When it comes to wedding gifts, some couples are strict "registrationists." Going off-registry is simply not allowed.
Sometimes, however, it's a good idea to break the rules. While it's important to respect the wishes of the bride and groom and give them what they've asked for, there might be a perfect gift out there that they didn't even know they wanted. Giving a surprise present can be a meaningful way to show your friends and family how much you care about them, how well you know them and how much you support their union.
The key to giving wedding gifts off the registry is making sure they're AWESOME. Also, it's probably a good idea to keep the size of the gift in mind. While an impossible dinner reservation will always be welcome, no matter the size of the apartment, a giant margarita maker may not.
Here are 11 wedding gifts worth buying off-registry.