Picture the feeling of walking into your best friend’s wedding reception, up to the gift table, and placing your perfectly-wrapped present and hand-written card down gently, knowing that the lucky couple will adore what’s inside. You stride away satisfied, eager for the celebration to begin, and looking forward to making memories.
There’s no better way to honor the commitment your friends have decided to make than with a well-considered wedding gift. Lux Bond & Green has a wide variety of top home gift designers and some great suggestions on tap to help you make selections with confidence! Specializing in fine and classic wedding gifts like crystal, dinnerware, and flatware with incredible weight, look, and feel, Lux Bond & Green can ensure that your gift will be treasured forever. Here are our top picks for wedding gifts this 2017 Wedding Season!
Champagne flutes allow couples to cherish their love year after year, as they may use this special gift to toast each anniversary of matrimony. A gorgeous pair by Baccarat, called the Mille Nuits Flutissimo, features skillfully-cut crystal and is truly the “creme-de-la-creme” of champagne flutes. The more pared-down, simple and modern Dom Perignon Boxed Pair, named in honor of the champagne house itself, is well-suited to a more sleek aesthetic.
Crystal doesn’t have to only be used when corks are popped, however! Designers like William Yeoward imbue inspiration from antique crystal into their contemporary designs, offering hand-etched household decor like the Crystal Fern Vase. Crystal vessels make beautiful centerpieces, with designs so timeless they become true heirlooms.
For the couple who have a nose for whiskey, barware like the Glass Lillian Spirit Decanter or a boxed set of matching glasses, such as the Vesper Whiskey Glasses, could be a perfect choice. Crystal is one of those luxuries that many couples adore, but never purchase for themselves— making it one of our top wedding gift picks for 2017 and beyond.
The ritual of eating meals together and entertaining family and friends as a married couple has a certain art to it. Why not gift artistic plates to make dining a true experience? Hermes of Paris offers hypnotizing, interlocking “tie” pattern dinnerware sets, such as the Pavage Mandarin. We love the bright colors, crisp lines, and luscious porcelain texture of this set (and know that the happy couple will, too).
Lux Bond & Green also offers Hermes plate and cup designs inspired by hand-drawn botanical and animal sketches, art deco, Ikat cloth, wrought iron, and Persian motifs. Any couple with an eye for design, fashion, history, or architecture would surely find Hermes dinnerware remarkable.
European-inspired plates are also memorable wedding gifts that can be found at Lux Bond & Green. Designer Juliska, for example, creates charming delft options like the Country Estate Canape Plates. These blue scene paintings on white pottery are captivating, inviting, and invoke wholesome country living. For a more antique, classic French look, gold-accented dinnerware by Bernardaud is a sophisticated wedding gift choice. Pieces such as the Constance Red are sure to bring a touch of elegance into your loved ones’ home.
Want to gift porcelain, but looking for something a little different from the traditional plates and cups? Designer Herend not only offers dinnerware, but also creates decor in the shapes of adorable, hand-painted animal figurines. Pastel patterned bunnies, puppies, penguins, frogs, and birds strike the right balance between whimsy and luxury. The Pair of Owls is one of our favorites for newlywed couples.
Upgrading from mismatched forks, spoons, and butter knives can feel like a true elevation for newlyweds—and flatware from the likes of Sambonet and Vietri will truly transform the bride and groom’s daily dining experience. Vietri is the designer to preview if you’re looking for something unique and out-of-the-ordinary. Stainless steel flatware mounted on gold lattice, with gold flecked handles (for example, the Aladdin Gold Fleck set) is definitely different. For the couple with more modern tastes, we would recommend the Queen Anne five-piece set by Sambonet. For more art deco-inspired sets, try Georg Jensen’s Bernadotte Mirror Stainless set.
Whether you’re shopping using the lucky couple’s wedding registry at Lux Bond & Green, or simply want to treat them to the extra standard of excellence that you know our stores offer, you’ve come to the right place for a special wedding gift this Summer 2017. We invite you to browse our wide variety of luxury gifts – our crystal, dinnerware, and flatware selections being just the tip of the iceberg among all our available options!
Sometimes, seeing wedding gifts in person can help you to make your decision, and for that, we welcome you to come visit one of our Connecticut or Massachusetts store locations. Our skilled, non-commissioned sales associates would be happy to assist you in finding something that speaks to you, something that you’ll be proud to bring to your loved ones’ special day.