These Are the Biggest Bridal Registry Gift Trends of 2016
Spring is unofficially the official season to shower all your soon-to-be-wed friends with gifts that appeal to their modern tastes. For your BFFs, you’ve probably already splurged on an Instagram-worthy engagement gift to help kick off their wedding planning marathon, but now you want to show them you know how to perfectly capture their modern or minimalist style with a gift that’ll help start their new married life. Whether you want to ace it with a traditional wedding registry gift or want to find that one-of-a-kind item they didn’t even know they needed, we’ve got you covered. Scroll below for the 17 best bridal shower gift trends of 2016.
Retro Style Appliances
The latest style appliances are taking serious inspo from decades of the past. The popular pastel line of SMEG Refrigerators ($1,999), SMEG Tea Kettles ($130) and SMEG Toasters ($200) are high up on many couples’ wish lists. Pretty much anything with SMEG in the name will give your friends that vintage kitchen vibe, with the same luxury of owning a brand new home appliance.
Mix + Match Plates
Many couples are opting for less formal vibes for their tableware and are choosing mix and match options that offer a more eclectic look. Take the hard work out of finding pieces you think will all work together and shop new mix-and-match lines like the Oh Joy for Target Appetizer Plates ($25) or the Forbury or Cliveden lines of dinner plates and tableware ($28+) from Anthropologie.
Portable Bar Carts
If the couple is more of the cocktails-and-apps type entertainers than the formal dinner types, a bar cart is a must-have. For the art deco lovers try the West Elm Aster Bar Cart ($799) or Macy’s Vitale Bar Cart ($699). For your modern, minimalist friends, opt for a Katie Kime Petite Lucite Bar Cart ($895).
Modern Ways to Save Memories:
Brit + Co Scrapbook Kit ($39), or choose a frame from her bridal registry and fill with one of their most swoon-worthy engagement photos.
Neon Takes on Traditional Styles
There is nothing that adds a more modern pop than neon. The playful soon-to-be-wed couple will love this happy Lizzy Teapot ($15) or Wayne Teapot ($25) from CB2. Bonus points if you pair it with a set of beautifully packaged teas.
Picnic Time Heart Picnic Basket ($168), a Kate Spade Grass is Greener Picnic Blanket ($45) or a Brit + Co Gourmet Camping Utensil Set ($19). It’s a playful and romantic way to give something that will help them create a lasting memory together.
Retro Party Gadgets:
Goa Cutlery Brushed Gold Boxed Set ($485) or the Marchesa by Lenox Rose Gold Imperial Caviar Setting ($90).
Bar Cart Accessories
If you want to make a lasting impression on all future cocktail parties, gifting a memorable addition to their bar cart is the way to go. Try a Waterford Rebel Gin Decanter ($195), a Crate & Barrel Orb Cocktail Shaker ($25) or this West Elm Deco Barware Set ($79).
Gold Calligraphy Glassware:
BHLDN Yay! Champagne Flutes ($40). The on-trend script will add some whimsy to their bar cart or next happy occasion.
Clear Knife Blocks:
DIY Wedding Kits and Classes:
Kitchen Space Savers:
Joseph + Joseph Nesting Mixing Bowls ($50, set of nine) or OpenSky’s Space Saver 4-in-1 Foldable Slicer + Grater ($70).