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Everything Wedding : A Guide for Gifts from “Yes” to “I Do”

September 12, 2015

Wedding Gift Guide | UncommonGoods

The question was popped, the ring is on, and happily ever after is underway. Sure, you really only truly need each other, but if you’re doing the whole fairytale wedding thing, you’ll need some gifts along the way. Whether you’re planning a traditional ceremony and reception or throwing a shingdig that breaks the “rules” in all the best ways, you’ll find something for everyone helping you celebrate and some gems for your own registry here on our Everything Wedding list!

Know just what you’re looking for? Jump to gifts for your reception, registry, bridesmaids, groomsmen, groom, bride, flower girl, ring bearer, or parents.

A Splendid Affair
You want your wedding day to be a day like no other, and you know getting the little details just right can make a big difference. These special accessories for your special day add that extra dash of magic to your reception. 

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Instead of tucking a book full of names away after your big day, why not display art made by everyone who celebrated with you? | Thumbprint Alternative Guestbook – Ash Tree

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You + Your Partner = Married! Now that’s something to toast! | Etched Champagne Flutes – Set of 2

Faux Bois Vase | UncommonGoods

Fill this vase with your favorite flowers for a centerpiece that has your name all over it. (Or at least your initials.) | Faux Boix Vase

 

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This keepsake Happily Ever After Cake Cutter and Server is the perfect reminder of the day you were able to have your cake and eat it too.

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Getting that little couple on the top tier to look just like you and your love is a piece of cake, thanks to this DIY Wedding Cake Topper Kit.

One for the Registry
There are few times in your life when it’s totally acceptable to tell your friends and family exactly what to get you. Add these gifts to your registry and spend less time after the honeymoon returning duplicate blenders. 

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The Start of Something” by David Fleck is a great way to start your art collection together.

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You may be hot for each other, but that doesn’t mean it won’t get chilly in your home from time to time. | Personalized Tree Throw

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Whether your honeymoon will be your first trip together or you’ve already traveled the world as a twosome, the Personalized Wedding & Anniversary Pushpin Map is a great way to map your many adventures.

 

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Entertaining as couple doesn’t mean that friends will have to come to you. | Travel Mini Bar

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You may be done with dessert for a while after some serious wedding cake intake, but these bowls will have your back when you’re ready to bake. | Nesting Stoneware Mixing Bowls – Set of 3

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The many meals you’re about to enjoy together will be even more magical served on pieces from the Birch Porcelain Dishware Collection.

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You two have a natural attraction to one another and your relationship is built on a sturdy foundation. The Double Tiered Teak Root Serving Platter features two trays made from natural teak and a sturdy iron stand. Coincidence?

Wine Glasses | UncommonGoods
You’re both interesting people with colorful personalities–a match made in heaven. If you happen to also enjoy wine, the Multicolor Ombre Stemless Wine Glass Set just might be your match made in Merlot.

Beauties for Bridesmaids
They’ve been there for you through the awkward years, the life changing moments, and everything in between. Let’s face it – there’s no one else you would rather have by your side during this special milestone than your best friends.  Though there are no words to express how much their friendship means, these mementos will say it all. We’ve gathered our favorite gifts to show your bridesmaids how important they are in your life, no matter what happens.

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Even if you can’t talk as often as you like, you can still remind your best friend that she’s beautiful every day.| You Are Beautiful Cursive Wood

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Now she can have her cake and wear it, too. (Yes, there’s Wedding Cake whipped Shea Crème involved!) | Farm Fresh Spa Experience Tin

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Your wishes were her commands. Thank your bridesmaid with a jewelry holder that won’t let anything unravel under pressure. | Jewelry In A Bottle

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Now that all the hard work is done, it’s time to get spirited away in style! | Porcelain Flask

 

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As they say, new friends are silver and old friends are gold. | Precious Dipped Lace Heart Necklace

Great Gifts for Groomsmen
These guys have stood by you  through thick and thin.  Now, they’re standing with you while you make it official. Show them you’re happy to have them at your side with one of these thank you gifts. 

Beard Pack | UncommonGoods

Your best man may have a bushy beard, but he’ll still look his best for your big day thanks to the Beard Pack.

On the Rocks Set | UncommonGoods

Your groomsmen proved they could handle their booze at your bachelor party. Fair enough, but the On The Rocks Set says you’re up for slowly sipping whiskey over taking rounds of shots next time you drink together.

Wooden Beer Caddy | UncommonGoods
You’re tying the knot with your someone special, but your not about to forget to have suds with your buds. Fill the  Wooden Beer Caddy with a 6-pack of your groomsmen’s favorite brewskies to show you’re still up for grabbing a cold one anytime.

