A Contemporary Spin on Five Traditional Wedding Gifts


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As we enter into 2018 it’s safe to say that there’s no shortage of cool and interesting things out there that make for a great gift. Whether you find something neat at your local mall, or you’re browsing Etsy for some handmade creations, there’s a real sense of satisfaction that comes with finding the perfect gift.

Like these taco dinosaur socks. Not feeling the socks? Okay, how about these Slytherin cabinet knobs? Neither? Tough crowd.

In this post, we’re outlining modern or unique versions of five classic wedding gifts. These are sure to be a hit at the next wedding you attend!

Digital Picture Frame

Amazon / Nixplay / $170

Picture frames have always been a wedding-gift staple, and that remains true well into the 21st century! This digital picture frame by Nixplay features a 10” IPS display that connects to your home’s WiFi, allowing you to easily add/remove photos from anywhere in the world.

Nixplay also includes an iOS or Android app, empowering you to snap a pic with your phone and proudly display it on your shelf just a moment later!

We picked this frame over other (more and less expensive) options because of its excellent value, large screen, and industry-leading technology.

Gold-Plated Rose

Eternity Rose / $170

Flowers can make for wonderful gifts, but no regular flower compares to an exquisite Eternity Rose wedding gift.

Take a red rose – already a symbol of love and romance – dip it in 24k gold, and the result is a truly stunning and timeless piece. Each rose is individually handcrafted, meaning that every Eternity Rose is unique and one of a kind.

Besides, who doesn’t love gilded flowers?

Handmade Ceramic Salad Bowl

Etsy / crutchfieldpottery / $30

It must be a faux pas not to receive a mixing bowl or two on your wedding day. If your friends or family are avid cooks and love spending their time in the kitchen, such a gift would be a welcome addition to their home.

Enter this ceramic salad bowl, handmade by Etsy-seller crutchfieldpottery. This two-tone bowl (raspberry/twilight shown here) is both functional and artistically fantastic, making it a great gift for the foodie in your life.

Vintage Silver Highball Glasses

Etsy / various / $10 – $150

What’s old is new again, right? In this case, we’re referring to a vintage trend that should definitely make its way back around: silver-tipped glassware. Also called silver chrome glassware, this style incorporates a tasteful coating of the precious metal while remaining functional and attractive.

The champagne flute set shown here is available for $90, but Etsy is full of listings for similar sets. A timeless, classic, yet unconventional approach to giving the gift of glass…ware.

Sous Vide Precision Cooker

Amazon / Anova / $150

Sous vide is rapidly taking the culinary world by storm, allowing even the most amateur of chefs the opportunity to prepare a meal reminiscent of Mr. Ramsay himself.

If you aren’t in the loop, sous vide is a way of using a hot water bath to perfectly-prepare just about any dish. Ideal for steaks, chicken, pork, and other types of fare that require precision cooking to be at their best, sous vide offers an unparalleled level of culinary control.

This model by Anova – one of the most popular currently available – incorporates bluetooth technology to allow you to effortlessly monitor and adjust cooking settings on the fly.

As a bonus, you’re sure to enjoy a grade-A meal the next time you visit your newlywed friends!

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