Best Places for Same-Sex Wedding Registry - 2004
840 Brannan (at Seventh Street), 934-1938, www.rei.com
What's more treacherous: bare-knuckle rock climbing or taking the marital plunge? REI is probably the best solution for those who can't yet decide. The store's newly established gift registry is easily managed online, too.
340 Post (at Powell, on Union Square), 362-9450, www.williamssonoma.com
There's a reason why Williams-Sonoma is the Holy Grail of registry for the betrothed-to-be. Exotically flavored dipping oils, luxury bakeware, menacingly sharp cutlery, state-of-the art appliances -- what new home doesn't need this stuff?
Rainbow Wedding Network
This pride-themed aggregator is a fun way to shop several sites at once and put together an array of gifts, from books to garden tools to giant rainbow flags. Most enticingly, Rainbow Wedding Network is the official gay-and-lesbian registry for the discount travel Web site Orbitz, which offers a searchable system of gay-friendly hotels and vacation packages.