While fine china might top the bride and groom’s gift registry, consider getting them something they’ll actually use. From a deluxe wine kit to a luggage set, these eight wedding gift ideas will charm even the pickiest couple. So, before you pick up something they’ll keep locked away in a case, check out these sensible wedding gifts.
1. Deluxe Wine Kit
If the happy couple is even happier at a vineyard or on the sofa with their favorite bottle of red, this deluxe wine kit is just for them. The wine lovers’ kit comes with a wine bottle opener, a stopper, a drip ring, a foil cutter, and a pourer. Best of all, the pieces are packed in a sleek, bottle-shaped container they’ll love to keep on display.
2. Cheese Board and Cutlery Set
You can’t go wrong with a classy cheese board, a perfect gift for the entertaining couple. This cheese board is crafted with 100% natural moso bamboo and includes a cutlery set with two cheese knives.
3. Mini Food Processor
You may not be able to hire them a private chef every night, but with this mini food processor, they’ll feel like they’re living with their very own sous chef. Designed in Italy, this gift is the perfect helper for small food prep, from chopping herbs to finely grinding hard cheese. Its unique auto-reversing smart blade enables the processing of both soft and hard foods.
4. Chef’s Knife
If the foodie couple would gasp in horror at the thought of using a food processor to prepare their meals, get them a professional chef knife instead. Maybe the next time they cook a gourmet feast, you’ll score an invite.
5. Love Journal
You can use this love scrapbooking journal two ways. Collect photos of the couple’s history, and order them chronologically for a personalized gift that is sure to bring tears. Or, simply leave it blank or filled halfway so they can fill it with their new memories as a married couple. You may also want to consider making the love journal a group effort by collecting memories from doting friends and family members.
6. Luggage Set
Ideal for the jet-setting couple, luggage will allow the bride and groom to explore together in style. This 3-in-1 large capacity luggage set is wear-resistant and durable, with a hard shell case in sleek grey. An added bonus? The third bag can always be saved for later, if their duo should become a trio.
7. Couple’s Hammock
Encourage the bride and groom to relax together with the help of this double-sized hammock. Built for the loveliest and laziest days, this hammock comes with a portable stand and handbag for indoor and outdoor use.
Whether your bride and groom have a dollar dance or not, they’re sure to be pleased with a cash gift in any amount. For an extra loving touch, slide cash into a decorative money envelope, maybe one you craft yourself. And if the couple is too proud to accept a cash gift, just tell them it’s for their firstborn’s college fund.
Prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.
Erica Garza is an author and essayist from Los Angeles. Her writing has appeared in TIME, Health, Glamour, Good Housekeeping, Women’s Health, and VICE.