Does it seem like autumn is inundating you with wedding invites? There’s a reason for that.
Fall/Winter is the most popular season for weddings, with the month of September taking the top prize at number one, and October coming in third.
That’s a lot of rice throwing and champagne toasting! It can also be a real challenge to the pocketbook.
Finding yourself stuck between that fantastic gift you know they’ll love and the less-than-fantastic price tags that come with them? Do we have an article for you – our editors got wind of an amazing place to find top quality designer brands at up to 70% off. The site is called Rue La La, and if you’re not familiar, it’s a members-only (don’t stress! sign up is 100% free) online shopping site that sells everything from apparel, to jewelry, to beauty products, to…you guessed it – great wedding gifts. How great? So great that they created an entire mini-shop on their site called, appropriately enough, The Registry Shop . Here you can find literally hundreds of cool items.
Not sure where to start? Let our editors show you our 25 favorites
Cuisinart, 8-Cup Pure Precision Pour Over Coffee Brewer $199.99 (reg. $365)
Coffee lovers know, to make good coffee, the “pour over” method is considered the best (seriously, Google it). It’s also a time consuming process and requires some manual skill…until now. Cuisinart’s Pour Over brewer not only handles the Barista-level techniques, it also comes with all the comforts of a regular coffee maker – things like programmable brew and even a brew “pause” which immediately stops the drip process when the carafe is moved. Java aficionados will tell you this brewer is totally worth the near $400 price tag. So scoring this at almost half the price? Suddenly we’re wide awake!
Godinger, Harper Cake Dome $74.99 (reg. $149.49)
Like an exquisite piece of modern art…but functional. We’re sure your lucky couple will look for all sorts of ways to keep this beauty out in the open.
Linum Home Textiles, Embroidered Terry Bath Robe $59.99 each (reg. $152 each)
100% sumptuous Turkish cotton means they may never get out of bed again! Embroidered as Her or His, you can choose any combination that fits your couple’s pronouns. You can also get the embroidery in simple black, but really, why not go for the gold?
Sugarfina, But First, Cocktails Bento Box $24.99 (reg. $28)
We’ve all been there – you get a last minute invite, annnd cue the manic shopping! Put the panic button on pause and get this chic bento box of cocktail-inspired candies from Sugarfina. It’s cute and at a price that is downright tasty.
Lovery, Hand Cream & Hand Mask Set $35.99 (reg. $43)
This kit includes 10 unisex scented lotions and 5 different hand masks to perfectly pamper both members of the happy couple.
Goodful by Cuisinart, Compact to Go Blender $59.99 (reg. $110)
For the couple who takes their bod-goals seriously, this compact blender will be their new fast, efficient friend for grab and go workout smoothies without all the standard blender messy clean up.
Apollo Towels, Turkish Terry Towel Set $49.99 (reg. $134)
Made of 100% Turkish cotton, these quick-drying, waffle terry towels are what you would find in premium spas and hotels. Give your happy couple that luxury with this set of 2 bath, 2 hand towels and 2 washcloths. They come in three other color options too.
Godinger, Set of 4 Coupes $29.99 (reg. $49.49)
Fun fact – the Coupe glass is one of the most used vehicles for serving cocktails in upscale bars and restaurants…yet a true Coupe glass is rarely found in your standard barware drinking set. Remedy that situation immediately for your cocktail-loving couple and get them this beautiful set from Godinger, whose luxury silver and glassware has been around for half a century.
For the minimalist couple who enjoys their Scandinavian Design, give them an unexpected treat with this mug set by the O.G. of Finnish design, the house of Marimekko. This iconic Finnish design company started in 1951 and is credited for being one of the labels that started the entire movement.
Montague & Capulet, Glam Monogramed King Duvet Set $349.99 (reg. $711)
This white duvet set with navy blue cotton piped edge and monogram embellishment is made with ultrafine 300 thread count Israeli sateen/200 thread count Italian percale piped edge. Woven with single-ply yarns, which means long, staple, cotton fibers for superior levels of quality, durability, and softness. These sheets are silky, soft, and lustrous and the monogrammed sham is the icing on the (wedding) cake!
