Hip Wedding Gifts At Fab.com
July 17, 2014
You know the drill: Cute cocktail dress, comfortable dancing shoes, and congratulatory greeting cards in bulk. But one thing you do want to spend a little extra effort on is your gift. Couples do pay attention to that mountain of swag, believe it or not, and especially the presents from their closest friends.
You don't want to give a ho-hum gift to someone who is certainly not ho-hum, in your books, nor do you want to give your friends money, because that can feel a bit tone deaf, too. You need to think beyond the registry for useful, beautiful, and memorable gifts for the newlyweds.
Through our exhaustive online shopping/research (we do it all for you!), we've stumbled upon fab.com as a hidden gem of a shop, chock-full of appropriate and awesome wedding gifts at all sorts of price points. Once you start poking around at fab.com you're going to quickly covet most of the well-designed, modern gear they carry, but here are some highlights to keep you on the your wedding gift mission.
Sturdy cookware is always a hit, and a subtle hint to have you over for dinner after the honeymoon. Reiss and Le Creuset make amazing, heirloom-worthy casserole dishes and dutch ovens, and in several colors and sizes- and price ranges. A fondue set might seem retro, but it will definitely delight any new couple eager to host parties. (See also: Hint to invite you over for dinner.) Also, fondue is melty, cheesy goodness that no one could deny. Roasters, cast iron skillets, or a sleek Michael Graves stainless steel kettle are all great finds that are workhorse pieces made to last.
Home decor accents are fun gifts that add personality instantly, like an enormous champagne cork that doubles as a doorstop--and it's really made of cork! For a subtler effect, try picture frames, limited edition artwork, mobiles and vases. Take your gifting outdoors, and new couples with balconies or lawns will appreciate this often overlooked area. Add instant, fiery ambiance for a cozy patio tete-a-tete with a tabletop fire pit. Just please be careful, you need your eyebrows. Other great outdoor gift ideas are all-weather speakers, coolers, planters, or a mid-century modern birdhouse.
Tabletop and entertaining pieces are big winners and will get heavy use. People sometimes overlook beautiful items in favor of functional ones, but there are plenty that meld both at fab. From hand-blown fruit bowls to cedarwood six pack carriers, there's a gift for all tastes here. Think trivets, placemats, and large serving platters. Did you know that earthenware holds cold temperature better than metal? So terra cotta is a great way to keep bubbles more chilled for for longer. Pair a terra cotta champagne cooler with a bottle of the good stuff, or with a set of stemless wineglasses.
Fab.com is not short on options, as you'll discover, and the real dilemma will be which of the amazing finds will you give as a gift, and which will you squirrel away for yourself?