Wedding season is upon us. May to October is the most popular time of year to say “I do.” From engagement parties to bridal showers and the wedding itself, finding the perfect gift for the happy couple can be a daunting task.
Wedding gifts originated from the notion of a bride price or dowry that was paid to the bride’s family. The first recorded dowry was in 3000 B.C. It usually included land, animals, money, and other forms of historical wealth. It wasn’t until the 1920’s when Macy’s invented the gift registry that the idea of wedding gifts was born.
Elsa Peretti Thumbprint Bowl
When Elsa Peretti joined Tiffany in 1974, her organic, sensual forms revolutionized jewelry design and seduced the world. Her designs have since expanded to “Objects for Home.” One of her most famous creations is the Thumbprint design. Like her jewelry, these pieces are never fussy, but are practical and a delight to behold. Shown here in sterling silver, these bowls are also available in hand-blown Venetian crystal.
Riedel Amadeo Double Magnum Wine Decanter
Rare and collectible wines deserve a proper pour. Designed by Maximilian Riedel, 11th-generation CEO of the Riedel glassware company, the Amadeo Double Magnum Wine Decanter will be a lasting gift for any newlywed. At just over two-feet-tall, its lyre-shaped body is designed to let a three-liter bottle of wine breathe and achieve its full flavor very efficiently. The inside is adorned with red and black tuxedo stripes. Each piece is mouth-blown and requires the work of three master glassmakers in Austria. Only 100 of the sculptural items will be produced annually.
Astier de Villatte Grand Chalet Candles
Each piece in this collection of hand-poured, non-toxic candles is inspired by a different city around the world, but the Grand Chalet scent is one of the most expressive. An ode to Count Balthasar Klossowski de Rola, better known as the irreverent modern artist Balthus, and his Grand Chalet in the Swiss Alps, the soothing essence blends notes of milk, honey, and citrus.
Léron Bespoke Monogrammed Bath Towels
For more than 100 years, Léron has created luxury linens for the kitchen and bath. From its original beginnings in Vienna, elegance and sophistication have been hallmarks of the Léron brand. Now in its third generation, their designs continue to be used by a “who’s who” of customers who simply want the best in linens. Bold, yet timeless, the Vacant Round Monogram Bath Towel distinguishes any bathroom décor and is an ideal gift to mark the union of a newly wedded couple.
Capture honeymoon memories and share them online with friends and family with this new retro Polaroid SNAP Camera. Recreate the magic of classic instant photography. This play on a nostalgic favorite is a pocket-size camera that prints wallet size photographs automatically after an image is captured. This new camera is the perfect blend of nostalgic Polaroid instant photography and modern digital technology. The snappy design fits into the palm of your hand, making it perfect for travel.