1. A classic kettle-style charcoal grill that’ll last for hundreds and hundreds of barbecues.
The shape allows heat to circulate for even cooking (no more steaks that are half medium-rare, half well-done), the porcelain enamel coating protects against rust, and the plated steel cooking grate is easy to clean.
Promising review: “I asked my wife the other day, how long we’d had our grill, and she reminded me that we bought it with a gift certificate from our wedding 20 years ago! I have replaced the grilling surface (got the one that opens on the ends to add more charcoal) and that’s it. Like a parrot, it might outlast ME!”
2. A personal assistant (AKA the Amazon Echo).
You can read BuzzFeed’s full review of the device here, but—in short—Echo is a smart speaker that can play music, read you the news, answer questions, control connected home devices, and more.
Promising review: “The fact that Amazon continues adding features and updating the Echo shows that this is not just another device that will be forgotten and just become a speaker for the home. I am not exaggerating at all on how useful this device is and it has become just a normal thing my wife and I use quite often.”
3. A drill and tool kit filled with everything they’ll need for small projects and low-key repairs around the house.
The kit comes with over sixty tools and accessories, along with a bag to store everything in.
Promising review: “I love, love, love this. My husband and I just got married, and he lacked tools… so this an amazing buy! A must-have for anyone out on their own for the first time!”
4. An easy-to-assemble dome tent for the couple who loves the great outdoors.
For other camping-related gift ideas, check out: 30 Insanely Useful Camping Products You’ll Wish You Knew About Sooner.
Promising review: “I bought this tent for my wife and I and it easily fit our queen size inflatable mattress plus we had more than enough room for our clothes and bags. In my last tent, I hated to wake up after sunrise all sweaty and feeling like I was in a sauna. This tent has so much ventilation that if you open everything up, you really feel almost like you’re sleeping under the sky. However, you can close vents enough to trap some warm air inside. Feels sturdy, easy to set up and pack, beautiful design, side pockets inside. Comes with a doormat for taking off dirty shoes!”
5. And a sleeping bag built for two.
It’s actually composed of two separate pieces that zip together, so you can use them together *or* apart.
Promising review: “Love this thing. Super warm and lovely for sleeping with your loved one… or not!”
6. A 12-piece, nonstick enamel cookware set that comes in four modern colors.
An A+ choice for a couple who aren’t necessarily the greatest cooks: their mess-ups won’t stick to these pots and pans!
Promising review: “My wife and I both love them. They are truly non-stick. Cooked eggs with no butter and nothing stayed in the pan.”
7. A beginner’s Bocce Ball set they may end up wanting to use at the wedding reception.
If the couple are ~advanced~ Bocce players, they may prefer this more heavy-duty) set.
Promising review: “The bride and groom were thrilled with this set. They love the outdoors, nature and playing! Glad I chose this to give them.”
8. A lightweight cordless vacuum that’ll make cleaning up around the house a breeze.
This petite Dustbuster will hold a charge for up to 18 months and is incredibly easy to empty out and clean.
Promising review: “This vacuum has become a necessity in our lives. I use this for everything!! I have even purchased this same vacuum for 5 other couples as gifts! If you’re wondering if you should get the cheaper version….. DON’T!! We were given the Black + Decker handheld vacuum (the one without the lithium battery) as a wedding gift and it worked great for about 6 months, then the battery would not hold a charge. We have had *this* vacuum for close to a year now and it is still working great! It holds a charge for days and can pick up just about anything. My mother has had this same vacuum for close to 2 years, and it is still working great!”
9. A Magic Bullet mixer that’ll send them into a state of blended bliss.
“Will it blend?” They’ll find out!
Promising review: “Got it as our first wedding registry gift two years ago and I use it pretty much every day! Smoothies for breakfast, protein shakes, soups, I even make hummus in it because it grinds up sooo much smoother than my food processor. Once you have one, you can’t live without it!”
10. A slow cooker (with a removable cooking pot) that can also brown, sauté, and steam.
Get them a kitchen gadget that can do both. More than “both”, actually.
Promising review: “I have been frustrated with slow cookers that cook too hot: low temperature still burns food unless someone is home to stir the pot… and what’s the point of that?!? Took a chance on this one after reading other reviews and I am in LOVE. This is my new wedding shower gift for everyone. Easy to cook in, easy to clean. What could be better?”
11. A vegetable spiral slicer that can make “voodles” in three different styles.
If the couple you’re gift-hunting for prefers *actual* noodles, get ‘em a pasta maker instead.
Promising review: “This spiralizer is incredible. I love how affordable it is and it works like a dream. The metal graters can be changed out, making it so easy to use and you can get different widths and slices too. I bought one for myself, then ordered another one 6 months later as a wedding gift for a friend.”
12. A dutch oven they’ll be able to use for years and years and years. And years. Plus a few more years.
Promising review: “My husband and I purchased one of these dutch ovens for ourselves about 3 years ago and it is one of our most used items in the kitchen. Made of heavy, sturdy cast iron, it is the kind of cookery that could be passed on to your children someday. The inside is enamel and provides a smooth cooking service for a variety of dishes. After three years the blue dutch oven we bought is still vibrant in color and I believe this dutch oven actually gets better with age.”
13. A cordless electric kettle for the couple who enjoys sitting down and enjoying a pot of tea together.
It boils water more quickly than a microwave and it’s safer than a stovetop. Plus, it just looks pretty freaking cool.
Promising review: “My wife and I could not be happier with its function and looks. The cordless part is the frosting on the cake.”
