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Five years ago, the only option when creating a wedding registry list was an endless supply of household items designed to complement your new life in your new home together. However, what if you have lived together for years and you have already successfully set up your home? An influx of shiny cutlery and matching crockery may not be on the top of your gift wish list. Here are four alternatives made with modern couples in mind.

The Honeymoon Gift List

After shelling out for the wedding of your dreams, you may not have a huge amount of funds to put towards your honeymoon. The latest marriage gift list websites allow couples to create their dream honeymoon itinerary and allow guests to contribute by choosing one of the many options and activities available. That flight upgrade, those cocktails at sunset, a treatment or two, these are all gift options to help make your honeymoon unforgettable. This type of gift list means you can really get creative with your thank you letters expressing your gratitude for the over water villa in the Maldives rather than waxing lyrical about that fancy spatula you received.

Make Memories

If your honeymoon is all booked and your kitchen is fully stocked up, why not plan a few exciting experiences to enjoy as a married couple? That trip you have always wanted to take, that activity you have always wanted to try, this gift list is for you. A gift list of this kind will make your first year as newlyweds full of surprises and new experiences. These gifts are extra special as you will always think of them and be reminded of the generosity of your friends and family. You can include items to suit a wide range of budgets from £20 to £500 or more.

Bucket List Purchases

Kitchen essentials may be associated with traditional gift lists but that doesn’t mean that they are out of date. So, maybe you want to dedicate a portion of the money to those luxury purchases you would never splash out on yourselves? You may not have use for plates, cups and glasses but what about that blender you’ve always wanted or the fancy knife set you’ve never had the funds to buy?

Mix and Match Wedding List

What if (in an ideal world), you could have a pot of money to allocate to all of the above? Gift2us is a gift list with a difference. It allows you to create a gift list that includes a variety of gifts from a range of websites. Another advantage is that it includes other stores besides the traditional ones that offer gift registry options. You can choose to spend your funds at a range of stores including Harvey Nichols, Kuoni and Royal Caribbean and you can split the funds between your favourite shops.

While different generations have different opinions when it comes to cash donations, these gift lists give you the best of both worlds.

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