I’m in the season of life where every summer is filled with weddings. I’ve been lucky to travel all over the country to attend some pretty memorable wedding receptions (and after-parties).
I’ve noticed that lots of my friends have not signed up for traditional wedding registries. It might be a generational turn towards prioritizing experiences over things (a typical Millenial stereotype) or the reality that many couples live together for years before getting married. Regardless, it seems like many of my friends already bought that Kitchen-Aid mixer one winter when they got obsessed with making every recipe from the Tartine cookbook… so what else could I get for my favorite couple that will help them start their next chapter together?
Sometimes you find yourself wanting to buy a wedding gift for your favorite friend, and without a registry to guide you, you feel stumped. If, for whatever reason, you don’t feel good about gifting a card stuffed with cash, I put together a roundup of my go-to off-registry wedding gifts that will delight even well-established newlyweds.
Here’s where I shop for wedding gifts:
AHeirloom is one of our favorite collaborators. Their cutting boards are super fun for cooking or entertaining — a super practical gift for newlyweds.
Fog Linen‘s big brass spoon. It’s just… so pretty?
Leon & George sends healthy potted plants in modern vessels directly to your friends. Plus, it’s a low-stakes project they can work to keep alive together! A great gift to encourage your friend’s green thumb, or just freshen the air in their apartment.
Sqirl offers a jam membership club that’s sure to be delicious. Or you could send a one time jammy gift box, for months’ worth of easy Saturday morning breakfasts in bed.
Cotton & Flax linen napkins are nice to give as a set, whether you’re gifting two or twelve!
Fruitsuper‘s modern match striker is a constant bestseller in our retail shop! Everyone just seems to love it. What newlyweds wouldn’t love a gift that encourages them to play with fire??
Morrow‘s alpaca throw blankets are perfect for relaxing on the sofa and binging Russian Doll on Netflix (seriously, have you watched it yet??)
East Fork offers gorgeous ceramic dinnerware, all handmade in the Blue Ridge Mountains. A set of East Fork ice cream bowls would be a welcome invitation for your favorite couple to Kon-Mari their mis-matched, chipped bowls.
Material offers just three styles of knives, but that’s really all anyone needs to create something delicious in their kitchen. The knife trio would be my pick for the couple who loves to cook together.
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