12 Cool Items to Add to Your Registry

With wedding season in full swing, and many ceremonies planned for the days between Memorial Day and Labor Day, it’s time to finalize that wedding registry. Now that marriage equality is celebrating its one-year anniversary, plenty of same-sex couples are grabbing the scanner and selecting items to help their friends and family snag the perfect gift.

GayWeddings teamed up with Target for Pride Month to find the coolest, most stylish items to add to your registry. From road bikes to wine glasses, and hammocks to tanks, these items are perfect for the unique couple who loves to have fun.

Traveler’s Choice 3-Piece Freedom Hardsided Lightweight Spinner, Target.com


From your honeymoon to trips to visit in-laws, you’re likely in for some serious travel in the coming months. Stroll through TSA checkpoints in style with these mint blue suitcases. Made of water-resistant and tear-resistant fabric, this luggage is made for all climates, and every city on your bucket list.

Marcy 40” Cardio Exercise Trampoline, Target.com


While newlyweds are known to become homebodies in the first years of marriage, you’ll stay in shape (and have an infinite amount of fun) with this exercise trampoline made for adults. At a little wider than three feet, it can fit into tight spaces, and even includes a handlebar for extra support.

Smart Living Nantucket Quilted Reversible Hammock, Target.com


Whether you’re already happily co-habitating or looking forward to decorating a new place, this comfortable, reversible hammock is the perfect complement to patios, decks or backyards everywhere.

Tequila Mockingbird by Tim Federle, Target.com

As you create the home of your married dreams, you’ll undoubtedly want to invite friends over for drinks. Perfect classic cocktails with these 65 cocktail recipes, and learn a drinking game or two from this cheeky tome.

Women’s “Wife” Graphic Muscle Tank, Target.com


For the newly minted wives of the universe, nothing says, “Status: Taken,” like this fun printed tank.

Apple TV, Target.com


Receive the gift of connectedness with this streaming device that connects apps like HBO Go, iTunes, Hulu and Netflix to your television. It’s also compatible with Apple mobile devices like iPhones and iPads. Many happy hours of binge-worthy TV are ahead!

Schwinn Men’s Road Bike, Target.com


Whether you’re looking for a sleek way to get around the city or just a fun ride when the mood strikes, if you’re a road lover, you’ll want to start married life with a new set of wheels. It’s fully adjustable and designed for a variety of rides.

Plastic Stemless Wine Glasses, Target.com


Sometimes wine is serious business. Other times, when it’s infused with fruit for a sweet summer sangria or likewise bevy, wine can be pretty playful. Enjoy these adorable glasses with friends, or just the two of you on a warm, summer day.

Modern Ampersand “&” Decorative Figurine, Target.com


Leave the task of merging your home decor styles for later. Today, you’ll both agree that this stylish “&” figurine perfectly embodies the next phase of your relationship—together. No matter where you choose to display it, the message will ring loud and clear.

Coleman Evanston 6-Person Screened Tent, Target.com


There’s a big, wide world out there, and you two are ready to explore it together. Grab this spacious tent to keep the warmth inside, and the bugs, rain and wind outside.

Polaroid Snap Digital Instant Camera, Target.com


What are beautiful adventures without the photographic evidence to prove they happened? Grab this small, portable camera for an equal dose of fun and ‘90s nostalgia as pics print instantly with your choice of filters.

Cathy’s Concepts Personalized 30-oz. Aerating Wine Decanter, Target.com


This two-in-one serving tool does double duty as a beautiful serving carafe that also aerates wines to optimize flavor. Personalize it with a shared initial or your favorite letter.


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