11 Fabulous Wedding Gifts for the Couple That Cooks

May 1, 2015
With wedding season approaching, here is a list of 11 fabulous wedding gifts for the couple that cooks.  {Though, they'd be perfect for a bridal show, too!} 

Wedding Gifts for the Couple That Cooks

Today is my husband Mark's and my 11th anniversary.  Yes, 11 years ago today on May Day, we became husband and wife.  And of course, being the jokester that my adorable husband is, he always-and-forever jokes "May day, may day!" when talking about our wedding day.  #HeThinksHesFunny

In hindsight, perhaps I should have insisted on us picking a different wedding date.

In honor of our anniversary and with 'wedding season' approaching, I thought it would be fun to share a few photos from our extra-special day and few ideas for wedding gifts for the couple that cooks.
Mark and Tracey Harrelson Wedding PhotosOur wedding day, May 1, 2004

Mark and Tracey Harrelson Wedding Photos
Left: My father kissing me on the cheek at the end of our walk down the aisle.  Right: My niece Lauren bear-hugging me after the ceremony {so sweet}.

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If you've got friends or family members getting married this 'wedding season,' here are 11 ideas ... one idea in honor of each of Mark's and my 11 years of marriage ... of my favorite wedding gifts for the couple that cooks.


1.  A Custom-Engraved Chopping Block from my friends at cherryBLOX is a perfect personalized wedding {or bridal shower} gift.  And ... paired with a chef's or paring knife from the wedding couple's registry ... is now my GO-TO wedding gift.  Available in two sizes, these extra-thick cherry wood chopping blocks can be personalized to your liking ... with names, monograms, wedding dates, or even sayings.

2.  A Classic Chef's Knife or Classic Santoku Knife is always welcome in the kitchen!  I like to select a knife from the wedding couple's registry and pair it with a  Custom-Engraved Chopping Block from my friends at cherryBLOX, as shown in idea #1 above.


3.  A Large Stock Pot comes in handy more often than you'd think.  Mark and I received one as a wedding gift, and it's one of my absolute favorites!

4.  A fabulous cookbook is always a great gift idea.  Here are a few of my favorites:

5.  A Belgian Waffle Maker ~ because who doesn't love a thick, fluffy waffle??  We received ours as a wedding gift, accompanied with a waffles cookbook.  So sweet.

6.  A nice Steak Knife Set is a much-appreciated gift.  I'm partial to J.A. Henckels brand, but there are lots of great brands out there!

7.Pasta Maker and/or Ravioli Maker is a great addition to the 'active' kitchen.


Ravioli Maker

8. How about a Fun Measuring Spoon Set?  I have this bamboo-patterned pewter set {a gift from my best friend}, and they're the measuring spoons I always grab first.  They'd be extra-fun paired with some fun-flavored olive oils and/or balsamic vinegars!  

Pewter Measuring Spoon Set

9.  Dutch Oven.  'Cause everyone needs one.  Seriously.

Le Creuset Dutch Oven

10.  A Kitchen Torch is probably my favorite kitchen tool!  Though not the most-frequently-used item in the kitchen, it sure comes in handy when making creme brulee ... or wanting to toast a marshmallow garnish in hot cocoa or a wintery cocktail.

Kitchen Torch

11.  And finally, how about a Cook's 'Toolkit' ~ A collection of kitchen tools is always fun to put together and to receive!  Added bonus? ... The 'toolkit' can easily be tailored to fit any budget.


I'd love to know what YOUR 'go-to' wedding {or bridal shower} gift is.  Leave me a comment and let me know!


  1. What an awesome useful idea!!!!

  2. Yes, I'll take them all...and I'm hardly a newlywed!

  3. Some great ideas there. I really love the chopping boards. They look fantastic!

    1. Thank you, Belinda. I love the chopping boards, too ... cherryBLOX does an AMAZING job with them!

  4. Lately, I've been giving a pizza stone and accessories with a printed out recipe for my favorite homemade pizza. For showers, I often give a large cooler with accessories. Someone gave us one 20 years ago and we still use it. Plus, the guys usually dig it.. Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!


    1. I so love both those ideas, Alison. The favorite pizza recipe is such a nice touch! Thanks sol much for suggesting these gift ideas!

  5. These things will make great wedding gifts dear. I am helping my friend with her wedding planning and searching for best event location rentals. After that I will search some gift like this for her wedding.

  6. Well, these are really nice gift ideas, specifically for those having cooking has hobby or passion. The list is lovely and quite interesting for all having such friends in their circle.

  7. Thanks for sharing such a useful post.

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  9. Both of you looking amazing and fabulous. Thanks for sharing this post.

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