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Best Rolling Pin for Wedding Gift?

I'm on the edge going off registry, but maybe y'all can talk me down....
My friend (casual cook/baker) requested a lightweight, nonstick rolling pin ($8). On top of it sounding functionally horrible based on my previous rolling experience (not much!), it has cruddy reviews.

Instead, I'd love to get them a nice marble rolling pin, but I'm not sure if it's appropriate for general usage. Is a marble rolling pin a specialty, pastry tool or can anybody make use of it? I'd delightedly take specific recommendations too!

asked by Sean R about 2 years ago

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sexyLAMBCHOPx
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added about 2 years ago

My opinion, stick with the registry.

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Sam1148
Sam1148

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added about 2 years ago

Well, it's interesting symbolism for a wedding gift.

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QueenSashy
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added about 2 years ago

I would say go for it. I am sure your friend will appreciate an extra mile you went to in order to get her something special. Plus, not only that it is functionally sound, but it is also beautiful and she can use it as a kitchen decoration.

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Susan W
Susan W

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added about 2 years ago

I agree with Sashy. My daughter hated doing the registry thing but her MIL insisted. Her friends all did a riff on the registry. It was perfect.

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ChefJune
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added about 2 years ago

IMHO, rolling pins are as personal a choice as knives. If your friend requested a particular one, that's the one to get her. Personally, I dislike marble rolling pins . If you want to get her something marble for baking, a marble slab for rolling out dough is a great gift. I love mine.

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ktr
ktr
added about 2 years ago

I say, stick with the registry. Even better, ask her about it. She may have just added it to have something cheaper on her registry for people that can't afford to spend much.

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Sam1148
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added about 2 years ago

If you're going off registry don't get it from internet, but rather a local shop that can provide a gift receipt for easy return.

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Sean R
added about 2 years ago

We've opted to spoil them and pick out a better product! I do think they're selecting gifts under $30 to keep it affordable for guests. Thank you for your thoughts!!

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sexyLAMBCHOPx
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added about 2 years ago

Include a gift receipt.