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Best Wedding Gifts of 2014

Wedding giftsIt’s wedding week here on Dear Wendy and, to celebrate, I have some handy-dandy wedding-related gift guides to help you find the perfect gift for the brides, grooms, bachelorettes and bridesmaids in your life. When it comes to wedding gifts, you can play it safe by shopping a couple’s registry or giving cash, but, if there isn’t a registry and cash seems too impersonal or you’d simply like to give something a bit more unique, keep reading for some of my favorite wedding gift ideas of 2014. Whether your budget is less that $25 or more than $200, I’ve got you covered.


Under $25

61rDcS2iEPL._SY300_Antique-Style Wire Basket with Milk Bottles Home Decor
This is for the retro-loving couple with a stylish abode. They probably have matching vintage bowling shirts and do theme couple costumes at Halloween. They’ll love this.

 

 

41r+N7kgnRL._SY300_Vintage 3 Tier Server Accessor
This is for the couple with big families and lots of friends who host brunches and shower and parties, oh my. They need to put their mini quiches and crustless tea sandwiches somewhere!

 

 

t440x300Insulated Market Totes, Set of 6
For the eco-conscious couple who want to save the earth while hauling their groceries home from Whole Foods.

 

 

78a0c8fd66a8b7b999b052e08131c24cPrickly Pair Mason Jar Mug Set
For the couple who is getting married in a barn wedding with haystacks as reception tables.

 

 

 

Screen Shot 2014-04-14 at 2.57.31 PMOne Pan, Two Plates Cookbook
For the couple who likes to cook together but can’t agree on who will do the dishes. This won’t help them agree, but at least there will be fewer dishes…

 

 

WINE-O-700x700Set of Two Stainless Steel Stemless Wine Glass
For the couple who likes to camp, host BBQs, do lotsa stuff outdoors while also drinking vino.

 

 

 

51to4AU-0jL._SL500_AA300_Ulster Weavers Cats in Waiting Linen Tea Towel
For the cat crazy ladies and the patient and loving men (and women) who marry them.

 

 

 

$25-$50

neighborwoods-map-coasters-manhattanNeighborhood Map Coasters
For the couples who have mad neighborhood pride.

 

 

 

loop-kerzenstaender-satin-freiBlack+Blum Loop Candle Holder
For the couple who is more sophisticated than you.

 

 

 

41S2i-WW61L._SY355_Porcelain Rhino Wall Vase
For the couple who don’t take themselves too seriously. (You know they won’t forget what YOU gave them for their wedding…).

 

 

img5cPure Collection Diffuser
For the couple with pets and strong BO.

 

 

 

6a7d46434c826170ddd2519da75f34c3Pinch Your Luck Finger Bowl Set
For the spicy couple.

 

 

 

il_570xN.438347922_d1em“Your Coffee” and “My Coffee” vintage silver-plated spoon set,
Paired with a stovetop espresso maker, this gift is perfect for the couple who loves their spices … and each other.

 

 
$50-$100

51KL8NSv61L._SX522_3 Piece Set Hand Made Jade Green Milk Glass Mixing Nesting Bowls
For the couple with the kitchen that looks right out of the pages of ELLE Decor.

 

 

 

41E8XD130PL._SY300_Lenox Opal Innocence Crystal Vase
For the traditional couple.

 

 

 

e69d2e07-f5cf-4473-9bb8-53ac2df0fd62_300Old Dutch Solid Copper Moscow Mule Mug
For the couple who likes to drink and knows copper mugs are the best thing to drink their Moscow Mules in.

 

 

il_570xN.543715406_r4j0Two Person Custom Paper Portrait
For the artsy couple.

 

 

 

41Pqu2vi78LCocktails bitters and Cocktail Recipe Book
For the couple who likes to entertain … especially if they like to entertain YOU.

 

 

100+

UnknownTurquoise Lacquer serving tray
For the couple who have more surface space than they know what to do with.

