Wedding season is definitely upon us, and as someone who is getting married myself this year, I've got gifts on the brain! Wedding gifts are some of the hardest to buy, whether you've barely met one half of the couple or known them both your whole life. What do you buy two people with distinct personalities that will suit them both as they unite their lives together? It's a tough question, but there are ways to be strategic and items you can count on to fit just about any taste and style. Just read on for some ideas!
Simon Peace is one of our most popular wedding brands. With a stunning and diverse range of glass products, you're sure to find just the right glassware, vase, or bowl. Glass items are classic and timeless, and fit many tastes and styles. Right now, we're loving this new Simon Pearce Chelsea Optic Bowl and other Simon Pearce serving and decorative bowls
For those that love sharing time in the kitchen, we have plenty of options. This Atlas Pasta Machine is sold by our sister store Local Root, and works like a charm. With it, you can quickly and easily roll out and shape batch after batch of beautiful homemade pasta dough, that is not only impressive but completely delicious!
This popular Le Creuset French Oven, shown here in the Flame color, is always a great option. Well-known and much-loved, this particular item, as well as many other Le Creuset cookware pieces, is a stunning, versatile and practical option that will last for many years to come.
Whether avid cooks or occasional entertainers, every new household needs a reliable set of pots and pans. That's where All-Clad Stainless Steel Cookware comes in. You can buy individual pieces or pre-made sets, and then invite yourself over for dinner to see how they work.
For your favorite baker, these Pillivuyt Classic Pleated Ramekins comes in a variety of sizes, and are perfect for baking up individual cakes, custards and more. These are a kitchen favorite of mine, and I love serving up individual desserts in one pretty little porcelain package. Another gift you might want to take advantage of after giving it!
Like the Le Creuset French Oven, this Revol Rectangular Roasting Dish comes in a range of capacities, which makes it suitable for a wide variety of cooking and baking tasks. A good starter item for building out a beautiful kitchen collection.
Another essential kitchen tool - Knives! Local Root stocks the widest variety of them, including this good-looking German Chef's Knife from Friedr. Dick. We have many individual knives and knife sets for virtually any and all purposes - even the aspiring home butcher! A good chef's knife is useful for most kitchen cutting tasks, and another great kitchen staple.
Culinarium stoneware products are a really unique offering, great for those eco-minded folks, and also those who appreciate locally-sourced products. Made by a team on the North Shore in Massachusetts, they are local to us here in Cambridge and use recycled materials to create salt and pepper cellars, coasters, serving trays (like the one pictured) and more.
Italian design brand Alessi also makes unique, visually stunning Trays and Platters for serving, if high-design and stainless steel accents are more the vibe of the special bride and groom.
Glassware is great for both everyday and special occasions, and fortunately for you, the varieties we carry tend to be suitable for both! Gone are the days of pulling out that fine crystal just for when guests come over, today's more modern bride and groom appreciate items that can work in any environment. Schott Zwiesel has a big collection of glassware and stemware, including the new Vinao glasses, pictured below.
For the bride and groom who just love to entertain, this beautiful J.K. Adams Heritage Board Pioneer and Sabre Nature Small Cheese Knife are the perfect pair. The cheese knife comes in a variety of colors, so you can customize that to the pair, and together with the board it makes for a stunning presentation!
Last but not least, another product set that we think works great together. If you've got a couple you know loves color, this might be the thing to get! Here we've paired Libeco Home Bonnie Brae Tea Towels (shown with Lisbon Table Linen) and a Heath Ceramics Large Serving Bowl . Set on a table filled with sliced bread or a colorful salad, it'd look quite beautiful. The tea towels are ultra-absorbent, and come in bright, cheery colors.
What is your go-to wedding gift for a difficult duo?