This week we’re helping you get through the beast that is wedding season with the best dresses, shoes, gift ideas, and more. Now where’s the open bar?
If you haven’t found anything from our under $50 edition or under $100 edition, the following list of fail-safe wedding gifts, organized by price, includes carry-on suitcases they’ve always wanted, the Scandinavian pepper mills they never knew they needed, and enough tableware to last through their golden anniversary — some of which has been picked by newlyweds with fantastic taste. And this isn’t just a resource for wedding guests. If you’re a bride- or groom-to-be looking for inspiration for your Zola or Amazon registry, you may just find everything you need to register for right here.
“We love this robe because it reminds us of being away at the Four Seasons. Who doesn’t love to come back to the room on vacation and lie around in plush resort robes?! Now we can come home after a long day of work and have the feeling of vacation at home.” — Anthony Castro, owner of Valor Wrestling Club, and Danielle Hand, administrative assistant, Old Bridge, New Jersey
“Garrett and I, along with one of our close friends, have just started our own small wine company and we will no doubt be needing a proper place to store our first bottles as they come in during the next month.” — Elizabeth Dilk, design director at Partners & Spade, and Garrett Morin, creative director at Harry’s, Fort Greene, Brooklyn
Murray’s Cheese-of-the-Month Club
Three limited-edition cheeses selected just for you arrive each month from the classic West Village shop, accompanied by tasting notes and pairing suggestions.
From $275 at Zola
“We both love cooking, but there are ways to making cooking easier. Pre-portioned and prepackaged is the way to go. This vacuum sealer allows us to buy in bulk and then break the food down so it’s easier to cook later — and we always have just the right amount, never too much.” — Alec Watson, retail store manager, and Adrien Lake, radio and television personality, Columbia, South Carolina
The black stripes on this porcelain pot have a matte, velvety finish — a cool graphic counterpoint that works with everything from flowers to succulents — and the black-edged dish it sits in will keep things tidy.
$115 at Of a Kind
“We are avid travelers and cannot wait to use this luggage on our honeymoon to Bora Bora. We wanted something that was durable, lightweight, and easy to use.” — Jill Jacinto, career consultant, and Sander van den Bergh, management consultant, New York City
Old Dutch Three-Piece Beating-Bowl Set
These three solid-copper mixing bowls (in 2-, 4.5-, and 5-quart sizes) are essential for whisking eggs and more, and each has a hanging ring so it can double as kitchen décor.
$181 at Home Depot
Away the Carry-on
This indestructible carry-on is made out of premium German polycarbonate — a material unrivaled in strength and impact resistance — but it’s still light enough to hoist into the overhead bin (it weighs only 7.2 pounds) and has two USB ports, so there’s no crawling around the hotel room searching for a plug.
$225 at Away Travel
Vista Alegre Emerald Coffee Pot
Vista Alegra, the Portuguese company that makes this coffee pot, also provides fine china to Queen Elizabeth II of England, King Juan Carlos of Spain, and Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands.
$206 at Houzz
Skultuna Belle Jewelry Box and Ring Holder
The Stockholm-based designers of this sculptural ring holder describe it as “a jewelry box for the bedside table”; the rings slide over the handle, and necklaces and bracelets are tucked away inside the felt-lined base.
$135 at The Line
“This air fryer is the ultimate cooking tool and it’s really popular in Brazil, where I’m from. You can cook crispy, low-fat, low-calorie meals in less than 30 minutes. You can also bake with it in less time than in the traditional oven. Between an air fryer and a slow cooker, I don’t think I’ll ever have to order takeout again!” — Paula Machado, social-media specialist, and Adam Jackler, project manager, Springfield, New Jersey
Kontextur X3 Watering Can
A functional watering can, with the spout and the handle created from the same single metal tube. Made from copper, the finish will patina elegantly with regular use.
$150 at The Line