50 gifts they didn’t register for (but should have)
wedding gift registry ideas they'll wish they'd known about.
Published Aug 1, 2016 6:00 AM
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by Cora L. Diekman
This piece is a showstopper, and every kitchen deserves at least one glam accessory. (Plus, Kate Spade!)
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.
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.
This gorgeous his-and-hers set is a nod to the big day, and a gift that’s sure to make the favorites list.
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).
Because everyone needs at least one chic ‘everything’ bowl in the kitchen.
Everyone needs a go-to book for leisurely perusing on the laziest of weekends – coffee in hand, of course.
For couples who crave decor with edge, this beautiful throw has a bold tribal vibe with neutral colors that will compliment any decor.
Their rings deserve to be stored in style, and no one does it better than Kate Spade.
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.
This is not your mother’s casserole. And a delicious covered dish never goes out of fashion.
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.
They’ll want to cherish the big day forever, and Kate Spade does it with unmatched style.
If the happy couple likes to entertain, this eye-catching book is a must.
With a piece this unique, you’ll never have to worry that the couple received two.
Who wouldn’t appreciate the simple elegance of these chic traditional-meets-modern toasting glasses?
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.
This double sided cutting board is so versatile and glam (and affordable!) you may want to pick up another for yourself.
Authentically handwoven out of local Rwandan sweetgrass, this versatile basket can be hung on the wall, or used to hold fruit or personal treasures.
Part sculpture and part candle holder, these stylish little pieces look great on their own or lined up along a shelf or dinner table.
Help the couple start a library that also doubles as bookshelf art.
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.
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.
It’s not your average salad set, with this adorable message engraved onto the spoon: “Turn Over A New Leaf.” So sweet!
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.
These are so incredibly useful (available in two sizes) that you may want to pick up more than one.
A monogrammed gift is one of the most personal ways to offer congratulations to the newlyweds, and they’ll appreciate the heartfelt gesture.
Handmade by artisans in Peru, this colorful print is sure to keep the mood bright in the newlywed’s space.
White is classic, and meshes with any decor. Every home needs an all-occasion vase that’s just as lovely minus the flowers.
Loomed in Turkey, these luxurious 100% cotton bath towels are beautiful enough to reserve for guests, but too tempting not to use every day.
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.
Everyone loves a Kate Spade accessory, and this one doubles as storage – corralling small items like jewelry or change.
Yes – when a wastebasket is this decorative and lovely, it’s definitely gift-worthy.
Give them the gift of home baked goodies – savory and sweet!
They’ll need something to serve all of those delicious homemade treats – this glamorous cake stand is just perfect.
For couples who like to entertain, this portable table tennis set is ideal for on-the-spot gaming when square footage is tight.
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.
Set the right mood before guests even enter with this clever doormat.
These modern geometric coasters are sure to be used again and again, and set out as decor when not in use.
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.
Every home needs a sleek champagne bucket, and this version has a modern edge any newlywed will love.
This chic knife and server set glitters in silver plate with a lovely blue accent, for the couple who enjoys entertaining in style.
Lush linen bedding is always a good idea.
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.
A framed heart is the perfect way to remember the big day – and may be customized with your choice of size and frame color.
Keep water stains at bay with this clever bottle coaster that also doubles as a decorative bowl.
For everyday dining, these adorable paint chip placemats will hit a note with any couple who have decorating or remodeling on the agenda.
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.
This hybrid dinner plate is sure to elicit conversation – in a good way.
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