Thanks to UncommonGoods for sponsoring this fun post.
When my dear friend Rhian got married a few years ago, she didn’t want any wedding gifts. Her wedding was an intimate affair on Cape Cod, where we gathered for a simple ceremony and a laid-back reception. But I’ve known her for nearly 20 years, and I couldn’t let her wedding pass without honoring it with something special — despite her request. Before we headed north to the Cape, I went in search of a unique wedding present that she and her soon-to-be-husband would love. My one goal: to get something for the kitchen that was both functional and beautiful. Although she had no registry, I was sure that I would find just the right gift at a favorite store in a neighboring town.
Arriving at the small local store, I expected to take awhile looking all around to find just the right present. I’ve been there dozens of times, and always found things I love. But I wasn’t expecting to spot the perfect present almost as soon as I walked in. It was just meant to be, I guess, so without a moment’s hesitation I bought the gift.
When selecting a unique wedding gift, you want it to speak to you as something that the newlyweds will love. When I saw this gift, I could see them using it together in their kitchen and knew it was perfect. But you don’t need a favorite local store to find something perfect like that. In fact, the internet gives us access to shops like UncommonGoods, an online marketplace that stocks many handmade and recycled items perfect for gifting to those who love to cook and entertain. The New York City-based company has been making creative, high-quality merchandise accessible to the public everywhere for nearly 14 years.
UncommonGoods recently asked if I might share a little about their wedding gifts and in poking around the site, I fell in love with so many awesome and unique gifts. They have an amazing selection.
Here are a few of my favorites:
Gifts for Cheese Lovers
Gifts for Entertaining
Gifts for Sipping
Do you like to give unique wedding gifts? What’s your best tip for selecting one?
Disclosure: I am being compensated by UncommonGoods for this post. All opinions are my own.
Sarah Walker Caron is a cookbook author, freelance writer and founder of Sarah’s Cucina Bella. She is the author of several cookbooks including The Super Easy 5-Ingredient Cookbook and One-Pot Pasta, both from Rockridge Press. A single mother to two kids in middle school, Sarah loves nightly family dinners, juicy tomatoes plucked fresh from the vine and lazy days on the beach. She also adores reading and traveling.