A wedding registry is one of the few wedding traditions that has stood the test of time. Dating back to the early 20th century, wedding registries are beneficial in letting a bride and groom select items that fit with their personal taste, and wedding guests know exactly what the couple wants.
Though classic registry gifts — china, silver, etc. — remain popular, some modern brides are looking to supplement their registry with more fun and unique items that speak to the couple’s personality and personal style. At A’mano Gifts in Mountain Brook, a boutique for gifts and home accents, brides can craft a unique registry from a selection of tasteful and elegant gifts that add a bit of flair to an otherwise standard gift list. Here, we’ve curated a fun, colorful, and sophisticated list of gift ideas that you can find at A’mano to complete your perfect registry.
The Modern Bride’s Wedding Registry
Estelle Stemmed Wine Glasses
Available in more than 10 colors, these statement-making Estelle wine glasses have quickly gained popularity for being beautiful, contemporary, and perfect for any use. With their ability to be “dressed” up or down, you can use them for at-home date night with your new spouse or pair them with your formal china for a holiday or dinner party. The tall, stemmed glasses are hand-blown by glass artisans in Poland and are $29 each.
Estelle Champagne Coupes
Another popular glassware item from Estelle, these champagne coupes can be used for champagne, cocktails, or even as vessels in which to serve your favorite dessert. The neutral and blush colors are especially popular with brides, but additional colors are available. Like their wine glass companions, the coupes also are hand-blown by Polish glass artisans and are $33 each.
Montes Doggett Tableware
This simple yet elegant line of tabletop ceramics and pottery is made in Peru. Comprised of natural materials, each piece starts with the highest-quality clay available and undergoes rigorous processes to ensure unparalleled workmanship. The clay is ground, shaped, and fired for durability, a process that ensures each piece is lead-free and microwave-, dishwasher- and oven-safe. Item prices vary.
These durable acrylic glasses are A’mano’s all-time best-selling line of glasses. Popular due to the fact they’re unbreakable as well as dishwasher-, microwave-, and freezer-safe, they’re also versatile, contemporary, and cool. The wine glasses are available in both white and teal ($14 each), low ball glasses are available in clear and white ($14 each), and champagne flutes are available in white ($15 each).
Claude Dozorme Cheese Knives
The ultimate gift for the bride who loves to entertain, these Claude Dezorme cheese knives add a color statement to any cheeseboard. The acrylic handles are available in sets of warm or cool colors as well as ivory. Find a set of three knives for $94.
Claude Dozorme Bottle Openers
Claude Dozorme doesn’t just make knives. These fun bottle openers, which have handles reminiscent of the knives’ style, lend an ergonomic grip to pop the top on your favorite bottle. Find them for $24 each.
Claude Dozorme Serving Utensils
Complete your Claude Dozorme collection with this set of serving utensils. The elegant champagne sheen found in the handles is the perfect complement to the bright silver servers. Find the pair for $64.
Lettermade Cocktail Napkins
Lettermade is known for its cheeky line of hand-embroidered linen cocktail napkins featuring everything from champagne bottles to celebrity faces. At A’mano, select from celebrities, dogs, hobbies, and and more. Find a set of four for $34.
Beatriz Ball Collection and Marble Melamine Serving Pieces
A’mano has a wide selection of melamine serving pieces, which are both durable and dishwasher- and food-safe. The Beatriz Ball Collection, which includes bowls of varying sizes, a serving platter and ice bucket, offer natural-looking curves that give them a hand-formed appearance. Prices range from $22-$66.
If the bride prefers something more elegant-looking, these contemporary serving pieces give the illusion of marble but without the hassle. No need to worry about staining, chipping, or having to store heavy marble pieces. Find dishes of varying sizes that range in price from $22-$69.
Lands Downunder Blankets
Every new couple would love to snuggle up under a soft blanket, and these Lands Downunder throws are the ideal way to do so. Woven in New Zealand and Italy, each blanket is made from a blend of cotton and acrylic, giving the look and feel of cashmere without the upkeep (or the price tag). Find them in a variety of colors for $98 each.
From Tulum, Mexico, to the Amalfi Coast, give the new couple the gift of travel via a beautiful coffee table book. Each option focuses on a particular destination or region of the world and draws you in via vibrant full-page photos that capture the glam and culture of each location. Find them for $95 each.
Coffee Table Books
For the bride looking for some inspiration in all aspects of life, these coffee table books cover an array of topics including design, cooking, fashion, travel, photography, art and more. Find them for $30-$250.
DBO Home Collection
These modern black and white ceramic products are handmade in Connecticut by husband-wife team Daniel Oates and Dana Brandwein. The small-batch collection is as beautiful as it is practical, and most pieces feature DBO’s signature leather handles, which are removable to making cleaning the pieces easier. Products in the DBO Home collection range from $55-$264.
Tina Frey Serving Pieces
This collection of white resin serving pieces is hand-crafted by San Francisco artist Tina Frey, whose work is inspired by the organic forms found in nature. Each piece is first sculpted in clay to create a mold, which is then used to cast additional pieces. The collection includes a variety of serving- and barware pieces; prices range from $48-$384.
This article is sponsored by A’mano Gifts. All photography by Eric & Jamie Photography.