Best Wedding Gifts For Every Type of Couple
Should the bride and groom be eschewing the registry, as so many do these days, you’ll be looking for thoughtful wedding present ideas that show just how much you care – and also how well you know them. Not the simplest of tasks, but we’ve done the legwork for you. How about a set of precision cookware for a pair of budding chefs? Or luxury barware for the raucous cocktail parties they’re bound to host? Read on for our edit of the very best wedding gifts for couples we know and love.
Bars, restaurants, theatres – none give this couple as much joy as getting into bed at 10pm, on a Friday. So they’ll be thrilled to receive a set of ultra-luxe Italian sheets. Promising a sumptuous night’s sleep, Frette’s linens and throws are masterfully crafted using the finest natural fibres: think lustrous cotton-silk duvet and pillow covers woven with basketweave jacquard, Egyptian cotton Giza 45 fitted sheets, and pure cashmere throws. Granted, this may mean they’ll rarely emerge, but when they do, you’ll be the first person they visit.
One collects wall plates, the other collects antique furniture, but as they join their lives in matrimony, they’ll be looking to spark a new, joint obsession. Enter: Lalique. For more than 100 years, the French luxury glassmaker has riveted connoisseurs with its intricate crystal designs, from vases and bowls to figurines and perfumes. Of course, every collection has to start somewhere – and decorated with lily of the valley, a symbol of good luck, the satin-finished Muguet vase makes a particularly fitting gift for newlyweds.
The Dinner Party Hosts
Every one of their dinner parties feels like an event. The menu, the wine, the table – all are expertly curated for maximum enjoyment. And maximum style. To celebrate their love of hosting (and secure a repeat invitation), present them with a set of Christofle cutlery. The culmination of 200 years of silversmith expertise, the Infini collection is made of 15 pieces (including two to serve), each expertly balanced and designed to accentuate the pleasures of dining – from the butter spreader with generous round-tipped blade to the dainty, but sharp-edged, cake fork for effortless slicing.
Together, they frequent the best restaurants and bars, befriending everyone they meet. “Back to ours?” they say. “We’ve got a bottle of Japanese single malt we’ve been dying to open.” Naturally, they can make every cocktail under the sun – and have the drinks cabinet to prove it. What they’re lacking is a dazzling crystal barware set. Created in 1841 for the king of France, Baccarat’s Harcourt glass (and ensuing collection) stands apart. From its weighty hexagonal base to petal-shaped facets, its architectural design ensures they’ll continue to sip in style for years to come – with you to thank. “Anyone for a nightcap?”
You know you’re dealing with serious home cooks when their regular weeknight meals consist of homemade tortellini, Wagyu steaks and lobster bisque. In truth, gifting them a set of Ondine pans is as much a gift for you as it is for them. Just think of all those gourmet dinners you’ll enjoy. Finished with beautiful brass handles, the Platine collection – comprising a stock pot, roasting pan, casserole, sauté pan, skillet and two saucepans – is made using non-toxic and naturally non-stick 316TI titanium-grade stainless steel, meaning it’s the only cookware set they’ll ever need.