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Wedding Gifts: Top Ten Picks

Posted: 06/27/2013 5:18 pm

Some brides and grooms may be easy to shop for, others, not so much. Either way, I have put together a list that is sure to please them both and send them on their way to a lifetime of wedded bliss with a collection of gifts that will be effortlessly cool to have in a new home.

Tray Chic

Ridiculously modern and useful, these Faux Leather trays from Two's Company come in three sizes, stack them up and wrap them up for a great gift. A set of three runs $155. Available at Nest Inspired Home. If they need something chic to put on the trays, I suggest the Happy Elephant plate from CWonder, charming enough to brighten any room, and while you're at it, pair it with their monogrammed napkins, so many letters, so many colors!

Hydration Station

Fun and just in time for outdoor entertaining, (the in-laws are coming sooner than you think), this glass drinks dispenser from Pottery Barn is ideal for mixing up a fabulous signature cocktail. Speaking of which, a few cocktail books make a lovely addition and would have the newlyweds mixing up in no time! Try It's 5 o'Clock Somewhere, and Punch.

Wine Song

To keep the bar theme going, who doesn't love opening a bottle of wine, especially if it was a gift? Wine for a Wedding offers bottles for various anniversaries and come in lovely scripted boxes. To compliment the wine, I just love these William Yeoward Crystal Wine Label Carafes with etched wording, they're fun, stylish and practical!

Light It Up

Candles keep everything bright and happy, and are a fabulous gift idea, something that is chic and the perfect accessory for new digs.

Outdoor lanterns will provide a welcome glow for all the newlyweds entertaining, I love these modern streamlined lanterns from Restoration Hardware, they come in different sizes and finishes so you can create a collection!

To keep things glowing inside these chic candles glow steady and smell divine. Best of all, this collection, Home, has a candle for every room in the house! Who knew! My fav of the moment is Champagne/Penthouse, of course it is... LAFCO.

Towel & Totes

Monograms are all the rage, and what's more personal than brightly hued beach towels with their new last name or initial, all ready for the season. Instant beach chic! These lovelies are from The Monogram Shop, and come in all sorts of summer fun colors.

To go with the towels the newly married need some beach totes indeed! These stylish carryalls from Ella Vickers are perfect for carrying towels, sunscreen, and perhaps a bottle of wine and glasses. There is room...

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