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25 Kitchen Wedding Gifts That Couples Are Still Using

From Instant Pots to cast-iron skillets, these are the kitchen wedding gifts newlyweds truly need! Whether they're cooking date night meals or delicious dishes for friends and family, they'll use these presents for years to come.

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Long-Lasting Cookware

Whether couples are equipping their kitchen for the first time or upgrading old pots and pans, a complete set of durable, well-constructed cookware is a welcome addition to kitchen wedding gift lists. This All-Clad stainless steel cookware set is not cheap, but the cookware heats up evenly, gives meat that coveted sear and literally lasts forever—just like their love.

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Kitchen Utensil Set

This 15-piece OXO kitchen utensil set is a must-have for couples that cook. The complete kitchen tool set has everything they need to whip up delicious date night meals—potato masher, can opener, whisk, meat tenderizer, pizza cutter, ice cream scoop and more. (Discover the best wedding registry ideas.)

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Bakeware Set

Every kitchen needs the proper bakeware. This 10-piece Taste of Home set includes two baking sheets, a cake pan, a muffin cup pan, two baking dishes, a loaf pan and a cooling rack. Plus, each piece features an embossed geometric design that strengthens the baking sheet while increasing the air-flow to food, creating evenly distributed heat for consistent baking every time. If the couple you’re shopping for would like a more thoughtful gift, try these personalized wedding gifts.

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Cake Stand

For the couple that loves dessert, a cake stand is an essential kitchen wedding gift! This stunning piece from Pottery Barn is crafted from stoneware and is dishwasher- and microwave-safe. With a simple base and elevated design, thanks to its scalloped edges, this cake stand is going to be a kitchen staple for years to come. It makes a great engagement party gift, too.

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Toaster

A dependable toaster goes a long way. This two-slice Breville Die-Cast Smart Toaster is one of our Test Kitchen favorites. The progress bar shows how long you’ve got left on your toast, giving you time to make a quick cafe-style drink or wash up a few dishes. Breville’s toaster also includes a “Lift and Look” button so you can peek on the status of your toast without having to cancel the cycle. You can also get the same toaster in a four-slice model.

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Cast-Iron Skillet

No kitchen would be complete without a cast-iron skillet. The Lodge cast-iron skillet is hailed as a kitchen essential by some of the country’s leading chefs. Maybe that’s why it has more than 100,000 positive reviews on Amazon! This high-quality skillet comes pre-seasoned and is available in a variety of sizes—ranging from 3.5 inches to 15 inches in diameter. With the proper care, the happy couple can cook memorable meals for decades.

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Glass Mixing Bowls

For many couples, mixing bowls get a lot of use in the years after a wedding: making Sunday pancakes, tossing salads for parties and stashing leftovers. This Pyrex set of nested glass mixing bowls comes in a variety of sizes with matching, numbered lids. The four bowls are dishwasher-, refrigerator- and microwave-safe; making meal prep and cleanup easy.

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Casserole Dish

This is for the couple that loves putting together casseroles, pasta bakes and fruit crisps. All of those dishes and more can be made in this Great Jones 13×9-in. casserole dish. It’s crafted from ceramic, making it oven-, microwave-, freezer- and dishwasher-safe. Choose from five different vibrant colors to find the perfect match.

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Must-Have Cookbook

The happy couple will be making many meals together, so quality cookbooks are a must-have. Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking will keep them on a years-long culinary adventure. This classic cookbook is packed with 524 recipes for both seasoned cooks and beginners alike. And, let them write their own recipes in one of these pretty recipe books. A cookbook also makes a great bridal shower gift.

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Dutch Oven

This iconic Le Creuset Dutch oven is indispensable in the kitchens of home cooks and professional chefs alike. Expertly crafted from enameled cast iron, the everyday versatility of the Dutch oven makes it ideal for everything from slow-cooking and braising to roasting, baking, frying and more. Available in a variety of sizes and vibrant colors, this kitchen staple will last for generations.

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Digital Thermometer

This is a kitchen tool that every couple will use, but don’t know that they need. We’ve found a digital thermometer that’s indispensable when cooking roasts, baking bread, grilling meats or making a luscious caramel sauce. This ThermoPro model has more than 66,000 five-star reviews on Amazon!

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Quality Knives

There’s no doubt that well-made knives are a valued part of the newlyweds’ kitchen. Start them off with this beautiful Wüsthof Classic three-piece set in sizes that every home cook needs: a nimble paring knife, a longer utility knife and a versatile cook’s knife. Precision forged from a single piece of specially tempered high-carbon steel, each Wüsthof Classic knife is engineered for outstanding strength and performance.

