11 Gardening Essentials for Your Wedding Registry
Forget the stuffy, old china — today's couples are registering for things they love and will actually use. If you're an avid gardener, why not take this opportunity to ask for a few splurge-worthy items? Or if you're a gardening newbie, use your wedding registry to stock up on outdoor essentials.
They say your wedding day is the first day of the rest of your life. That’s beautiful and all, but did you know that if you register for this copper hose pot, your wedding day is also the last day you'll ever have to suffer from a messy, knotted garden hose strewn haphazardly in your yard? Corral your forever-unruly hose in your brand-new copper pot and bask in marital bliss.
Buy It: Home Depot, $149
It's time to stop eyeing that cute planter and add it to your registry, instead. Pretty pots and planters add a polished touch to your garden and with proper care will last you for many years to come.
Buy It: Crate & Barrel, $79.95-99.95
This stylish six-sided cypress birdhouse is a must-have for your garden. A solid copper roof and matching copper perch complete the look, while offering a small opening that invites chickadees, bluebirds, swallows, nuthatches, titmice and wrens to your yard.
Buy It: Gardener's Supply Co., $134
Couples with green thumbs, listen up. Be sure to make garden gloves a top priority for your wedding registry. Not only will these gloves save your hands from soil and sunspots, but they'll serve as your first line of defense against losing the brand-new bling on your left hand.
Buy It: Terrain, $30
A must for any avid gardener is a sturdy and robust garden cart. Personally, we're partial to this pretty, little number. This cart is just as useful as a traditional wheelbarrow but twice as attractive. The best part? The flat-bottom design allows gardeners to transport without the risk of tipping over.
Buy It: Gardener's Supply Co., $299
Don't think twice about adding a durable watering can to your wish list. Simple though it may be, even novice gardeners know the importance of proper H2O.
Comfy Garden Seat
Go ahead and spend your afternoon pruning away, but make sure you're not killing your back in the process. Make a garden stool or seat a must-add item for your registry. Look for one that's adjustable and ergonomic for maximum comfort during use.
Buy It: Walmart, $47.77
Register for a durable garden tool bag to ensure you always have essentials within reach. Be sure to ask for a tote that has enough room for all your tools, plus SPF, bug spray and a water bottle.
Buy It: Hayneedle, $32.11
Go big or go home! Ask friends and family to gift a pair of durable gardening shears, and you'll be able to keep up your killer curb appeal year-round.
Buy It: Amazon, $42
Tool Essentials + Storage
Register for quality, durable, gardening tools and replace any worn-out shovels or rakes in your collection. As you're creating your wish list, try to envision how and where you will store your new tools. Then go ahead and register for any corresponding storage essentials you need, like this mobile storage caddy. Guests often bundle a few related items to create one larger gift. So by adding storage for your shovels to the list, you remove the guest guesswork.
Buy It: Gardener's Supply Co., $90
If you've got a lot of landscaping projects around your house, like refreshing existing flowerbeds or creating new gardens, a small but powerful tiller will save you time and prevent backaches.
Buy It: Amazon, $75