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Dinnerware, honeymoon funds, that pricy new vacuum you desperately want. Nowadays, there are so many options when it comes to completing your wedding registry that some of the most practical gifts are the ones that are often overlooked because, well let's face it, you're overwhelmed. Or perhaps you just weren't sure you could actually register for them in the first place! From a new gym membership to help landscaping your lawn, here are six genius group gifts you won't regret saying, "I do" to.
1. Interior Design Services
Home is where the heart is, so why not pour yours into it? You deserve it! Whether you're moving in with your spouse or you already live together, registering for interior design services is a great way to make your newlywed home a true reflection of the two of you as a couple, says wedding registry expert Carolyn Zale of Zola. "Plus, interior designers can get pricey so making this a group gift will not only bring down costs, but your guests will also enjoy contributing toward something they know you'll be able to enjoy for a long time."
It's time to lay down roots...literally! The cost of landscaping can quickly add up. If you have a yard that needs some attention or you're just a couple that loves to garden, consider adding plants and flowers to your wedding registry, advises Zale. "Your friends and family will love giving you a gift that keeps on giving year after year, and every time you see your yard you'll be reminded of your special wedding day."
3. A Gym Membership
Make that two! The couple that trains together remains together, but when you're paying twice the price to stay fit, weight isn't the only thing you're losing, points out Lizzy Ellingson, Founder of Blueprint Registry. "Asking friends and family to help contribute to a healthy lifestyle is the gift that keeps on giving." Plus, now you literally have no excuse not to hit the gym, right?
4. A Personal Home Organizer
Because when two become one a whole lot of clutter can come with them, notes Ellingson. "Clean up your act and register for personal organization services to help you start married life out without the mess of the past." Believe it or not, clutter can lead to higher levels of stress, conflict and even depression, all of which will ultimately take a toll on your marriage.
5. Meal Delivery
Simplify your life, and brush up on your cooking skills at the same time. "Meal delivery services span from gourmet dinners that only need reheating to DIY meals that come with every ingredient perfectly portioned out," tells Zale. The foodie guests in your crowd will definitely jump at the chance to spice up mealtime and buy you a subscription.