Deciding on the perfect wedding gift for a beloved newlywed couple or looking for items to add to your own registry can be a bit challenging. You don't want a gift that is too expensive, but you do want to have something that is useful and carries some meaning.
The wedding gift communicates hope in the new relationship and your support in the couple's new life together. Also, the gift will be a memento for years to come, marking both their special day and the growth and maturation of their love and life together. Read on for the five best wedding gifts.
All-Purpose Stemless Wine Glass Set
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A stemless wine set is a poignant and useful gift for the newlyweds in your life. It is stylish, simple, and classic. You know that the newlyweds will cherish this gift for years to come.
Select a set made of fine crystal, which will be perfect for a special evening, a fancy event, or a summer evening of barbecuing at home. A stemless set of wine glasses is an excellent choice whether the recipients are wine lovers or only drink for special occasions. Nothing says celebration, relaxation, love, and romance like a good glass of wine.
Fine Cookware Set
Any new home needs a new set of cookware. Whether a couple has been together for years before tying the knot, or they experienced love at first sight and are getting married after a few months, a fine cookware set shows practicality and thoughtfulness as a gift. Cookware sets have daily use. And they consist of items every home kitchen needs, for occasional cookers or master home chefs.
Opt for a set that has four of the essential cooking tools: a frying pan, a saucepan, a saute pan, and a dutch oven. These items can quickly help the newlyweds stir up a quick evening stew, a fancy dinner for two, or a family feast. As a bonus, you might get them a hanging hardware set and give them a way to organize their new set. Their kitchen, and the couple's primary chef, will thank you for that added consideration.
Also, choose an environmentally friendly set that can tolerate very high heat. You may want to veer away from anything with Teflon, as that material can wear over time and cause long-term health issues. Find cookware that has a non-toxic ceramic coating to ensure food won't stick to it. The couple will thank you every morning as they easily flip their eggs.
You can also purchase a nice set of cast iron pieces that will grow with the couple's marriage and love. Many cast iron sets are so durable and long-lasting that they become family heirlooms passed down from generation to generation. Many cookware sets suffer from wear and tear, so choose one that will stand the test of time, like the couple's marriage.
A quality cheese board is a fine gift for the couple that loves to host or stay in and enjoy time alone. If you're creating your own registry, this is something you surely want to add. A cheese board is a great conversation piece when having people over, it makes for quick and easy cleanup on game night, and it serves as a constant reminder for the couple to enjoy each other's company.
Cheese boards now come in an array of different styles, woods, and shapes, so be sure to choose one that reflects the couple's love and personality. If the couple loves animals, you can choose a board that features the outline of their favorite canine companion or feline friend. There are also boards in the shape of states, and others that feature resin coating to provide a touch of elegance. Some boards mimic the look and feel of ocean waves, perfect for the surfing pair or the beach bumming couple.
Some of the best woods for a cheese board are Sheesham golden rosewood, boxwood, ebonized boxwood, or walnut. These durable materials are easy to clean, have a sleek look, come in an assortment of different shades, and are good at locking out moisture. To truly impress the pair, gift the board with a nice bottle of wine to encourage their first stay-at-home date and ensure that they enjoy their new cheese board.
Granite Mortar and Pestle Set
A granite mortar and pestle set is a surefire way to show that you care. This is a common set to have in any kitchen. It makes fajita night a cinch, even after a long day in the Big Apple. The pair will reach for this set to grind some spices for enhanced flavor, aroma, and texture. They'll use it time and time again for chips and salsa. The granite and mortar sets tend to improve with age, like a solid marriage. The couple will surely hand down the set to future generations and share it with loved ones.
A quality kitchen stand mixer will become a fixture in any kitchen. Most people don't realize they need one until they have one. Definitely add this item to your registry. You'll be happy you did.
Stand mixers are handy tools to have when whipping up a cake or following along on a recipe with your favorite cooking show. If you're looking for the perfect gift, this will be great for the foodies who love to make their own tortillas or whip up some homemade butter.
Add an extra attachment for a personal touch. For example, the pasta maker is an affordable and great feature. It will encourage the couple to grow in the kitchen and bring them closer as they whip up their own homemade serving of pasta and enjoy the New York skyline from home.
Finding the perfect wedding gift for the soon-to-be-married couple in your life, or filling out a registry for your own wedding is a fun and exciting experience. Martin Busch Jewelers offers a slew of services to help couples maintain their special jewelry pieces or find the perfect gift to celebrate their love. What did you think of our list of best wedding gifts? Did we miss one that you know is thoughtful? Come by or leave a message to let us know. We'll happily add your suggestions to our list.