Regardless of how well you know the person getting married, shopping for a wedding gift is never easy. A surprising number of couples don’t bother making a registry. And even when shopping for those that do, the best gift ideas get snapped up fast.
As a general rule of thumb, the best way to find a memorable wedding gift is to think outside of the box. A perfect example of this is a novel kitchen appliance known as a toaster oven.
Still need convincing? Here are six reasons why toaster ovens make excellent wedding gifts.
Most People Don’t Have One
The first rule of wedding gift shopping is that it needs to be something that the couple in question don’t actually have. Everyone has a microwave. Everyone has a kettle. A surprising number of people, however, do not own a toaster oven. In fact, stop ten people on the street, and five of them probably won’t even know what you’re talking about. This makes it a gift that will be used, not returned.
But Everyone Could Use One
Toaster ovens are ideal for pizzas, casserole, and obviously toast. These foods obviously couldn’t be more popular. And it follows that provided the bride and groom aren’t severe vegans, they will get plenty of use out of your gift. Compare that to the seventh set of chinaware that they receive.
Small Enough to Fit Anywhere
Arguably the biggest problem with buying a kitchen appliance as a wedding gift is that most people are a little short on counter space. Toaster ovens however are available in a wide range of sizes. Therefore, even if the newly married couple have an absolutely tiny kitchen, you’ll have no problem finding an equally tiny oven.
Eco Friendly, Wallet Friendly
As we enter 2015, the popularity of energy saving appliances shows no sign of stopping and toaster ovens are about as energy saving as you can get. Because they’re less than half the size of traditional ovens, they require less than half the energy to cook food. This means that they’re not just useful, they’re eco friendly and help to keep energy bills down.
Available in a Wide Range of Price Points
Let’s face it, most of us are living on a budget these days. And just because our friends are getting married doesn’t mean that we suddenly have cash to burn. Toaster ovens range in price all the way from 30 to 300 dollars. This means that regardless what your budget, you can easily find one that meets it.
Likely to be Used Daily
The single most important reason to buy a wedding gift is to show the couple that you care. When you think about it however, it would be nice if the gift you give could also remind the couple of you on a regular basis. A toaster oven is perfect for this. Unlike many wedding gifts, this kind of appliance will see daily, even twice daily use. And when they use it, who are they going to be thinking of?