We know lots of you are planning your weddings, but a ton of you are also attending weddings. And you may starting to think “hmm, what the HELL am I going to get them?” Or maybe you're putting together your registries and thinking “hmm, what the HELL do I need?”
Never fear: Offbeat Bride is here to help you shop for those perfect gifts. Let's start off with our gift round-up for foodies. Chefs, bakers, and yummy thing makers will totally be thrilled to receive any of these items…
(Pro tip: set up a universal registry on Amazon to immediately add these things to YOUR registry.)
Weddings are the best time to celebrate the awesomeness of cakes! If you gift this beautiful Vintage Cakes book early on in their engagement, you may just help them pick out their wedding cake.
Inspired by my foodie cousin, this rhino butter dish was one of his favorite surprise (non-registry) wedding gifts.
This Moleskine Passions Recipe Journal is perfect for the hipster foodie in your life. This book helps them capture everything they need: appetizers, first course, main dishes, side dishes, wine pairings, desserts, and cocktails along with prep time ingredients and difficulty. It even includes a calendar for ingredients that are in season.
My best friend who's also a sous chef seriously broke down in tears after being gifted a beautiful cutting board. Tears, people! Over the thing she chops shit on. What I'm saying here is, if you can, splurge a little on an amazing cutting board like this giant Madeira Canary Teak End-Grain Chop Block.
For a lot less moolah, you can still delight them with this colorful cutting board set.
Everyone loves Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce, right? Put together your own spicy wedding gift set with The Sriracha Cookbook, a big ‘ol bottle of Sriracha sauce, and maybe make them up your own Sriracha hot and spicy salt (or purchase some if you'd rather).
This Molecular Gastronomy Kit is a great way to give your foodie couple a “stay at home date” in a box. Think of all the fun they'll have getting science-y with their newlywed dinners.
Speaking of date night, they can arrange a game date night with other foodies and play Foodie Fight: A Trivia Game for Serious Food Lovers, which is apparently a thing.
Foodies love them some mortar and pestles. Great for making artisanal salsas, or grinding herbs, or I don't know… what else do people who make food use these for? I clearly don't cook.
Gift them their first garden with this Reclaimed Barnwood Planter Box Mini Herb Garden Kit. They can grown their own cooking herbs — basil, dill, thyme, parsley, oregano, cilantro — from seeds! If you wanna go bigger with your garden gift, check out this chalkboard wall garden from Williams Sonoma!
Trust me, aaaaaanything Le Creuset will make them freak their foodie faces off. Now, Le Creuset is known to be very pricey… that's why I'm a huge fan of their smaller, super-useful stoneware jars and kitchen products like the garlic keeper, honey pot, jam jar, mini casserole dishes gift set, or salt crock. All priced $27 and up.
I don't know why, but foodies also love pasta makers. (You can totally buy pasta at the store, y'all!) But I know several couples that have registered for one of these babies. And yet, I haven't had a ONE make me fresh pasta yet. Maybe you'll have better luck with that if you actually purchase one for them.
Or you could gift them an awesome cooking experience: Gift certificate to a cooking class they'd never pay to take themselves. (Kosher cooking? Cake baking? Sushi class?) Or reserve a chef's table experience for them at a fancy restaurant.
Ready to add these things to YOUR registry?
Everything on this page came from Amazon, because their wedding registries are super easy for everyone to use, and even include a universal registry option — so you can register for stuff from ANYWHERE online, using Amazon.
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