Ask anyone who’s gone through it, planning a wedding has its ups and downs. With the added stress of the holidays, any engaged couple is going to be feeling the pressure. This makes getting an amazing gift for your soon-to-be-married friends all the more important!
Since we often work with not just the bride, but her fiance as well, we completely understand that each pair is different from the next. When looking for the perfect present, think about what their shared interests are. Are they homebodies or do they like to go out? Are they connoisseurs of food and drink? Do they have a passion for art & culture? Once you’ve pinned this down, you can get started. And to help you on your search, we put together this comprehensive holiday gift guide for the couple planning a wedding.
Baby, it’s cold outside. This Woolrich Exploded Plaid Throw Blanket ($155) is perfect for snuggling up on snowy winter’s night.
“Netflix and Chill” just got an upgrade with the Cuisinart Hot Air Popcorn Maker ($39.95). It makes up to 15 cups of popcorn in 3 minutes and has a removable warming butter tray!
Start the day off right! These retro style coffee mugs from Fishs Eddy ($38) are a reminder to “have fun” and enjoy life” when things get crazy!
Fitzgerald Jewelry in Williamsburg, Brooklyn offers private wedding bands workshop ($300) where couples can design and make their own rings to be exchanged on the big day!
Made by Dutch designer Kuiken Klaas, the stylish Bottle M16 Vase ($79.95) is fabricated from recycled green bottles. It’s the perfect decorative accent for the modern, eco-minded home.
With all the amazing places to eat in New York City, a gift card to a restaurant such as The Smith (Price varies) is a great idea for the couple who loves to wine and dine.
Inspired by the magic of Scandinavian winters, this illuminating Nordic Tea Light Trough ($40) sets the mood for warm romance.
The kitchen is an intimate place. In a private cooking class for 2 from Home Cooking NY ($325), an expert chef makes a house call and guides a couple through creating their chosen menu.
The pineapple symbolizes hospitality and friendship. What more appropriate gift to give the couple who loves to entertain than this luxe Gold Pineapple Cocktail Shaker (79.95)!
What’s better than dinner and movie date night? Dinner at the movies! With a gift card to Alamo Drafthouse Cinema (price varies), your friends will have food and drinks served to their seat while enjoying the feature presentation.
Living in New York City, having space to put things is always an issue. Ultra chic and functional, this wall mounted wine rack ($66.59) is a city dwelling oenophile’s dream come true!
Not every coffee maker is the same. The Bodum Classic Chambord Copper French Press ($49.99) not only makes outstanding brew, but also adds a modern decorative touch to the kitchen.
During Date Night Class ($150 – $175) at Top Hops Beer Shop in the Lower East Side, a couple can look forward to an expert guided tasting followed by an hour open draft bar. Cheers to that!
Give the gift of art & culture this holiday with a dual membership ($140) at one of the city’s world class museums such as the Museum of Modern Art. Member benefits include unlimited free admission, members’ only gallery talks, free entry to all MoMA films, and exclusive previews of all major exhibitions.
This personalized Mr. & Mr. Doormat ($51, also available as ‘Mrs. & Mrs.’ and ‘Mr. & Mr.’) will stand as a symbolic welcome to the future newlyweds when they return home from their honeymoon.
It’s an exciting, yet tense time for your wedding-planning friends right now. Let them know how much you care with any of these fun and thoughtful gift ideas!