DRINKWARE: Mr. and Mrs. gold foil champagne glasses
TELL ’EM THIS: Post-wedding, the happy couple doesn’t have to stop celebrating their married status. These glasses are a good excuse to bring out the bubbly. And they’re more fun to use than his-and-hers hand towels.
WHO’S IT FOR: Champagne sippers
$40 for set of two
(913) 730-7317 | easytigerco.com
CANDLE HOLDERS: Legacy stainless steel candleholders
TELL ’EM THIS: Whether the table is set for two or a whole crew of family and friends, candles create instant atmosphere, especially when they’re in elegant holders. The simple, refined lines will dress up a tabletop for any occasion.
WHO’S IT FOR: At-home eaters
$150 for set of two
(800) 546-5253 | georgjensen.com
FRAME: Mother-of-pearl frame with sterling silver accents
TELL ’EM THIS: A special photo of the couple deserves to be displayed somewhere more lasting than a cellphone screen. This design has a shimmering surface that will stand out in a sea of snapshots.
WHO’S IT FOR: Old school aesthetes
(516) 466-1826 ext. 209
LAMP: Naturofantastic porcelain lamp
TELL ’EM THIS: Want to give a gift that will stand the test of time? Try this jewel-like porcelain lamp. The finely textured surface features abstract naturalistic shapes and fits into any décor without being bland, and there’s always a niche that needs extra light.
WHO’S IT FOR: Couples with evolving style
(888) 448-3552 | lladro.com
VASE: Crystal Spirale vase
TELL ’EM THIS: It’s not unusual to give crystal to just-marrieds, but this piece doesn’t look like a traditional tchotchke. The spiraling motif is graceful, elegant and — dare we say it — cool.
WHO’S IT FOR: Modern design enthusiasts
(800) 215-1300 | baccarat.com
BOWL: Butterfly Ginkgo serving bowl in bronze
TELL ’EM THIS: Newlyweds need practical and decorative pieces when setting up a household. This bowl is both in one. They’ll bring it out for a party or even weekday dinner. The embellished surface is pretty enough to stand in for a bouquet.
WHO’S IT FOR: Artsy entertainers
(866) 792-2726 | michaelaram.com
This article originally appeared in the September 2016 edition of INSTORE.