Weddings are a time of celebration and joy, not just for the intended couple but for their friends and family as well. The best wedding gifts of 2013 will give you some great gift-giving inspiration.
- NESTING BOWLS. A set of nesting bowls in a microwave- and dishwasher-friendly material like tempered glass is a great wedding gift. At a reasonable price, these bowls nest for easy storage and look great when preparing and serving a dish.
- WINE ACCESSORIES. Many couples love wine, and if they don’t, they likely will serve it to guests. A good corkscrew can make short work of opening tough bottles. There are wonderful electric corkscrews, and the traditional sommelier’s corkscrew is the classic, elegant favorite. A foil cutter, bottle spout and glasses are great additions.
- STAND MIXER. There are so many great mixers to choose from. The KitchenAid is one of the very best in the category. It is sturdy, built to last and can make everything from whipped cream and fluffy egg whites to a stiff cookie dough.
- SPA-QUALITY TOWELS. The best wedding gifts are things that the couple might not buy for themselves. Spa-quality towels in white or the couple’s color preference can be an indulgent luxury that offers a little extra pampering. Pair with Champagne and flutes for added luxury.
- THERMAL CARAFE. According to The Knot, the thermal carafe is a modern and elegant way to serve coffee or tea. A carafe can sit on the table and keep the beverage warm and fresh instead of scalding and burnt — or worse, cold.
- ENAMELED CAST-IRON POTS AND PANS. There are no cooks these days, only chefs. Give a gift that speaks to the inner foodie in the bride and groom. A quality enameled cast-iron grill pan or Dutch oven are a must in a well-stocked kitchen.
- MONEY. There is no gift that is better appreciated than cash. It can be saved for the future, invested, used to pay wedding bills or enjoyed on the honeymoon. When in doubt, think cash and don’t give less than $50, according to The Knot.