The Best Wedding Gifts

Best Barware Wedding Gifts - Trays, Ice Buckets

So your friends are getting married and you want to get them a nice gift that you know they will actually use. Where does your mind go? Directly to the bar {don’t worry, I won’t judge!}. So what’s a classy thing to get them that they will really love and keep forever? My two go-to wedding gifts are: One, a fancy tray {Love that it has multiple uses including home décor, cheese board, or serving drinks like above} or two, an elegant ice bucket. Surprisingly the options for these items are endless, both in stores that carry them and in style. So, I decided to make life easy and narrowed your options for you – simply choose the personality below that best suits the couple! Happy shopping!

The Traditional Couple:  {They love Ralph Lauren, the girl carries structured purses, and they just might summer in Nantucket}: This couple will love anything monogrammed, so I love this monogrammed dome topped cheese plate, this wooden cutting board, and this stainless-steel bar tools set. Think silver is more their style? The bride will surely love a Kate Spade nickelplate tray with glossy enamel accents. Or to match their RL Polos, this Ralph Lauren ice bucket with leather handle is incredibly sophisticated and sleek.

The Jet Setters: {Their bar cart boasts Bulleit Bourbon and Veuve Clicquot, they consider a fur throw to be the perfect bedding accessory, and you never know what glamorous locale they will be visiting next}: Go for a name brand piece like this Oscar de La Renta ice bucket or this Nambe cheese board with braid-textured handles. Or, write a card reminiscent of your last ski trip together to Aspen accompanied by this Arthur Court tray.

The Faux-Hipsters: {They hang caftans on their wall in place of art, they are going on a Safari for their honeymoon, and chances are they don’t have a registry}: Rather than the usual selection of trays, choose something unique like a faceted marble slab cheese board or a lucite serving tray. Rather than your ordinary ice bucket, choose something vintage like this one I found on Etsy, or something I have never seen before – a Michael Aram option that chills bottles while simultaneously chilling glasses.

Anywhere in Between: {aka “normal”}: Some simple and elegant options include this Reed & Barton crystal ice bucket and this Sambonet stainless-steel serving tray. Not 100% sure? I added even more shopping options below at a range of prices! Good luck!

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  1. I would love to get barware. My boyfriend and I have slowly been building out bar cart (which is a vintage 1950s two tier cart that my great Aunt had) and we really need some barware! Thanks for these links I’ll be sure to check them out!

    xo katie a. //

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