Whether you were childhood friends or are current next-door neighbors, finding a wedding gift for a bride can be a true challenge. While you want to get her something she needs and wants, you always want your gift to be a bit unique—to stand out from the other guests with a thoughtful contribution to her new household. If you’re stumped, use the following list to inspire your shopping process.
5 Stylish Wedding Gifts for a New Bride
1. Candle Holders
Whether she’s planning a romantic dinner with her new spouse or looking to decompress in a candlelit bath, decorative candle holders make the perfect gift for a new bride. Choose from small votives for tea lights, or choose larger holders that match her dishes, so she can display them on the kitchen table.
2. Large Retro Bowls
While dainty gifts are always appreciated, the new bride will also need larger, more practical pieces to complete her home. From serving cubed fruit at a summer barbecue to mixing cookie dough, a large bowl with a colorful, retro design will add character to her kitchen. Buy her a set with different patterns and color schemes, so she can mix and match looks or use one with a matching set of plates.
3. Covered Servers
When she finally masters her signature casserole or hosts Thanksgiving dinner for the first time, your newly married friend will need a large container to both serve the dish and store the leftovers in. Make sure the server is thick enough to stand days in the fridges and a few turns in the microwaves, as well as stylish enough to display on the dining room table.
4. Picture Frames
Once she gets her favorite shots back from the photographer, the bride will need something pretty to display them in. In this case, painted frames make the perfect wedding gift! In addition to hanging them on the wall with photos, she can use smaller frames to indicate place settings at her next dinner party or leave a note on her spouse’s desk.
When her spouse comes home with a fresh bouquet, you’ll want the bride to have something to match her votives, dishes, and other decor. Why not purchase a painted vase to fit right in? Whether it’s decorated with an abstract, ornamental pattern or flowers to mimic the blooms it holds, you can gift a beautiful addition to her bedside table.
If you’re looking for any of the gifts above or an assortment, consider Janelle Imports™ of Enfield, CT. This celebrated store offers handcrafted stoneware from Bolesławiec, Poland. This pottery looks similar to porcelain, but is far better at maintaining is temperature—perfect for keeping homemade desserts cold right out of the fridge. Whether your bride wants teapots, vases, or plates, these glazed Polish treasures will fill her new home with color and character. For more information on their inventory, visit the website, or call (860) 749-7906 to learn more about their wedding gifts.