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First, the good news: Spring is here! For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, this means warmer weather, longer days, and, if you’re feeling industrious, a thorough Kondo-ing. But spring’s arrival also heralds something less universally beloved—wedding season.
We know: Weddings are for celebrating the joy of two people pledging their love for each other in front of the people that matter to them. But the anxiety of wedding-season gift-giving is real. Luckily, Curbed is here to help.
When it comes to home goods gifts, there are lots of things you could give, but nothing sits at the nexus of useful and desirable like gifts for your loved ones’ kitchens and dining tables; it’s no secret that wedding registries fill up with these things first. (Your engaged pals might even thank you for sending this list their way—hint, hint.)
Feeling brave and looking to shop for gifts that aren’t on your friends’ registries? We’ve rounded up the best of the best in kitchen and dining appliances, ceramics, glasses, serveware, table linens, and more. Happy gifting!
Market editor/writer: Asad Syrkett Photo direction: Audrey Levine Photographer: Winnie Au Photo assistant: Sam Dong Stylist: Olga Naiman Styling assistant: Julia Dotoli Copy editor: Emma Alpern Editor-in-Chief: Kelsey Keith Special thanks to Ellen Van Dusen