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If you’re engaged, you’ve already figured this out: Weddings are all about the bride. Just think about it — has anyone asked you what your tux looks like or how you envision your color scheme? And while it’s okay to let the bride take the reigns while planning, there’s one place you as the groom should step in: the registry. Of course, you’ll have staples on there like linens, flatware and kitchen essentials, but there are plenty of wedding registry ideas for guys.
After you convince the bride to be that you don’t need that many towels, make sure to throw in a few things just for you that’ll make your life a little easier — and a lot more fun. Not sure where to start? These are the 10 best wedding registry ideas for guys.
1. DR. J Professional HI-04 1080P Portable Movie Projector
When your wife wants to go to the movies for date night, take it up a notch and create a movie theater in your own home. All you need is this portable projector, which works both indoors and outdoors (though we’d recommend waiting until dusk before viewing outside). On top of that, this projector is compatible with TV Box, ChromeBook, PCs, laptops, tablets, Blue-ray/DVD players, SD Cards, USB flash drives, video games, media players, smartphones — you name it! The high resolution will make you feel like you’re in front of the silver screen, but in the comfort of your own home. If you really want to get fancy, go ahead and add a popcorn maker to your list too!
2. Kabob Grilling Baskets
If peak summer means working the grill, you’ll need these kabob grilling baskets in your arsenal. You’ll no longer have to struggle with skewers! Instead, each basket makes prepping separate dishes a cinch, especially for vegetarians. Their clever design, made from steel wire with a wooden handle, makes flipping easy, ensuring whatever you put on your kabob is grilled to perfection.
3. Husky Mechanics Tool Set
She may not be crazy about getting gifted tools now, but just wait until something breaks and you’re there to fix it with this handy set. It truly has everything you need, boasting 270 pieces total, including three ratchets, 148 sockets, 14 wrenches and 105 accessories. There’s also a lifetime warranty with no questions asked, so you’re set ‘til death do you part!
4. Weber 66011001 Genesis II E-310 3-Burner Natural Gas Grill
Everyone needs a few big ticket items on their wedding registry and we can’t think of a better one than a serious grill. This natural gas option from Weber will majorly up your grilling game. It features a fuel gauge so you never have to worry about running out, cast-iron cooking grates for superior heat retention and a high performance grilling system.
5. Industrial Brass & Copper Drink Dispenser
Absolutely unique, this handmade drink dispenser shows you’re a man of taste. Crafted from brass, copper and reclaimed wood, it holds any type of bottle. It also aerates your poison of choice, which is a nice touch. Regardless of your spirit of choice, it’ll look better when housed in this unique dispenser.
6. Honda Gas Walk Behind Push Mower
Doing yardwork is a heck of a lot more appealing when you have the right tools. The grass will be a lot greener on your side with the tri-action cutting system, high rear wheels, and a 160cc Honda engine with an auto choke system. To keep you comfy, the handle has an ergonomic design for easy pushing.
7. OontZ Angle 3 Bluetooth Portable Speaker
Whether it’s for the beach, your backyard or your living room, everyone needs a portable speaker. Don’t let its size fool you — this little guy delivers a lot of sound. It has an enhanced bass, crystal clear sound and can handle loud volume sans distortion. What’s more it boasts a 100-foot Bluetooth range and is water resistant, so you can keep your phone indoors while providing the soundtrack for your next pool party. What more could you ask for?
8. Orbit Oil and Vinegar Set
Your kitchen counter will look out of this world with this double-layered cruet set. It utilizes an old school technique to create a double bubble with mouth-blown glass. The two-in-one setup holds olive oil in the six-ounce outer layer and vinegar in the inner two-ounce layer.
9. Gorilla Ladders Aluminum Hybrid Ladder with Tray
Those hard to reach spots will be a lot more accessible with this aluminum ladder that reaches up to nine feet. It features a flip top project tray that folds out, so you can use it to hold everything from paint and tools to hardware. Though it’s light, it’s also sturdy and can hold up to 250 pounds.
10. Personalized Wine & Cheese Carousel
Talk about going for a spin! This multitasker combines a cheese board, wine bar and lazy Susan all in one. Use the rotating base to serve cheese, crackers, and fruit; set the wine bottle in the center opening; and hold six wine glasses in the notches of the top rack. Handmade from solid American cherry wood in Ohio, you can add a laser-engraved monogram to personalize this piece for you and your new wife.