The Best Kitchen Gifts for Any Wedding Shower
Whether you’re browsing for a bride-to-be or your own registry, you’ve just found your new go-to wedding gifts.
Choosing a wedding shower gift comes down to this: practical versus pretty. The crystal they registered for? Pretty. The off-registry crockpot you know they'd use? Practical. But the line between the two isn't always as clear as crystal. In fact, our favorite bridal shower gifts check both boxes. Think heirloom cookware, entertaining essentials, and kitchen staples made special. These 15 well-made gifts come with good looks, good reviews, and a good chance the bride-to-be will actually use them.
1. Stand by Me
With the looks of a cherished antique, this cake stand will steal the show on anniversaries, birthdays, and holidays.
Buy it: Glenna Cake Stand, $58; Anthropologie
2. Coffee Date
Coffee aficionados will adore Secura's stainless steel French Press coffee maker, which averages almost five stars on Amazon based on more than 2,000 ratings.
Buy it: Secura French Press Coffee Maker, $25, $34, or $38; Amazon
3. Bride-Worthy Baker
If you're looking for a gift with heirloom potential, Le Creuset has you covered. This affordable, vintage-inspired shallow square baker was basically made for baked desserts and sides like mac and cheese.
Buy it: Le Creuset Heritage Stoneware Shallow Square Covered Baker, $60; Williams Sonoma
4. Love at First Slice
Nice knives totally transform meal prep, and none compare to Zwilling's professional-grade series. This German brand has made a name for itself with its durable stainless steel cutlery. Featuring a 4-inch paring knife and 8-inch chef's knife, this sleek set makes an excellent gift (and deal).
Buy it: Zwilling J.A. Henckels Professional S 2-Piece Chef's Set, $170; Amazon
5. Block Party
This gorgeous glazed ceramic canister from Zwilling would be a seamless addition to any kitchen. With slots for up to four knives, it's cut out for couples who cook at home on the regular.
Buy it: Zwilling Ceramic Block, $45; Crate and Barrel
6. Let's Toast
If you consider toasters a cliche wedding gift, you haven't met Smeg's retro-inspired toaster. This top-rated appliance does its job well, but let's be honest. You're buying it for its looks.
Buy it: Smeg 2-Slice Toaster, $170; Amazon
7. Bowled Over
A long-time bestseller, Anthropologie's earthenware Latte Bowls come in sets of six, with even more colors to choose from.
Buy it: Matte Latte Bowls, Set of 6, $36; Anthropologie
8. Dutch Lovin'
Our product tester dubbed this enameled cast-iron beauty the "Best Oval Dutch Oven" for its quality, price, and design. (It comes in seven modern matte finishes!) At six quarts, it can cook anything from an entire chicken to a batch of cinnamon rolls.
Buy it: The Dutchess, $155; Great Jones
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9. Love and Linens
Don't underestimate the power of a pretty dishtowel. This one's watercolor print would add a cheery touch to a kitchen.
Buy it: Meet Me at the Farmers Market Dish Towel, $20; Anthropologie
10. Mixed Connection
Feel like splurging? This top-rated stand mixer takes baking to the next level. Available in 20+ colors, it also looks lovely on a countertop.
Buy it: KitchenAid 5-Quart Stand Mixers, starting at $300; Amazon
11. Dynamic Duo
No one *needs* salt and pepper shakers. This stylish set, however, is just the kind of gift a couple will use every single day, even if they wouldn't have bought it for themselves.
Buy it: Black & White Marble Salt & Pepper Shakers, $30, Pottery Barn
12. Hot and Heavy
No kitchen would be complete without a cast iron skillet (or three). With its Chef Series skillets, Lodge upgrades its classic 10-inch and 12-inch skillets with longer handles, rounder interiors, and larger pour spots.
Buy it: Lodge Chef Collection Skillet, $30 and $40; Sur La Table
13. Say Cheese
When it's the bride's turn to host a party, you can bet she'll have these well-crafted, brass-finished cheese knives on full display.
Buy it: Art Ridge Cheese Knives, Set of 3, $40; West Elm
14. Gift Bags
A set of four reusable bags from Stasher will come in handy time and again. Made from non-toxic, food-safe silicone, these bags can go in the freezer, microwave, and dishwasher.
Buy it: Stasher Reusable Sandwich Bags, Set of 4, $48; West Elm
15. Marble for the Mrs.
This sturdy, smooth marble pastry board keeps dough cool. It's large enough to roll out a pie crust, and it can double as a serving board for parties.
Buy it: French Kitchen Marble Pastry Slab, $50; Crate and Barrel