 

 

 

23573_zoom1Wooden Martini Glasses – Set of 2
For the couple who wooden be caught without a martini in hand (get it?).

 

 

 

81uB5J-4v2L._SL1500_Picnic Time Manhattan Insulated Two-Bottle Cocktail Case/Bar Tool Kit
For the couple I want to be best friends with.

 

 

 

il_570xN.546512222_iwgnPersonalized Pottery Serving bowl
For the sentimental couple.

 

 

 

1119465_fpx.tifLe Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Round French Oven
For the couple who host lots of food-centric get-togethers.

 

 

 

41MACVeWxwL._SX355_14k Gold Crocodile Aromatherapy Candle in Limoges Porcelain
For the couple who has everything.

 

 

 

 

116 comments… add one
  • avatar

    kerrycontrary April 28, 2014, 12:37 pm

    Oddest thing my fiance insisted on for our registry: candle holders. Who knew!? The Le Creuset cast iron dutch oven is the thing I want the most though.

    Wendy—the milk bottle holder is out of stock.

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      lets_be_honest April 28, 2014, 12:43 pm

      Ugh, candle holders. I was not paying attention to Lil the other day when she asked if she could use stuff for a craft (which coincidentally looks just like that pastry tier thing above) and she used 2 new (kate spade!) plates that were a gift and a fucking crystal candle holder to make it. I need to listen more.

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      • LlamaPajamas

        LlamaPajamas April 28, 2014, 12:45 pm

        Does Lil do weddings? I think child labor could easily fit into our budget and she obviously has great taste.

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        lets_be_honest April 28, 2014, 12:51 pm

        Haha, now I think you need to create a registry JUST for a hot glue gunned jewelry holder made of expensive dishes and candle holders. 😉

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      • Northern Mermaid

        Northern Mermaid April 29, 2014, 1:48 am

        BAHAHHAHAHA. Lil is me.

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    lets_be_honest April 28, 2014, 12:38 pm

    Aw I thought the portrait was you and Drew til I remembered you don’t wear glasses. Looks like Drew though!
    I want all these things. And I love milk glass and am secretly hoping I inherit my grandma’s collection.

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  • LlamaPajamas

    LlamaPajamas April 28, 2014, 12:42 pm

    We’re not registering and our wedding isn’t until October so it looks like I’ll just have to order the cat tea towel for myself right now. Oh well! I love all of these things though.

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    • Dear Wendy

      Dear Wendy April 28, 2014, 12:54 pm

      Do it!

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    • call-me-hobo

      call-me-hobo April 28, 2014, 12:57 pm

      Get this one, too.

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      • LlamaPajamas

        LlamaPajamas April 28, 2014, 1:00 pm

        Thanks a lot, CMH! This is what I get for complaining that Llama Guy wants to spend too much on a wedding cake – now I want to buy all the llama and cat tea towels in the world.

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      • call-me-hobo

        call-me-hobo April 28, 2014, 1:14 pm

        Boooo, cake. We’ve decided instead of doing a groom’s cake and centerpieces, we’ll kill two birds with one stone and do pies for each individual tables. OR you could tell Llama Guy that you need tea towels as cake decorations!

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      • LlamaPajamas

        LlamaPajamas April 28, 2014, 1:21 pm

        We’re not doing a groom’s cake or centerpieces, we’re just going to have lots of flowers in vases and hanging from shepherd’s hooks around his mom’s yard (the wedding is at her log cabin). I like the idea of pies for each table though! I’m actually getting the majority of the decorations from garage sales and flea markets. I’m determined to make this a budget wedding even if we do splurge a little for a fancy cake for Llama Guy!

