even in the age of email, everyone needs stylish desk accessories!).
For a more opulent way to try the trend, add the Pampaloni cake stand to your registry — a serious splurge that makes a serious statement! But if you want something more understated, Jonathan Adler's venom coasters can stay safely tucked away on your coffee table as a conversation piece when friends come over for drinks.
The takeaway — don't take your registry too seriously! Add a little whimsy to your list and have fun with trends that will show your individuality. Shop all of our favorite serpent-inspired picks below.
Above: 1. Snake Candleholder, $12, West Elm; 2. Snake Knives, 2 for $19.95, Williams Sonoma; 3. Venom Coasters, 4 for $78, Jonathan Adler; 4. Serpent Bowl, $19.99, Nate Berkus for Target; 5. Letter Opener, $135, L'object; 6. "Pampaloni" Snake Plate Stand, $1,440, Barneys;