Wedding Gift: Waffle Maker

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Sticking to wedding gifts that are on the couple’s registry is by far the safest way to go.  Just because you’re buying a gift off of the registry doesn’t mean it needs to be boring or impersonal!  Check out the list of Registry Top Ups that have been compiled so far, to make any gift great.

Today’s suggestion is for a waffle maker or a griddler.  Instead of giving just the waffle maker, turn it into a “Weekend Brunch Basket,” just by adding in a few more items.

Cuisinart Griddlers are quite popular these days and they come with interchangeable plates.  So do a bunch of George Foreman Grills.  I really hope that the technology has improved, because the interchangeable system is a throw back to the system that existed back in the day.  It had some downsides.  The best example?  The grill plates would fall off.  Yup.  Flying waffle print!  There is a mark in the carpet at my in-law’s cottage from that very thing happening to my spouse’s grandma.

 

When you think of a waffle breakfast, what comes to mind?

Waffle Mix

Pick up a nice, gourmet waffle mix package, or consider making your own.  An Oregon Cottage has a tutorial for Cinnamon-Orange Pancake & Waffle Mix, or try Cheeky Kitchen’s Pecan Waffles Mix.

Syrup

There are oh-so-many varieties of delicious syrup!  Salmonberry? Apricot? Butter-flavoured? Pure Maple Syrup?  Pick one, or two, or three of your favourite syrups and add them in to the gift basket.

Spreads

We used to have Sunday afternoon waffle feasts in my house in university.  Chances were always good that the Nutella and the peanut butter made it on to the table, sometimes with jam as well.  Consider adding some of them in to your basket.

Whipping Cream

It is disturbing, but there are some shelf-stable whipping creams out there.  You may want to add some in.

Chocolate Chips

Not everyone does this, but lots of people put chocolate chips inside their waffles, to make ooey gooey goodness!

Beverages

Add in some coffee, tea, hot chocolate, sparkling juice or even champagne!

Napkins

Pick up some cute napkins to go in the basket, they’re going to be wiping off some delicious sticky syrup!

Dishes

Consider picking up the coffee mugs or some side plates or a serving tray to go with the gift.  If you are including a bottle of champagne or sparkling juice, you could also pick up a pair of champagne flutes.

Kitchenware

Grab a spatula, ladle, flipper, measuring cup or mixing bowl.  Perhaps you could pick up the tea towel.  If you opt for the mixing bowl, it will make a nice base for the gift basket.  A note on tea towels – pick the ones off of the registry, if there are any there.  Most couples end up with 10,000 tea towels as a result of wedding and shower gifts.

 

Picking up even $20 worth of stuff from the above list and wrapping it up into a nice gift basket easily turns a registry gift from potentially “boring” to thoughtful, creative and delicious!  Plus, you know that the gift is something the couple actually wants to have.

Tip: Remember to avoid anything perishable, as it may be awhile before the couple is able to put the basket to use!

One day I will get around to taking more photographs of mock-up gift baskets, I swear.

About the Author

Anne spends a lot of time writing about gifts for adults, for all occasions. She comes up with creative ways to add personality to registry gifts and to give gifts when your budget is tight.

Anne – who has written posts on Unique Gifter.


Actual Diamond Photos from JamesAllen

Comments

  1. I love waffles! Especially with fresh strawberries and whip cream. I've been thinking of purchasing a waffle maker. It's on my list of things to learn how to cook this year.

  2. We love our waffle maker! It was from a garage sale though, so I'd not be opposed to receiving a beautiful stainless steel one with accessories ;)

  3. I love this blog for frugal, unique gift ideas. But as somebody who only really gives gifts at Christmas, the value for me is from the "this gift is terrible" ideas, e.g. tea towels. I would love to read a post about "Gifts to Give Your Worst Enemy" lol (or if it doesn't fit here, you could always do a guest post for TF??)

    • Hahahahahahaha. Deal. On twitter last night, C had a good one for that – a life size portrait. It's a creepy stalker masterpiece ;-) I also recommend giving post dated cheques in small amounts, like $2, mwahaha.

  4. I just bought the exact "griddler" you showed above on the advice of my sweetie. It's awesome and I've already used it 4 times. If I see a downside, I'll have to come back and post about it! :)
    My recent post a new sofa!

    • Anne - Unique Gifter says:

      Ohh!, please do! I love to have real reviews of things. Glad to hear you like it. My brother also got one recently. I think it's stuck in storage at his in-laws for now though.

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