Setting up your wedding gift registry is one of the more fun things to do when you’re planning your wedding.
It’s great to set one up, mainly because most of your wedding guests will have no clue what to get you, and possibly default to the usual gifts that you buy for a newlywed couple.
That’s why we turn to Etsy! The opportunity to find something original, beautiful, and unique is endless and most items are handmade – which we love! 🥰
These include (among plenty of others) wedding items, home décor items, fashion things, and gorgeous must-haves!
This is perfect for the bride who is a little clueless about what to add to her wedding registry list + the bride who already owns everything.
Let’s dive right in!
9+ Fabulous things to add to your Wedding Gift Registry from Etsy
1. Wedding registry gifts for the kitchen
If you love to entertain guests in style, then you should definitely add special dinnerware and kitchen-related items to your wedding gift list.
We love the idea of bringing signature items to the table, especially if they are handmade and unique, or personalized! Start with basic items in pure white and glass, then add these extra special pieces to complete the look.
To make it more cozy and heartwarming, serve your signature dishes in your newly added wares.
These gorgeous custom cutting boards come in a variety of styles and are available in walnut, maple, and white oak. These make a great gift to add to your wedding registry because it is a reminder of your special day and will serve up many a charcuterie for years to come!
If rustic, earthy ceramics are your thing, then you’ll love these handmade beauties created by Kari Ceramics. There are many colors to choose from and the stylish design will complete the look of any Instagram-worthy pasta dish. Yum!
The custom labels idea is nothing new, but what makes this wedding registry gift item so unique is that it will 1) probably inspire the gift-buying wedding guest to actually buy the wine these labels will be stuck unto, too, and 2) won’t it be super fun to sip a glass of “special wine” on each anniversary date?
Yup, more mugs! But these aren’t just any mugs – these are gorgeous, ombre-colored mugs with beautiful designs and whimsical text on them. Add these to your wedding gift registry, because these are the mugs you’ll want to drink coffee in each morning, together! 🤩
2. Wedding registry gifts for the bedroom
There are so many things to add to your wedding gift registry when it comes to the bedroom. From jewelry holders and organizers to something more intimate to awaken the senses with your new spouse – you decide!
Waen is one of my absolute favorite shops on Etsy – just look at the beautiful stained glass items! 😍
This ring dish makes a perfect addition to your wedding registry under items you’d like to add in the bedroom.
Make your bedroom extra special with this relaxing gift set – you can buy the candle separately, or have the entire set which includes bath salts and matches. It is beautifully packaged and is one of the more affordable items to add to your wedding gift registry.
3. Wedding registry gifts for the walls
Adding something new to the walls in your home, whether in the home office, bedroom, or living room, can just add that little extra pizzazz to round it all off!
And shopping for wall art and prints on Etsy is something you can happily set time aside for as each one is more unique than the previous, plus some have the option of digital downloads and print-it-yourself.
A beautiful keepsake such as a custom map print is a great addition to a wedding registry for the home. It gleams with gorgeous foil detail and makes a statement that will look good anywhere. Love it! ❤️
Another beautiful wedding registry gift idea to add to your list of things for the walls in your home is a custom print of your wedding venue. This will make a lovely addition to any room or area to brighten up your space.
Just like the foiled map print listed earlier (the heart-shaped one), this will make a stunning addition to your home as newlyweds. Totally personalized, it shows where you’ve met, got engaged, and married.
Even though this item is a digital download, you can happily add this beautiful marriage poem to your wedding registry. Wedding guests will likely print and frame it so that it is ready to hang on your walls.
4. Wedding registry gifts for the garden
Most people forget that there are some couples who love to be outdoorsy and in nature. And there’s a whole new world of wedding gifts to add to your list in this department – if this is you!
5. Useful items for your wedding gift registry
Obviously, you can’t add hundreds of items to your wedding registry (what a shame), so make sure the items that you do add, serve a purpose.