WOLF, Exotic Triple Winder $629.99 (reg. $1,599)
Do you have a horologophile couple on your hands? Even if they prefer to call themselves “watch enthusiasts”, we’re certain they will truly appreciate this gift. Wolf’s patented technology can precisely wind any timepiece to a specific number of rotations. Most winders can’t. One could say this could be quite the timely gift (we’ll see ourselves out, thanks).
Bey-Berk, Art Deco Backgammon Set $199.99 (reg. $500)
One of the more interesting trends that came out of the pandemic, board games are more popular than ever. As the saying goes “the couple that plays together, stays together” and who could resist a game or two on this handsome Backgammon set made from exotic hardwoods.
Ten Speed Press, The Couple’s Cookbook $25.99 (reg. $30)
An inviting collection of simple and comforting recipes for food-loving newlyweds that wants to learn to cook together. Written by a husband and wife who also work together as wedding photographers, this book is romantic, playful, and fun. Recipes include modern classics, easy entertaining cocktails and fun party foods.
Susquehanna, Set of 2 Stemless Glasses $21.99 (reg. $30)
For the couple that knows their R2D2 from their BB-8, these fun stemless glasses are etched with perhaps one of the greatest SciFi love lines of all time. Let your happy couple know that you know the Force is strong with them.
Levitate Candle Co., Harmony Candle $21.99 (reg. $29)
Long-lasting and beautiful, just like love itself. Levitate’s Harmony candle has top notes of agave and orange blossom, with middle notes of fresh herbs and bitter orange leaves, and a base note of subtle musk.
Ruffoni, Symphonia Cupra Covered Sauce Pan $429.99 (reg. $800)
Designed to last a lifetime by a company that uses centuries old artistry, experience and tradition. Ruffoni has been creating handcrafted, quality cookware since 1931 in Italy. This would be a welcome edition in any cook’s kitchen.
Missoni, Home Viviette 2pc Bath Towel Set $229.99 (reg. $419)
Known for their colorful knitwear, the Missoni haute couture fashion house also offers equally stunning (and often limited edition) home décor items. This bath towel set was made to be displayed in the home of a truly stylish couple.
Fortessa, D&V 12-inch Petrified Wood Platter $89.99 (reg. $130)
We love eclectic couples, but they can be hard to shop for. This beautiful platter made of petrified wood is precisely the unique piece of décor with an unexpected je ne sais quoi that your couple will love.
Canadian Down & Feather White Goose Duvet 650 loft – Regular Weight $179.99 to $349.99 (reg. $350 to $663)
Does your couple live in an area of the country where the winters are harsh? Give them the gift of snuggly warmth with Canadian Down & Feather’s baffle box duvets. Prices range from Twin to XL King.
Kalorik, 6qt. 10-in-one Multi-Use Pressure Cooker $85.99 (reg. $99.99)
Move over, Insta Pot, your 6-in-1 option has just been usurped by Kalorik’s new 10-in-1 multi-use cooker. This wonder is a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, egg cooker, steamer, yogurt maker, cake maker, warmer, searing pan and sterilizer. The 6 quart size is the perfect size for most recipes. Also the parts are dishwasher safe.
Godinger, Acme Diner 16 pc. Dinnerware Set $49.99 (reg. $100)
While others are focusing on giving formal dinnerware pieces, why not get your couple something they’ll use every day? This sixteen piece set gives a group of four everything they need for dining, with a little humor on the side.
KitchenAid, 7 pc. Professional Series Cutlery Set $249.99 (reg. $299.99)
Whether your happy couple have been cooking for years or still honing their chef skills, this professional series cutlery set had everything they need, all in one easy to store location.
Ivation, 18 Bottle Freestanding Wine Cooler w/Lock $214.99 (reg. $239.99)
For the couples who love their wine, give them the ability to enjoy it at the ideal temperature. Programmable down to the lowest setting of 41 degrees (for sparkling whites) all the way up to 64 degrees for robust reds.
NutriChef, Digital Air Fryer $99.99 (reg. $255.99)
If your couple is one of the growing masses of air-fryer enthusiasts, this digital version with LED panel, adjustable time and temperature settings and 8 food presets are all here to give them crispier days to come.
Cuisinart, Electric Fondue Set $69.99 (reg. $110)
In case you were unaware, dipping tiny pieces of food in a vat of melty cheese is once again super trending. And as the amazing friend who got this set for them, you may rest assured your place at the dipping table is forever secure.