What to get that couple who seems to spend more time abroad or on the road than at home? (You know who we're talking about: the couple with seemingly unlimited vacation days and frequent flyer miles, and the world's most interesting Instagram account.) You want to get them something they'll love, something they'll use, and something they might not have already picked up on their travels.
Here are 10 ideas that might just get your newly married friends to stay home long enough to make — and eat! — dinner.
- International Cookbook Collection, $310 at Phaidon: For the couple who eats ethnic food so much that what seems exotic to you is pedestrian to them, this cookbook set is the perfect gift. It'll take them years to work their way through the nine cookbooks, each brimming with recipes on how to cook traditional Mexican, Thai, Lebanese, Chinese, Spanish, Peruvian, Nordic, and Italian dishes. Get some other guests to go in on the gift with you and split the cost.
- 3-Bottle Hot Sauce Box, $168 for 6-month subscription at Fuego Box: The folks at Fuego Box scour the globe for the best hot sauces in the world. Each month, your gift will add a little spice to your friends' marriage.
- Kakomi Rice Cooker, $76 at Kaufmann Mercantile: Rice cooked at home will never rival the stuff your friends ate on a trip to Asia, but they'll get close to it with this porcelain cooker.
- Mauviel M'steel Wok, $100 at Sur La Table: We firmly believe that every kitchen should have a wok — especially a kitchen that belongs to travelers. This carbon steel option is one of our favorites.
- Atlas 150 Copper Pasta Maker, $100 at Crate & Barrel: If the bride and groom are tying the knot in Italy, consider sending them this copper pasta maker for them to use when they get home. If you're lucky, you'll get invited over to try the fruits of their labor.
- Exotic Salt Set, $60 at The Meadow: Some people would balk at getting salt as a wedding present, but we're guessing your well-traveled friends will be thrilled to have the ability to enhance their home-cooked meals with hints of saffron, black truffle, and lavender.
- Picnic Backpack, $48 at Uncommon Goods: Because they can't go away every weekend, this cute (and easily transportable!) picnic set can help them plan a staycation meal in a nearby park.
- DIY Sushi Kit, $30 at Williams-Sonoma: This DIY kit includes a traditional bamboo rolling mat and key sushi ingredients like rice, nori, sesame seeds, wasabi powder, and more. It's almost as good as a trip to Japan.
- The Happy Couple, $170 at Mouth: For the couple who loves to travel around the country, visiting local makers, Mouth stocks incredible small-batch foods. This box has jam, brittle, caramels, and more.
- Ceramic Mortar & Pestle, $20 at Vermont Farm Table: Farmers-market fanatics will be able to put this ceramic mortar and pestle to good use with ingredients found nearby and abroad.