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      • call-me-hobo

        call-me-hobo April 28, 2014, 1:31 pm

        That’s so cool about the cabin! I bet it’s going to be absolutely amazing and beautiful! I about had a heart attack when I found out how much cakes cost. We’re going to have a friend do ours. What kind of cake does Llama Guy want? I’m trying to talk the future Mr. Hobo into something with cream cheese icing. LP if you want another decoration, I can always do you a drawing of a llama bride and a llama groom!

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      • LlamaPajamas

        LlamaPajamas April 28, 2014, 1:49 pm

        We had originally planned on buying a few maple cream pies and having his aunt make the rest of the desserts (she loves baking and is really good at it), but Llama Guy wants an actual fancy/professional cake for us to cut for photos. We’ve settled on a small fancy cake for us and a simple sheet cake for our guests so we’ll save money and have awesome photos. I’d love a llama bride and groom drawing! I’d totally frame it and put it at our main table. 🙂 Did you see my facebook photos from last weekend? We’re using one of the photos of me in the Junior Ranger hat and him in his Park Ranger uniform as well.

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      • call-me-hobo

        call-me-hobo April 28, 2014, 2:02 pm

        They were so freaking cute. You guys are adorable! (So jealous of your Junior Ranger swag)

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  • Moneypenny

    Moneypenny April 28, 2014, 12:45 pm

    This is an awesome gift guide, and I secretly want to buy most of these things for myself!

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  • GatorGirl

    GatorGirl April 28, 2014, 12:46 pm

    I love the ridiculousness that is that alligator candle.

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  • call-me-hobo

    call-me-hobo April 28, 2014, 12:53 pm

    I love the papercraft one. I always do a framed portrait for the new couple in addition to a small gift off the registry, and everyone I’ve done it for has told me that they love them. (It was great, because a lot of them got married when I was flat broke)

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    • Dear Wendy

      Dear Wendy April 28, 2014, 12:56 pm

      What a great personal gift! You’re such a good artist too. Everyone who got postcards with a picture of me on the front, you should know that call-me-hobo was the artist!

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      • LlamaPajamas

        LlamaPajamas April 28, 2014, 12:59 pm

        Oh wow! Call-me-hobo, I LOVE my Wendy postcard! And I think personalized gifts are the best.

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      • honeybeenicki

        honeybeenicki April 28, 2014, 1:18 pm

        You’re famous call-me-hobo! That postcard is up on my fridge with the art facing out!

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        ktfran April 28, 2014, 2:21 pm

        Same.

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      • Imsostartled

        Imsostartled April 29, 2014, 12:11 am

        Me three!!

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      va-in-ny April 28, 2014, 1:10 pm

      When my parents got married, someone had taken the invitation that they received and had it professionally framed. I think they even added some art or something to the mat. It doesn’t seem like much, but it’s still hanging in my parent’s house to this day.

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        bethany April 28, 2014, 1:15 pm

        My SIL made us a Christmas ornament out of our invitation, similar to this:
        ‘s%20first%20christmas

        I love it!

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        SpaceySteph April 28, 2014, 1:48 pm

        One of my husband’s aunt’s made this for us too. We don’t have a christmas tree though, so we hung them on hooks next to our wedding pics so we can keep them up all year round.

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        ktfran April 28, 2014, 3:24 pm

        I totally want to do this for my sister. She’s telling me and our other sister not to get her gifts for the wedding since everything else we’re doing will be kind of expensive. But I do want to do something meaningful for her in the gift department.

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    • MaterialsGirl

      MaterialsGirl April 29, 2014, 3:19 pm

      i bought the faces portrait! so excited for my friends wedding

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  • iwannatalktosampson

    iwannatalktosampson April 28, 2014, 1:01 pm

    Wendy this is your best gift guide ever, and I feel like 90% of them could be gifts for anything.

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    • Dear Wendy

      Dear Wendy April 28, 2014, 1:05 pm

      Thanks! That’s always the goal with my gift guides, so I’m glad you think this one succeeded.

