Special Wedding Issue

Gay-Friendly Wedding Gifts Worth Buying Off-Registry

Written by Kevin Broady


  1. For The Beer Lovers: A Home Brewing Kit

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Making their own beer at home will be an activity gay couples can do together once all the wedding planning stress is behind them. If you’re lucky, you’ll reap the benefits too.

Brewery In A Box Gallon Home Brewing Kit, $115 on Etsy


  1. For The Home Cooks: Personalized Cutting Board

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Even though your culinary-savvy gay friends may not think they need a new cutting board, chances are they do. Make it special and get them a personalized one they’ll definitely love and use more than any other gift.

Engraved Cutting Board, $27 and up on Etsy


  1. For The Nature Enthusiasts: A Terrarium Kit

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Your pals love to get outside, but sometimes they have to actually do something indoors. Bring the garden to them with a terrarium they can build themselves.

Terrarium Kit with Chartreuse Moss, $24 on Etsy


  1. For The Health Conscious: A Serious Water Bottle

Photo: EcoVessel.com

If your friends are serious gym or health addicts, they might not think to indulge in a water bottle with a good filter system.

Aqua Vessel Insulated Filtration Water Bottle, $42 from EcoVessel


  1. For Food Lovers: A Cooking Class


Your friends love to eat, but once they get all the kitchen appliances they’ve asked for, they’re definitely not going to know what to do. Help them out with a cooking class. Various prices.

Find classes on sites like Southfloridafoodandwine.com.


  1. For The Couples Who Love To Dine Out: A Restaurant Gift Certificate


Who doesn’t want an excuse to eat out? Find a restaurant that has some meaning to your friends. Maybe it’s the cuisine they’ll eat on their honeymoon, or maybe it’s the spot of their first date.

Most restaurants offer gift certificates over the phone or on their websites.


  1. For The Sentimental: A Keepsake For Their Wedding Invitation

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While everyone is giving frames and focusing on the wedding photo album, give your friends an easy way to memorialize their wedding invitation. You’ll be giving them something unique, decorative and meaningful.

Personalized Melted Wine Bottle, $25 on Etsy


  1. For The Art Lovers: A Museum Membership

Photo: Miami World Erotic Art Museum / Thefreehand.com

The art-loving couple doesn’t need an excuse to get to the museum every once in a while, but they’ll welcome the extra nudge.

Get them a membership to a local museum. Price varies.


  1. For The Wine Drinkers: A Wine Of The Month Club


Who wouldn’t want to get monthly shipments of wine? With a wine of the month club, your friends will have the perfect excuse to study up, keep track of what they like and dislike, and ultimately become more informed wine drinkers.

Gold Medal Wine Club starts at $37


  1. For The Curious Cooks: A Glass Pot

Photo: Momastore.org

This may be one of the coolest items one can have in the kitchen. If you think your friends will enjoy watching their food cook (and who wouldn’t?) go forth.

Glass Pot, $200 at the Moma Store


With thanks to Huffington Post