Pass It On: Heirloom-Worthy Wedding Gifts

Pass It On: 18 Heirloom-Worthy Wedding Gifts, a nice, porcelain tea cup with fake leaves inside it.

Some wedding gifts have a special something that will make them treasured possessions for years to come.

Are you looking for wedding registry gifts with the potential to be cherished and given someday to children (and grandchildren)? With a little thought, you can register for future heirlooms.

What Makes Something an Heirloom?

Simply put, an heirloom is an item passed from one generation to the next. An heirloom wedding gift might be a reflection of you as a couple, at the time of your wedding, and provide memories, insight, even joy, far into the future.

Why Register for Heirloom Gifts?

A wedding registry lets couples share their gift preferences with family and friends. Registry items tend to reflect what will be needed as the newly married couple builds a home and life together. By selecting meaningful gifts that will stand the test of time, there’s a good chance your home will house some items that will someday be loved by your children as well.

What to Consider When Registering for Heirloom Gifts

Think quality, personal taste, and timeless design — while remembering that “timeless” doesn’t have to mean old-fashioned. Considering the long-term may mean picking some items at a higher price point, but that will pay off down the line in sentimentality.

For Her

If you’re a bride thinking about gifts that might get passed down to a future daughter or granddaughter, a Sterling Silver Heart Locket is bound to bring a smile. This locket can be personalized and holds two pictures, to keep loved ones close at heart. Wedgwood china is always elegant and sure to be the pride of any hostess, including the Oberon Teapot, rimmed with 22-karat gold. For an option sure to get daily use, check out the Kate Spade New York Lilac Compact Mirror, a classic accessory for any woman on the go.

For Him

If you’re a groom thinking about wedding gifts with lasting value, the New Vintage Odeon Decanter is a great gift for a cocktail connoisseur with retro taste. For something both versatile and modern, the Wedgwood Arris Desk Clock will fit right in on any dresser or desk. And these Gunmetal-Tone Working Watch Cufflinks manage to be both stylish and practical, elevating a black-tie outfit instantly.

For Celebrating

There’s no better time than a wedding to raise a glass. Silver Peony Toasting Flutes from Lenox are made from crystal with platinum banding, meaning they’re not just timeless, they’re chic. If you liked the vintage barware collection above, take it up a notch with this handsome pewter-and-wood Bar Tray from MATCH. Looking for a statement piece that’s practical too? This Marble Flower Cake Stand, shaped like a bloom, will add a delicate touch to even the most basic dessert.

For Decoration

Nothing completes a home like fresh flowers, and the elegant and handcrafted Wedgwood Magnolia Blossom Bud Vase has serious heirloom potential. Want to include something that’s aesthetically pleasing and symbolic too? The polished design of these Tree of Life Candle Holders signals hope and renewal. And this Pendulum Tabletop Chime is pretty much guaranteed to attract the attention — and fingers — of everyone who sees it.

For a Keepsake

An heirloom gift is about future sentimental value. That’s why the Kate Spade Take the Cake Invitation Frame from Lenox, in elegant silverplate with enamel detailing, is perfect for displaying a wedding invitation and favorite photo from the big day. Lovers of all things vintage will appreciate this personalized wedding gift, a kitschy Just Married Car Ornament from Lenox, customizable with two names and a wedding year. Also commemorate the happy day with the Brixia Box, crafted from shiny pewter. It can be personalized with a brand-new monogram, making it perfect for keeping safe those special pieces of wedding jewelry.

For Whimsy

The best wedding gifts are about where you find joy together. The Winter Greeting Mr. & Mrs. Mug Set is a symbol of wedded bliss that doesn’t take itself too seriously — and lets you remember your wedding day each morning over coffee. Disney collectors will recognize this Swarovski Enchanted Rose as the iconic flower from the movie version of “Beauty and the Beast,” displayed in an elegant glass bell jar, with sparkle courtesy of 223 facets. Finally, if you’re looking for artisan craftsmanship, the Courtly Check Fluted Heart Plate, a symbol of love made from terra cotta in a black-and-white check, will have a place on your dresser, and in your heart.

Find Something You Like?
You can add any of these items to your Wedding Registry. Don’t have one yet? It’s easy! Create a Universal Wedding Registry today, then add wedding gifts from all your favorite stores.

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