Skip the usual suspects of wedding gifts and inject some modern design into a couple's new life together, while still fulfilling their newlywed needs. We've gathered a selection of great manufacturers and designers who produce gifts for the home that will surely stand out among the piles of presents and will have a long life with the couple.
Some of the product lines to check out for ideas are:
Alessi: GR Shop offers you over 1000 of these essential, beautiful and revered Alessi objects to choose from.
Perfect for serving bar drinks or a fancy tea. Designed by Michael Graves in 1994, this stainless steel, mirror polished tray is available as a round or oval shape, with a choice of black or white handles.
Iittala: Let your imagination run free as you explore GR Shop’s Iittala collection.
For his Essence Plus Series of glassware Alfredo Häberli added curves that entice the eye and fit the hand. Available in sets of 2 or 4 and also as a champagne glass, an after dinner glass and a decanter.
Tom Dixon: Tom Dixon is a British design company producing lighting, accessories and furniture. Committed to exploring materials, innovation and a mission to revive the British furniture industry, the brand is inspired by Britain’s unique heritage.
The Tom Dixon Eclectic Champagne Bucket, hand formed with a hammered hexagonal pattern and polished finish is also useful as a generous flower vase or extravagant waste paper basket. Solid copper gives makes this a real keeper.
Chilewich: Best known for their place mats, napkins, napkin rings, trays and floor mats, Chilewich products are marked by ingenuity and elegance.
Chilewich offers lots of choices in different finishes, sizes and colours to help you match your gift to the new couple's personalities.
Stelton: Best-in-class Scandinavian design, Stelton is "the brand that tickles the design gene”.
The Stelton Kontra Fruit/Salad Bowl is ideal for salads, but it also looks stunning displayed on the table with autumn fruit. The bamboo and stainless steel combination is beautifully balanced, with the warm glow of the bamboo elegantly contrasting the shiny and reflecting steel.
Breville: Breville kitchen appliances combine power and functionality in some very impressive machines and of course, that can’t-live-without espresso machine!
Breville offers all the coffee making machines and the tools you will need. The Breville Dual Boiler Espresso Machine offers commercial features and performance, in a domestic footprint.
Steelforme: If you are looking a more budget-minded line of gifts try Steelforme, modern laser cut stainless steel bowls, fruit baskets, wine holders, wine coasters, salad bowls, ice buckets, napkin holders, trays and platters. All designed and made in Canada.
The Steelforme Pi Series offers a philosophy of "modern craftsmanship."
If you are getting married in the near future GR Shop and Gabriel Ross is an excellent place to register.
Your wedding is one of the few times in your adult life when you can actually pick out the presents that you want people to give you. Register online or come into the Gabriel Ross Showroom in Victoria, BC and take advantage of our personalized service and the knowledge of our consultants.