Wedding Gifts They’ll Love From Amazon
When you're a wedding guest, picking out the perfect big-day gift for a couple can be a little bit overwhelming. After all, a great wedding gift should be practical, long-lasting, and something that speaks to the couple's interests and personalities. (So yeah, maybe pump the brakes on that bocce ball set for the couple who lives in a city apartment.) Thankfully, the best of the best in wedding gifts are all available on Amazon, and there isn't an item on this list that a couple wouldn't want to have and to hold for years to come.
For Home Chefs
What was once a trendy kitchen appliance has proven that it has some serious staying power. The InstantPot literally does it all, from pressure cooking to slow cooking to even making yogurt. The easy-to-use interface makes it a breeze to figure out, and the fully-sealed cooking bin means that the couple's apartment won't smell like last night's brisket for days. Though would that necessarily be a bad thing?
For Dinner Party Hosts
These look like the type of expensive stoneware you'd find in the kitchen of a Nancy Meyers movie, but the entire set is completely affordable. This ceramic collection, show here in a modern gray color with a soft matte glaze, serves four people and includes 10.5 inch dinner plates, 8 inch dessert plates, and 6 inch bowls. Your invite to the couple's next dinner party is practically guaranteed.
If you're planning on shopping off the couple's registry (or you procrastinated and everything has already been bought), a gift card is the way to go. A gift card for Airbnb, redeemable online when booking, is a genius idea for newlyweds who love to travel. They can use it anywhere in the world (just not on reservations 28 nights or longer) while they make new memories together.
Most Useful Gift
These two non-stick silicone baking mats are lifesavers in the kitchen, and best of all, they eliminate the need for parchment paper or cooking spray while baking. (Because who always has parchment paper on hand?) They're oven-safe and easy to clean, and even if the couple isn't into baking, they can also be used for roasting veggies, too.
For Outdoorsy Types
This is the perfect gift for the couple who car camp annually and have talked about wanting to perhaps hit the dirt the next time they go to a national park. This polyester taffeta dome tent fits two people comfortably, and is a breeze to put together (even in the dark). There are large windows to let the breeze in on cool nights, or for when it rains, there's a patented weather-resistant floor and inverted seams that won't let water in. Even in inclement weather, one Amazon reviewers says this tent rocks: "Been camping my whole life and never had a tent this waterproof."
This addictive game belongs in every couple's basement game closet (you get one of those as soon as you're married in case you didn't know). Need proof? Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard even left the Golden Globes in 2017 to go home and play it, and the game is in its 5th printing, a rare feat for a board game. Think Risk meets Monopoly.
These top-rated 100% cotton towels give an instant beachy feel to any bathroom without adding bulk, which also makes them ideal for small spaces (hello, newlywed starter home) and or for stashing in a beach bag. The super-soft weave absorbs more water than a plush terry cloth bath towel, and they dry quickly, too.
Any design-minded pair would feel lucky to get this chic vase to top their dining room table, mantel, or bookshelves. Designed by Jonathan Adler, the shape of this satin-finish stoneware vase was inspired by fluffy clouds. Even without flowers, it's a work of art (and it can also hold pencils or bathroom accessories).
The value is in its many uses: this bamboo serving platter can hold anything from veggies to chips to meats to small apps (even a don't-judge dinner in front of the television), and the ceramic serving bowl in the middle is dishwasher safe and great for fondue, cheese, salsa, and other dips. It's lightweight enough to carry to outdoor parties, and the bamboo is durable and stain resistant.
No Fail Gift
Name a couple who wouldn't be ecstatic to receive a KitchenAid mixer as a wedding gift...we'll wait. Beloved by bakers everywhere (Martha Stewart is fan), this version of the mixer comes with a flat beater, wire whip, and dough hook, and a 4.5 quart bowl, which is enough to whip up six dozen cookies, three loaves of bread, or six pounds of mashed potatoes in a single batch.