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Best Bets: 10 Modern Wedding Gifts

Wedding season is ramping up, and even with all the love in the air, there’s little denying the stress that can come with the preparation.

To help you get through the matrimonial maelstrom with ease, we’ve rounded up our favorite wedding gifts for the design-enthusiast couple that will guarantee a dinner invite down the road (or at least an enthusiastic thank-you card).

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Pepe Marble Mirror by Menu

Reflections of love. Looking for something old and something new? The Pepe Marble Mirror combines the best of classic materials and streamlined design for this gorgeous multi-tasker. Perfect for the well-designed vanity or perching on the mantel.

Pepe Marble Mirror by Menu

PH 5 Pendant by Louis Poulsen

Talk about light of your life. A pendant light might seem like an odd choice for a new couple, but the PH 5 has a history in this category. Long the most popular and coveted of gifts for Danish newlyweds, this iconic design hangs in half the homes in Denmark and enjoys worldwide admiration.

PH 5 Pendant by Louis Poulsen

Manuscrit Rug by Nanimarquina

Love letters. If your newlywed couple is newly cohabitated, help them tie together their space (and maybe disparate design visions) with this bold and graphic rug. The lettering is playful and graphic, but becomes a perfect backdrop for building a new, and shared, design vocabulary.

Manuscrit Rug by  Nanimarquina

Rainboots Umbrella Stand by Seletti

Don’t let the rain keep them down. Good design elevates the basic to the divine, and the Rainboots Umbrella Stand does just that, giving the humble Wellies a crisp porcelain finish and saving the new spouses from any foyer fumbles.

Rainboots Umbrella Stand by Seletti

UMA LED Sound Lantern by Pablo Designs

From the backyard to the beach, help keep the magic alive with the ultimate scene setter. The Uma LED Sound Lantern combines light and music to help make the moment magical anywhere it is needed. A fantastic gift for the couples that like to get away but want to take it all with them.

UMA LED Sound Lantern by Pablo Designs

Essence Set of 4 Red Wine Glasses by Iittala

Drink to the host or hostess who might not have the most yet. The Essence Wine Glasses combine excellent quality with a clean modern look. Keep them cheering to you for years to come.

Essence Set of 4 Red Wine Glasses by Iittala

A Lotus Leaf Centrepiece by Alessi

Give them something to stun. This gorgeous tray brings the outdoors in and adds an eye-catching organic component to even the most urban space. The Lotus Leaf Centrepiece works on its own for sculptural interest or piled high with whatever suits their taste.

A Lotus Leaf Centrepiece by Alessi

Afteroom Coat Hanger by Menu

Organization is sexy! Keep the coats off the floor and scarves out of the corner—and everyone from fighting about it—with the Afteroom Coat Hanger. Modern design with an egalitarian function: Everyone is happy.

Afteroom Coat Hanger by Menu

Satin Tablemat by Chilewich

Don’t keep the classy duds for just the wedding day. The dining table can be dressed to the nines, too. With classically clean lines, durable vinyl weave and reversible pattern, the Satin Table Mats strike a pose on any dining table.

Satin Tablemat by Chilewich

Sunburst Clock by George Nelson for Vitra

Just in the nick of time. The Sunburst Clock is an icon in its own right and makes a great gift (an extra timekeeper in the house is always handy). It will be put to good use, keeping both members of the new household right on time.

Sunburst Clock by George Nelson for Vitra

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