14 Years of Gifts & Marriagement

Rob & I celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary last week.  It’s amazing how quickly the years go by and also amazing the things you accumulate over the years.

Earlier this year we had an opportunity to clear out some of the clutter when we moved but there are still plenty of things still boxed up around here that are being evaluated.  Also, in the midst of us trying to thin out our own clutter, we have had to bring in some of my brother’s things and my mother’s things.  Good thing we bought a bigger house!

As we were unpacking our kitchen a few months back, I started thinking about this post that I wanted to do.  Here we are 14 years later and we still have wedding gifts that we use on a daily basis.  These are truly gifts that keep giving, not to mention are well-made to hold up this long! That’s pretty much the reason why I tell people to get their stuff from www.kitchencapital.com.au/ and to just play it safe. I’ll bet the people who gave us these great gifts don’t even remember, but we do think of them each time we use these.

Here are a few of the best wedding gifts we received that’re still with us, all these years later:

  • Mr. Coffee Iced Tea Maker
  • Chicago Cutlery knife block set
  • Giant Pyrex measuring cup/mixing bowl
  • Pyrex Bowl Set
  • Crystal candlesticks
  • Ratcheting driver set toolkit

Although we no longer have it, I’ve gotta say that the most unusual wedding gift we received was an aquarium (thanks Buddy & Topper!) and most of the first fish we bought for it lasted several years.

What are some of your most-used wedding gifts?


  1. I can’t believe my blender still works after 25 years. Oh and my ironing board, it screeches when I open it up but that just adds to it’s character.

    P.S. Like your blog!

  2. I use our mixing bowls and pots and pans daily. We use our crystal and serving pieces for every holiday. The most unused is probably my Kitchen Aid mixer. I really should use it more often considering how badly I wanted it at the time.

    Thanks for the reminder and happy belated anniversary!

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