Offbeat Registry Items for the Space Challenged

One size does not fit all, especially for those of us who reside in very small apartments. When registering for our upcoming nuptials, my fiance and I found ourselves faced with all of the traditional options, which for the most part did not fit our lifestyle or needs. A 16 piece china set? No thanks. Our dishes are carefully pared down to the bare essentials. Here are a few of the (slightly offbeat) items that did make it on the list.

1. Camping and Hiking Gear
Kept in a storage unit when not in use, camping and hiking gear are perfect for the weekend when we need to get out of the city for a bit.

2. Cookbooks and Decor Books
Our bookshelf is one place where we like to indulge a bit. While we might not have room for all of the cooking extras, we always have room for a few new recipes.

3. Gardening Tools
Another weekend hobby. We keep up a garden in the yard we share with our neighbors.

4. Music
We decided to start a record collection (I know, a little late to the party) and albums collected from our wedding will be a memento we can enjoy for a long time.

5. Bikes
This one is kind of a long shot, but we would love a pair of bikes for getting around the neighborhood.

Are you a small space dweller who has recently tied the knot? How did you navigate the world of gift registries?

(Image credits: Kim Lucian)