Most Original Utah Wedding Gifts: Featured on Good Things Utah

Welcome to gift-giving season! Sure, devices are essentials for emails, texting and Amazon Prime, but not wedding-gift shopping. When it comes to scoring a wedding gift that will last for anniversaries to come, think outside the electronic box and opt for a more personal, local option. Where to shop? What to buy? You’re guaranteed a perfect find at one of these hot, local boutiques.

New Orientation: fine china for the modern couple

Don’t let the the term scare you. Made from porcelain, fine china is surprisingly durable, dishwasher safe, easy on the eyes, and ready for daily use. For over 30 years, New Orientation has honored engaged couples by displaying their chosen place setting for gift buyers to see for themselves. Can’t buy the whole set? Offer a partial gift card to apply to build the place setting over time. What if you didn’t get the whole set on wedding day? Save your gift registry for future birthdays and anniversaries.



New Orientation displays your setting so your wedding guests can see what you’ve chosen
From L to R: Kate Spade Laurel Street porcelain dinner and salad plates and cereal bowl, $19-22/each; Bernardaud Louvre porcelain dinner and salad plates and cereal bowl, $31-$49; Bridesmaid bag, $10; Necklaces, $24-$28/each; “Bride to Be” crown, $15; Flatware caddy, $37; All available via New Orientation, Foothill Village, SLC

Glass House: local artwork and funky home decor

Nothing sets the tone for a new house like a fabulous piece of artwork. Glass House is filled with splashy modern art pieces—all original from local artists—and edgy, trendy decor. Even if you don’t have $2K to invest on a piece of artwork for the lucky couple’s new home, offer a gift card for partial amount or go in as a group.

A look inside Glass House’s showroom in Millcreek
Lambswool blanket, $190; Gold one finger, $160; Balloon dog bookends, $55; Courtney Young (local artist) original art, $160, Glass House, Millcreek, SLC

O.C. Tanner Jewelers: Barware for them, lockets for her and sports memorabilia for him

Gift your guys a piece of sports history with O.C. Tanner Jeweler’s latest collection of cufflinks, wallets and bottle openers. For your mom, his mom or your line of gal pals, choose a silver sterling locket they can wear on wedding day and beyond as a formal statement or with a favorite pair of jeans and tee.

Just in: cufflinks and wallets from University of Utah football games and bottle openers made with the Huntsman Center basketball floor, O.C. Tanner Jewelers, SLC
Copper pitcher, cups and koozies, $120/set (or sold individually); Venetian glass “twigs” champagne or ice bucket, $350; University of Utah game-used football wallet, $100; University of Utah Huntsman Center floor bottle opener, $85; Sterling silver locket; $625; Tudor watch Black Bay on distressed leather strap, $3,10o, O.C. Tanner Jewelers, SLC

True Gentlemen Supply: a tie…AND a jacket

A tie, pocket square and cufflinks are a groomsmen given. Want to really knock it out of the park? Gift your guys—dad included—with custom-tailored jackets. Not only will they all look superb at the altar, the jacket will become attire to wear long after the reception.


Mix and match isn’t just for bridesmaids anymore. Groomsmen are getting in on the action, too.
Custom blazers range from $500-$1,200; True Gentlemen, SLC
Setté silk necktie, only 21 of each ever made, numbered like a piece of original artwork. Truly a gift to remember. Call for pricing. True Gentlemen, SLC

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