12 more personal wedding gifts
The sky’s the limit: City skyline print
Shower the couple with a gift they’d never buy themselves but will surely appreciate: a customizable 8- by 10-inch print of the city skyline commemorating their big day. Matte and frame are available for an extra charge.
Stand and deliver: Jadeite cake stand
Can’t make it to the nuptials? Send the bride and groom a jadeite cake stand from Fishs Eddy. Up the “awww factor” and pair it with cupcakes sent from their favorite local bakery.
Bon Voyage: Passport holders
Give the jet-setting couple a pair of matching passport holders from Flight001. Made with leather, these holders are available in four colors: lime, blue, orange, and cement.
Good Clean Fun: Organic cotton towel collection
A modern-take on his and hers towels, this monogrammed set from West Elm can accommodate up to nine characters. The 100-percent organic cotton collection, available in white or grey, includes three sizes and a bath sheet.
Cook Up a Storm: Recipe cards
Bing : $40 to $45 for 50 cards, VO Handmade on Etsy
Help the Mr. and Mrs. jot down their (new!) family recipes with a delightful set of personalized cards. Choose from several designs and dozens of colors.
Frame of Mind: Picture frame
Bing : Picture frame
Showcase mementos from the big day in a custom frame. Place an invitation or ceremony program alongside a photo of the bride and groom. Another nostalgic option: Pair a picture of the couple’s first dance with the CD of their wedding song. If you didn’t capture the perfect shot on your camera, contact the photographer and ask for a sneak peek.
Self-Service: Glass dome serving tray
Give the happy couple a glass dome server that will become a mainstay at all their parties. The made-in-the-USA maple wood tray is perfect for housing fruit, cheese, or homemade treats.
Beating Hearts: Framed Map of Our Hearts
Bing : Framed Map of Our Hearts $75 for framed version, Bliss Bridal Gifts on Etsy
Spotlight the hometowns of the bride and groom with this framed map art. Or, pay homage to the cities where they met and got married. The geography, text, matting, and framing are customizable.
Class Act: Couples classes
Spoil the husband and wife with a fun class they can enjoy together. Sign them up for a cooking class at a culinary school or even a kitchenware store. If cooking isn’t their thing, let them try a hobby they’ve always wanted to learn, like ballroom dancing or sailing.
Tastemaker's Choice: Cook books
If gifting a single-use appliance, such as an ice cream maker or waffle iron, is too traditional for you, surprise the newlyweds with a novelty recipe book (or two). The Perfect Scoop and Waffles offer mouth-watering concoctions like Vietnamese coffee ice cream and cornmeal waffles with cheddar, chipotle, and green onions.