It’s May, which means wedding season is officially underway! I love weddings, especially those that really exude the personality of the couple getting married. When I choose a wedding gift, I try to mirror that individuality by picking a gift that is uniquely fitting for the bride and groom. The best wedding gifts reflect the couple’s originality and show that you were thinking specifically of them when you picked it out.
Of course, some couples you know better than others. It’s easy to pick out a thoughtful and unique gift for your best friend… a little more difficult to be really creative with a coworker or second cousin who you barely know.
Here’s my guide to the best wedding gifts, based on things like age, life-stage, and general interests.
Twenty-Something + First Real Home = Italian Pitcher or Vase
These are the types of statement pieces that work with any style and become instant family heirlooms.
Left: Small Cherry Pitcher by Ceramiche d’Arte Tuscia
Right: Venice Fruit Vase by Ceramiche d’Arte Tuscia
Small Home + Already Have “Necessities” = Salad Bowl
Because everyone can use a cool salad bowl (and they double as fruit bowls between salads).
Left: La Fiesta Salad Bowl by Talavera Vazquez
Right: Large Mixing Bowl with Blue Stripes by Gorky Gonzalez.
Older Couple + Established Home = Beautiful Serving Platter
These classic Italian serving platters elevate any meal and can also be hung on the wall for decoration.
Left: Rectangular Serving Platter – Tuscan Fruit by Ceramiche d’Arte Tuscia
Right: Oval Serving Platter – Lemons on Red by Ceramiche d’Arte Tuscia
Couple Who Loves to Entertain = Cheese Plate or Vino Pitcher
Contemporary Style + Colorful Personalities = Large Vase for Long Stems
Modern Esthetic = Bold White Decor
For the minimalist couple, these hand-crafted pieces add subtle character to a modern landscape.
Left: White Footed Bowl by Ceramica Valenciana
Right: Chalk White Long Platter with Floral Relief by Gorky Gonzalez
If you don’t know where to start, I suggest looking at a couples’ registry online. Even if you don’t want to buy what’s listed, it will give you an idea of their style preferences and what they need. Have questions about buying the best wedding gifts? Call or email us… we’d love to discuss some options with you.