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7 Perfect Groomsmen Gifts

Photo: Ray-Ban

For wedding planning, oftentimes the guys can get left out. However, when it comes to getting gifts, don’t forget your groomsmen. What better way to show the wolf pack your appreciation for standing with you on the big day than with a unique keepsake. Coming up with gift ideas for your pals can be a bit tricky compared to the seemingly endless options available to brides. Don’t worry. We have you covered. While cools socks and cuff links can be great gifts, don’t be afraid to go for something different showcasing your personality or those of your friends. When shopping for your groomsmen gifts think more outside the box.

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Shop Your Registry By Room

Photo: Kelli Durham | Tableware: Bering's

Apartment, townhouse, condo, cottage, or manse—no matter its size or scope, the place you’ll live together as a married  couple is, above all else, a home. Keep this in mind when you register for your wedding, by selecting items you’ll love, for all the spaces you’ll occupy in the home you share. You can start with these top essentials for each happy place!

Registry, Newlywed home, Bering's, Kitchen, Kuhl-Linscomb
Photos: Kuhl-Linscomb, Bering’s

KITCHEN

For many couples, this space is the focus of the gift registry— and with good reason…actually lots of reasons. First off, the kitchen is where couples, and often their friends, family and guests, spend a whole bunch of time, especially in those first months and years of entertaining as a married couple. Sure, there’s the dining room and living room, but when there’s a party, and there’s cooking going on, everyone tends to gather in the kitchen. So it’s nice to have a well-stocked, good-looking one. Plus, there are just so many kitchen items to choose from, whether you’re a gourmet chef, an avid baker, or an “I-can-barely-boil-an-egg” amateur with a willingness to learn.

Cookware

  • High-quality pots and pans
  • Dutch oven
  • Fine kitchen knives

Baking

  • Stand mixer
  • Baking pans
  • Measuring tools
  • Pastry mat

Small Appliances

  • Food processor
  • Blender
  • Toaster oven
  • Slow-cooker
  • Coffee- or espresso- maker
Registry, Newlywed home, Bering's, Bedroom, Bathroom, Kuhl-Linscomb
Photos: Flou, Mike and Ally, Peacock Ally available at Kuhl-Linscomb

BEDROOM/BATHROOM

The most intimate spaces in the newlywed home often are the most overlooked on to-be-wed registries. Don’t stumble into this common registry pitfall! While you may need to replace textile items more frequently than, say, cast-iron cookware or fine bone china, you can still register for your bedroom and bathroom with an eye toward luxury and durability. Instead of gadgets and trendy pieces, focus your registry scanner on high-quality bedroom and bathroom staples (with, perhaps, a techie treat just for fun!), and make private time— each individually, or together—your favorite time of the day.

Bedroom

  • High-quality sheet set
  • Designer duvet cover
  • Down comforter
  • Luxury pillows
  • Decorative frames
  • Matching end tables or ottoman
  • Wall art

Bathroom

  • Plush cotton towels
  • Fluffy bath mat
  • Soap or lotion dispenser
  • Scale
  • Bluetooth shower speaker
Registry, Newlywed home, Bering's, Lawn, Garden
Photos: Bering’s

LAWN & GARDEN

Whether you’ve got acres of land, a small but well-tended garden, or simply a sweet town home patio, you’re likely to spend Houston’s fine-weather months (brief as they may be) enjoying the fresh air, and entertaining friends outdoors. Don’t forget to make al-fresco elements a part of your registry list! Get your guy on board, and turn your attention to grilling, chilling and savoring the sunshine, with gifts designed for outdoor fun.

Outdoor Entertaining

  • Tiki torches
  • Outdoor seating
  • Decorative pillows
  • Pool or hot tub towels
  • Hammock
  • Fire pit
  • Pet toys
  • Lawn games
  • Big Green Egg grill
  • Yeti cooler
  • Smoker
  • Grill tools / apron
  • Gardening tools
  • Outdoor lighting
  • Leaf blower
Registry, Newlywed home, Bering's, Kitchen, Dining Room
Photos: Bering’s, Lexon Mini Speaker available at Kuhl-Linscomb

LIVING/DINING ROOM

Whether they’re connected in an open-floor-plan layout, or separate from one another, these two spaces generally constitute the heart of your home—the place where you relax, unwind, receive guests, entertain, eat, drink and celebrate. How you design and furnish your home’s living and dining spaces will depend on your taste and style preferences: Do you want to sink back and put your feet up without worrying about delicate doo-dads? Do you love the look of a formal dinner table, laid out with perfect place settings and flickering tapers all aglow? Do you crave a cool lounge space where people can flow from table to sofa to bar, nibbling and sipping while the hum of conversation never stops? Think about the atmosphere you want to create, then dress it up with these living and dining-room essentials, which make down-time a good time, no matter your personal style.

Living Room

  • Wireless speaker
  • Digital streaming system
  • Throw blankets
  • Vases, decor or art

Dining Room

  • Set of dishes
  • Set of flatware
  • Set of glassware
  • Table linens

Bar

  • Barware (highball glasses, martini
  • glasses & Champagne flutes)
  • Shaker
  • Ice bucket and tongs
  • Corkscrew

Bering’s “Bubbles & Bites” Event + GIVEAWAY

Houston Wedding Gift Registry Bering's Event Giveaway

Wondering why Bering’s is one of our absolute favorite Houston wedding gift registry retailers? Find out for yourself this coming Sunday, March 19, from 10 a.m. to noon! That’s when Bering’s Bissonet store hosts “Bubbles & Bites,” a brunch-time in-store gift registry event, where you can browse, nibble, sip and create or expand your Bering’s wedding gift registry. Oh—and if that’s not awesome enough, we’ve got a $350 Bering’s giveaway we’ll be awarding to one lucky winner this Friday, March 16…scroll down all the way for contest entry deets! Click here to read the rest of this post »

5 Hot Cocktail Bar Gifts For Him

Does your hubby-to-be fancy himself a cocktail craftsman? Bolster his bartending arsenal by gifting him with one of these fine finds, or better yet: Invite him to add a a few bar essentials to your wedding gift registry, as you envision your newlywed nest…together!

1. Copper Moscow Mule Cocktail Box

Bespoke Post Copper Moscow Mule Box
Photo: Bespoke Post

He’ll find just about everything he needs (‘cept vodka–he can choose his fave) to make authentic, refreshing mules for 2, in this “cocktail box” from Bespoke Post. Click here to read the rest of this post »

5 Go-To Gifts for MOBs and MOGs

Stuck for great gifts to give your mom and your soon-to-be spouse’s, to show how much you appreciate their wedding help and support? These thoughtful mementos range from classic and timeless, to chic and beautiful, to a little bit…of both!

1. Personalized Compact

Personalized Compact from Oxee via Etsy
Photo: Oxee via Etsy

A practical gift gets a dose of sentimentality when engraved with a personalized message. Click here to read the rest of this post »