Tempted to Crash a Wedding?
Bring a gift! Here are 10 unique wedding gifts.
I recently read a New York Times article about people who like to crash weddings. While it's not a big problem, it does happen — according to the newspaper's readers! Maybe they're inspired by the hit movie, Wedding Crashers. Maybe they just want to have fun and dance, and a wedding is a great place to do just that.
How do they get away with it? By pretending to know the groom if they're talking to the bride's side and vice versa. Some even leave a card with a nice note and money upon leaving. What do you think? Does that make it right? Would you be charmed to discover a cheeky stranger had crashed your wedding? Or would you be chagrined?
Well, that got me to thinking about how the wedding season is right around the corner. Before you know it, that "save-the-date" will be here. So, if you’re searching for unique wedding gifts (one that won’t get returned or re-gifted!), you’ve come to the right place.
You can make the happy couple even happier with these unforgettable, unique wedding gifts — all lovingly made in the USA. BTW, these fabulous finds also make memorable engagement gifts!
Mr. and Mrs. Handwritten Pillow from The Little Birdie
Mr. and Mrs. Established Wreath Handwritten Pillow, 18" x 18", $35*. Free shipping. Made in USA of U.S. and imported material.
Made locally in Mississippi, this elegant wreath pillow, 18" x 18", says it all. The colors will not fade. We love that it’s machine-washable too!
Waterproof Wood Vase from Hank Schneider Woodcraft
Waterproof Cherry Vase, $150*. Free shipping. Handmade in USA.
Handcrafted from deadwood native to forests in the Northeast, these gorgeous 10" tall wood vases (available in cherry, walnut, and maple) are lined with marine fiberglass and epoxy resin to stay waterproof.
Hand-painted Hydrangea Floorcloth from Floorcloths by Kate
Handpainted Hydrangea Spray Floorcloth, $115-$210*, depending on size. Free shipping. Handmade in USA.
Artist Kate Welch hand-paints her own designs on treated canvas to create fabulous floorcloths like the one above. A polyacrylic finish protects the mat from spills. Comes with a non-skid pad.
Revolving Wine Glasses from Swoon Living
Pair of Revolving Wine Glasses with Engraved Stand, $98-$108*, depending on selected wood. Free shipping. Handmade in USA.
The unique design of these hand-blown 12 oz. wine glasses allow them to revolve on a surface (much like a top) without spilling. The custom-engraved stand (choose re-purposed barn wood or walnut) makes this wedding gift truly one-of-a-kind.
Home Wood Sign from Kendrick Home
“Home the Nicest Word” Wood Sign, $36-$75, depending on size. Handmade in USA.
The perfect gift for a couple setting up their new home together, this artfully weathered sign is handcrafted from excess lumber in Iowa.
Personalized Round Board from Words with Boards
Round Board with Name(s), $159*. Handmade in USA.
Made of butcher block maple from a sustainable forest, each letter on this unique cutting and serving board is carefully hand-cut with a scroll saw and then hand-sanded. Also available in rectangular form.
Antiqued Document Box from South Dennis Heritage Arts
Pennsylvania Dutch-inspired Document Box, $200*. Free shipping. Handmade in USA.
Initials can be added to the heart on top of this beautiful generously sized, slant-topped document box. Handmade from reclaimed wood and hand-painted to resemble an early 19th century folk art design.
Blue Steel Salad Bowl from Me 2 U Fused Glass
Blue Steel Salad Bowl with Matching Servers, $149.95*. Handmade in USA of U.S. and imported material.
“I’ve been told this is the world’s best wedding gift,” says glass artist Kathy Hudson. Made to order in Jonestown, TX, from hand-rolled artisan glass, this unique 11" salad bowl can also hold chips or fruit.
Traditions Flatware Chest from American Chest Company
Traditions Flatware Chest, on sale $219.95*, regularly $234.95. Free shipping. Solid American cherry hardwood with Heritage cherry finish. Made in USA.
Yes, they do make them like they used to! Made in the USA by Amish craftsmen, this handsome solid wood flatware chest holds up to 150-pieces, including 12 knives and 12 butter spreaders.
Calabash Bowl Set from Designs by AINA
Calabash Bowl Set of 3, $250*. Free shipping. Handmade in USA.
Handmade from locally fallen trees found throughout the islands of Hawaii (in this case, the Calabash tree), this lovely bowl set makes a great wedding gift for the couple who love to entertain.
It was tough highlighting just some of the amazing American-made items on AnytownUSA, so check out our entire collection of unique wedding and engagement gifts. From personalized and handcrafted to traditional or niche, we’ve got something for every couple!
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Have you heard our fun, informative podcast, The American Made Marketplace? You can listen to this week’s episode, “American School of Sock,” on anytownusa.com, iTunes, SoundCloud, Spotify, and Google Play. Then, if you missed it, catch Kate Welch of Floorcloths by Kate in Episode #13: “Underfoot in America."