Wedding Gifts Under $200

Many marriages now occur when couples are over the age of 25. They're likely to already have two sets of the basics: blenders, toasters, microwaves, can openers, etc. Instead of just upgrading their everyday appliances, why not treat them to something that ups their kitchen game to the next level. Slow cookers, especially those available at this price level (All-Clad, KitchenAid and Breville) allow the newlyweds more time out of the kitchen, a stand mixer increases the chances you'll be the recipient of delicious home-baked treats, a knife block set sharpens their cooking skills, and there are very few wedding gifts that eclipse the popularity of a Le Creuset dutch oven. For oenophiles, wine racks or cabinets rock, while cocktail partiers will love an ice bucket and tongs set, especially if it's engraved with their initials.

A traditional wedding gift need not be old-fashioned: There's nothing stodgy about a piece of Waterford wedding crystal. Of course, there's something to be said about hot modern presents, and literally so when it's a sleek portable indoor glass fireplace or rustic outdoor fire pit. Put the finishing touch on the outside of the couple's home with an impressive address plaque, or give the perfect indoor luxury with thousand-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheet sets, an elegant centerpiece bowl, or any of Julia Knight's elegantly enameled housewares.