Updated: Jun 17, 2022
Foodies to the front! Whether you're looking for a memorable gift or ideas for your own registry, this collection of gifts will get your inspiration flowing to find that special gift for your foodie friends on the couple's big day!
VIRTUAL, PRIVATE PASTA MAKING CLASS WITH A CHEF, LIVE FROM ITALY
There are few places as dreamy as Italy and with it being the third most popular honeymoon destination, helping your loved ones relive their honeymoon memories is a gift that they'll always remember. Learning to cook with a real Italian chef is on the bucket-list for many... Give the newly weds an opportunity to have a private date-night in their own kitchen with a pasta-making class with a chef video calling them live from Italy. Pasta making is an art and with lots of classes to choose from, the newly weds can be whipping up ravioli or tagliatelle in no time.
KITCHENAID STAND MIXER
Get the new couple something they might not splurge on themselves. KitchenAid Stand Mixers are a showstopper in any kitchen. With their beautiful colours and numerous attachments, this mixer can help with baking a cake to making fresh pasta. It's the ultimate addition to their kitchen. If you don't know the color palette the couple plan to include in their kitchen, we recommend sticking with a color that will be timeless in any kitchen.
Although there are some superstitions about gifting knives, a way around them is to include a penny in the box! Have the couple give you the penny back as a form of "payment" for the knives and ta-da - loophole! These Wüsthof Epicure knives are forged from a single piece of high carbon steel which resists stains and corrosion. If you want to give the couple something they will definitely use and high quality, these knives are a guarantee.
VIRTUAL SEAFOOD COOKING CLASS
Learning how to work with seafood can be intimating for many, but the health benefits of adding seafood into your regular menu are plentiful. With the professional help of a chef cooking alongside the newly weds and coaching them through a seafood meal, it'll make healthy eating together all that much easier. Aside from heart healthy benefits, cooking together has been proven to strengthen relationships (just see our Benefits of Cooking Together post).
Cheers! Champagne flutes are a great gift that can be used to celebrate all the great milestones in the couple's new life together. These glasses can also be engraved for an extra personalized touch.
VIRTUAL TAPAS COOKING CLASS
As the newly weds start their live together, entertaining will be part of their most cherished memories. Give them a leg up on entertaining with a Tapa cooking class, hosted by chefs live from Spain. This stay at home date night will be one they'll never forget. Spanish chefs will video call into their kitchen from theirs in Spain and teach them the art of small bites. It's a private 1:1 experience that will take date-night to a whole new level.
Make breakfast in bed easy for the newlyweds. Get them a cute breakfast tray, a couple mugs and some artisanal jams for a cute, lazy-morning inspired gift.
Speaking about breakfast, this waffle iron will up anyone's breakfast game. Unlike most waffle makers, this one is used directly on the stovetop so no pesky cords to store.
PRIVATE VIRTUAL THAI COOKING CLASS
For the beach loving couple, transport their kitchen to Thailand for the ultimate date night in! With a chef video calling the couple from her outdoor kitchen in Thailand, this will be a date night filled with beach views and spicy food. From master Pad Thai to learning how to make curry paste from scratch, this will be the start of a spicy night in!
Go outside the box and give them something they probably don't have and make it easy for them to serve lobster at home. Go one step further and get the couple a gift-certificate for a live lobster delivery right from Maine. This gift will give them everything needed to serve this effortless but impressive main course (they'll just have to get the melted butter!).
CUSTOMIZED CHEESE BOARD
A nice keepsake that can incorporate something as simple as their names or even commemorates their big date. This is a thoughtful gift that can be used for entertaining or just an average night in but the personalized touch makes it that much more special.
Help the new couple save by avoiding the cafés and coffee shops. Espresso machines can make anyone into their own barista right at home. This Breville Barista Touch even lets your program your coffee just how to you like it so their perfect coffee is just one tap away in the morning!
Picnics can make any ordinary day into a fun date! This cute idea encourages the couple to get out of the house and gives them a great (& cheap!) date whether they are at their local park or on an adventure abroad. Wrap this backpack up with a bottle of their favourite wine and some non-perishable treats!
"Helping Couples Do Date Night" -Rolling Stone
"35 Unique Valentine's Day Date Ideas That Go Way Beyond Dinner & A Movie" - Oprah Magazine
The Chef & The Dish has been rated Best Gifts by tens of media including Rolling Stone, Oprah Magazine, Forbes, Vanity Fair, CNN, and many more. Video conference a chef from around the world into your home for a private 1:1 cooking class! Hang up the keys, open a bottle of wine and enjoy a whole type of night-in!