Heading into wedding season, the pressure to find the perfect wedding gift for your favorite foodie couple can feel overwhelming. Sure, you could stick to buying them something on their registry. But if you really want to knock their socks off, you might consider getting them something less conventional and a lot more memorable.
Looking for ideas? Here’s our guide for the best food experiences to give as wedding gifts.
Consistently rated as the best in Maui, Old Lahaina is the real deal: a luau that’s high in both quality and integrity. Mai tai in hand, guests can wander the exceedingly ‘grammable grounds, observe a traditional luau ceremony, catch a spectacular sunset, and enjoy a hula show while feasting on expertly prepared Hawaiian cuisine. Aloha indeed!Buy Now
Imagine visiting a Parisian food market to grab some fresh ingredients, retreating to a well-equipped cooking school located in the heart of Paris’s Latin Quarter, and learning to make (and then devour) a gourmet meal with a classically trained French chef. The only thing that’s missing is an accordion player to serenade the newlyweds with “La Vie en Rose.”Buy Now
For the ultimate California wine country experience, give the gift of a completely customized tasting tour that provides luxury transportation to some of the region’s top wineries.The specially-trained drivers at Platypus Wine Tours also serve as tour guides, sharing local lore with the happy—and potentially tipsy—couple as they take in the gorgeous scenery, with the additional option to stop for lunch.Buy Now
What happens when you combine Renaissance architecture with a sweeping view of the Alps? Lake Como’s dramatic scenery has been known to spark appetites—and libidos—for centuries. Bring on the romance with a one-hour cruise along the shore of the Lombardi region’s most exquisite waterway, followed by a delectable three-course Italian meal.Buy Now
For the couple that’s addicted to food shows and cooking competitions, what could be better than scoring them a pair of tickets to a live TV taping in New York City? While tickets are free of charge, they need to be booked well in advance—sometimes up to two years ahead. The key to being in the audience for shows like “Martha Stewart,” “Beat Bobby Flay,” and “The Rachael Ray Show?” Patience and planning.Buy Now
Walt Disney World and Epcot Center, a long-standing favorite honeymoon destination, boasts an incredible range of must-try eats (and we’re not just talking Dole Whip). This brand new, three-hour dining experience is led by a VIP guide and includes curated tastings, behind-the-scenes access to culinary experts, and the opportunity to try a new food item before it’s publicly available to guests—all served with a side of iconic theme park history.Buy Now
An Arabian-Sicilian meal with opera performances at a historic museum. A recreation of a 13th century Syrian feast. A culinary journey from Japan to the Mediterranean supplemented by live traditional music. The Civilisations Supperclub is a dream come true for food nerds and history geeks who plan to visit the U.K.’s capital city.Buy Now
For the couple that likes to take things up a notch, what could be more appropriate than enjoying a meal while dangling more than 150 feet in the air? Dinner in the Sky operates in over 40 countries and enables diners to securely sup at a 22-seat table as it hangs from a steel crane. The real reward might be bragging rights, which serve to heighten the experience.Buy Now
As the name implies, Elite Private Chefs can help you book a first-rate chef (as in award-winning and even Michelin-starred) to cook for you no matter the venue, location, or dietary preference. Whether you want to give the gift of a fine dining meal prepared in their own kitchen or while traveling overseas, it’s sure to be a memorable experience for the happy couple.Buy Now
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