It's Wedding Season, and These Cookbooks Are Thoughtful Gifts Newlyweds Will Actually Use
As we slide into wedding season, here's a tip: Brass candlesticks may be forever, but a good cookbook will actually get used. Choosing a wedding present is often one of the most difficult parts about being a guest (nabbing the perfectly-frosted corner slice of cake is a close competitor). If the couple-to-be hasn't shared a registry, or if you just want to give a gift that's a little more personal, a cookbook is a clever idea that will truly be appreciated for years to come.
While almost any cookbook can work as a wedding gift, the best cookbooks for newlyweds are a clever mix of actually-doable recipes and fun "tackle it together" culinary projects. And like all good cookbooks, these should contain teachable moments and key takeaways that will give the happy couple kitchen confidence, as well as help get dinner on the table.
My own sister's nuptials are fast approaching, so I did an Amazon deep dive to find cookbooks worthy of wedding presents. Some are from celebrity chefs and some from grassroots cooking instructors. Others feature leveled-up recipes or aim to teach kitchen beginners. But all are special enough to give as a gift. Pair it with a set of quality cookware or two beautiful new aprons, and you just may score an invite to their very first dinner party.