Wedding gifts by price
Under $75: Kate Spade Two of a Kind glasses
Finding a wedding present for the happy couple that's appropriate, useful and affordable takes savvy shopping. There are also sweet spots for spending, so here we suggest gracious wedding gift ideas in three price categories. – by Shannon McCarthy
Kate Spade often peppers her elegant products with a little whimsy, and this time she’s doing it for the just-married crowd. The terrific twosome can toast their happiness with highball or double old-fashioned barware etched with couple-centric designs.
Under $75: CorningWare French White bakeware sets
A mutual future usually means a lot of entertaining of friends and family is on tap, so cookware sets as versatile as CorningWare’s French White collection are top wedding present picks. Chip-resistant stoneware takes on baking and cooking chores, sets a classy table, and cleans up (almost) effortlessly in the dishwasher.
Under $75: Engraved silver photo albums
Bing | Engraved silver photo albums
Sentimental without being smarmy, a sleek silver-plated photo album pleases every personality type, and because it commemorates their wedding, it’ll find a place of honor in the new couple’s home. Personalize it with etched initials, monogram or full names, and add the nuptial date to literally mark the day.
Under $75: Kosta Boda Mine collection
Bing | Kosta Boda Mine collection
Decorative wedding gifts are always awesome, but what if these objects of beauty could be practical, too? Kosta Boda melds both qualities in its stellar Mine collection of tumblers, dinnerware and sweetly sized ice cream bowls, all swirled with lashings of the company’s signature luscious colors.
Under $75: Stainless steel barware sets
Bing | Stainless steel barware sets
Cocktail culture is hot, and if your connubial couple are part of that crowd, they’ll happily hone their mixology skills with a set of well-made bar tools. Stainless steel collections offer shine plus durability, and must-haves include strainers, mixing spoons, citrus peelers, muddlers, bottle openers and bar knives.
Under $100: Michael Aram housewares
Bing | Michael Aram housewares
Help the happy couple cocoon with indulgent extras for their home. Anything from the Michael Aram line of artful décor or housewares will make an unforgettable wedding gift: This popular designer brings an artisan, handmade look and organic, nature-inspired vision to everything he creates.
Under $100: Wedding gift baskets
Bing | Wedding gift baskets
Did you browse that wedding gift registry a little too late and all the good stuff is gone? Consider a last-minute present sure to impress. Wedding gift baskets offer a bounty of goodies, and at this price you'll find deluxe bundles of wine, champagne, fine chocolates and other gourmet treats.
Under $100: DeLonghi EC155 espresso machine
Whether they’re certified java junkies or only newbies to the caffeine habit, a shiny new espresso machine is guaranteed to garner a particularly enthusiastic thank-you note. This well-reviewed two-cup DeLonghi model not only brews super-strong espresso, but – of course – that coffee house fave, cappuccino, too.
Under $100: Cuisinart ICE-30BC ice cream maker
What’s the best wedding gift to get the couple not into cocktails or coffee? We don’t know anyone who doesn’t like ice cream, so we’re guessing this highly rated maker will hit the mark. It’s even a good gift for health-conscious couples, as it also concocts frozen yogurt and light sorbet.
Under $100: Woven photo throws
Bing | Woven photo throws
Newly wedded couples are typically some of the most touchy-feely folks around; want to up the cuddle quotient? Find your favorite photo of them and have it transferred to a soft and snuggly throw blanket. Some companies offer collage layouts, monograms, date stamps and more for extra personalization.