tis wedding season…and gift giving

I love weddings, but I often stress about the gift. Should I get something unique, that stands out from the rest of the guests? Or just stick to the registry? Today we have some great gifts to buy for the mr. and mrs. not on a typical registry.

P.S. If you’re going to stray from the registry, that’s ok, but you must remember to think about the bride and groom’s interests, their house style or find something unique that ‘looks like them.’

Susabella’s Champagne Tub with ceramic plaque with couples monogram,{$58.99 on Etsy}

 Porcelain Typography Tray, Nordstrom {$10}
Buy the couple’s first initials and the ampersand…so cute!

Custom Set of 3 Serving Platters via In Her Words Ceramics on Etsy {$115}

Classic Candlestick, Tiffany and Co. {$70}
Everyone loves seeing the little turquoise box and white bow, plus this is something they will have forever. Give them 2 for a pair.

Stowe Tray, Jayson Home {$250}
I love this…saw it at my BFF’s house…and I love it in person even more!

{images via Susabella on Etsy, NordstromIn Her Own Words Ceramics, Tiffany and Co.,  Jayson Home}


Firenze, my favorite city in the world.
My husband and I studied abroad in Florence three years ago, and we miss it every day. But nowadays, revisiting Florence requires just a quick trip to the home office.

As a wedding gift, my husband bought me a 1595 Florence Scrolled cloth map from Restoration Hardware. Waiting almost 10 months post-wedding to open the map was difficult, but definitely worth the wait!

Restoration Hardware has a variety of antique maps to choose from.
This would make an awesome 1-year wedding anniversary {paper} present! Happy shopping!

New York antique map:

London antique map:

Barcelona antique map:

Amsterdam antique map:

 {images via Restoration Hardware & Tutto Bella}

subway art

Happy Wedding Wednesday!

I want to share this great gift {if I do say so myself} that I got for my hubby for a wedding present. I’m totally into subway art – love the look of it, love the customization details and love that it is masculine enough to give to a man!

NativeVermont on Etsy made this awesome piece for me. I customized it with lyrics from our first dance, our anniversaries, places most meaningful to us, and words/phrases that are unique to our relationship. Drew absolutely loved it! Now, it’s hanging in our bedroom and I get to enjoy it too :-)

A few others on Etsy worth checking out…

WallBling shop

SignsOfVintage shop

vinylcrafts shop

{images via NativeVermontWallBling,  SignsOfVintage & vinylcrafts via Etsy }