A More Perfect Union
The best-selling wedding gift item at The Scott Laurent Collection in Winter Park is created by glass artist Berni. Her mouth-blown interlocking candlesticks come in two sizes and an abundance of colors. They can be displayed separately or together; the graceful interlocking forms perfectly symbolize the union of two in marriage. $85-$155, 348 N. Park Ave. Winter Park, 407.629.0278; scottlaurentcollection.com
Set the Table
Table linens are a classic wedding gift, and these crisp blue and white floral tablecloths and napkins would be welcome at dinner anytime. These 10 percent cotton linens are screen-printed in India by artisans who are paid fairly for their work, so they’re ideal for the globally concerned bride and groom. $6-$48 at Ten Thousand Villages in Winter Park, 346 N. Park Ave., 407.644.8464; winterpark.tenthousandvillages.com
The Henckels Classic 15-piece knife block set is a beautifully practical gift. The set includes six task knives, six steak knives, kitchen shears and a sharpening steel, all housed in a solid hardwood block. $199.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond locations and at bedbathbeyond.com.
Band of Gold
Or platinum, if you prefer. The elegantly simple Stripes collection of tableware from Annieglass features striped rims in gold or platinum. Each piece is handcrafted. $63-$176 at Neiman Marcus at The Mall at Millenia or annieglass.com.
Eat, Drink & Be Merry
What wedding reception would be complete without cake and champagne? Make the time-honored rituals of cutting the cake and toasting the new couple even more special with a personally engraved wedding set of toasting flutes, cake knife and server. $100 at Things Remembered locations, and at thingsremembered.com.