Bottle Opener Cufflinks | UncommonGoods
Cufflinks are a traditional groomsman gift. These cufflinks put a twist on that tradition, while getting the best of bottle caps that don’t twist-off. | Stainless Steel Bottle Opener Cufflinks

Multi-tool Collar Stays | UncommonGoodsYour groomsmen helped you prepare for this moment. Help them be prepared for anything. (In style!) |Titanium Multi-Tool Collar Stays

Groomin’
Your guy is certainly something special, so getting him a special present to celebrate the day the two of you say “I do” is on your pre-wedding to-do list. Tell your groom you’re all in by going all out with one of these gifts.

Silver Type Key Cufflinks | UncommonGoods

Give him one Silver Type Key Cufflink with your initial and one with his to celebrate the new chapter you’re about to write together.

Personalized Whiskey Barrel | UncommonGoods
It’s hard to believe that your relationship could ever be any more perfect, but like whiskey, love gets even better as it ages. | Personalized Whiskey Barrel

Tree Ring Pen | UncommonGoods
This Tree Ring Pen is the perfect way to say, “You put a ring on it. I’m ready to put down roots so we can grow together.”

Deluxe Shave Set | UncommonGoods
Your groom will be well groomed on your wedding day, thanks to the Deluxe Shave Set.

 

Make Your Bride Blush
Sometimes you still can’t believe she’s actually going to be your bride, but then you pinch yourself, realize it’s really happening, and get back to planning your future together. The first step? Finding the perfect gift to give your new wife as you enter matrimonial bliss. 

Personalized Birch Cuff | UncommonGoods

Carving your initials in a tree is romantic, but having your initials carved in a Personalized Birch Cuff is more environmentally friendly. (And it’s much easier for her to wear this bracelet than tote a tree down the aisle with her.)

Personalized Anniversary Journal | UncommonGoodsYou only get one wedding day, but you’ll celebrate many special occasions together. Show her you’re looking forward to celebrating year after year with this Personalized Anniversary Journal.

Latitude Longitude Pendant | UncommonGoods

The Latitude/Longitude Pendant can serve as a pretty reminder of the place you met,  where you got engaged, or even the exact location where you’re about to share your first kiss as a married couple. Now that’s where it’s at!

Floral Batik Kimono | UncommonGoods
She’s about to spend a long day in a fancy dress. Give her something comfortable to change into when the festivities are over that she can also relax in for many cozy nights at home together to come. | Floral Batik Kimono Robe

Spa in a Bag | UncommonGoodsYou’re ready to spend the rest of your life pampering her. Start with the Spa in A Bag.

 

Hey, Kids!
Specializing in ring delivery and flower petal dispersion, these kiddos played an important part in your wedding. Whether as a “thank-you” or a bribe for good behavior, it’s always a good idea to make sure the kids are happy when so much is on the line.

Personalized M Is For Me Book | UncommonGoods

She might not remember the details of your special day, but she’ll always remember the influence you had in her life. Start your journey together with the Personalized M is for Me Book.

Amazing Earth Puzzle Blocks | UncommonGoods
If your little flower girl thinks you’re old, imagine how amazed she’ll be by the many dynamics of the earth! Mind blown. | Amazing Earth Puzzle Blocks

Links of Love Necklace | UncommonGoods
Links of love to show that you have lots and lots of love. | Links of Love Necklace

 

The Mug With A Hoop | UncommonGoods

A slam-dunk choice for the mini VIP in your life! | The Mug With A Hoop

Unique Ways to Say Thank You
Watching a son or daughter say their vows can be a bittersweet moment for any parent. Giving a sentimental gift is a way to show your continued appreciation of everything they’ve done to help you get here. Whether as a statement of gratitude for your new in-laws or a reminder to your parents that just because you’re starting your own family doesn’t mean you’re ditching theirs, we’re sure they’ll take well to any of these timeless gifts.

Mother of the World Necklace | UncommonGoods

Sometimes, it only takes a few special words to convey the infinite amount of love and appreciation we have for someone. This necklace does just that. | Mother of the World Necklace

Agate Coasters - Set of 4 | UncommonGoods

Nothing shows your gratitude like a gift that was 80 million years in the making. | Agate Coasters – Set of 4

Custom Wedding Cufflinks | UncommonGoods

After your big day, people may forget what was said, but  your dad will never forget how he felt when he walked you down the aisle in your  wedding gown. Show your appreciation for your pops with this one-of-a-kind keepsake. | Custom Wedding Gown Cufflinks

Family Vintage Box | UncommonGoods

Like a fine wine, a thoughtful thank you gets better with age. | Family Vintage Wine Box

