10 Kitchen Wedding Gifts That Couples Are Still Using Years Later
Here are the kitchen wedding gifts our field editors are still using years after their wedding. In other words—here's what newlyweds truly need!
Whether couples are equipping their kitchen for the first time or upgrading a set of old pots and pans, a complete set of durable, well-constructed cookware ($899) is a welcome addition. It should be built to last in order to get the family through years of everyday meals. Plus: Check out our 25 favorite handy hints for the home cook.
For any newly married folks, there’s likely a lot of entertaining on the horizon. But few people come into a marriage with serving bowls and platters. You can gift a durable, good-looking dish ($50) that will show off salads, pastas or roast chicken for years to come. Next, see the back-to-basics tools every cook needs.
Solid Cutting Board
With the right kind of care, a natural wood cutting board ($115) can last for decades. It’s meant to be used, so look for a board made from Hard Rock Maple that will be both gorgeous and long-lasting.
Good Quality Knives
There’s no doubt that well-made knives are a valued part of the newlyweds’ kitchen. Instead of a bulky wood block full of blades they’ll rarely use, start them off with a beautiful set of the three basic sizes ($211) that every home cook needs: a chef’s knife, prep knife and paring knife. We think these are the four types of knives every home cook needs.
This beautiful Dutch oven ($94) is much more than a pretty face. It’s a durable piece of enameled cast iron cookware the couple will have and use for decades.
Glass Mixing Bowls
For many couples, mixing bowls get a lot of use in the years after a wedding making Sunday pancakes, tossing salads for parties and more. Gift the couple a quality set of nested bowls ($39). Be sure to choose a finish that will look great no matter what the kitchen decor!
One gift that couples married years ago say they wished they had asked for is a pressure cooker. This is now one of the most popular appliances, specifically an Instant Pot ($149). It’s multi-functional as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, steamer, egg cooker and a half-dozen other uses.
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