Since we are knocking on the door of the 2012 wedding season, I wanted to offer up some great ALTERNATIVE gift ideas to the usual food processor, blender, towel presents. Heck, some lucky couples might already have all of their registry items crossed off, leaving you to fend for yourself to find a gift they’ll love!
So I gathered some really great ideas that I think any couple would love to have, courtesy of one of the most popular registry stores, Crate & Barrel. Happy shopping this weekend!!!
Go for a picnic theme with a basket, acrylic barware, a table in a bag, a blanket and tablecloth, a citronella candle and a wine bottle opener. Add in some steady sticks for holding wine glasses when sitting on a picnic blanket. This gift can be kept simple at a lower price point or can be made as elaborate as you like.
How about a sushi themed present with a platter, small plates, a sushi rolling mat, chopsticks, a sauce pot and dish? You can even add on a gift card to the couple’s favorite sushi restaurant for a romantic takeout dinner at home. Or, for the couple that likes to cook, add a sushi cookbook.
Meet the BeerTender! This Krupps tabletop beer system is compatible with Heineken, Heineken Premium Light and Newcastle Brown Ale mini kegs. It will keep beer on tap and chilled for 30 days!
Add some pops of color to the kitchen with the Parker Bowl set and Potluck Baker set. The Joy of Cooking cookbook pairs well with them.
This salad bowl and servers make for a standout gift. Looking to do more? There is also a coordinating cheese board and cheese utensils.
Give a trio of these candlesticks. They are also sold individually so you can create your own arrangement of them as well. I can see a grouping of five on a dining room table.
This crystal vase is stunning with or without flowers.
Also, consider getting a gift card. If brides and grooms register at Crate & Barrel, they’ll get 10% off any purchases there for six months after the wedding, giving those gift cards even more bang for their buck!
Since I will be tying the knot soon myself, you can get I’ll be offering up some more great gift ideas and other tidbits about walking down the aisle!
Tell me about a great unusual gift that you’ve given or received! You just may give someone else an idea.