If you have some close friends or relatives that are planning to tie the knot this year, you probably want to get them something special for a wedding gift. The bride and groom will likely find themselves with most items on their registry plus plenty of cash and gift cards, so what can you get them that is a little bit different? Here are some great places in Pittsburgh to shop for some different gifts that the lucky couple will thank you for years later.
Signature Art Ware
3515 Washington Road, Suite 512
McMurray, PA 15317
Located in McMurray, Signature Art Ware will help you customize a special gift for the bride and groom. Signature Art Ware can engrave any glass, metal or wood item with your customized message or art. You can turn an everyday object into a one-of-a-kind piece that the couple will treasure. If you don’t have a special item in mind for engraving, Signature Art Ware sells custom engraved kitchenware from All-Clad. Take a look at its custom clocks made from All Clad skillets.
Modern Mercantile Pittsburgh
233 E. Main St.
Carnegie, PA 15106
Modern Mercantile, located in downtown Carnegie, specializes in unique and beautiful objects that will add class to the new home of the bride and groom. You can find beautiful art pieces, small furniture and handmade throw pillows, candles, glassware and more. The product offerings at Modern Mercantile change seasonally so you can always gift the happy couple with the latest styles and trends.
In The Kitchen
1725 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Located in the Strip District, In The Kitchen is a great place to shop for wedding gifts. Many new couples starting out lack good cookware. If they get it for a wedding gift, it will last for years and provide many great meals together. At In The Kitchen, you can find a variety of bakeware, cookware, small kitchen appliances and glassware. The store carries some well-known brands from companies such as Chicago Metallic, Joyce Chen and Victorinox. Try gifting the couple with a good set of knives and a gift certificate for knife sharpening services so they can keep their knives in great shape for years to come.
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
803 Liberty Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
If you are looking for a unique gift to give a bride and groom, give them the gift of many date nights. The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust offers season tickets and ticket packages for many venues around Pittsburgh. Whether the couple enjoys theater, dance, Broadway or even wine and beer, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has an event to offer everyone. Season tickets, series tickets or gift certificates can be purchased at the box office or online.
1960 Greentree Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15220
Cooking together can be a great way for a new couple to bond, so gift them some cooking classes at Crate. Located in Greentree, Crate is a cooking school and cookware store. You can gift the happy couple with a gift certificate to choose the classes that interest them the most. Cooking classes make for an enjoyable date night and the skills learned will make for some great meals later on. Try putting together a nice package with some classes and a few kitchen gadgets that you know they will need to make the perfect gift.
Jennifer Stockdale is a native of the greater Pittsburgh, PA area. She is a restaurant marketer and wine enthusiast and one of the hosts of the East Coast Wine Geeks Podcast. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.