Royal wedding fever! While the world is counting down the days till Meghan Markle and Prince Harry‘s big day, it got us thinking about the best gifts to buy for a royal bride-to-be — starting with the kitchen! Not that Markle has her mind on unwrapping gifts — for the future princess, her ideal present involves giving back to the less fortunate. Her and Prince Harry have asked those interested in sending a wedding gift to donate to a charity instead.
“Prince Harry & Ms. Meghan Markle are incredibly grateful for the goodwill they have received since their engagement, & have asked that anyone who might wish to mark the occasion of their wedding considers giving to charity, instead of sending a gift,” Kensington Palace announced via Twitter on Monday, April 9. “The couple have personally chosen 7 charities which represent a range of issues that they are passionate about, including sport for social change, women’s empowerment, conservation, the environment, homelessness, HIV and the Armed Forces.”
While that’s a noble sentiment, for those who want to buy wedding presents for their nearest and dearest, we compiled 10 fabulous kitchen-related ideas that any VIP in your life will love. For anyone that loves libations, there’s an antiqued mirrored Crate & Barrel bar cat, a stainless steel Henning Koppel pitcher that looks more like a work of art than a functional kitchen utensil and Mr. & Mrs. champagne flutes to toast the big day. To spruce up their future home, pick a convertible ceramic planter that can be placed on a tabletop or hung from the ceiling, or buy chic Tory Burch candles, sure to set the mood for any couple in love.