By Cora L. Diekman

Published on August 1, 2016

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Photography by KATE SPADE NEW YORK

by Cora L. Diekman

This piece is a showstopper, and every kitchen deserves at least one glam accessory.  (Plus, Kate Spade!)

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Photography by WEST ELM

One gift that is sure to be used year round – a lovely linen sheet set as versatile as it is beautiful, keeping sleepers warm in the winter and cool in the summer.  Crafted from fine Belgian flax, they’re soft and breathable with a well-loved lived-in look.

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Photography by LOCAL + LEJOS

It may seem like an unlikely wedding gift, but EVERYONE needs chic storage solutions.  Forego the standard ho-hum bins and gift them with something that has serious style.

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Photography by LOVE & VICTORY

This gorgeous his-and-hers set is a nod to the big day, and a gift that’s sure to make the favorites list.

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Photography by PICNIC AT ASCOT

After months of stressful planning, the post-wedding couple will be need of a little well-deserved relaxation.  Help them achieve weekend R+R with this clever picnic backpack (that also serves four, so expect an invite).

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Photography by CANVAS HOME LLC

Because everyone needs at least one chic ‘everything’ bowl in the kitchen.  

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Photography by ABRAMS BOOKS

Everyone needs a go-to book for leisurely perusing on the laziest of weekends – coffee in hand, of course.

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Photography by SAVANNAH HAYES

For couples who crave decor with edge, this beautiful throw has a bold tribal vibe with neutral colors that will compliment any decor.

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Photography by KATE SPADE NEW YORK

Their rings deserve to be stored in style, and no one does it better than Kate Spade.

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Photography by REMODO

For couples moving into a new place, this gorgeous room-in-a-box set in bold coral tones makes it easy to start out in high style.

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Photography by JULISKA

This is not your mother’s casserole.  And a delicious covered dish never goes out of fashion.

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Photography by CB2

A fun gift is always appreciated.  Pair this cheeky milk carton creamer with some gourmet coffee and guarantee the couple many happy (and well caffeinated) mornings to come.

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Photography by KATE SPADE NEW YORK

They’ll want to cherish the big day forever, and Kate Spade does it with unmatched style.

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Photography by W&P DESIGN

If the happy couple likes to entertain, this eye-catching book is a must.

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Photography by SELETTI

With a piece this unique, you’ll never have to worry that the couple received two.

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Photography by KATE SPADE NEW YORK

Who wouldn’t appreciate the simple elegance of these chic traditional-meets-modern toasting glasses?

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Photography by ONE FINE NEST

This lovely blanket made from African mud cloth has tribal vibe that would also play well with Scandinavian-inspired decor.  The couple can use this throw in a guest room, living space, or draped over a favorite chair.

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Photography by DENY DESIGNS

This double sided cutting board is so versatile and glam (and affordable!) you may want to pick up another for yourself.

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Photography by INDEGO AFRICA

Authentically handwoven out of local Rwandan sweetgrass, this versatile basket can be hung on the wall, or used to hold fruit or personal treasures.

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Photography by GLOBAL VIEWS

Part sculpture and part candle holder, these stylish little pieces look great on their own or lined up along a shelf or dinner table.

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Photography by JUNIPER BOOKS

Help the couple start a library that also doubles as bookshelf art.

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Photography by MENU

They’ll be inundated with kitchen items, so why not consider a gift that’s appropriate for any room of the house?  This minimalist clock fits the bill.

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Photography by ARTERIORS

Few gifts are as useful or versatile as a serving tray.  This matte copper version is so glam, it can double as decor when not in use.

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Photography by KATE SPADE NEW YORK

It’s not your average salad set, with this adorable message engraved onto the spoon: “Turn Over A New Leaf.”  So sweet!

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Photography by ABRAMS BOOKS

Chances are the couple will receive at least one cookbook as a wedding gift, but not THIS cookbook.  Who doesn’t love a good dumpling?  And they’ll have fun learning how to make them at home when staying in includes trying new recipes.

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Photography by SERENA & LILY

These are so incredibly useful (available in two sizes) that you may want to pick up more than one.

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Photography by MODERN MUD

A monogrammed gift is one of the most personal ways to offer congratulations to the newlyweds, and they’ll appreciate the heartfelt gesture.

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Photography by BLUMA PROJECT

Handmade by artisans in Peru, this colorful print is sure to keep the mood bright in the newlywed’s space.

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Photography by MOE’S HOME COLLECTION

White is classic, and meshes with any decor.  Every home needs an all-occasion vase that’s just as lovely minus the flowers.

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Photography by TURKISH T

Loomed in Turkey, these luxurious 100% cotton bath towels are beautiful enough to reserve for guests, but too tempting not to use every day.

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Photography by SIMPLY CURATED

Give the couple the gift of serenity with this lovely hand poured 100% soy candle in a design inspired by vintage barware – and when the candle is finished, the glass can be reused for cocktails.

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Photography by KATE SPADE NEW YORK

Everyone loves a Kate Spade accessory, and this one doubles as storage – corralling small items like jewelry or change.

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Photography by DESIGN IDEAS

Yes – when a wastebasket is this decorative and lovely, it’s definitely gift-worthy.

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Photography by ABRAMS BOOKS

Give them the gift of home baked goodies – savory and sweet!

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Photography by VIETRI

They’ll need something to serve all of those delicious homemade treats – this glamorous cake stand is just perfect.

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Photography by UMBRA

For couples who like to entertain, this portable table tennis set is ideal for on-the-spot gaming when square footage is tight.

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Photography by UMBRA

This ladder is more than a modern statement piece – it doubles as towel, linen, or kitchen storage.  We love this idea, and the happy couple will, too.

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Photography by CLEVER DOORMATS

Set the right mood before guests even enter with this clever doormat.

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Photography by SAVANNAH HAYES

These modern geometric coasters are sure to be used again and again, and set out as decor when not in use.

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Photography by MURCHISON HUME

Pack a gift basket with plenty of luxurious items the couple actually needs – like this deliciously scented non-toxic cleaning solution that’s appropriate for any surface not harmed by water.

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Photography by SERENA & LILY

Every home needs a sleek champagne bucket, and this version has a modern edge any newlywed will love.

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Photography by KATE SPADE NEW YORK

This chic knife and server set glitters in silver plate with a lovely blue accent, for the couple who enjoys entertaining in style.

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Photography by CULTIVER

Lush linen bedding is always a good idea.

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Photography by CARDTORIAL

This is billed as a guest book, but since it’s filled with blank white linen paper, the couple can use it to record special moments or preserve snapshots of the wedding or honeymoon.  The book is assembled by hand and the hardwood cover is laser cut with a special ‘ever after’ message – definitely not your average album or journal.

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Photography by ARTFULLY WALLS

A framed heart is the perfect way to remember the big day – and may be customized with your choice of size and frame color.

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Photography by CANVAS HOME LLC

Keep water stains at bay with this clever bottle coaster that also doubles as a decorative bowl.

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Photography by BRIKA

For everyday dining, these adorable paint chip placemats will hit a note with any couple who have decorating or remodeling on the agenda.

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Photography by EUROPE2YOU

Serve anything on these lovely wooden trays – fruit, cheese, and of course olives.  Handcrafted entirely from 19th century European timber, these serving platters are truly unique.  Choose from three sizes – or give the lucky couple one of each.

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Photography by SELETTI

This hybrid dinner plate is sure to elicit conversation – in a good way.

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Photography by DOMINO

But of course. Pre-order our second book, available November 2016!