Part of me can't wait to get married just so I can receive some of these cool gifts...is that bad?
"Bride and Groom Cookbook" and "Bride and Groom Entertaining" cookbook boxed set ($69.95 at Williams Sonoma)
What a classy looking cookbook set. I haven't been to WS in a while, so I haven't gotten the chance to crack this one open. But what a lovely way to introduce your new husband (or yourself if he does all of the cooking!) to the kitchen.
Glass Domed Cake Plate/Punch Bowl ($30 at Williams Sonoma)
This one is great for someone who bakes a lot and likes to host parties (especially showers, because we all know that the best showers involve punch right?). I literally squealed a little when I saw her open it. I'm all for items that have multiple uses. This cake plate/punch bowl is classic, clean, and clearly a steal.
NATCO Kitchen Mat ($30 at Kohls)
I first saw one of these mats at an older lady's house about a month ago, and wondered how there could be so much fuss over an over-glorified cushion-y (yes that's a word) rug for your kitchen. And then I actually stood on it. If you're going to spend a lot of time on your feet in the kitchen, this is the mat for you. This would be perfect for an all-day Thanksgiving cookfest, or for the time you'll have to bake 10 dozen cupcakes for a bake sale, or for the time you have your in-laws over for dinner and whip up a super fancy/super complicated meal to impress them. ;) What I'm saying is, this mat is comfy. If I wasn't a broke college student I would buy one in a second. Because I like being pampered while I cook.
Fiestaware 5-Piece Dinner Set in Sunflower ($50 at Kohls)
I LOVE Fiestaware. I love the simplicity. I love the way you can mix and match pieces. And I love the many bright colors you can buy it in. My favorite right now is Sunflower, as seen above. Turquoise comes in at a VERY close second. If I was getting married I'd ask for both so I could mix and match these cheery colors. They would look simply adorable sitting on open shelves or behind glass cabinet doors. These are definitely dishes to show off.
Bialetti Pizza Stone, Rack, and Cutter ($13.89 at Target)
Although making the perfect pizza dough has alluded me thus far, I refuse to give up on my quest for homemade pizza deliciousness. Maybe buying this set would help me? Priced at less than $15 and with a 4-star rating on Target's website, this is good for someone who wants to try their hand at home-cooked Italian pies without spending a lot of dough (sorry, couldn't help myself).
Ninja Blender ($99.99 at Target)
Last, but certainly not least, I bring you the Ninja blender. I had never even heard of the Ninja blender until I saw it at the shower yesterday. When I looked it up online for this post I was shocked at how awesome it is. It turns cubed ice into powder, and blends frozen fruit into smoothies with ease. It's almost one of those "too good to be true" products, except it's just "too good". If it wasn't $100 and so big, I'd be buying one of these babies right this second. I'm a total smoothie junkie.
Well there ya have it. 6 gadgets and gifts that I think should be on every bride-to-be's registry. So if you're getting married anytime soon, or you just want to pick up some new items for your kitchen, you should consider these at the top of your list!