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      • iwannatalktosampson

        iwannatalktosampson April 28, 2014, 1:09 pm

        I can’t believe how much I want that serving tray. For what? The 4 times a year I eat breakfast in bed. I don’t know how I’ve gotten through life without one.

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      • GatorGirl

        GatorGirl April 28, 2014, 1:11 pm

        Oh man. I want a serving tray so bad too. And I have zero need for (or space to store) one. But they are so cute!!

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      • iwannatalktosampson

        iwannatalktosampson April 28, 2014, 1:12 pm

        Right? I’m trying to find a way to justify buying it. Colin and I do eat dinner/snacks whatever on the couch on a pretty regular basis, and I’m sure it would be nice to have a tray to hold it all. Voila.

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        lets_be_honest April 28, 2014, 1:15 pm

        Oh, buy an ottoman to use as a table. Then you will need a tray in order to use it!

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      • iwannatalktosampson

        iwannatalktosampson April 28, 2014, 1:21 pm

        Genius! I’ve needed an excuse to buy an ottoman. I want to find out with storage inside it. Find me one. Ready – GO!

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        lets_be_honest April 28, 2014, 1:27 pm

        Gets points for:
        Color will look nice with tray
        Tufted
        Wheels!

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      • iwannatalktosampson

        iwannatalktosampson April 28, 2014, 1:13 pm

        Also I can’t remember if you’re a hockey fan – but if you are did you watch the avalanche game on Saturday?

        CHRISTY! Where’s Christy. She would appreciate that game in all its glory.

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      • GatorGirl

        GatorGirl April 28, 2014, 1:26 pm

        I am a hockey fan! But no I didn’t watch that game. We where out doing stuff with GGuy’s program.

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        Christy April 28, 2014, 1:46 pm

        Oh, I’m sad I missed it. I went with gf and her old-like-served-in-Vietnam-old coworker to watch the Flyers/Rangers game at a bar on Friday, though! He really, really thought that gf and I were roommates. And then he asked her if she wanted to see a movie on Saturday. I TOLD her he thought it was a date.

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      • iwannatalktosampson

        iwannatalktosampson April 28, 2014, 2:51 pm

        Please tell me you at least saw the highlights. Colin almost chest bumped me after the empty net – game tying goal. We were already standing up and we both were screaming and high fiving and he turned to fully face me and there was a split second where I could tell he was considering chest bumping me. It all happened in slow motion and I definitely gave him the side eye.

        Also wouldn’t gf’s co-worker know she’s a lesbian? Why was he asking her out?

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        Christy April 28, 2014, 3:01 pm

        I don’t think I even turned the TV on this weekend. I’ll look up some highlights tonight. And he totally should have chest-bumped you.
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        And idk what was up with her coworker. Like, she’s a really reserved person, but she’s also really open about me being her girlfriend. I think a lot of people in older generations hear “girlfriend” and ONLY hear “my-friend-who-is-a-girl.” Like, the other definition doesn’t even occur to them. And gf doesn’t really read particularly queer, either.
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        She had a coworker (male) ask her out before, too. She just turned him down. I don’t think she thought this was a date, though. Dude’s like 50.
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        I just don’t think she shares as much of her business at work as I do. Like, errybody knows about gf, mostly because I tell my coworkers my personal life. All of gf’s coworkers who know about her personal life know about me. Does that make sense?
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        Oh and gf isn’t gay, she’s bi. Not that it matters; she’s monogamous ATM.

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        lets_be_honest April 28, 2014, 3:07 pm

        Its rude to refer to your gf as an ATM machine.

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      • iwannatalktosampson

        iwannatalktosampson April 28, 2014, 3:12 pm

        Well it kind of matters, thanks for clarifying! No one wants to feel like a dick and make wrong assumptions about someone’s sexuality.

        I mean it would have been funny if he had actually chest bumped me, but in my head all I was thinking was “who do you think I am?” I have actual boobs which get in the way of chest bumping.

