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12 artisanal wedding gifts for couples with impeccable taste

By Hannah Howard

Finding the perfect gift to wish the happy couple the best for their nuptials and beyond can be a challenge, to put it mildly. But when you know they’re lovers of artisanal home wares and, well, all things food, you’ve got the clues you need to get on the right track. So forget the registry, and skip the cash—here are a dozen creative, gorgeous, and fun wedding ideas that are sure to thrill the newlyweds. We now pronounce you a genius wedding gift giver.

Personalized anniversary wine box
True love and great wine—two of the few things that keep getting better with time. And here’s the perfect way to commemorate the oenophiles’ nuptials: personalize this pretty box, crafted from unfinished birch and aspen wood in Kirkwood, Missouri, with their initials. It has space for three bottles, to be opened on their first, third, and fifth anniversaries. Cheers!
$150 to $190; shipping $10 and up


Marble and wood serving board from Terrain

Marble and wood serving board
This beautiful serving board will make the lucky couple the host and hostess with the most and mostest. Featuring polished mango wood with bold stripes of crisp, white marble, it’s both classic and unique—and perfect for serving cheese, charcuterie, or snacks.
$98; shipping varies

Oysteria half dozen oyster plate
Now that they’re married, the world is their oyster—so what better way to celebrate than by serving (and devouring) shellfish on this ceramic beauty, handmade and hand-painted in New Orleans? It’s also lovely and funky enough for them to display around their home.
$75; shipping varies

Gold-rimmed Champagne glasses
The celebration doesn’t end when the wedding’s over—there are plenty more Champagne toasts to be made. And with these gold-rimmed coupes, they can be made in jazz-age style. While these elegant, delicate glasses are traditionally used for serving Champagne, they’re also perfect for sipping cocktails.
$108; shipping varies


Cook’s Books Set from Juniper Books

Cook’s Books Set
This set of five classic cookbooks, filled with thousands of recipes from everyday dishes to extravagant meals, is enough to inspire a lifetime of meals together. The set includes: The Essential New York Times Cookbook: Classic Recipes for a New Century by Amanda Hesser, James Beard’s American Cookery, Joy of Cooking 75th Anniversary Edition, How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman, and Cook’s Illustrated Cookbook by America’s Test Kitchen. Plus, the chic, clean designs are a welcome addition to any kitchen.
$250; shipping varies

A personalized map
Memorialize the most important place in the lucky couple’s life together—where they’re from, where they met, fell in love, or exchanged their vows—by creating a frameable custom poster of the locale. Mapiful can make striking maps of any place in the world, from Palm Springs to Peoria to Paris.
$60; free shipping

New York Deli Experience gift basket
When in doubt, the classic gift basket is the way to go—especially when it’s full of New York-inspired favorites from Eli Zabar, Manhattan’s grocery king. The happy couple can nosh their hearts out on chocolate babka, pastrami, rye bread, onion rolls, black-and-white cookies, and even an edible Metro card. They’ll be on their delicious way!
$100 to $200


Nesting covered bowls from Sarah Kersten

Sarah Kersten Pottery Set of nesting covered bowls
Sarah Kersten fires gorgeous stoneware in her studio in Berkeley, California. These stunning covered bowls are great for storing and serving food and traveling to potlucks, and can either be nested for storage or proudly displayed on the lucky recipient’s tabletop. They’re dishwasher and microwave safe, too.
$250; shipping varies

Wildflower Venice basket
This gorgeous basket would be a cheerful addition to any home, but adds an especially nice touch to the home of a new couple. Hand-embroidered in the Oaxacan style by Venice, California designer Eliza Gran, it’s also practical and versatile—they can use it to store anything from magazines to shoes. Two pom poms add festive flair.
$160; shipping varies

Bourbon every month from Mouth
What’s even better than a bottle of craft Bourbon? A bottle every month! The twosome will receive a monthly delivery of unique Bourbon, distilled by artisans and ready to be savored straight or mixed into their favorite cocktail. They’ll taste styles from the classic to the quirky—from Kentucky and beyond—and get a great Bourbon education while they’re at it.
3 months for $75 per month; shipping varies


Olive oil membership from Grove and Vine

Grove and Vine olive oil membership
A couple’s new kitchen is so much better when it’s stocked with excellent olive oil. A Grove and Vine membership will hook them up with four exclusive, fresh, premium bottles of EVOO from around the world, complete with tasting notes, a regional recipe for each, and even personal gift messages.
$180 for an annual membership; free domestic shipping

Cheese knife set
Cheese, please! With this set of handcrafted cheese knives from Ten Thousand Villages, the newlyweds will be prepared to throw a classic, delicious fete anytime. It includes a rounded knife for soft cheeses, a bell knife for hard cheeses, and a fork-tipped spear for both cutting and serving, to make hosting their next wine and cheese party easy and elegant. And you’ll also be supporting a great cause—Ten Thousand Villages sources crafts made with local materials and traditions from communities throughout the developing world.
$49.99; shipping varies

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