Not Your Mother’s Registry

If the great outdoors are calling you and your fiancé, why not register for matching sleeping bags and a cozy tent?
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Trending away from the predictable, couples are ditching convention and registering for items that match their lifestyle.

Move over crystal and sterling silver, here are six things topping registry lists that put the life in lifestyle:

1. Camping gear. Popular registry lists for outdoorsy couples include the best of the best in tents, sleeping bags, gadgets and pretty much anything cool from REI, Campmor and Sharper Image.

2. Travel gear. You're planning on going on a lengthy honeymoon and you don't need stuffy luggage to tote along with you. What you do need are ergonomically friendly backpacks, plane pillows and power converters.

3. Barware. "For couples who live to entertain, only the best in drinking-wear will do, from double old-fashioned glasses to high-quality Riedel wine glasses," says Joanna Kartalis, director of The Registry at Bloomingdale's.

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