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        Christy April 28, 2014, 3:42 pm

        Right, I just meant that for the purposes of being asked out, it doesn’t matter right now, because she’s in a monogamous relationship. Because you’re right, it does matter. I was too flippant.
        .
        And @LBH, that definition of ATM is usually the third one I think of. And also, puh-lease, she’s the one who jokes she has a sugar momma.

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      • iwannatalktosampson

        iwannatalktosampson April 28, 2014, 3:49 pm

        Oh haha I didn’t even think of it not mattering for that reason, but yeah in that case you’re right. Taken is taken.

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        bethany April 28, 2014, 1:16 pm

        We have a really cheap one that I use when we eat out in the sunroom. It’s easier to bring all the stuff out on a tray than carrying each thing individually.

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        Banana April 28, 2014, 1:39 pm

        I have a basket-woven tray — I love it for carrying stuff from the kitchen to somewhere else, even if it’s only a few steps, because when you have more than two hands’ worth of stuff even a short distance is a pain to ferry it all back and forth.

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        lets_be_honest April 28, 2014, 1:54 pm

        Sounds like you two don’t like a challenge. Its way more fun to attempt to bring everything inside by juggling.

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        Banana April 28, 2014, 2:45 pm

        I stopped plate juggling after the accident with the horse.

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        kerrycontrary April 28, 2014, 1:32 pm

        That tray is beautiful. The color is just perfect.

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    Banana April 28, 2014, 1:11 pm

    This is super! I also really like the selection of items you can personalize. I think that adds a lot to a gift on a special occasion like a wedding. I always want to, but I can’t think of what sort of item to get (and I hate just throwing a monogram on everything). One year I got my middle bro and his wife custom-made greeting cards for Christmas, but then I ran out of ideas!

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    bethany April 28, 2014, 1:13 pm

    I am not a guest at ANY weddings this year!!!! Hooray for me!
    BUT- I know like 6 pregnant people… soo… can we have Baby Week, too?

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      Kicia April 28, 2014, 1:52 pm

      But would Baby Week be letters asking for advice about kids or pregnancy, or would it be letters like “My bf tells me he hates me and has been engaging in a romantic rendezvous with a llama. How do I make him love me? BTW I’m 3 months pregnant.” Because if it’s a week of the latter, I think my head would explode.

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        Banana April 28, 2014, 2:14 pm

        Bahahaha. A whole week of letters that end with “And by the way I’m pregnant.” Wow.

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        Ladybug April 28, 2014, 2:53 pm

        Seems like we’ve had weeks like that without a special theme. Which is really depressing.

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  • honeybeenicki

    honeybeenicki April 28, 2014, 1:20 pm

    I have a wedding coming up in mid-May that I’m going to and I’m still stuck on what gifts. I’ve only met the bride once, but I’m ok friends with the groom. We don’t really “hang out” but he comes to my Halloween party every year and we hang out during a concert every summer. I used to be his supervisor and he’s overall an awesome guy. But… wtf do you get for someone like that?

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      bethany April 28, 2014, 1:20 pm

      Cash Money.

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      • honeybeenicki

        honeybeenicki April 28, 2014, 1:26 pm

        That’s kind of where I was leaning. I always like to give a small token gift if I give cash, but I’m just sure where to go here. I was thinking of giving them a bottle of Cherry Wine from our recent trip to Door County… but then it occurred to me that I have NO idea if they drink wine.

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      • LlamaPajamas

        LlamaPajamas April 28, 2014, 1:40 pm

        And do a little song and dance to this “cash money” chorus when you give it to him:

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    • GatorGirl

      GatorGirl April 28, 2014, 1:27 pm

      I assume they don’t have a registry? Because if they do, just go with that. If no, cashhhhhh is always the answer.

