Beyond The Scanner: Modern Wedding-Gift Ideas To Replace The Registry

We don't mean to give side-eye to any of our friends who use a registry scanner at a mass retail store, but sometimes...it just happens. After all, that whole ritual is so expected — and let's be real, often the picks are things the happy couple zapped on a whim after spending too much time walking the store aisles. 

So, when it comes down to selecting a gift for your friends, ditch the registry — and the rules. This year, the unexpected, the dual-purpose, and the slightly outlandish are all welcome, and they'll actually be a bright spot when your chums are unwrapping those bathroom towels from their aunts. Ahead, 10 thoughtful gifts at all price ranges bound to please the newly wedded.