Heirloom Wedding Gifts

They’re perfect, really perfect for each other, and you’re thrilled they’re tying the knot. Choose something sentimental, or go in with some friends on a memorable gift for the couple who deserves more than a fancy blender.

Follow Me on Pinterest | Posted: 10 Jun, 2008 by Margaret Mason

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  • Le Creuset Dutch Oven


    The gift of roast chicken for generations to come. Le Creuset enamel ware comes with a lifetime guarantee.

    $209 at Amazon | Buy

    | Posted 10 Jun, 2008 by Margaret Mason
  • Dogwood Dessert Plates


    For whatever reason, when couples register for china, they often forget dessert plates. Of course, dessert plates are by far the most useful plate size. These handmade dogwood plates are charming enough to use for non-culinary purposes, like gathering up jewelry or coins.

    $204 at Whitney Smith Pottery | Buy

    (For six. Also come in white and yellow.)

    | Posted 09 Jun, 2008 by Margaret Mason
  • “Lawton” Monogrammed Sheets


    Four-hundred thread count, monogrammed sheets from Ralph Lauren. Price is for a queen flat sheet with monogram, but I’d go with a set in white that includes the fitted sheet and two monogrammed pillowcases as well.

    Also, a butler bell for the bedside table.

    $55 at Horchow | Buy

    | Posted 09 Jun, 2008 by Margaret Mason
  • Water Buffalo


    This particular bride and groom don’t need any more stuff. Why not give them a slightly better world? Supporting a charity the couple believes in is the best choice, but Heifer International is a great example of what a little generosity can do.

    Your gift of a water buffalo helps a family in the Philippines to plant crops and also supplies milk, fertilizer, and fuel.

    $250 at Heifer | Buy

    | Posted 06 Jun, 2008 by Margaret Mason
  • Picnic Trunk with Table


    I love this gift mostly because it facilitates lovely experiences for the recipients. How nice to be thought of whenever someone enjoys a picnic. If you want to be even more generous, you can stock it with some treats.

    $200 at Design Within Reach | Buy

    | Posted 05 Jun, 2008 by Margaret Mason
  • Abra Candelabras


    Inside out candlesticks with an Alice in Wonderland quality.

    $90 at MOMA Store | Buy

    | Posted 05 Jun, 2008 by Margaret Mason
  • Dom Perignon ‘99


    A bottle for the happy couple to open on their five-year anniversary. Or in the hotel room after the ceremony.

    $134 at Beverages and More | Buy

    | Posted 04 Jun, 2008 by Margaret Mason
  • Cake Knife and Server Set Silver Curved Handle


    Give an object that will always be associated with celebration. This is a cake cutter for the wedding, plus anniversaries and birthdays through the years. Even better if you have it monogrammed.

    $60 at Amazon | Buy

    | Posted 04 Jun, 2008 by Margaret Mason
  • Handmade Copper Pepper Mill


    The Atlas mill is hand made in Greece using the same production methods that have been in place for the last 300 years. The mill actually grinds pepper instead of just crushing it, and is practically indestructible. Excellent gift for couples who like to cook.

    $64 at Amazon | Buy

    | Posted 04 Jun, 2008 by Margaret Mason
  • Drunk Love in a Log Cabin Couture Quilt


    Quilts carry a long tradition as wedding gifts and family heirlooms, and this one is hand quilted by Amish women in Minnesota. If you’d prefer a sentimental quilt made from Grandma’s old scarves or Dad’s old ties, the company also does custom work.

    Denyse Schmidt makes more affordable machine-made quilts in spare patterns as well, and those run from $150 to $300 or so.

    $5,200 at Denyse Schmidt Quilts | Buy

    | Posted 03 Jun, 2008 by Margaret Mason
  • Couple’s Genealogy Tree


    They’re a family now.

    $98 at Red Envelope | Buy

    | Posted 03 Jun, 2008 by Margaret Mason
  • Portrait Commission with Diane Rollins Feissel


    I hesitate to tell the world about her lest she become too busy to fulfill my gift requests, but Diane painted our wedding portrait, and it’s one of my very favorite things. We even joined forces with some friends last year to purchase a portrait as a wedding gift for some friends.

    I can’t resist the charm of marking an important life transition with artwork. Diane’s portraits are touching gifts for any occassion, but an especially lovely gesture for weddings, new parents, or grandparents who would love a family portrait. You can even commission her and allow the recipient to decide on the image they’d like her to paint.

    When it’s really important that you get it right, this is the way to go.

    $700 at Diane Rollins Feissel | Buy

    (Price varies by subject and size of the portrait.)

    | Posted 20 Oct, 2007 by Margaret Mason
  • Botanical Olive Branch Menorah


    I know Chanukah is a long way off, but this stunning menorah could double as a candelabra. I love the symbolism of the olive branch and the respect for a branch’s natural form. It’s designed by Michael Aram and is crafted of oxidized bronze. You totally want it.

    $210 at The Jewish Museum Shop | Buy

    (17" long)

    | Posted 08 Feb, 2005 by Margaret Mason