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Every couple, whether modern-minded or traditional, is different: Guarantee you’re giving the perfect wedding present with Globe Style’s dual-prong gift guide.
For the tippling twosome
Does the couple of the hour enjoy mixing it up, cocktail-wise? Complete their home bar with a handy soda maker, either vintage or state-of-the-art.
Left: SodaStream Power Sparkling Water Maker, $179 at Hudson’s Bay, Canadian Tire and other stores across Canada (visit sodastream.ca for retailers).
Right: Vintage seltzer bottle, $225 (U.S.) through theseltzershop.com.
For your oenophilic office mate
Augment a vino lover’s wine-serving savvy through the gift of a handsome decanter – solid-lead crystal for purists or stamped with a heart for romantics.
Left: Mouth-blown crystal Black Tie Bliss Decanter by Riedel, $212.50 at William Ashley.
Right: Full-lead crystal Klasp Decanter by Karim Rashid for Nambé, $165 at Hudson’s Bay.
For an effervescent sibling
Champagne is a must during weddings – not to mention honeymoons. Ensure that the party continues with a distinguished set of coupes.
Left: Marble-stemmed On The Rock champagne coupe by Lee Broom, $115 each at Klaus.
Right: Long-stemmed cut-crystal Mixology coupe by Waterford, $262.37 for a set of four through harrods.com.
For an image-conscious cousin
The recipients of either of these highly distinctive mirrors will have plenty to reflect on long after their vows are exchanged.
Left: Oiled oak Extend floor mirror by Neri & Hu for De La Espada, $2,008 at Inform Interiors.
Right: Hand-carved mahogany Marie Antoinette wall mirror by Boca do Lobo, $15,180 (U.S.) through bocadolobo.com.
For spice-loving sweethearts
How to make marriage less of a grind? Add a little pepper on a daily basis, of course.
Left: Stone Spice Grinder, $150 through itemdecor.com.
Right: Traditional Walnut Wood Salt and Pepper Mill, $105 at Williams-Sonoma.
For foul-weather friends
Even among the happiest couples, a little rain must fall: Make sure they’re well prepared with a chic umbrella holder.
Left: Marble and copper-plated-steel Mono Umbrella Stand, $129.99 at EQ3.
Right: Brass Bamboo Umbrella Stand, $1,799 at The Art Shoppe.
For your nature-loving niece or nephew
Transform your gift into a flight of fancy with a vase bearing whimsical fauna. (That includes the 3D variety.)
Left: Lladro’s Parrot Parade vase in Coral, $1,705 through lladro.com.
Right: Faceted Butterfly Bloom vase by Wedgwood, $925 through wedgwood.com.
Market edit by Alanna Davey