Love is in the air! Yes, it’s officially summer wedding season. You know, that time of year when your Instagram is filled with wedding photos and hashtags, and you’re scouring registries for the perfect newlywed gift.
I recently went to a bridal shower, and had spent weeks trying to find the perfect gift for the bride and groom. I had already ordered off the registry for the wedding gift, but I wanted this gift to be a bit more thoughtful. After lots of research, I bought her this wood and marble serving platter with a custom engraving of their wedding location coordinates. Practical yet personal. And, the bride loves cheese and sushi – two great things that she could serve up on this platter!
Gift giving can kind of be a stressful experience, especially if you want to give a personal and unique gift. My advice? Stick to a theme that makes sense given what you enjoy – whether it’s the outdoors, DIY projects, or travel. My favorite theme, surprise surprise, is cooking!
Most couples have cooking related gadgets and kitchen tools on their registry. The dilemma? On its own, a salad bowl set can seem like a non-memorable gift. But you can easily add a personal touch with one more gift. Just snag a copy of your favorite cookbook and leave a message inside – maybe even mention a few of your favorite recipes from the book.
Looking for a great cookbook to gift to a new couple? Check out Cooking for Two — it features over 650 recipes designed for a two-person household. No need to worry about wasted ingredients or days worth of leftovers again. And you might want to buy two copies…one for yourself too!
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The giveaway closes on Thursday, June 11 at 12pm PT, then we’ll randomly select one lucky subscriber. Note that this giveaway is only open to U.S. residents, age 18 and older.