14. An instant camera that would be *perfect* for them to bring along on their honeymoon.
You can purchase the film here.
Promising review: “Cute, fun, Polaroid-like camera. My wife used it to take pictures and create a collage while we were still on vacation.”
15. A handy set that includes pretty much every kitchen utensil they could possibly need.
So what *exactly* does the set include? Well, a flexible turner, 12-inch tongs, a square turner, spoon, slotted spoon, grater, swivel peeler, ice cream scoop, potato masher, can opener, balloon whisk, spatula, meat tenderizer, pizza wheel, and holder.
Promising review: “We got this set 7 years ago when we were newlyweds. Each piece is still in great condition and in frequent use (and we are not kind to our kitchen utensils!). It is worth every cent for a housewarming or wedding: whether they knew to ask for it or not, they want it!”
16. A copy of Catan for the couple who hosts a board game night every month.
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Promising review: “Every time the wife and I have company over, we try to get them to play with us. I haven’t met a single person yet that didn’t have fun playing.”
17. A turntable for a couple who loooooooves music, but hasn’t gotten around to buying one yet.
They’ll have such fun digging around thrift shops and yard sales looking for records to play together.
Promising review: “This is the first record player I’ve owned that was manufactured after the 1980s, and let me tell you… it sounds awesome. I blew off the resurgence of vinyl for a long time as a fad, but after years of listening to sketchy quality audio streaming as my primary source of music, I am now a convert. I’ve been listening to some secondhand jazz albums my wife bought from a thrift store, and they are amazingly clear and vibrant.”
18. A gorgeous marble rolling pin that’ll make baking a lot less of a pain.
Fun fact: Dough doesn’t stick to marble.
Promising review: “I love this rolling pin. Yes, it’s a bit more expensive, but then you pay more for quality. It’s marble and will last forever. I also have the large marble rolling boards with it: they would made a fantastic wedding gift. Love, love, love them.”
19. A set of forty-two Rubbermaid containers with lids that snap together for convenient storage.
They have so many years of happily eating leftovers together. This’ll start ‘em off right.
Promising review: “I received this set as part of a wedding gift. It’s AMAZING. The containers are perfectly sized, sturdy, and easy to clean. The tiny ones are great for salad dressing, too.”
20. A white noise sound machine that’s basically the equivalent of giving them a good night’s rest.
And could there be a better gift than that? Zzzzzzzzzzzzz.
Promising review: “We can no longer sleep without it and we’re buying them for our friends as wedding gifts.”
21. An ice cream / frozen yogurt / sorbet maker for the couple with a sweet tooth.
It can take as little as 25 minutes to whip up a delicious icy treat in this baby!
Promising review: “We received this ice cream maker as a wedding gift four years ago, and it’s still going strong. It seriously could not be any easier to use: just mix up your ingredients, pour them in, and turn it on. That’s all it takes to get amazing homemade ice cream.”
22. A hypo-allergenic comforter for them to cozy up under every night.
Promising review: “My husband and I do not agree on bedroom temperatures: he likes it to feel like a furnace and I prefer an arctic wonderland. We both agree this duvet is perfect. It’s breathable and warm, but not hot. I really love how lightweight it is. Our previous duvet was so stiff and heavy. This duvet has a super soft satin fabric and cloud-like texture. Doesn’t make noise when rolling over or pulling up like other duvets. Fit in standard size washing machine and dryer with no issues.”
23. A set of knives that are as colorful as they are useful.
Stainless steel blades, non-stick coating, ergonomic handles: sounds good!
Promising review: “These are my favorite knives!! I use them all the time and they are fantastic. They make wonderful wedding, housewarming, birthday, or Christmas gifts. It’s nice to be able to give someone a gift that’s superior quality, aesthetically pleasing and very useful.”
24. Stainless steel, anti-slip mixing bowls with measurements on the side and dual-purpose lids.
Mixing bowls just don’t get any better than this.
Promising review: “I love them! The non-slip bottoms are fabulous and make mixing so much easier. I was holding the beater with one hand and alternating pours of ingredients with the other and never had to worry about the bowl moving on me. The measurements inside the bowls are a great tool and saved me time and extra dirty dishes/tools. I used the mixing cover to make my husband’s favorite maple whipped cream and did not, thankfully, have to wipe cream off every surface and backsplash in the kitchen.”
25. An ice maker for the couple who’s truly passionate about having cool beverages.
Having adequately chilled beverages is a very important thing and this ice maker can make up to 26 pounds of cubes a day.
Promising review: “We love this. In one day we can make enough ice cubes to last a week. And it is so much fun to watch!!!”
26. A luxe 2-in-1 shower head that can mist, massage, and “rain.”
You know what they say: the couple that showers together…. does their part to save the world’s water supply?
Promising review: “Have you ever wanted a luxurious shower head? The ones that cost around $100? Forget that, buy this. Two heads, full chrome design with all metal links and hoses. Every function works wonderfully; my wife and I can finally shower together and we both get our own shower head!”
27. And a double hammock to swing in together.
The hammock is cotton, the stand is steel, and the whole thing can be put together without any tools whatsoever.
Promising review: “The most relaxing and comfortable piece of furniture ever! In nice weather, we keep it on the back patio; in the winter, we bring it in the living room and cuddle up by the TV. It easily holds two adults: I am 6’4” and pushing 280, and my wife and I have no problem getting in it together and our little dog jumps up to be in it too and the stand doesn’t seem to mind one bit!”