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      • honeybeenicki

        honeybeenicki April 28, 2014, 2:20 pm

        They do. I haven’t look at it in a few weeks, so maybe I should look again. I think they’re registered at Target and I got a $25 gift card from my dentist for there for referring a friend to him. I should have spent it on a wedding gift instead of a huge pile of discount easter candy 🙂

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      • honeybeenicki

        honeybeenicki April 28, 2014, 2:24 pm

        Related question someone posed to GG, but open to anyone 🙂 I just poked around their registry and they have a set of storage containers for the kitchen on there…. would it be super duper horrible to get them a similar set of Tupperware brand ones since my mom is a Tupperware consultant and I can get them on the cheap? And they’d be Tupperware, which is pretty much the awesomist (is that a word?) thing ever.

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      • GatorGirl

        GatorGirl April 28, 2014, 2:28 pm

        I don’t think it would be “super horrible” but it might not be useful. They would already have another set of the not-Tupperware brand ones and want them to match.
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        In know for our wedding we where gifted two crock pots. Both very thoughtful and nice gifts, but it was hard to figure out what to do since one was the registered for item (that we researched and matched our other appliances) and the other was off registry. Not many people need two crock pots!

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        lets_be_honest April 28, 2014, 2:34 pm

        I think for this, its totally fine. Who can’t use extra tupperware? Unless they registered for glass ones, I’d just get whichever you can get a deal on.

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      • GatorGirl

        GatorGirl April 28, 2014, 2:38 pm

        ahhh, I know I already answered above, but I am totally someone who wants/needs all of my Tupperware to match. I can’t handle mis-matched sets. (Like right now, I reallllly need to buy another set of All Clad mixing bowls so I can get rid of my non matching mixing bowls.) I guess what I’m saying is try to know your audience.

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        lets_be_honest April 28, 2014, 2:40 pm

        Haha, dammit. Good point. I’d want matching too.

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        bethany April 28, 2014, 2:37 pm

        I wouldn’t get them. Mostly because when you buy something off the registry it takes if off the list so the couple doesn’t get doubles of stuff. So if you get something similar, someone else might get them the “real” one, then they end up with 2 of basically the same thing.

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      • honeybeenicki

        honeybeenicki April 28, 2014, 2:39 pm

        True – I forget about the whole taking it off the list thing. I saw a few other things on there I might get them, but I may end up throwing in some kind of cool Tupperware that they didn’t even know they needed.

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    Taylor April 28, 2014, 1:36 pm

    Love these!!

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  • Kate B.

    Kate B. April 28, 2014, 1:47 pm

    Do I have to get married to get the rhino wall vase?

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  • mylaray

    mylaray April 28, 2014, 1:53 pm

    I seriously love, love all of these. I have a similar set of those teeny tiny bowls and I use them all the time. I mostly bought them because they were cute, but definitely useful too.

    Someone got us those coffee spoons for our wedding and I adore them, especially because we’re huge coffee drinkers and it’s nice to see in the morning.

    I really want those neighborhood coasters. I think I might just buy a lot of these over the next few weeks for myself. Haha I have no weddings to go to this year, someone invite me 🙂

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      lets_be_honest April 28, 2014, 1:54 pm

      What do you use the bowls for? I have a bunch just because they are cute but have no use for them. (please say something other than spices)

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        bethany April 28, 2014, 1:57 pm

        Rudy eats yogurt out of my little bowls. So get a big dog and then feed him yogurt. Problem solved.

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        lets_be_honest April 28, 2014, 2:02 pm

        Another reason to get a dog! Yes!

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      • mylaray

        mylaray April 28, 2014, 1:59 pm

        Don’t worry I don’t use them for spices actually. I mostly use them for dipping sauces. They’re small so I think they’re perfect for one or two people. I also use them to mix sauces in. And I love pouring sauces on my food so it’s a good way to control myself.

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        lets_be_honest April 28, 2014, 2:01 pm

        So you’re saying I need to ask for extra BBQ sauce next time I’m at McD’s. Noted! 🙂 God damn I’m gonna look fancy eating McNuggets.

