10 Stylish Wedding Gift Ideas and Why We Love Them
Wedding season is in full swing, which means it’s also gifting season. Wedding gift shopping can be as overwhelming as finding the right thing to wear, especially when you want to land something special that the bride and groom will be thrilled with.
To take some of the worry out of searching for the perfect gift, we asked three of our talented Elite designers — Ashley Redmond, Neila Hutt and Braun + Adams — to put together a short list of their favorites this season. Their picks made us smile, not only for their stylish good looks, but because finding the perfect gift just got a whole lot easier.
Check out these 10 designer-approved gift ideas to fit every budget and design style.
# 1 The Gift of Decorist ($299 a room)
The perfect move-in gift for the bride- and groom-to-be is the gift of beautiful design. Learning the best way to share a space, combine tastes and comingle furniture can be daunting. Our friends at TheKnot.com agree. As their gift experts put it, “A finished room where a couple can both feel at home? Now that’s the ultimate newlywed gift.”
For $299, the nesting lovebirds will get two initial concept boards, a final room design with layout, a personalized shopping list and $100 dollars toward their furniture purchase with a minimum purchase of $1,000. And it all comes stylishly packaged and delivered to their door or inbox.
In addition to having direct messaging access with the designer of their choice, they will receive our complimentary purchasing service with no designer commission.
Sweeten your gift with a little extra shopping credit so the newlyweds can pick out whatever furniture they want. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org to customize your gift.
Opting for more bohemian, nature-inspired objects, Ashley thoughtfully chose from her latest favorites that are both functional and super chic.
#2 Wooden Bowl from Charish ($168)
Primitive and rustic, this gorgeous vintage wooden dough bowl is a beautiful accent on almost any countertop or table. It’s the kind of bowl that will always be on display as a reminder of your gift-giving prowess. Made by Rug & Relic, it’s hand-hewn from different woods and is traditionally used for everything from making bread to holding fruit from the market.
#3 Moroccan Wedding Throw from Anthropology ($128)
Cream colored wool is embellished with white fringe and silver sequins to echo the ancient Berber artistry of Moroccan wedding blankets. This gorgeous and generously sized imported blanket is one-of-a-kind and certainly very apropos. Draped at the foot of the bed or over the back of their sofa, this beautiful textile delivers tons of texture and charm.
#4 Tortoise Shell Old Fashioned from Hudson Grace ($14 each)
Handblown glass is striated to mimic rich tortoise shell, which brings an element of masculine cool to a bar cart or the contents on display inside glass front cabinets. Great for summertime weddings and many stylish cocktail parties to come.
Shop according to your budget from Neila’s quick list that ranges from the traditional to the totally artistic. A little something to speak to a range of design tastes.
In the more affordable range, this pretty matte porcelain frame from Jonathan Adler’s Charade Collection is wedding photo-ready and simple enough to work with any design style. Combining contemporary and traditional elements, this chic frame makes a stylish and functional gift.
#6 Single Stem Vase by Heath Ceramics ($108)
This minimalist classic vase will never go out of style and you simply can’t go wrong with any Heath Ceramics vase. Taking inspiration from the original Heath bud vase designed in the 1950s, this mid-priced gift stands out for its refined, contemporary lines. Available in six gorgeous colors, Neila is partial to this mottled neutral aptly called Cool Lava.
#7 Kaleido Trays by HAY ($200 for set of 7)
For a bit of a splurge for the couple who’s more adventurous, these fun and versatile steel trays will give a modern edge to their new shared home. They’ll have fun creating a colorful nested tray-scape by moving the individual trays around to create tabletop art. They can also be broken up and used more functionally as stylish caddies for jewelry and other small items.
Consider any of these beautiful, functional kitchen essentials from Braun + Adams’ shortlist of must-haves.
#8 Copper Ice Bucket from Williams Sonoma ($130)
Bar accessories always make great gifts but are even more appropriate for a newly-married couple who plan to do tons of entertaining. Though an ice bucket isn’t the first thing that comes to mind, it’s an invaluable piece to the bar cart equation. This handcrafted solid copper adaptation looks gorgeous even when not in use. The warm metal colors and bright polished finish is spot on with this year’s rose gold and brass mega trend.
#9 Staub Kettle from Goop ($175)
A French classic with sleek Japanese-inspires lines, this cast iron teakettle was made exclusively for Gwen Paltrow’s lifestyle brand Goop. According to Braun + Adams, if you’re going to have something permanently parked on your stove, it should be easy on the eyes. This beautiful gray enamel pot with brass hardware will help make the happy couple’s kitchen a lot more stylish.
#10 Marble Lazy Susan from Crate and Barrel ($100)
When form and function collide it’s a beautiful thing. This stunning lazy susan can function as a cheese board, serving platter or moving condiment caddy. The cool white marble with unique grey veining makes it a stylish standout that will no doubt find a home on their kitchen table for years to come. A lovely, memorable gift you just can’t go wrong with.
Thank you to our three incredible elite designers who have picked some fabulous wedding gift ideas. With the wedding season in full throttle these gift ideas will make you the favorite guest of every newlywed couple in your life.