One of the more unique and useful gift ideas to add to your registry is something that will help keep the romance alive. These 100 date night ideas are color coded and come in a cute jar.
Speaking of date night, some couples prefer to stay in and still have fun. This item is a perfect idea to add to your wedding registry as it is thoughtful and on the more affordable side for those wedding guests on a tight budget.
6. Special memorabilia wedding registry gifts
This is definitely something unique to add to your wedding gift registry. Help guests to get you something special to remember the day by.
Kudos if you can hang it in the house for them to see every time they come and visit. Like this Paper cut personalized wedding venue by ThePaperRosesCo. Plus it comes framed and ready to hang!
This stunning work of art is 100% handmade. It is delicately cut by hand and framed to make a beautiful keepsake for your home.
All you need to do is send a photo of the wedding venue and The Paper Roses Company will make it for you and even add some extra details like text and quotes if you want them too.
Another special gift idea for your wedding registry is this custom record vinyl where you can add that special song you both adore together. It comes with a wooden stand to give it that extra something so that you can place it anywhere in your home.
Another beautiful item to add to the wedding registry is something you as newlyweds can celebrate together. This personalized ornament will look beautiful on your Christmas tree, or anywhere else really.
7. Wedding registry gifts for the artistic couple
If you and/or hubby are the artistic or craftsy kind, why not add something to your wedding registry in this category?
This activity will provide ample fun and bonding by being one of those quirky things to do on date night! It includes some drinks and confectionary options, too, if you wish to add those to your order.
Painting date night box by TheCraftSocietyUK on Etsy
8. Pets are family, too!
Pet-loving wedding guests will appreciate that you’ve added something on your wedding gift list for the fur-babies!
We have seen so many cute pet related gifts that we adore, it was challenging to decide which ones to feature here.
Our all-time favorite is this custom ceramic pet portrait figurine by RyabaVoshCeramics. Send your pet photo along to this Etsy shop owner to have your special pet figurine made! #StoleMyHeart
Custom pet portrait figurine by RyabaVoshCeramics on Etsy
9. Wedding registry gifts for the living room
Many couples who have been living together for some time before getting married will likely have all the necessities for the newlywed home.
If you feel the need to rather ask for monetary gifts, be sure to add some physical items on your wedding registry, too, for those wedding guests who’d rather prefer buying you a gift – items for the living room are great for this.
10. Special wedding registry gifts
These wedding registry gift ideas are extra special and are perfect additions to your list. The wedding guests who know you best will be more likely to grab these for your wedding day!
Kintsugi is a golden joinery art form in which broken pottery is repaired with gold. The bowl becomes more beautiful when we embrace its history, changes and journey.
Similarly, this is a beautiful tradition to bring into your marriage and can be celebrated at every point of your life together.
The last entry on our wedding gift registry list is this beautiful keepsake box with custom engraving on top. Add your photos and special memory items inside to go through every once in a while. The box is pretty enough to display anywhere in your home.
You will soon realize, as you pick items for your wedding registry, that it will consist mostly of things for your new home (and life) as a newlywed couple together.
With that being said, there’s no such thing as an “incorrect” wedding registry list. If you feel you want to add mostly décor items – do it!
How to set up your wedding gift registry
1. Choose your gifts by price range
You can’t really add only the highly priced, top-of-the-range kind of items to your wedding registry. Not everyone can afford it. You might get one of those items on your list if you’re lucky.
The best way to handle this is to add gifts by different price ranges: Decide on the number of gifts per price range, based on your total wedding guest count.
2. Add what you really need
It’s easy to get caught up in all the pretty things for your home / new lifestyle together. But think of the things you really need, not just the stuff that you want.
Rather add the kind of gifts that will be useful, such as a kitchen appliance or curtains for the guest bedroom. Of course, you can add some luxuries too, if you really want to.
The challenge is to figure out what it is that you really have a need for and add it to the list first.