8 Wedding Gifts the Bride and Groom Don't Know They Want

Woman wearing the bridal costume of Episkopi, Imathia, Macedonia. Early 20th century

Woman wearing the bridal costume of Episkopi, Imathia, Macedonia. Early 20th century

Some say wedding season is officially behind us now, but industry professionals say December has become the new wedding season. Whether you are shopping for a belated gift for a wedding earlier this summer or gearing up for next month's wedding marathon chances are you are staring down more than one gift registry. A good knife set is essential, and a toaster oven can be nice to have, but neither is going make the newlyweds' eyes go wide. 

If you're tempted to skip the registry, these unique ideas pair well with items the couple is sure to receive -- and don't forget, complimentary gift wrapping on every order!

Every couple has big plans to travel, gift them this coaster set to inspire their next adventure together.

Help the bride and groom get a jumpstart on their art collection with this limited edition, signed by the artist print

Help the bride and groom put that well-stocked kitchen registry to use with a cookbook. "Cooking with Artists" features 100 family-style recipes inspired by Greek cuisine made with simple, fresh, seasonal ingredients. 

If they registered for a coffee maker or tea pot, gift them this silicone table mat. Its heat resistant and waterproof. 

For the couple that plans to entertain a lot, gift them this hand-painted ceramic bowl to use at their next dinner party. 

If they registered for a vase, gift them this silicone table mat to use with their flower arrangement. Since its waterproof and heat resistant they double as a trivet for casserole dishes too. 

For the new homeowners, this metal cafe tray can be used for everything from serving tea, to organizing spices, to storing knickknacks.

If they registered for serving dishes, these olivewood serving spoons have vivid grain and color range, which get better with age--just like marriage!

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I grew up in Austin, Texas where I was first introduced to the colors of Mexican interiors and spent my summers in Greece where my yiayia taught me the holy trinity of Greek cooking: lemons, olive oil, and salt. After studying photography and environmental policy at Sewanee: The University of the South I earned my B.A. in 2009 and moved to Washington, DC to work on political and public advocacy campaigns for The Nature Conservancy where I learned about message development, strategic planning, and feasibility research. In 2014, after the birth of my daughter and in an effort to strengthen my Greek ties and resurrect my photography I launched an e-shop called, ANGELIKI, where I share my hand-picked selection of my favorite Greek designs.

My love for fonts, film, and finesse has always remained true throughout this journey. Today, I live in Atlanta, Georgia and and work full-time as a mother, photographer, website publisher and shop curator