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Electric Kettle

For the couple that loves a cup of tea on a Saturday morning, a bold pour-over or French press coffee, this electric kettle from Fellow will do the trick. It’s super sleek with a gorgeous, matte black design. There’s the option to dial to whatever water temperature is needed, and a holding feature to keep water hot for up to an hour.

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Barware Set

This gorgeous bar set from Sur la Table is perfect for mixing up a unique cocktail, whether you’re using a favorite recipe or creating one from scratch. Couples will enjoy entertaining guests as they step into the role of home-mixologist using these handy tools: a crystal mixing glass features a spout for easy pouring, double-sided jigger, trident spoon for mixing and a Hawthorne strainer. Cheers!

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Solid Cutting Board

With the right kind of care, a natural wood cutting board can last for a couple of decades. John Boos and Co. is internationally known for its expertise in crafting American hardwoods into products of beauty, durability and function. This heirloom quality board is crafted from maple and has one flat side and one side with a juice groove.

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Dinnerware Set

Set the happy couple up for success with a full set of Pottery barn dinnerware. This 16-piece set includes dinner plates, salad plates, bowls and mugs, each made from stoneware with a semi-matte finish. The entire set is dishwasher- and microwave-safe, offering the ideal addition to any kitchen to use for years to come.

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Blender

The Ninja Twisti is one of the kitchen wedding gifts that you’ll use for years, thanks to multiple cups and pitchers, along with powerful blades and a tamper to help move ingredients throughout the blending process. Use it to make everything from smoothies and juices to nut butters and sauces.

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Stand Mixer

A KitchenAid stand mixer is a wedding registry list must-have. Not only is it an essential kitchen tool, it will work for years to come. KitchenAid’s Artisan 5-Quart Stand Mixer—the most popular KitchenAid model—is our Test Kitchen’s favorite. The 325-watt motor is powerful enough to tackle many kitchen tasks, and it’s available in dozens of colors. Don’t forget the accessories!

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Instant Pot

One gift that couples married years ago say they wished they had asked for is a pressure cooker. This is now one of the most popular appliances, specifically the Instant Pot Pro. This is the pressure cooker that our Test Kitchen ranks best overall among others. It’s multi-functional with 10 options including the ability to use it as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, steamer, yogurt maker and more.

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Serving Bowl

Help the new couple get ready to host family dinner! Choose a serving bowl that will make a statement. This gorgeous Williams-Sonoma bowl is crafted from earthenware and hand-painted to make it entirely unique. Just be sure to hand-wash the bowl after each use! The happy couple will appreciate these personalized gifts, too.

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Electronic Wine Opener

For any newly married folks, there’s likely a lot of entertaining on the horizon. Help them uncork bottles of their favorite vino in seconds with this popular electric bottle opener from Oster. It opens 30 bottles on a single charge—which is great if you’re having a party or don’t want to plug it in after each use. This must-have tool has more than 23,000 five-star reviews on Amazon!

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Grill

Traeger Grill is a big-ticket item, but it’s well worth the splurge for a couple to enjoy for years to come. Plus, many registries offer the option for friends and family to contribute to a larger gift! (These are our favorite wedding registry sites, by the way). Help your friends get ready to host plenty of backyard BBQs and enjoy wood-fired flavor on everything from smoked ham, pulled pork and brisket to grilled cheese sandwiches.

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Food Processor

For many home cooks, a food processor is the ultimate tool to make life easier. This 9-cup KitchenAid processor will make chopping, mincing and shredding a breeze. It includes a multipurpose blade, a slicing and shredding disc, a dough blade and a whisk attachment to find the perfect fit for any task.

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Salt and Pepper Mills

These stunning Peugeot Paris salt and pepper mills will truly be a treat. They’re made from sustainable beechwood with a chocolate-brown walnut stain and built to last. But these mills are not just meant to sit and look pretty. Pepper mills bring fresh flavor and texture to make many dishes that much better. Psst: This set is a Test Kitchen favorite!

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Coffee, Latte and Cappuccino Maker

For the couple who loves to start each day together with the perfect cup of joe. This Keurig machine makes a classic cup of coffee in minutes. But to make mornings even better, it can also be used with an espresso roast. For the ultimate treat, put the milk frother to work and make a latte or cappuccino.

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Nancy Mock
Discovering restaurants, tasting bakery treats, finding inspiration in new flavors and regional specialties—no wonder Nancy loves being a food and travel writer. She and her family live in Vermont and enjoy all things food, as well as the beautiful outdoors, game nights, Avengers movies and plenty of maple syrup. Find Nancy’s writing and recipes at her website: Hungry Enough To Eat Six.
Molly Allen
Molly Allen is a previous bakery owner and former event planner. Now, a freelance writer and editor focused on food and beverage, lifestyle, travel and parties, she brings her years of experience and industry knowledge to readers across a variety of platforms.