Wedding Gifts

Now, we know what you’re thinking: hand towels are not exactly the most unique wedding gift idea! But have you seen the cute quotes on this collection of hand towels from Second Nature by Hand? From sweet to sassy, these little kitchen towels can be picked to match the personality of the couple, with sayings like “kitchen for display only” and “happy house.” We have to admit, we love “happy wife happy life” the most!

Tip: pair a couple of these towels with The Newlywed Cookbook, and you’ll surely be invited over to dinner after the wedding!

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Wedding season is officially here, which means it’s time to start brainstorming some wedding gifts to give to all those new married couples! We love this easy, affordable and personal idea: a cookbook written specifically for newlyweds.


Help the couple start off on the right foot with 150 healthy recipes for day-to-day meals, special occasions, and romantic date nights at home. We especially love that The Newlywed Cookbook by Sarah Copeland focuses on sustainable elements, like going to farmers’ markets, growing your own vegetables, and making things from scratch—all fun activities to do with your partner! Also fun: eating this amazing-looking pasta dish. Now we’re hungry.


Tip:  for a personal touch, write a few of your favorite recipes down and include them in the card along with this gift!

Browse more gift ideas for the newly married couple.

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Our bridal director, Andrea, may already be married, but that doesn’t stop her from coveting fabulous things from the online wedding registry, NewlyWish. “I was inspired,” she said, “by the idea of living in the moment and having fun with one of the only times in life when you get to pick out your own gifts—and lots of them!”

A few of Andrea’s registry wishes! See her full list on NewlyWish.

On NewlyWish, you can shop by category (such as kitchen, bath, décor), by boutique (a collection of hip stores from across the country) or by style (like classic, modern, bohemian). PLUS, there’s the option to choose less traditional but totally functional gifts, like museum memberships, dancing lessons, spas gift cards, cooking classes and sporting and cultural events. We love the idea of registering for these experiences because it gives guests a great idea of your interests as a couple, and it also gives you so many fun things to look forward to after the wedding.

Check out all of Andrea’s picks, and feel free to snag some ideas for your own NewlyWish registry!

P.S.: Now through April 26, NewlyWish is offering brides-to-be a $1,000 tabletop shopping spree giveaway!

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