How do you rate yourself as a wedding guest? Someone who chooses any item from a gift registry that fits your budget, or do you seek the gift of excellence, excitement but also practicality--going off the registry to find that ideal gift the bride and groom never knew they really needed?

While you can still take a gander at the couple's registry, consider this list of wedding "must-haves," selected from the finest quality products, designed to make life easier. Among these outstanding gifts, we kept budget in mind as well--but the bride and groom will be convinced you paid a pretty penny. We identified items that meet nearly every aspect of what it takes to start a new life and home together, which will prompt the bride and groom to thank you for thinking outside their registry box.