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      • Dear Wendy

        Dear Wendy April 28, 2014, 2:04 pm

        I’ve been doing these “parisian-inpired” dinners for the last month or so for drew and myself after jackson goes to bed — baguette, different cheese, fig jam, almonds, berries — stuff like that. I’ve been using little bowls for the creamy cheeses and jam and berries, etc., so that’s one use for them. Dipping sauces is another great idea.

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        lets_be_honest April 28, 2014, 2:07 pm

        I saw that on facebook and got jealous quick. Good idea!

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      • mylaray

        mylaray April 28, 2014, 2:10 pm

        That sounds so delicious. You had me at creamy cheeses.

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        ktfran April 28, 2014, 2:33 pm

        I did that one Friday night when I was having a particularly shitty week and wanted nothing to do with people! I stopped by Whole Foods and picked up a fancy cheese, a bottle of burgundy to accompany said cheese, a baguette, some fig jam, the french mixed olives from the olive bar and sardines because I wanted to try them. It was a fantastic dinner and cheered me up!

        The next week, I had grilled cheeses’s with the fig spread and my fancy cheese. Yum.

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      • Dear Wendy

        Dear Wendy April 28, 2014, 2:35 pm

        Yum! Except for the olives because, sorry, ew, olives!

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        bethany April 28, 2014, 2:56 pm

        I am THIS CLOSE to down-thumbing this!! Olives are glorious, and I’m going to pretend you never said that.

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      • Portia

        Portia April 28, 2014, 2:58 pm

        I had the same thought. Olives are delicious… I think I shall go eat a few right now in protest.

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      • Dear Wendy

        Dear Wendy April 28, 2014, 3:19 pm

        Yuck!

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        ktfran April 28, 2014, 3:27 pm

        Yeah. We’re olive people. And I absolutely love all pickled things. In fact, I’m meeting a friend for dinner tonight and I’ll probably order a “pot of pickled things” – that’s literally what it’s called – off the menu.

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        lets_be_honest April 28, 2014, 3:34 pm

        Olive you.

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        ktfran April 28, 2014, 3:29 pm

        I felt super fancy when I did this. I love that you and Drew do this as well. It’s lots of fun!

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        kerrycontrary April 28, 2014, 2:39 pm

        We call those “kerry dinners” cause everyone knows I throw weird things together for dinner. So we’ll do crackers, brie, olives, veggies, and a fruit. So yummy!

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      • GatorGirl

        GatorGirl April 28, 2014, 2:50 pm

        Ugh, I wish I could get GGuy to eat like this! Or breakfast for dinner. He gets all freaked out by it.

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      • LadyinPurpleNotRed

        LadyinPurpleNotRed April 28, 2014, 2:55 pm

        breakfast for dinner is my favorite!

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      • GatorGirl

        GatorGirl April 28, 2014, 2:59 pm

        I know!! Mine too. he sucks in that regard.

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      • LadyinPurpleNotRed

        LadyinPurpleNotRed April 28, 2014, 3:01 pm

        I just can’t understand!!

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        kerrycontrary April 28, 2014, 3:00 pm

        Oh my goodness he doesn’t eat Binner? It’s so easy! We had breakfast burritos last week and it’s such an easy dinner for me to cook. I love having eggs or pancakes for dinner.

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      • GatorGirl

        GatorGirl April 28, 2014, 3:01 pm

        no! he doesn’t! and some nights I just really want a breakfast burrito! But only Saturday and Sunday mornings do I get to experience the joy of a big home cooked breakfast.

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        lets_be_honest April 28, 2014, 3:03 pm

        DTMFA

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        lets_be_honest April 28, 2014, 3:05 pm

        Also, I no longer believe anything you said in your letter to DW about GGuy. Just sayin’

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        iwannatalktosampson April 28, 2014, 3:17 pm

        Haha. Lets be honest, everyone knows the stoner food of choice is nachos.

