A wedding gift we still use and like? Our knife block!
Let’s face it, unless the bride or groom is a chef, they probably just want a decent set of knives and something to store them in, but would really rather not buy it themselves. It’s one of those annoyingly pricey but super useful purchases. If it’s out of your price range, but you’d like to get it for them, consider going in on a purchase with someone else, purchasing just the knife set or just the block, or stalking the web for a great deal.
Just for fun, here are some knife blocks (and variations on the knife block) that caught my eye:
I love the classic dark wood of the Chicago Cutlery Belmont 16 piece knife set or you could go with the fancier and more modern steel set with more knives, an in-block sharpener (WHAT?!?!) and a lighter wood. Both sets have kitchen shears, which are an essential item in my kitchen!
Not a knife set, but a cool block that holds 11 knives, a sharpener, a set of shears, and also swivels and has a ledge for your tablet or cookbook on the back side.
For the super, modern (and also super clean) couple a clear magnetic stand and knife set.
If you happen to know they plan to use bright colors in their kitchen, this Rachael Ray set with orange handles is pretty cute!
A classic (but lower-priced) 14-knife set option from Ginsu. Bonus, this one looks like it takes up a lot less space on the kitchen counter. Great for small space dwellers!