Timeless Wedding Gifts At Macys
August 9, 2014
While some couples get a little registry crazy with of-the-moment choices ("I swear we're going to use the deep fryer all the time!") it really is wisest to register for, and give, items that will endure many married years of dinner parties, moves, and uses. But that isn't to say these gifts need to be blah white place settings and boring, no-frills flatware. Au contraire!
The Martha Stewart Collection Classic Band Place Setting is like a tuxedo for your table. The black band is so chic and the set is easy to dress up for fancier events but durable enough for everyday use. (Pro tip: Order some extras in case the pattern is discontinued and broken pieces need to be replaced.) An oldie but a goodie is Fiesta, which is a great option for pops of cheerful color and is also quite sturdy.
I love workhorse appliances that will stand the test of time, like the perennial favorite KitchenAid Stand Mixer. It is a bit of a splurge, but trust me, this mixer will last at least 20 years and will prove itself to be endlessly useful. Another must-have is a good coffee maker. While K-cup machines are very popular now, a standard drip machine is a classic and great for entertaining.
Indulge in some fancy linens and you will be so happy when you're (finally!) sleeping in style. The Hotel Collection's ultra-soft Egyptian cotton sheet sets will leave you happily drooling on your pillow. Toss out those old threadbare towels handed down from your mom and dry off with plush, Pima cotton towels from Lenox. Who knew becoming a grown-up could feel so comfortable?
Now for some fun and functional touches: Wine bottle stoppers and openers (like the always popular Rabbit), mixing bowls or serving utensils in fun colors, and place mats or picture frames are great additions to a gift card or cash gift. And, of course, champagne flutes paired with a bottle of bubbly is always a hit.
Whatever your tastes or budget may be, Macy's has you covered in creating a stylish and functional home, fully prepped to host parties and enjoying living.