        I’m with Gguy on this one. Breakfast for dinner sucks. On the other hand Dinner for Breakfast is AWESOME. I love some potato casserole first thing in the morning.

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        lets_be_honest April 28, 2014, 3:19 pm

        Lets be honest, you suck if you don’t like breakfast for dinner. I was about to say its anti-american, and then I remembered you’re canadian. haha

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      • iwannatalktosampson

        iwannatalktosampson April 28, 2014, 3:24 pm

        I also hate denny’s, perkins, and any similar establishment. They don’t serve booze. It’s awful.

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        lets_be_honest April 28, 2014, 3:31 pm

        I’ve never even heard of perkins, so this just further confirms you’re weird in the food dept.

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        GatorGirl April 28, 2014, 3:36 pm

        Cheese fries. OMG cheese fries.
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        Perkins is awesome. No booze, but their hash browns are to die for.

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        iwannatalktosampson April 28, 2014, 3:40 pm

        Similar to cheese fries – irish nachos are THE BEST. They’re good sober, stoned, hungover, drunk, in a plane, on a train, with pants on, without pants on.. you get the picture.

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        lets_be_honest April 28, 2014, 3:44 pm

        Mmm irish nachos. Peter used to live in this awesome apartment above a bar that serves the best irish nachos in the world…til 4 am. Greatest apartment ever.

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        bethany April 28, 2014, 4:23 pm

        Breakfast for dinner sounds so gross. I never partook when we did that when I was growing up.

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        ktfran April 28, 2014, 2:28 pm

        When I do prep work before cooking, I’ll separate things out in bowls according when I add them and I also group foods that go together at certain times. Little bowls come in handy for that, and hey, why not use pretty ones while cooking?

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        lets_be_honest April 28, 2014, 2:37 pm

        Aww, like you’re on a cooking show!

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        ktfran April 28, 2014, 3:30 pm

        Haha. YES! Really though, if I don’t prep before I start cooking, I’m a disaster. I’m not good at the timing thing.

        I make an excellent sous chef. It’s throwing it all together that needs practice.

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      • KKZ

        KKZ April 28, 2014, 5:32 pm

        Me TOO. I have ruined so many meals with poor timing and prep.

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  • mrmidtwenties

    mrmidtwenties April 28, 2014, 2:04 pm

    Mr.Mid desperately wants the rhino head, and the finger bowls, also mr.mid is talking in the third person right now because a company is flying him from canada to baltimore for a second interview so he’s on his high horse right now.

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      kerrycontrary April 28, 2014, 2:37 pm

      Baltimore! Then you could come to our DC meetups!

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      • mrmidtwenties

        mrmidtwenties April 28, 2014, 4:38 pm

        unfortunately the job isn’t in baltimore, it’s in canda, but baltimore is where their head office is.

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        Christy April 29, 2014, 8:14 am

        That’s awesome! Congrats on the interview! How long are you in town? I’m about 90% certain I could get gf to come to an impromptu DW meetup to meet you.

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    rachel April 28, 2014, 2:12 pm

    Oooh, I really want the finger bowls! Ross has wanted ramekins for cooking, and these would be perfect. Putting it on my mental list for when I start getting paid again.

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    ktfran April 28, 2014, 2:26 pm

    I want that cookbook. I have a thing for cookbooks, which is ridiculous because I rarely make things from them. My entire family has an affinity for cookbooks. Well, except one aunt whose idea of cooking is throwing in a frozen lasagna.

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    • Portia

      Portia April 28, 2014, 3:01 pm

      I have a bunch of cookbooks, but I only ever use one (Mark Bittman’s How to Cook Everything Vegetarian). Plus the internet, of course. Doesn’t mean I’ll get rid of the other books…

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  • Addie Pray

    Addie Pray April 29, 2014, 3:23 pm

    I’m definitely inviting Wendy to my wedding!

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