Druze Serving Platter | UncommonGoods

The ancient Babylonians, Egyptians, and Greeks all held the belief that semiprecious stones like agate possessed the power to protect its owners from evil and danger, and that it also produced delightful dreams, After all of the hard work that went into your special day, eternal protection is the least you can offer. | Druze Serving Platter

See more wedding gifts | UncommonGoods

The Uncommon Life

DIY Bridal Survival Kit

June 8, 2012

Hello Uncommon Goods blog readers! I’m Laura from A Girl Who Makes. I am here to share an easy yet necessary wedding day survival kit with you. Wedding days are memorable and can also be hectic. A survival kit for brides and/or bridesmaids will be a helpful gift to keep everyone calm and prepared. I’ve put together a little survival kit of some much needed essentials, but these kits can be customized easily by the contents put in the box.

MATERIALS: Gift Tag Stamp Set, twine or string, hole punch, card stock, scissors, and a box to hold items for the kit.

STEP 1: Fill the box with the chosen essentials. I included tissues, stain remover, cotton swabs, mints, bandages and some lip gloss.

STEP 2: Using the stamp set, ink the stamp and press it onto the card stock, making sure to have full coverage on the stamp. Press evenly when the stamp is on the ink pad as well as when the stamp is on the card stock. When lifting the stamp, be sure to lift straight up so you don’t smudge the paper.

STEP 3: Trim the gift tag using scissors to the size you would like. Also using a hole punch, make a hole in the tag as well.

STEP 4: Using the pencil from the Gift Tag Stamp Set, fill out the tag.

STEP 5: Take a piece of twine or string that measures about 1 yard and wrap it around the box several times. String the tag onto the twine and tie in a bow to complete the box.

The Uncommon Life

Say What?

August 12, 2011

Finding the perfect gift at UncommonGoods is a snap. But what about writing that card?

We’re here to help you find those words.


If you’re not sure what to say in the bride-to-be’s card, you either:

A. Love her too much for words,
B. Don’t know her well enough to personalize the card, or
C. Can’t stand the witch and don’t even know how you got invited to this stupid party in the first place.

Regardless of your answer, the rule to remember is:

Share your feelings.

Because if you can’t do it in a card, where can you?

But don’t forget – bridal showers are for tea cups, croissants and high-pitched laughter. So talk about your emotions, but do it the way an uptight person would.

Try one of these notes:

Your mother told me to keep my mouth shut. So I’m keeping my mouth shut. Good luck with your wedding.

I love you so much. Even though you don’t see the irony in wearing white.

Thanks for inviting me to your shower. It’s nice to finally see you again.

You picked a good one. I love your fiance. He’s truly been there for me in ways you never could.

Congratulations on finally losing the weight!

But if you’re bold and feel like being completely honest, the best thing you can do is shut up.
And let poignant words of the wise do the talking:

“Love isn’t something you find. Love is something that finds you.”
Loretta Young

“Love conquers all.”
Virgil

And my personal favorite:

Dear Bride-to-Be:
Plato said, “At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.”
Which makes you far better suited to write this card than I.
Love,
Nina


Place your memorable card atop an equally memorable gift:

Intercourses: An
Aphrodisiac Cookbook
Bridal Shower
Guest Book
Porn for the Bride

Guest post by Nina Mozes

Gift Guides

Gift Analysis: The Couple-To-Be

July 2, 2010

I am 27 years-old, which means pretty much everyone I know  is getting married! While I usually don’t stray off a couple’s registry – I have recently been making an exception and buying a little pre-wedding gift for couples-to-be.

Since the moment it came into the office, I have been absolutely head over heels in love with the ring bearer bowl, a really cool alternative to the traditional ring bearer pillow.

Ring Bearer Bowl

I really love being able to give the people in my life a gift that is truly meaningful and special (no offense crock pots!), but I usually struggle with finding keepsake items that are modern and tasteful. This handmade ceramic dish is simple and subtle, but packs so much emotion because it not only holds your rings, but it also holds all those memories of your special day. And the engraving “to have and to hold” is a sweet and powerful reminder of the promise two people make to each other.

So far, I have bought one ring bearer bowl for my friend Keely, who uses it everyday as a ring dish, and one for my friend Katie, who wants to use it in her wedding and then pass it around our group of friends, so that we each can use it in our own weddings. I also plan to get one for my older sister,  and it will be up to her whether she keeps it as a ring dish, puts it on display (maybe next to her wedding photos) or passes it on to my other sister and I, making it a family heirloom.

And there’s one more great, great thing about the ring bearer bowl – it’s only $38! An affordable piece of art and a potential heirloom? That’s a commitment I am more than happy to make:)

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